They’ve earned their rest

Posted by on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 8:11 am

On Metionga Lake, John has a graveyard of sorts. Or perhaps we should call it the “Plot of Fame”. Many a fishing rod has given its all in the battle against a Metionga Northern Pike.

We can ask no less of our equipment and fittingly, John has a tract of land designed to their heroic efforts. Graphite, fiberglass and even more.

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Winter is upon us

Posted by on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 8:37 am

This morning my call is “the lake is frozen.” Winter is here. Nov 12 is about a week late for our ice in, but we have also seen ice coming and going in the fall up to late Nov. There are little patches of water still open but not enough this morning to find a path across the lake. more.
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Sawdust time

Posted by on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:57 am

Where does it come from?

I have posted before about the fact that we are one of the few fly in outfitters that still provide ice in ice houses for our guests. I have explained that the ice doesn’t get into the ice house by itself. The sawdust doesn’t either

Randy, Joe and I found a nice pile of sawdust more.

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Oh the joys!

Posted by on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:43 am

October brings some of the worst flying weather in our area.

It is also in October that we have moose hunters out and are in the last stages of our season. It happens often in October that as weather patterns change, we encounter flight delays. On Sunday, Randy and I went to our Seseganaga camp to pick up our successful more.

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A common find

Posted by on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:34 am

Do you wonder where fishing line goes when it is caught in the prop? It does not just disappear.

We go through all our motors in the fall to ensure everything is working well for the next summer. One of the most common problems we find with our motors is line wrapped around the prop shaft. I know none of more.

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Fall Maintenance

Posted by on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:29 am

Do you wonder what we do around Ignace Outposts when fishing ends?

In the fall we go through all our outboard motors – all 88 of them. Every motor is tuned and checked and repairs are made or motors are tagged for trade.

John from Metionga doesn’t just come out of the bush in the fall and put his feet more.

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A good foundation is very important

Posted by on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 7:41 am

I often have guests tell me they would like Joe’s job at Seseganaga Lake. I suspect many who say this don’t have a very good understanding of what a camp attendant does.

I didn’t hire Joe because he likes fishing. Besides being a real outdoorsman, Joe must wear many hats. He is a carpenter, repair man, host, mechanic, all round more.

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Fall Colors

Posted by on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 7:20 am

In between running our businesses, I sit on a Provincial Working group committee for tourism. We meet several time a year with Government officials to discuss and advise on resource based tourism concerns.

In early Oct we meet at a resort between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie Ontario (southern Ontario to me but northern Ontario to our government).

The fall more.

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