Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/13 to 7/20 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/13 to 7/20 2013

Giant 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Besides having some small storms moving in & out all week the weather was summer like & slightly more humid than normal, however the fishing was very good.

Fly-Fishing Trophy Smallmouth
Brothers Jon & Jerry Mundy from La Canada, CA & Tripoli, WI, Ron Magan from Minocqua, WI, John Jursa from Hawthorne Woods, IL, & Father & son Dick & Kevin Hansen from Woodruff, WI & Belleville, IL were all here for their 1 st time. After a few days on the water learning their way around they started to do well. The 2nd day Ron & Jon caught a lot of Pike while Jerry & John saw the biggest fresh water fish of their lives. 3rd day had Kevin & Dick landing 20-25 Pike up to 33”, Ron & Jon caught a few less, & John & Jerry spent most of their day chasing that huge fish they saw the day before. 4th day had most of them chasing bigger fish, had some big follows, caught fish, but no trophies. 5th day had Ron  & Jon leading the pack catching over 60 Northern Pike.  Kevin & Dick after supper, and some worthy discussion of fly-fishing locations which produced as Kevin landed a beauty 19.5” Trophy while fly fishing. 6th and final day was an excellent numbers day as Jerry & John caught 60 Pike & the other two boats caught between 25-30 each. Jon said some were between 30-34”. Even though the Big Trophy fish eluded this group they left saying they thoroughly enjoyed their stay with us at Fireside Lodge.

1st BIG Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Charles Corwin & good friend Ron Tietz from El Campo & San Antonio, TX were visiting us for their 1st time. 1st day out was a learning process while catching a few fish. 2nd day had them catching about a half dozen Pike and a few Smallmouth Bass. Then the Fireside Lodge magic took over & as has happened in the past previous guest Jeff & son Jacob took Charles & Ron under their wing & had them catching a whole bunch of Northern Pike on their 3rd day, then ended up playing cards together that evening. On their 4th and final day Charles ended up fishing with Jeff & Ron with Jacob. Well Ron & Jacob had some great Smallmouth Bass action along with a few Pike, while Jeff was able to lead Charles to his first ever Muskie, a big 38” barred Musky. Great catch for Charles along with a terrific act of kindness form Jeff & son Jacob. Ron also, learned how to fly-fish during his stay & was able to use the beautiful gift his wife had given him. Both left really enjoying their stay & were talking of their future return.

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jacob Hill
Father Jeff Hill from River Forest, IL, was returning to Fireside Lodge for his 4th trip & bringing his son Jacob. These two had an absolute blast. 1st day they did terrific catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & Jacob caught his 1st ever Muskie measuring 38.5”. That’s a “LARGE” day fishing. Next day was equally good, catching over 40 Northern Pike with a few
Smallmouth Bass & Jacob had another fishing feat landing a trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. In the mean time Jeff & Jacob befriended Charles & Ron (above) & ended up fishing with them for a few days, which enabled Charles & Ron to shorten their learning curve & helped them get into a bunch of Northern Pike one day. On their last they had lunch together actually switching boats with Charles fishing with Jeff & Jacob with Ron. Well Ron & Jacob had a blast hooking & catching Smallmouth Bass, Ron commenting that Jacob was a very good fisher. In the other boat Jeff & Charles accomplished another 1st, which was Charles landing his 1st ever Muskie, and beauty measuring 38.5”. Congrats to all and especially Jeff & Jacob for sharing their fishing time & knowledge to help some fellow fishermen.
Father Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Water Falls in Canada

Great Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Bob Ramsey
Great BIG Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Ron Ramsey
Father & Son Bob & Ron Ramsey from Leavenworth, KS and Asheville, NC returned for their 9th consecutive year. This teams main purpose is to hunt down big toothy critters. Being experienced on the lake gives them knowledge needed in locating large Muskie & Northern  Pike. They had 4 good days out of 5 having countless follows from bigger fish and getting some of those monsters to show up. They caught their fair share of Pike between 28 to 35”, and had some close encounters with a few very large fish. The largest Muskie landed was by Bob and it measured out at 38.5”. Besides the fishing the real reason these two are here is to enjoy some valuable father & son time together & there is no better place to do that than in a boat on a lake in the Canadian Wilderness. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend this special time together. Before departing they continued their tradition making reservations for 2014.

Great Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Larry Hinshaw
Big Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Best of friends Pat Hobson from Elwood, IN & Larry Hinshaw from Blue Grass, IA returned for their 7th trip. First two days they caught some Smallmouth Bass but on the 3rd day they really connected catching 32 Smallmouth Bass 14 between 14” to 17.5” & Pat landed a Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. 4 th day they battled high winds but the Big Smallies were biting as they landed 15 nice Big Smallmouth Bass & Pat caught a HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 20”. Next day they ventured into some new areas they never fished before doing very well ending up with 32 Smallmouth Bass, most leaning in the 15-16” range with a few 17”ers. 6th day had them off to a portage lake and under very windy conditions managed to catch 15 Big Smallmouth Bass with Pat landing another Master Anglers Award Trophy at 18”. 8th day was cold front conditions however they caught 17 Smallmouth Bass between 15 to 17.5” & Larry caught a Trophy at 18” and a couple of nice Pike. Not bad for a summer cold front. Final day they finished well catching 20 Smallmouth and Larry landed a Trophy Smallmouth measuring 18.5”. Both had a fabulous stay and hope to return in 2014.

Chasing Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Ray & Barbara Glass, from Houston, TX visited us for their 1st time. 1st day was spent catching a few fish & learning their way around. 2nd day had them catching 12 Northern Pike. 3rd day they really tuned it on catching 33 Northern Pike. 4th day had them besting the previous day again catching 35+Northern Pike.  On their 5th & final day they decided to take on the challenge of
targeting large Musky & Northern Pike. They did well catching some fish up to 34”, however the larger trophy fish eluded them this time. On this last day they took some time to have lunch at Twin Falls, and really enjoyed their first experience seeing this natural wonder. Both said they enjoyed their stay and Barbara in a statement the night before they left said that “when the come back”, which we certainly hope they do.

Super Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Best Smallmouth Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
David Jewell & Todd Plumley from Pineville & Hamlin, WV.,  returned to enjoy our great Smallmouth Bass fishing. DOA these two got right into the Smallmouth Bass catching 32, several Pike and Todd caught a trophy 19" Smallmouth Bass.  1st full day they caught 44 Smallmouth Bass, most between 14-16.5”, several 17-17.5”, and each caught an 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day the caught close to 30 fish being a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd day they caught 35-40 Northern Pike & 10 Smallmouth Bass with David being the Master Anglers today landing an 18” Trophy SB. 5th & final day they were faced with high winds but they were still able to find productive areas having a great last day catching 53 Smallmouth Bass, 7 Northern Pike & Todd caught a Tiger Muskie. They both had a great time & David said they will return in 2014 with their other 2 fishing buddies Wendell & Bob.

BIG 36-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
George Carney with father-in-law Tom Miller from Madison WI retuned for their 8th consecutive year.  DOA these two came out of the gate quick catching 20 Northern Pike & 5 Smallmouth Bass. 1st full day was a blast as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass 14-16”, several
Terrific Trophy Fishing for Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike 34-36” & Tom caught a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass & a 35” Muskie. 2nd day was HUGE as they caught 52 Northern Pike & each caught a trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. The girth on these Smallmouth were very impressive. 4th day  was very tough because of high winds. 5th day was another Big Pike day as they caught every bit of 50+ Northern Pike. 6th & final day they had high winds all day but caught plenty of Smallmouth & Pike in the morning, then after a nap & supper they went to their favorite traditional last night fishing spot & finished by catching a bunch of Northern Pike. Both said the hope to see us for their 9th trip in 2014.

Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
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20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada by Todd
Hot Lures: Sinking Worm, Creature Baits, Buzz Bait, Mepps Spinner, Burt Bait,
GREAT Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Live Leeches, Spoons,

Catches of The Week: 3-38.5” Muskie, 2-20”, 2-19.5”, 2-19” Smallmouth Bass, 37.5” Northern Pike

Hot Flies: Popper caught 19.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass

Father Son Traditional Northern Pike Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Canada
Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan
Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

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