It is getting hard to wait

Posted by on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

Ice has been out for two weeks already. The earliest ever. We still have another 5 weeks or so until our first fishermen begin to show up. I am already looking forward to the first plate of fresh walleye in mid May.

IMG_0571

Fishing walleye in the spring seems like it can be easy but in reality is challenging ...read more.

Tags: ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/it-is-getting-hard-to-wait/" title="It is getting hard to wait"]

Ice-out 2012: Agimak Lake, Ignace Ontario

Posted by on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

The effect of an unusually warm and early spring was captured in a series of photos taken (with an iPhone) of Ignace Airways seaplane base around 9 am each morning between March 14 and April 4, 2012.Official ice-out was March 27th. The earliest on record was April 6th!

...read more.
Tags: , , , ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/ice-out-2012-agimak-lake-ignace-ontario/" title="Ice-out 2012: Agimak Lake, Ignace Ontario"]

Leeching

Posted by on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

Early last week, I was chatting with my buddy Donnie about his job.  Donnie used to own Castle Baits in Ignace and many of our long time guests know him and have purchased minnows from him in the past.  Donnie no longer retails bait but he still wholesales to other retailers. Amazingly minnows and leeches don’t just appear in those ...read more.

Tags: ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/leeching/" title="Leeching"]

But our cabins do have showers…

Posted by on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 6:55 am

Over the years we’ve added a few luxuries to our cabins. Hot and cold running water allow for a nice hot shower. Some guys however prefer the grin and bare it method of bathing.

IMG_0414

IMG_0415

Even if I lost a bet, I wouldn’t voluntarily get into the waters around here early in the season.

...read more.
Tags: , , ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/but-our-cabins-do-have-showers/" title="But our cabins do have showers…"]

Brad is SICK!

Posted by on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 6:43 am

Yes, I am sick. Nothing to do with H1N1 or other exotic virus. I have that annual sickness that strikes on the third Sat in May. I have a bad case of “Walleye Fever”. This illness manifests itself like clockwork and leaves me in a state of duress until the remedy is applied. What makes it more severe for me ...read more.

Tags: , , , , , ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/brad-is-sick/" title="Brad is SICK!"]

John is in Metionga

Posted by on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Finally, after several days of bad weather, we managed to get John in to Metionga Lake.  As our camp attendant there, he will have his hands full since our first groups arrive in the morning. 

Boats need to be readied, cabins cleaned, water systems turned on, etc,etc. I am sending him some help tomorrow for a couple of days.  ...read more.

Tags: , , , ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/john-is-in-metionga/" title="John is in Metionga"]

3 days til opener

Posted by on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

We are only three days away from walleye opener and already we are having weather delays.  Since yesterday around noon we haven’t been flying.  At least it isn’t snow.  That is coming for the weekend.  Hopefully by tomorrow  – the forecast isn’t good for the rest of the day – we will be able to get more work done at ...read more.

Tags: ,
[ssba url="http://www.ignaceoutposts.com/uncategorized/3-days-til-opener/" title="3 days til opener"]