|GIANT Trophy Northern Pike Fishing by Butch Ramsey at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Tom at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|GREAT Muskie Catch Fishing by Donn at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Donn Loy, Tom Wiersema, & Doug Richardson respectively from Kearney, NE, & Laramie & Casper, WY were back for their 2nd trip with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day were brutal winds 20 gusting to 30mph but they made the best of the day catching Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike where Mother Nature allowed them to fish.
|Fly Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Doug|
|Doug Fly-Fishing In Action at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
2nd day they had a very good day catching 16 Smallmouth Bass Donn landing a Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18-inches, and they caught 5 big Northern Pike. 3rd day they had a blast catching about 20 Bigger Smallmouth Bass, Tom & Donn landing a HUGE 18.5-inch Trophy plus the caught 10 nice Pike. The special catch of the day was when Donn hooked an over 30-inch Muskie on a Ned Rig fishing for Smallmouth Bass. Well the fight was on and Donn won, landing the Muskie with light tackle.
|Donn With Another BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Bring a Smile at Fireside Lodge by Craig|
Jeff Wilson from Nova Scotia returned for his 3rd time with his great friend
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass 1st Time Fishing At Fireside Lodge|
|Superb Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|61 Northern Pike Day Fishing at Fireside Lodge|
5th day, just when you think it can’t get better than the last two days it did, as they caught 61 Northern Pike up to 33-35-inches, all on Buzz Baits missing about twice as many as they caught. 6th and final day they had another great day catching 35 nice size Northern Pike before supper deciding to pack and get ready for the departure in the morning. They had a great time catching up as friends spending 12 hours a day in the boat fishing in our wonderful wilderness lakes. Craig will be returning in August with his dad, brother and another friend and Dennis says we will definitely see him again.
|Excitement of Arriving to Fish at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Long time return guests and lifetime friends Larry Hinshaw & Pat Hobson from Blue Grass, IA and Yorktown, IN were here for their 13th time to chase their favorite fish, Smallmouth Bass. 1st day before Supper they caught 13 Smallmouth Bass and 3 were Master Anglers Award Smallmouth two at 18 and one 18.5-inches. 2nd day they had a very good morning caching a lot of Smallmouth Bass 13 to 17.75 inches and after supper they did well with Pat landing two Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass both measuring at 18-inches. 3rd day these two had a great day catching over 30 fish almost a split between Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. Very windy conditions limiting boat
|HUGE 20-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Remarkable Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|My First Ever Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Lynn|
|Fun Fly Fishing Northern Pike by Jerry at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Exclusive Fly-Fisher Steve Jensen from Springfield, MO was returning for his
|Ladies Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada at Fireside Lodge|
|Mike with Another Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Long time guest Mike Gerulski from Huntington Woods, MI returned with good friend Dennis Wolf from Daisy, TN
DOA they got to it catching a few Smallmouth Bass and close to a dozen Pike. 1st full day they did very well catching Smallmouth Bass having spurts of action with lulls in-between, accumulating to about 20 Smallmouth Bass for the day.
|Super Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Dennis at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
3rd day was facing high winds making them really search for places that were fishable. They had short times of activity on and off throughout the day catching a mix of Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. 4th and final day they caught 45 to 50 fish, mostly Smallmouth bass with a good mix of Northern Pike, which is a GREAT finish to a fabulous fishing trip. Before departing Dennis and Mike said they will be contacting us early to make reservation for a group of 6 in 2019.
|Tiger Muskie Fishing by Bill at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|BIG Smallmouth Bass are Common at Fireside Lodge by Paul|
First time guests Bill Koehn, Geneva, IL Paul Cheek, St Charles, IL Jerry Blattner, Tampa, FL, and Ted Knorring Wheaton, IL were here to explore the
|Master Angler Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Bill|
|First Muskie Ever a Tiger Muskie by Jerry Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Bill Fishing BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
3rd day they did well for the high winds they had catching some nice fish and enjoying a great shore lunch. 4th day, even though the action was on again off again they had another great day fishing catching many Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. 5th day they got off to an early start to beat the heat but still fished until 4PM. Well Ted, fishing with Paul, said it was day best day in his boat catching over 30 Smallmouth Bass and 20 Northern Pike while Jerry and Bill had almost as good of a day plus they had a special happening as a Muskie was chasing a Bass Bill was fighting, going back and forth several times right in front of their boat. 6th and final day all did well and went home making some great memories among fishing buddies.
|Monster 20-inch Smallmouth Bass by Dan Ramsey at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Mike Fishing BIG BOY Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge|
|19.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing|
The Ramsey Brothers Mike alias Boomer from Penn Valley, CA, Don alias Blooper from Hillsboro, OH and Dan alias Bob from Germantown, OH returned for their annual fishing trip and joining them this year were father and son Norm and Reed Norman from Cincinnati, OH. DOA as a group caught 31 northern Pike up to 30-inches and 4 Smallmouth Bass in just a few hours. 1st full day this group knocked it out of the park catching 106 fish, mostly Northern Pike with a few Smallmouth Bass in the mix.
|GREAT BIG Northern Pike Fishing by Butch at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
2nd day was search and seek for Muskie day having some follows landing one average 30+-inch Muskie, however Butch put on a great side show to the Muskie fishing catching a GIANT 20-inch Smallmouth Bass and a 38.5-inch very large Northern Pike. 3rd day was very windy but the three brothers made the best of it catching 33 Smallmouth Bass 14 to 17.5-inches, 11 Northern Pike up to 31-inches, and a walleye.
|Fabulous Fishing for BIG Northern Pike by Bob at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
4th day was FANTASTIC catching as a group 87 Northern Pike before supper and then the brothers three, Boomer (Mike), Blooper (Butch), and Bob (Dan caught 33 nice size Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5-inches using a new method they grasped from my tackle shop. 5th and final day Dan, went fishing with Norm & Reed in an attempt to have either Norm or Reed, maybe both, to catch a Muskie while Butch and Mike chased anything BIG. Well, after seeing lots of follows a bigger Muskie, near the boat, opened its mouth lunging to engulf Reed’s lure, but Reed being able to see everything went to set the hook too early and pull the lure right out of the fishes mouth. Dan said he was catching Smallmouth Bass at will while using their new method.
|20-inch Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Ned Rig Blooper at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Final total for the last day were 48 Smallmouth Bass, Dan with a HIGE 20-inch Trophy, 6 Northern Pike, and 1 Muskie 42-44-inches Dan had on and lost during the netting process. All went home sad to leave but already planning next year’s return.
|BIG 40-inch Muskie on Bull Dog Fishing by Robert at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Father John Bahls from Hastings, MN returned with his three sons Don, Robert, and David for their 3rd consecutive year. 1st day Robert and John tried to get into Cedarbough but were unsuccessful. These 4 are mostly in the hunt for Muskie and they did well the first day having some nice follows, John had a good fish on but lost it at boat side after it jumped right in front of him making a large splash before throwing the hook and swimming off. Don caught a smaller Muskie and David had a good size Pike, plus Robert caught a Trophy 19-inch Smallmouth Bass.
2nd day they did great despite the high winds catching a total of over 55 Northern Pike. 3rd day was a great day for all with Don and Father John teaming up to catch a lot of Smallmouth Bass on a new technique they never used before, purchased from our tackle shop, and did they ever catch some nice Smallmouth Bass. David & Robert had different goals chasing Muskie and Robert hit it big catching a very large 40-inch Muskie in an interesting way. Robert while fishing a large Bull Dog was pulling his lure from the water as he sighted a Big Muskie following, so without missing a beat he threw the Bull Dog back quartering away from the Muskie which then turned and attacked the lure with lighting speed making Robert’s catch that much more memorable.
|Trophy 19-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Robert|
4th and final day was exciting for David & Robert having many Muskie follows, hooking three but loosing all of them from acrobatic jumps. Don & John did well again catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass of all sizes. All left having another memorable father and son fishing trip at Fireside Lodge.
|Ron with Another Good Northern Pike Catch Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
2nd day both had a terrific day fishing where they love to be while having great conversation and many laughs. Fishing to Bob & Ron of course means more than just catching fish. It is about a father and son getting together to do nothing but spending time together catching up on their everyday lives, remembering and reminiscing about years gone bye, and if it is there last moments together making another set of memories. There last day they again did well catching Northern Pike finishing on a high note. Before departing they made their reservations for 2019.
|BIG Smallmouth Bass are Plentiful Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Boomer|
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|Look At This Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Hot Lures: Buzz Baits, Doctor Spoon, Ned Rig, Twister Tail, Shallow Runner Crank Bait, Sinking Worm, Bull Dog, Mini-D, Yo-Zuri, X-Rap, Fat Rap
Flies of the Week: Murdich Minnow, Red White and Green Yellow Streamer,
Catches of The Week: 3-20-inch Smallmouth Bass, many 18 to 19.5 inches, 40-inch Muskie, 38.5-inch Northern Pike