Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/17 to 8/24 2013
|Trophy Muskie by Keegan Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
This week started off unusually warm at 88F but after a small T-Storm it got back more to normal in the mid 70’s.
|GREAT Big Musky by Spencer Olson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Letourneau|
|Another BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
Long time consecutive year guests Paul Letourneau from North Oaks, MN son Michael from Metairie, LA & Spencer Olson from Minneapolis, MN all arrived with smiles & ready to fish. 1 st day was productive for both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Spencer catching the largest Pike at 33”, & Michael caught an 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was terrific as they took an adventure & portaged to a lake catching over 60 Northern Pike. 3rd day they each caught about 5 fish, a combination of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Spencer catching the fish of the day being a big 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 4th day was very good as they caught a lot of Northern Pike, many 27-30”, & Michael had a big day as he caught another Master Angles Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.5” & a huge 38.5” Northern Pike. 5th day they did fabulous catching Northern Pike & & both Michael & Spencer caught a Muskie, Spencer’s was a big 38” heavy fish. Method was trolling & lures of choice were a Top Raider, Wacker, & Flopper Popper. They were trolling all of these lures at the same time when they caught the two Musky. 6th & final day they gave it their all trying to catch a trophy Northern Pike or Muskie catching a lot of nice Northern Pike around 30” & Paul landed the largest at 34.5”. All left having a GREAT trip.
|38.5-inch Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
Bill Aulenbach from Barberton, OH returned for his 10th consecutive year 1st day was a little slow as Bill was adapting to a different time period as he has always fished with us in early spring. 2nd day Bill caught some nice Northern Pike up to 36-inches, & had several Muskie follows. 3rd day had Bill catching a few Northern Pike despite the high winds, which were hard to manage. 4th day was a fabulous day as Bill followed his plan of hitting many areas & fishing at a 12-14ft drop off with weeds. He caught 19 Northern Pike & lost what he believed to be a big Musky. 6th day was a Musky day & Bill had plenty of follows however could not hook up on one. 7th day was a portage for Muskie after having some follows Bill did hook & land a 29” Muskie. 8th day the lake sent off Bill with some Pike action and a few Musky follows. Bill had a great stay & is already trying to plan a visit for 2014.
|1st BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Nicholas|
|Father Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
Ed Pulido & son Nicholas from Wheat Ridge, CO, father Fred from Charleston, WV & brother Greg from Sunnyvale, CA were all visiting us for their first Canadian Fishing Adventure. 2 nd day they did well catching Smallmouth Bass with Nicholas have the hot hand catching 3 Smallmouth on 3 consecutive casts. At supper they were all smiles & said they had a great day exploring & catching Smallmouth Bass. 3rd & final day started early with Ed & Nicholas fishing together & the first fish of the day was a BIG 17” Smallmouth Bass caught by Nicholas. They caught a few other Smallmouth Bass and a few Northern Pike, which was a first for anyone in this group. All left having a fabulous fishing experience hoping to return to make more special memories. In fact Ed told me that Nicholas was ready to sign up for next year before leaving.
|Super Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada|
|Great Fishing in Canada For Pike and Smallmouth|
Returning for there 4th time were Bruce & Pamela Ross from Milwaukee, WI. On DOA they had action on Muskie & Northern Pike with Bruce hooking up on a GIANT Muskie that completely cleared the water in plain view of them during the brief fight ending by the fish getting off. 1 st day they were after Muskie & on Bruce’s 2nd cast he caught a 30+-inch Muskie on the 6th oval at the boat. They had many follows throughout the day, several at 40”plus, and both Bruce & Pam pulled a lure right out of the mouth of a bigger size Musky. Pam said it was an amazing day making some great fish stories. 2nd day was a 20 Northern Pike day with sizes ranging up to the mid 30” area & they had a few nice Muskie follows. 3rd & final day was all about Musky & what a phenomenal day it was as they saw 32 Muskie follows, Pam caught a Tiger Musky & she also caught a few Smallmouth Bass including a Trophy 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. Both had a fabulous 3 day stay & hope to return again in the near future.
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Jim Carlson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tony Savino
Tony Savino, Jim Carlson, & Chris Binversie all from Mundelein, IL were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 1 st time. 1st day they did well catching some Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Jim catching a 17.5”er. 2nd day was great as they got into catching numbers of good size Smallmouth Bass. In fact Jim lost a Trophy Smallmouth by trying to land it himself. 3rd day had them catching some Northern Pike & having fabulous top-water action on Smallmouth Bass. Jim started it off by trying a Pop-R & before you knew it all three were popping away having many blow-ups, Smallies hooked that jumped & threw the lure, plus they caught many in the range of 14 to 17.5”. They were very excited telling their story at suppertime. 4th day was all about fishing sinking worms wacky style, which was the hot bait & presentation of the day. Tony said at 1:00 he stopped counting at 35 Smallmouth Bass. Most were big, between 15-17.5”. 5th & final day was a great finish catching over 50 Smallmouth Bass, 30 being 16.5 to 17.5”, Jim caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass & Tony got two 1 at 18.5” & another measuring 19”. All left having a terrific fishing trip & hope to return.
|Nice BIG Northern Pike by Jody Fraser Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
|1st Tiger Musky by Carl Adams Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
Carl Adams & Jody Frazer returned to Fireside Lodge for their 3rd time. This day was full of a lot of activity starting with Smallmouth Bass & Carl losing a trophy in the netting process. They nd day was a fun day catching a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd & 4th days they caught a mix of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & both caught Muskie. Carl’s was his first Tiger Muskie measuring 32”. 5th day had them portaging to fish for Musky. They had a great day having 14 follows, Carl had a Musky on, & Jody had two on hitting right at the boat, one getting of quickly & the other was lost in the netting process. 6th & final day the fishing was FABULOUS catching 41 Smallmouth Bass & a 32.5” Northern Pike. Both left saying we would see them next year.caught some nice Pike with Jody landing the largest at 36” & she lost a 40”plus Musky at boat side with a netting miscalculation. All was good as they were still talking & laughing at suppertime. 2
|GREAT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Walt|
|Fishing Big Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge by Keegan|
Walt LaCasse from Minnetonka, MN, long time guest who has been visiting us twice a year for over 10 years, returned with grandson Keegan for his 5th time. DOA before supper Keegan caught two nice Northern Pike, one measuring 34.5” & a 15” Smallmouth Bass. 1st day was terrific as they caught over 20 Northern Pike 30” plus & 14-year old Keegan caught a 42” HUGE Muskie. Keegan was very excited at his great catch & Grandpa Walt had a simile from ear to ear & this special fishing memory will be with them for their lifetime. 2nd day was slower but the high winds kept them from fishing a lot of their favorite areas. 3rd & final day they had a ball catching a mix of Pike & Smallmouth Bass on an absolutely perfect weather day. Walt said the trip could have ended the first day after Keegan caught that giant Musky. They both made a lot more memories, and Keegan is not only Walt’s favorite fishing buddy, but also his best fishing partner. Before departing Walt made their reservations for 2014.
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Darin Kerr Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
|Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Doug|
Cousins Frank & Doug Kerr from IN & Henrico, NC were back for their 3rd consecutive year & this time joining them was Doug’s son Darin also from NC. 1st day was tremendous Smallmouth Fishing as these three caught over 50 Smallmouth Bass all ranging from 15-17.5”, & Doug said they were all thick & heavy. 2nd day was even better despite the high winds. In just two locations they ended up catching 83 Smallmouth Bass. A lot of these (35+) were BIG Smallmouth Bass between 16-18” & they also caught a lot 13-16”. Both Frank & Doug caught 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. All said this was their best day Bass fishing ever. 3rd day was another very good day catching over 35 Smallmouth Bass, again most being over 15” & Doug caught an 18” Trophy & Frank a 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass, both weighing 4lbs. 4th day was another good Smallmouth Bass day catching over 30. 5th & final day was another great day as they caught 15 Northern Pike & 21 bigger Smallmouth Bass & Darin caught his 1st 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. All had a fabulous trip & hope to return in 2014.
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Frank Kerr|
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|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Spencer Olson|
Hot Lures: Spoon, Sinking Worms, Mepps Spinner, Blue Fox Spinner, Rattle Trap
Catches of The Week: 42”Muskie, 38.5” Muskie, 38.5” Northern Pike, 19” Smallmouth Bass
|Cousins Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Ontario 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