Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/30 to 6/6 2015

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/30 to 6/6 2015
Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Robert Litchy
For the most part during our second week the weather was great however the fishing for our guests was even better.
Great Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Paul
Long time consecutive year guest Paul Letourneau from North Oaks, MN returned for his 1st of 2 trips in 2015 with his nephew Nick for his 1st time. 1st day they did great on Smallmouth Bass catching 16 Smallmouth Bass over 17”, with 8 trophies being over 18” & 2 were 19.5” 2nd day these two Bass Masters managed to catch 36 Smallmouth 30 of which were over 17” and of those 8 were over 18”. 
Nick with a Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Portage Lake day had them enjoying fast action catching 44 Northern Pike and 3 nice Walleye. 5th day they caught a few Pike plus man big Smallmouth including 4 more Trophy Bass. 6th day was the finally with Paul landing a nice big Muskie. Both had a great time & Paul is already looking forward to returning in September.
Huge 41-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

Wayne & Augi Augositni from Mooresville, NC & Northvale, NJ with Tom & Greg Rubino from Hasbrouck Hgts, NJ returned for their 3rd time. These fellows love to catch Northern Pike & that’s exactly what they did catching many throughout their stay. One day the caught
Great Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
100 Northern Pike as a group. Wayne & Greg both received a Master Anglers Award Trophy patch for Smallmouth Bass. Another fishing feat accomplished on this trip was each one managed to land a Muskie, which is quite an accomplishment. All went home having had a wonderful time making many father & son memories, which is in the end the biggest catch of all. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to do so.
Many Large Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada

Vernon & Rebecca Davis from Pueblo, CO returned for their 2nd year in a row. 1st day Rebecca said was a wonderful day as they caught some nice Smallmouth Bass along with a few Pike. Next day they
BIG Lake Trout Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
experienced the same as most, getting lots of follows, but only able to hook up on a few. Then the Pike turned on doing fabulous catching many Pike, a few Smallmouth Bass & Rebecca hooked into & landed a HUGE Lake Trout where they were catching the Northern Pike. These two soak up every minute of the wilderness with Vernon seeming to sleep in his boat as no matter what time you get up in the morning he was in his boat preparing for the day on the water, and Rebecca was always commenting on the peaceful wilderness atmosphere. Both left having a fabulous stay & hope to return.
Catching my 1st BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Kyle
First BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Father & Son Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
David, Craig, & Kyle Eckert from Haubstadt, IN were visiting us for their 1st time. Day 1 of fishing they caught a bunch of Northern Pike & Kyle landed his 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Northern Pike, biggest being 31”. 2nd day they never saw so many BIG Northern Pike in their lives, but getting them to hit was a challenge. 3rd day they switched to using minnows & caught 14 bigger Northern Pike with lots of other action. 4th & final day was more of the same catching 18 Northern Pike up to 34”. All left having a blast & making wonderful three generations family memories.
Jack with his Biggest Northern Pike ever Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Long time guests Bill & Rosanna Goodwin from Wilmington, DE
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Rosanna Fishing at Fireside Lodge
returned with their Grandson Jack and joining them for the 1st time was Jack’s father John & Uncle Chaz. Bill & Rosanna got their wish of fishing with their 2 sons & grandson at Fireside Lodge. 1st day was loads of fun as a group caught a mix of
HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Bill Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, 30, with Jack coming up with the catch of the day landing a 34 and 35” Northern Pike & Bill caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was even better as all got into Trophy Smallmouth
1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass by John Fishing with Family at Fireside Lodge
Bass over 18” & Jack again caught a 35” Pike. 3rd day was lots of Smallmouth Bass, 36, & Jack finished with his biggest fish, a 36” Northern Pike. They
Great 1st Trophy Smallmpouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Chaz
only fished a half-day as John, Jack, & Chaz were departing, as planned, but Rosanna & Bill have 3 more days. They made the most of them catching many fish, Bill catching his largest Smallmouth at 19.5”, and absorbing the wilderness around them. In all 11 Trophy Smallmouth Bass were caught & priceless family memories were made.
Trophy Smallmouth Bass on the Surface Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Tony

Returning guest since 1991 was Tony Majcher from Hawthorn Woods, IL. DOA he got into the Smallmouth Bass landing a near 20”er. First two days were great top-water action for bigger Smallmouth Bass using an X-Rap Prop. Tony caught some big fish and when they missed his lure he said it was just as exciting as catching one. After a slower day the Smallmouth Bass picked up again for Tony & he was all smiles at suppertime. Tony once again went away having a great fishing trip, reuniting with some previous guests & meeting a few new ones.
1st Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Mike the Pike

1st Timer Michael Skowronski from Philadelphia, PA was here to fish for Northern Pike. Well Mike the Pike had the time of his life catching some sizable Northern Pike all three of his days. He could not believe the beauty of the wilderness that surrounded him as he pursued his passion of fishing for Northern Pike. He also caught a very nice Muskie, his 1st ever, his 1st Whitefish & 1st Lake Trout, and also had a fish of a lifetime, a Musky, break his heart. After a little therapy he was back to fishing. Mike had a wonderful stay & made some new friends promising he will return.
HUGE Northern Pike by Jerry Fishing at Fireside Lodge

For over 20 years and 30 trips Jerry Miller returned with good friend Larry Beard from Erwin, TN.DOA these two got right into the Smallmouth Bass catching 8 fish 18 to 19.5”. 1st day was even better catching many more Smallmouth Bass most over 17” with more trophies & Larry landed a 31 & 34” Pike plus a huge 42” Muskie. 2nd day had them catching over 20 Smallmouth including 5 more trophy size, up to 19.5 inches. 3rd day was another excellent day for Smallmouth & Northern Pike & the 4th day was terrific having a streak where they caught 19 fish in 35- 40 minutes have several doubles and most were big. 
BIG 42-inch Muskie by Larry Fishing at Fireside Lodge

They also caught several BIG pike and Larry said the action suddenly stopped when he landed the biggest Northern Pike of the day at 38.5”. 5th & final day they got into more nice Smallmouth Bass, some bigger Pike & Larry finished the trip with a HUGE 41.5 Trophy Northern Pike lading it on a leech with no leader. Both had a GREAT trip and look forward to their 2nd trip in August with a group of friends.
1 of 10 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Gerald

Guest for 20 years Gerald Adams from Shawnee, OK returned with
Great Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge by Zack

son Zack to fish for our amazing Smallmouth Bass. DOA these two went out & caught 15 nice Smallies in 3 hours with Gerald catching a trophy at 18.5”. 1st full day was great fishing as they caught 32 & Gerald landed another 4 Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass between 18.25 to 19”. For the rest of their stay they had successive days of 29, 31, 26, & 35 Smallmouth Bass with almost all being over 15”, many over 17”, and they caught 16 Trophy Smallmouth Bass between 18” & 19.5”. WOW, what a great fishing trip & every night they had wonderful conversation with plenty of laughs with other guests they have becomes friends with over the years.
HUGE 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Robert

Father & sons Robert, Kyle, & Scott Litchy from Avon, MN & Fargo, ND were with us for the 1st time. 1st day ever on Little Vermillion Lake they caught fish with Robert doing the best catching 2 Trophy fish, a 20” Smallmouth Bass & a 45” Muskie/ WOW!! What a start. The next two days it was all Kyle & Scott as they caught countless Smallmouth Bass including many over 17” up to 19”. 2 days of fishing goes by fast & all left having a great time, making wonderful family memories, the biggest catch of all.
Great Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge by Kyle

Long timers Wayne & Todd Busdiecker from Centerville & Waynesville, OH returned for their usual 3-day stay. This trip was all about Northern Pike & after making some adjustments they nailed them catching many & seeing some monsters they could not get to bite. The adjustment made on day two was to size down, go simple, plus slow their retrieve way down. This made a big difference in their catch rate & teaches us that a change in presentation can make a big difference in how fish react. They made another set of wonderful father & son memories & left talking about bringing more family next year. 

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Hot Lures: Stick Bait, Wacky Worm, Leeches, Blue Fox Spinner, X-Rap, Yo-Zuri, Spinner Bait

Catches of The Week: 20” Smallmouth Bass, 45” Muskie, 41.5” Northern Pike

Goodwin Family Fishing at Fireside Lodge in 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

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