Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/28 to 7/2 2014
This week the weather started out pleasant however ended with yet another severe rainy cold front lasting 1.5 days. All of our guests were very positive which made the fishing good & the catching even better.
|Father & Sons Fishing At Fireside Lodge Ontario Canada|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Cameron Klimes in Canada|
The Klimes family Group returned for year 3 headed by Brian & his boys Zack, Tyler, & Jordan from Willow Brook, IL, his brother Kenny & son Cameron from St Louis, MO area, brother Kerry & son Kody from Phoenix, AZ and Geno & Eddie from Orland Park, IL.
|Fly Fishing for Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing|
1st day was fabulous as each of their 4 boats caught 25-35 Northern Pike & Jordan, Cameron, & Kenny all caught Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. Other Smallies were caught between 16-17.5”.
|Fly-Fishing For Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Fast Action Northern Pike Fishing|
2nd day Brian & his boys did well catching a lot of BIG Smallmouth Bass with Brian, Tyler, & Jordan landing Trophy Smallmouth Bass, Jordan catching two. Zack came very close just landing a 17.75” Smallie missing by a ¼” & caught a BIG 36” Pike. Kenny & Cameron also did very well as Cameron also caught an 18+” Smallmouth. Eddie also landed a BIG Smallmouth at 17.5”. 3rd day was very exciting as they faced some big waves with rain, but all did the best they could for conditions catching nice Smallies 16-17.5” some Pike & Geno got his trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. 4th day was very cold, 50F with rain but despite the challenging weather Brian & his boys stayed out all day and even fished after supper. As you can see they were having a BLAST & all caught some good quality fish & Jordan came up with anther Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”.
5th & final day all did very well with each boat landing 25-35 Northern Pike, plus Kenny & Cameron got into a bunch of Smallmouth Bass before dinner. Kerry & Kody has a blast with Kody landing some Pike while fly-fishing & Zack also caught a BIG Pike with heavy girth. At dinner time I found Jordan & Tyler studying the lake map in lodge as Uncle Kenny told them the general area were he & Cameron caught their bass. So they developed a plan based on the structure in the area and went out with their Dad & brother Zack to see if they could find the area. Well they did & did they ever catch Smallmouth Bass with Tyler landing a 19” Trophy & Jordan another trophy Bass at 18.5”. Kenny said that I gave up his spot, however I did not even know where he fished that day until Jordan & Tyler told me, so it was the boys who figured out Uncle Ken’s secret Bass spot. All hand a wonderful time making family memories together & already made their reservations 2015.
|BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Vince Danko from Wirtz, VA returned for his 3rd trip bringing for the first time his nephew Frank form Pine Brook, NJ. 1st day they caught 4 nice Pike, some Smallmouth Bass & a Muskie. 2nd day brought fast action & fun catching Pike in the 27-32” range having a ton of Pike following their lures. Vince also came up with an 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day they had many BIG tooth critter follows but were only able to convert 6-7. 4th day was very active catching well over 35 Northern Pike & their 5th day was even better landing well over 50 most 28-32”. 6th & final day was a god day, but found the fish less agreeable, catching some pike & having a lot of BIG follows. Both had a blast & hope to return.
Al Fishhabber & Rob Delamatre from Northwood & Sandusky, OH returned for their 11th year. 1st day they warmed up by catching
northern pike, & seeing some nice follows. 2nd day was fabulous
as they caught 90-100 Northern Pike, WOW what a “GREAT” day. 3rd day
Muskie were on the menu & Rob landed 1 & they had many Big follows. 4th
day they had another great day catching Pike & Rob broke out his fly rod
catching at least a dozen fly- fishing & landed well over 60 together. 5th
day was cool, rainy, & windy but they took in in & caught many Pike
28-30”. 6th & final day a very nasty cold front came in bringing
them in early but not before catching a few more Pike. Both had fun as normal
with their parting words being we will see you next year.
|Fantastic Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Zack in Canada|
Giuseppe, Johnny, & Leo Cauzo from Montreal & Pointe Claire,
Quebec were fishing
at Fireside Lodge for their first time. 1st day ever on our waters
they caught 30+ Pike. 2nd day they caught a mix of Smallmouth &
Northern Pike. The third & final day they did the best catching over 50
Northern Pike with a lot being it the 28-30” range. Leo & Johnny said that
for a time period the fish were feeding so aggressively that they were jumping
out of the water all around them chasing baitfish. Both had a wonderful trip
and made wonderful fishing memories with their 89y-ear old father. Thanks for
choosing Fireside Lodge to do so.
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Returning for his 3rd consecutive year was Jeff Chisholm from Toronto with is sons Brian & Matt from Toronto, ON & Rowley, MA & good friend Ron Gills from Markam, ON. All fly fishers. 1st day was great as they caught over 50 Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing. 2nd day was very good catching Smallmouth Bass a few Pike with Jeff losing the biggest Trophy Smallmouth Bass he has ever seen because a line to line knot came loose. 3rd & final day was very good as they caught plenty of Smallmouth while soaking up the wilderness before departing for the big city. **
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing by Becky in Canada
|Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Cal Hulst from Holland, MI returned with his daughter Rebecca from Chicago, IL for her 1st experience. 1st day they did great catching Pike and Smallmouth Bass & Becky came up with the BIG fish of the day in camp landing a HUGE 40” Trophy Northern Pike. Her father paid the price as when removing the hook the pike clamped down on his finger, which required a little basic first aid before supper. 2nd day Cal & Becky were
ready to go face a severe cold
front with rain. They stuck it out most of the day catching bot Pike &
Smallmouth Bass. 3rd & final day they started out Musky fishing
with Cal having a few HUGE follows but no takers. After the noon hour they fished for Northern
Pike catching so many Becky said it was like fishing in a barrel. They caught
over 40 Pike and ended the evening with a beautiful sunset while catching a few
nice Smallies. Relaxation was had by both & priceless memories were made by
father & daughter.
|Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Cal Hulst at Fireside Lodge|
|20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Adam at Fireside Lodge|
Terry Willis returned wit his son Lyle & Willy Morrow from Erwin, TN & Adam Miller from Kingsport, TN, Mark Cheatham & Stacey Noblett from Dardanelle, AR. All had a good day with Mark & Stacey catching 21 Smallmouth Bass, Willy caught 14 Smallmouth his 1st Pike ever & 1st Muskie ever while Adam fly fished all day catching some Samllies & had Pike follows. Terry & Lyle
caught 58 Northern Pike, missed as many as they
caught, & Lyle caught 35 fly fishing. 2nd day Adam & Willy
had a fabulous day catching some Big Smallmouth, Adam landing a 20” Trophy
fly-fishing, along with 50 Northern Pike & Adam landed 20 Fly Fishing. 3rd
day Stacey & Mark caught 45+ Pike & Terry caught 35 himself, with Adam
& Willy Landing 20. 4th & final was a weather challenge as
the wind blew hard with heavy rain. Mark & Stacey persevered as they caught
over 25 Smallmouth Bass on windy points with spinner baits. All left having a
terrific time & hope to return.
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Willy in Canada|
Grandfather Bill Thielking from Lake Pleasant, NY returned with his son Eric & Grandson Nathan from Ostrander, OH. 1st day Nathan really had a special day as he hooked a HUGE Northern Pike that broke off, caught a BIG Smallie and caught his first ever Musky. A great photo of Bill holding Nathan’s Musky.
2nd day was terrific fishing for Northern Pike catching at least 35 and losing as many. This was a memorable fishing day for this 3 generations trio. 3rd & final day they were off to catch a big Muskie or Pike. Well the Musky evaded them on this day however Nathan told me they did catch Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, however the most important catch of this trip was the memories made between three generations.
|Fly Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada|
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Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Spoons, Sinking Worms, Tubes, Mepps Spinners, Original Floating Rapala
Hot Flies: Streamer, Clouser Minnow, Poppers
Catches of The Week: Northern Pike 40”, Smallmouth Bass 20” Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing, 21 Trophy Smallmouth Bass
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