|Monster 50-Inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Josh Johnson|
This week was full of some weather variables like we might expect with some days having high winds, others flat calm but the temperatures stayed on the warmer side. The fishing our guests experienced was amazing catching numbers and some very large trophy fish.
|Giant 52-Inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Pete Johnson|
Long time Guest Gary Johnson from Midlothian, IL returned with his 2 sons Josh
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada Fishing The Mayfly Hatch by Steve|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge by Pete|
|Gary's 40-Inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
2nd day was amazing catching a lot of Pike and the HUGE fish were on the move as Gary started the day with a 40-inch Trophy Northern Pike. Then son Pete hooked and landed a Monster Trophy 52-inch Muskie plus son Josh caught a GIGANTIC Trophy 50-inch Northern Pike. This was an amazing BIG Fish day & their personal best. 3rd day they caught fish but it was a slower day compared to the first two days.
|Another Look at Josh with His 50-Inch Northern Pike Caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
4th day they were up early fishing before breakfast Steve & Pete catching nine big Smallmouth Bass surface fishing with poppers while the rest of the day they caught Northern Pike up to 30-inches. 5th and final day, fishing up to 3PM, they caught a lot of Smaller to medium size Pike and saw a few more very large fish. All went home with Big Smiles on the faces and Gary was already looking forward to his return trip in August later this summer.
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Always Bring a Smile Fishing by Kevin at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Guests since 1990 Kevin & Brenda Kubiak from Willoughby, OH were back to
|Brenda with her 1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge|
|Expressions Speak Louder Than Words Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass|
|Popper Surface Fishing For Large Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Look At This Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Kevin at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Two Handed Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Kevin in Canada at Fireside Lodge|
Dave Eckert returned for his 3rd time with Steve Weber 2nd both from Haubstadt, IN bringing Jim Tolliver from Evansville, IN for his first time fishing at Fireside Lodge and ever fishing in Canada. 1st day they had to fish between the rain catching Northern Pike, with Jim landing the largest at 37-inches. This was Jim’s first time ever fishing for Northern Pike so this was a great catch, but unfortunately because it was a rainy day they left their cameras back in the cabin.
|Jim Fishing For Northern Pike in Canada for His First Time|
|Spencer Fishing Northern Pike for His 1st Time at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Great Father and Son Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Doubles Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge is a Blast|
|Unreal Fishing For HUGE Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Jim Barnes from Lawrence, KS and his son Billy from Sunnyvale, CA returned to Fireside Lodge for their 5th time. 1st day out they faced very high winds, which is not accommodating for Smallmouth Bass fishing, but they did very well for conditions catching 20+ nice size fish plus Billy had a mystery fish on that had him from the front to the back of the boat but lost the fish before they could get a look at it. 2nd day these two did great catching well over 40 Smallmouth Bass not counting what Jim calls the dinks. They caught a lot of their fish in the 16 to 17.75-inch range and Jim landed two 18-inch Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallies and Billy caught one. 3rd and final day, WOW 3 days goes by fast, was just as good and even better than day 2 catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass14 to 18 inches and several trophies over 18-inches. Last time Billy was here he was a youngster and when talking he expressed all the fabulous memoires he has fishing with his dad at Fireside Lodge and now they made another set of memories as adults. Both left very pleased and hopeful of continuing a regular yearly visit.
|1st Day Ever Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada 43-Inch Muskie by Chris Apt|
|New Fly Fisher Chris with 2 Trophy Smallmouth Bass in One Day at Fireside Lodge|
At Fireside Lodge for the first time were brothers Doug & Chris Apt from Crete, IL. 1st day on Little Vermilion Lake ever they did great locating a bunch of BIG Smallmouth Bass and Chris caught a HUGE 43-inch Muskie. 2nd day they caught 6 Smallmouth Bass trying hard to figure things out. 3rd day they did not fish because of very windy conditions. They made up for lost
|Doug Loving The BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing Surface Lures|
|19-Inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Doug|
Avid Fly Fishers, Mike and Beth Parish from Salinas, CA were visiting us at Fireside Lodge for their first time. Mike had been reading my fishing reports for several years and they decided to give us a try. 1st day was delayed by heavy rain and T-Storms finally getting on the water about noon. They got the feel of new waters catching a few fish.
|Fly-Fishing BIG Smallmouth Bass by Beth at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Mike|
|Great Big Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Nick|
Long time guest Tom Strachen from Akron, OH with return guest Tom Stenger from Copley, and first time guest Nick Bardall from Akron, OH. were thrilled to arrive and at supper that night informed us about a traditional competition for the biggest fish. Including an award being a special blue fishing jacket. Well
|Catching Over 60 Northern Pike in 1 Day by Tom|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Polly with Son Joe at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing With Family by Mike at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
Family Mike, Polly, & Joe Charbonneau from Mechanicsburg, PA were very
|Joe Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada|
|Fishing with Tubes For BIG Muskie at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Joe's Second Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada|
|Joe with His 1st Muskie Ever Fishing in Canada|
|Charbonnaeu Family On Their 4 Muskie Fishing Day Celebration Ride|
5th time return guest Tom Brezinski from Bourbonnais, IL was returning this
|Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Any Weather by Tom|
|Amazing Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
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Hot Lures: Depth Raider, Blue Fox Spinner, Drop Shot Rig, Swim Bait, Mepps
|Drop Shot Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada|
Catches of The Week: 52-inch Muskie, 43-inch Muskie,
50-inch Northern Pike, 40-inch Northern Pike,
32 Smallmouth Bass 18-19.5-inches