Why sit at home?

Posted by on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

In the US it is Memorial Day weekend.  In Canada our May holiday weekend was last weekend.  It is officially called Victoria Day in Canada celebrating the Queen’s birthday, I understand, but since falls on the third weekend in May and that usually is near May 24 and there are 24 beer in a case… it is now somehow referred ...read more.

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The real ice pilots

Posted by on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

We are trying.  May 15 we have open water on Agimak Lake.  Unfortunately, the little ice left on the lake drifted (blew) into our break wall last night.  We are ice bound.  In anticipation of walleye opener this Saturday, we spent the morning breaking ice with the boat and finally got come airplanes moving.  In the video, Randy is taking ...read more.

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Wrapping it up

Posted by on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

The 2012 season is over.  The aircraft are out of the water and the closing up of camps is finished.  Now just a few items to wrap things up for the year. 

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The motors are checked over, plugs changed, lower unit oil replaced, props filed and fishing line caught in the prop hub removed. 

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Joys of fall flying

Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Since the last post, our weather has turned decidedly fall like.  We’ve had snow, cold winds, and freezing rains. 

This weather brings, wet feet, cold hands, soggy clothes and a desire to be flying in the summer.

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De-icing the aircraft before we fly is both required by law and common sense.  The effort requires waiting for ...read more.

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Experience counts

Posted by on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 6:34 am

Over the years many of our guests have got to know Randy.  And I can not count the number of times guests have commented on his skill and ability as a pilot.  I think some come here just to fly with him. 

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Recently, Randy was awarded a DeHavilland achievement certificate and pin for surpassing 10,000 hours of ...read more.

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It won’t bite!

Posted by on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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Cleaning cabins in the spring is one of those jobs that we don’t raise our hands to and say “pick me!”  We find that over the winter things seem to change in the cabins.  Sometimes critters move in and have to be evicted.  This spring has not been as bad as last year… so far.  http://greatfishing.blogspot.ca/2011/05/gremlins-have-been-busy.html   Only two ...read more.

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A little touch up

Posted by on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

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Getting camps ready for spring opener has many odd jobs.  Why not get someone odd to do them?  As the old adage goes, “Don’t ask someone to do something you wouldn’t do yourself.”

One week today is walleye opener and our season will be officially “on”.  We are getting ready at the camps and everything is ...read more.

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.. and they’re off!

Posted by on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

Seseganaga Joe and Metionga Joey headed off to their respective summer abodes yesterday. 

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Joe has been at Seseganaga Lake as a camp attendant for several years now.  He looks forward to returning to the lake some time around Sept when he is pulled out for the winter.  We know it is spring in Ignace when Joe starts ...read more.

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