Fishing Photos and News at Fireside Lodge, Northwest Ontario Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Photos 6/14 to 6/21 2014

Trophy 19.5-inch Smallmouth by Julie Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 19.5-inch Smallmouth by Julie Fishing at Fireside Lodge
HUGE Trophy 47-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy 47-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Trophy 44" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Trophy 44" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/14 to 6/21 2014

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/14 to 6/21 2014

Weather again was cooler than normal & on Thursday we had a big Nor-Easter storm dumping heavy rain with very high winds & temps dropped to 42F by 2PM. All stayed in until after supper which only happened 1 time before in 25 years.

Charles Row from Maitland, FL & Jin Deck from Ellijay, GA returned for trip 2 to Fireside Lodge. 1st day was a non- fish day because of weather mentioned above. 2nd day they did great catching 21 Smallmouth, all good fish except two, including Charles landing 2 trophies one at 18.25 and the 2nd measuring 18.5”. 2nd day they caught less but the quality was terrific as they caught mostly 17 to 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day we had another big rain event with another cold front & high winds which kept Charles & Jim from fishing & the 4th day they were grounded until after supper. 5th day they choose not to fish because of wind. Well they saved everything for the 6th & final day by catching 39 Smallmouth Bass while hooking and having strikes on many more. Most of the Smallmouth were BIG, with half being 17” or better & Charles caught a HUGE Trophy measuring 19.5”. Terrific end to a fabulous trip by the two most polite & positive angles anyone could ever meet.

Long time, 15-year guest, Al Sins with return guest Don Funderud from Asheville, NC brought Mack Cox also from Asheville and his son David from Flectcher, NC. Grounded from the storm on their first day they went out and caught a few nice Pike in the evening. The 2nd day Mack caught his first Muskie ever at 35” & AL landed two Trophy fish, an 18.5” Smallmouth Bass & a GIANT 44” Northern Pike. Al only needs the 44” plus Muskie to get the Trophy Tri-Fecta, which has never been done by 1 person in 1 week. 3rd day had David catching his first Muskie ever and all caught plenty of Northern Pike & Don also caught a nice Muskie. 4th day Al & David caught 22 Pike with Don & Mack landing 12 along with 2 Musky. 5th day David & Mack caught 25 Northern Pike. 6th & final day they found some cabbage weed and had a bunch of Northern Pike in the high 20” to mid 30” range and Al missed catching a Trophy Muskie by 5” landing a large 39” Musky & Don landed a Trophy 18” Smallmouth Bass. Great finish.

Return guest Max Terrien from Littleton, NC came with good friend Henry Baque from New Iberia, LA. 1st evening on DOA Max started out of the gate quick catching Smallmouth, Northern Pike, & Muskie. I guest he was making sure Henry believed all those fish were in the lake. Next two days Max said Pike were everywhere and both him and Henry enjoyed the fun, as they don’t have the opportunity to catch Northern Pike in NC or LA. They had two off days because of weather having had two severe cold fronts while they were here along with high winds & all day heavy rain. Last day they had a remarkable finish fishing for toothy critters, with Henry landing a 47” Giant Trophy Muskie, a 42” Tiger Musky, a 38” Northern Pike & in the netting process Max lost a 45-48” Muskie. What a way to end a fishing trip!!

Brothers Leo & Larry Priebe from & Walter Henkels from Westchester, IL returned for their 2nd consecutive year. 1st & 2nd day they did great catching Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike landing 3 Trophy Smallmouth Bass 18 to 19.5”. 3rd day they had terrific Smallmouth Bass fishing catching about 30 and all caught a Trophy at 18” & Leo landed a 2nd one at 18.5”. Walter also hooked and landed an over 30” Muskie on a tube jig with no leader. 4th day was another terrific day as they caught another 7 Trophy Smallmouth Bass over 18” & many others 15-17.5”. 5th day was very windy affecting their catch. 6th & final day was a half-day of great Smallie fishing before they left at 1:00 PM. All had a great time.

Dave Bone from Colorado Springs, CO, & Mark Forsyth & his wife Julie from Gold Canyon, AZ returned to Fireside Lodge with friends Reed & Peggy Harrison from Andover, KS. 1st full day of fishing was terrific as they all caught Smallmouth Bass & Pike with the ladies coming up with the 2 largest Northern Pike. 2nd day was a “Fabulous” day for all having loads of fun catching Smallmouth Bass & Julie hit the Big fish catching a Huge Trophy measuring 19.5”. Ladies did it for the 2nd day in a row. 3rd day Mark made the leader board with a Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 19”. All had fun catching fish & seeing a bunch of follows. Soft Plastic baits were suggested to catch these following Pike & the next morning Mark used a sinking work & immediately caught a Northern Pike. Last day all caught plenty of Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Peggy catching two over 17”, her personal best. Also, they enjoyed a wonderful shore lunch together, which concluded a memorable trip between family & friends.

Father & son Jeff & Austin Heckman from Milford, NE were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time. 1st day was very tough because of a heavy rainstorm with a cold front & high winds, however the 2nd day was very successful as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd and final day they did well catching both Smallies and Northern Pike really soaking up the time together. Austin is in the Air Force Academy & their time together is short. They left making many good memories, which is the biggest catch of all.

Kevin Coon & Craig Debbiak from Germfask & Custer, MI were fishing with us for their 1st time. 1st day on the water they caught plenty of Smallmouth & Northern Pike and saw a cow moose with her calf swimming across the lake. 2nd day they did well catching a mix of Pike & Smallies however on the morning of the 3rd day Craig required a hack saw to refine his home made lure. Next two days these two had a ball seeing more big fish than ever before while catching some nice Northern Pike and each went home catching there 1st ever Muskie & more fishing memories logged between two long time fishing buddies.

Alan Berdan from New York, NY and Vito Racanelli were here for their 1st fishing adventure at Fireside Lodge. 1st day on new water was very successful as they caught many Pike in the upper 20” to 30” range & Vito caught a 37-38” BIG Northern Pike. 2nd day was slower they caught some fish and enjoyed the beautiful day. 3rd day was very good fishing for Northern Pike and the 4th day they did great catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. As Alan stated when checking out “ We left the fish biting”. Both left saying they will return.

Walt LaCasse, from Minnetonka, MN, & his group returned for their 16th consecutive year including Dick Oksanan from Mabank, TX, John Hietala from Northfield, MN & David McCorkle from CA. 1st day John & Walt caught a lot of Smallmouth & Walt landed a 37.5” Northern Pike while David & Dick did well catching Northern Pike. 2nd day all had great action with Walt & David catching BIG Pike & John & Dick did great with Dick catching a Big Muskie-37”, Pike-37” & Smallmouth Bass 18.5”. 3rd day was a slower day but the 4th day was FABULOUS at Walt & David caught over 50 Pike while Dick & John caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass with Dick catching 2 more trophies. Also, on Dick’s last cast he caught a 39.75” Northern Pike just missing the trophy size by1/4”. Before departing Walt made their reservations for 2015.

Jerry Amer & Bill Calhoon from Columbus, OH returned for their 13th year in a row. DOA they caught 45 Smallmouth Bass with most 16.5 to 17.5”, 6 Pike and 1 big Lake Trout. 1st day the wind made for a tough day until the last 2.5 hours when they hit some good action on Smallies. 2nd day had them catch close to 100 fish including some Pike, mostly Smallmouth Bass including 10 Trophy size 18-19”, & Jerry caught a Muskie. 3rd day was all about Musky as they portaged to a lake & caught two right off the bat, then Jerry said it became more like Muskie fishing. 4th & final day was another stupendous day as they had another 100+ fish day 80% Pike & 20% Smallmouth Bass catching more trophy size bass over 18”. Before departing they reserved their dates for 2015.

Make sure to go to our website below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: X-Rap, Mepps & Blue Fox Spinner, Tube Jig, Tiny Torpedo, Tube Jig, Floating Rapala

Flies: Clouser Minnow, Popper

Catches of The Week: Muskie 47”, 39”, Tiger Musky 42”, Northern Pike 44”, 39.75”, 47 Trophy Smallmouth Bass 10 19-19.5”.

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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Fireside Lodge Fishing Photos 6/7 to 6/14 2014

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Tony Majcher
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Tony Majcher
1st Muskie Fishing by Glen Marks
1st Muskie Fishing by Glen Marks
Fishing BIG Northern Pike in Canada by Rick Gabehart
Fishing BIG Northern Pike in Canada by Rick Gabehart

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/7 to 6/14 2014

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/7 to 6/14 2014

Weather was cooler than normal and the biggest variable to the fishers was a severe cold front with very heavy rain & high winds.

Long time guest Tony Majcher from Hawthorne Woods, Il returned for his 1st trip with us in 2014. 1st day on the water he found the Smallmouth Bass very aggressive on surface presentations but at 11:00 AM they shut down. 2nd day Tony did well catching Smallmouth Bass on the surface using a Chug Bug. Nothing better than watching a surface lure in anticipation of that surface strike from a Smallie. He caught a Trophy measuring 18” and a HUGE 37” Northern Pike plus managed to get a good picture of each even though he was by himself. Third day was a good Northern Pike day having very good action on a #10 X-Rap & Tony had the destroyed lure in his hand to prove it. On the 4th and final day Tony had a fabulous finish hooking 24 Smallmouth Bass and landing 17, most 15-17.5” with one being an 18.5” Trophy. Great finish to a wonderful trip & we look forward to Tony returning this August with his Grandson.

Guest since 1994 Gerald Adams from Shawnee, OK was back with his son Zack to chase Smallmouth Bass. First day was spent figuring out a pattern while catching a dozen Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was better as they caught 20. 3rd day Gerald had fast action catching 3 Trophy Smallmouth within an hour including a 18, 18.25, and a 19”er. 3rd day was about the same. The 4th day Gerald was on fire as he caught 9 big Smallmouth in about 75 minutes including several 17-17.5”, an 18”, 18.5” and 19”. Last day they finished strong catching 47 Smallmouth Bass with all but 2 being 15-17.5”. As much as these two enjoy their fishing they equally enjoy the story telling & conversation in the lodge and the wonderful one on one father and son time together. Even after almost 20 years they can’t get enough of this time spent together & with others. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make some of your memorable moments together.

Father & Son Terry & Jeff Milberger from Shawnee, KS were fishing with us for their 1st time. Had a great first day ever on Little Vermilion Lake catching a good number of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 2nd day was a fabulous day as they caught plenty of fish and enjoyed a shore lunch cooked over an open fire at Twin Falls. You could tell by the smiles on their faces that Terry & Jeff had a special day together. 3rd and final day, (3-days goes by fast!), they finished catching a mix of Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass and expressed how much fun they had a suppertime. Both made wonderful father & son memories, which I have said many times is the biggest catch of all. Thanks for spending this special time together at Fireside Lodge.

Long time guests Ken Beta & Jim Nelson from Fox Lake and Oak Brook, IL were back to have great fun fishing in the Canadian Wilderness, a tradition of theirs for the last 45 years. 1st day the Smallies were slow as the colder water was still delaying their spawning activity, however the did catch a few along with some Northern Pike and Ken lucked into a HUGE 38.5” Lake Trout with an enormous girth. Unfortunately both forgot to bring a camera. Second day they did much better with the Smallmouth Bass but still sighted more than they caught. 3rd day had them catching a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike, and they said the bass were still not aggressive but starting to show signs of spawning, which the water has not warmed enough to set off this yearly event. 4th day had them having a great Smallmouth Bass day catching 27 good size Smallies, and a few Northern Pike. Their 5th day was a wash as they faced 43F with very heavy rain & high winds all day. They enjoyed their last day by playing cribbage and gin rummy. It has been very nice to have these two as guests for so many years & hope to see them again.

2nd year return guest Glen Marks brought a good friend and work partner Rick Gabehart for his first Canadian Fishing Adventure, both from Middletown, CA. 1st day out they caught many Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike and after strategizing by the map Rick was planning there second day. They caught more Pike and Smallies and Glen hit a milestone landing his first ever Muskie. Congrats to Glenn for patience and perseverance. 3rd day was a good Northern Pike day and had Rick catching his personal best at 34”. 4th day was a great day as they caught BIG Northern Pike 32 to 37 inches, Rick landing the 37”er & Glen landed 1-32” Lake Trout. 5th day cold front conditions dropping temperatures to 43F by mid day along with heavy rain & wind kept these two avid anglers off the water. Last day was a terrific fishing adventure. These two ended up catching 120 Northern Pike and 1 Smallmouth Bass. I think they were fishing for Pike?? Both Glen & Rick said they never experienced a day of fishing that was even comparable, Rick’s parting words as he walked out of the lodge door was “This was the best fishing experience I have ever had”. That says it all.

The Woodhams family, Terry & Larry from Blackhawk & Irvine, CA and Bill from Mattawan, MI were fishing for their first time at Fireside Lodge. 1st day out was exploring and they caught several Smallmouth & Northern Pike plus 3 Lake Trout in the same areas as the Pike and Smallies. That shows that the water is still cold. Second day they again caught some nice Smallmouth Bass & Pike with Terry having a massive strike that took his entire Daredevle Husky Jr along with a 9” leader. He said the fish hit like something he never felt before. Needless to say they bought a few more Husky Jr spoons. 3rd day Larry accomplished a fishing feat by landing his first ever Muskie measuring a husky 36”, and Larry would end up catching 3 Musky by the end of their trip. 4th day they enjoyed seeing one of our great landmarks, Twin Falls, and caught Smallmouth and Northern Pike & Larry caught two more Muskie on a magic lure I sold him. 5th day was a card game all day long as a cold front with high winds & heavy rain kept all of the water. 6th & final day was a great day of fishing & making more memories, and in their parting words all said we would see them again.

Dave Glenn with Mark Miller from Shell Knob, MO were back for the 2nd time bringing his two grandsons Justin & Josh Bradley from St Peters, MO & Norman, OK. First day all caught Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike with Mark having the catch of the day landing a big 34” Lake Trout. 2nd day Dave & Mark had a great 20 Smallmouth Bass day. 3rd day all had a BIG Smallmouth Day catching 90+ as a group with Josh landing two Trophy 18” Smallmouth along with many 17-17.5”ers landed by all. 4th day was mostly a rain out as we got a severe cold front with heavy rain and winds all day along with temperatures dropping to 43F by 2:00 PM. The catch of the day was had by Josh as he cleaned up at the all day poker game. 5th & final day Glenn & Mark made up for it by catching over 45 nice Smallmouth Bass. Justin & Josh also had a 35-40 Smallmouth Day. Amongst all 4 they ended up landing 24 Trophy Smallmouth Bass 18-19.5”. Glenn said it was a GREAT fishing trip.

Make sure to go to our website below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: Sinking Worm, Mepps #3 spinner, Blue Fox Spinner #3&4, Rapala, Spoon

Catches of The Week: 31 Trophy Smallmouth Bass 18-19.5”, 38.5” Lake Trout, 37.5” Northern Pike

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 5/31 to 6/7 2014

20.5" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Robert Thomas at Fireside Lodge
20.5" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Robert Thomas at Fireside Lodge
45" Trophy Muskie caught by Chris Grimes
45" Trophy Muskie caught by Chris Grimes
38.5" Northern Pike by Michael Kucenic
38.5" Northern Pike by Michael Kucenic
Big Lake Trout caught by Chris Grimes
Big Lake Trout caught by Chris Grimes

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/31 to 6/7 2014

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/31 to 6/7 2014

Weather at Fireside Lodge for our second week was normal with the exception of a 24-hour cold front. The cold front affected the fishers but not the fishing as during that 24 hours the fishing was excellent, especially for two guests your will read about below.

Old college buddies Rich Vanasse from Wolcott, CT Ron Villa from E Falmouth, MA, Steve Sears from Falls Church, VA & Dan Bridges from Thomaston, GA were here to celebrate there 50th birthdays. 1st day fishing on Little Vermilion Lake they caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike including two 34”ers & two big Lake Trout. All fish were good size with a lot of Pike 30”+. 2nd day was great landing Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & visually seeing many more having a lot of big Northern Pike follows. 3rd & final day a severe cold front with heavy rain was their challenge and they met it catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass & a few Pike. All left having a wonderful reunion birthday celebration among good friends hoping to return in the near future.

Fathers & sons Mike & Mike Kucenic with Ron & Chance Grey from Kansas City & Leavenworth, KS joined us for the first time. After supper on DOA they got to it catching some Pike and Smallies. 1st day had Ron & Chance catching 30 Northern Pike in their boat & as a group the saw a large amount of follows. The Mike’s also did well with younger Mike landing a big 38.5” Pike. 2nd day was another good day, despite severe cold front conditions with heavy rain, Ron caught a nice Muskie, his 1st ever, and Mike the younger connected with a Trophy 18” Smallmouth Bass. 3rd & final day was a terrific as they caught many fish with Ron having a Northern Pike so wild it nearly jumped in the boat. The fish actually slammed into the side of the boat, took another run and got off. Mike & Mike had a Musky day that most dream of as they hooked 7 and landed for over 30” and Mike younger caught his biggest ever measuring 41.5”. A great finish to an even greater fishing trip with many father & son memories made.

Long time guests Bob Fischer & Todd Grimes from Frederick & Thurmont, MD were glad to be back. DOA before supper each caught a Trophy Smallmouth Bass Bob’s at 18.5” & Todd’s was 19”. 1st day they caught 30 Smallmouth Bass, Bob catching an 18.25” Trophy, several Pike, and saw a few Giant Northern. 2nd day facing severe cold front conditions with rain all day long was terrific fishing as they caught 50 Smallmouth Bass 15-19” with each Bob & Chris catching Trophy 19” Smallmouth & 20 Northern Pike, Chris landing a big 37.5” Pike having a huge girth. 3rd day was slower catching 17 fish and the 4th day had them having fabulous action until 11AM then the fish just quit, catching only a few more afterwards. 5th day was Big fish day as they landed 3 Muskie over 30” and Chris had the prizes of the day landing a big Lake Trout 32” and a GIANT 45” Trophy Muskie. The only thing standing in the way of Chris attaining the Fireside Lodge Master Anglers Trophy Tri-Fecta is catching a 40” or better Northern Pike. 6th and final day they gave it there best effort and despite catching Pike and Smallies a Trophy Pike was not in the cards. Both left having a great trip already talking about next year’s dates.

Vernon & Rebecca Davis from Pueblo West, CO were happy to be at Fireside Lodge for the 1st time. They spent three very enjoyable days fishing and having good conversation with other guests in the dinning room. Never having done this type of fishing before all was new, and one of Vernon’s goals he stated upon arrival was to have Rebecca catch a Pike. After a day of exploring and learning the waters Vernon accomplished his goal. In fact one day Rebecca out fished Vernon, to his delight. Both really enjoyed their stay and said they wished they had arranged to stay longer because three days just went by too fast. There parting words were, next time we will stay longer, and we hope to see them again soon.

Tom Bogdan from Montauk, NY and good friend Thomas Nyitray from Medina, OH were visiting us for their 1st time. 1st day on Little Vermilion Lake they did great catching many Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike as they termed it “their way” in shallow water. Next day we discussed some locations specifically for Smallmouth Bass & at super time they told me that all my recommended locations worked, and they caught many Smallmouth Bass all day long. 3rd and final day was fabulous catching lots of Smallmouth Bass and some Northern Pike ending with a high note. Both left very happy and Tom Bogdan, being in the tourism business for 45 years, left us with a high compliment saying that staying at Fireside Lodge was one of his best experiences ever.

Return Fly Fishing guests Art Girard, Dick Chapman, Larry Baron, & Robert Thomas, from N Chesterfield, Midlothian, & Richmond, VA were glad to be back. These guys are serious fly fishers and it is the only way they fish. 1st day out Robert picked up where he left off last year catching a nice Muskie. All caught many nice Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike with Dick landing a HUGE Trophy 19”er and lost a BIG Northern Pike at the boat. 2nd day was a great Smallmouth Bass day for all, catching 25-30 fish per boat both on surface & wooly buggers, and Robert landed 2-18” trophies. 3rd day all did well despite the wind & Robert & Dick did exceptional catching near 40 Smallmouth Bass including 7 trophies, 5 at 18”, 1-18.5”, & 1 at 19”. 4th day was a 20 fish day per boat having a mix of Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. 5th day Robert caught the biggest fish of the trip, a GIANT Trophy 20.5” Smallmouth and another 18’ Trophy. Art had a story to remember. As he set his fly rod down with his hellgemite fly dangling in the water a Muskie decide to attack it, & after fighting the Muskie for a short time it came off and swam away. 6th & final day Robert & Dick had a Fabulous day catching over 75 Smallmouth Bass with Robert landing 4 Trophy Smallies at 18,18.25.18.5, and 20” and Dick caught two both at 18”. Fabulous finish to another fabulous Fly-Fishing trip at Fireside Lodge.

Make sure to go to our website below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites.

Hot Lures: Sinking Worms, Blue Fox Spinner, Spinner Bait, Floating Rapala, X-Rap

Hot Flies: Popper, Pencil Popper, Woolly Bugger, Hellgimite

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 20.5”,20”, 2 at 19.5”, 6 at 19”, 18.75”, 5 at 18.5”, 2 at 18.25” 17 at 18”

Muskie 45”, Northern Pike 38.5” 37.5”

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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Fireside Lodge Opening Week Fishing Photos 5/17 to 5/24 2014

Trophy Smallmouth by Trent Elmer with Grandpa Pete
Trophy Smallmouth by Trent Elmer with Grandpa Pete
44-inch Trophy Muskie by Tim Stewart
44-inch Trophy Muskie by Tim Stewart
43-inch Trophy Northern Pike by Don Foley
43-inch Trophy Northern Pike by Don Foley
Trophy 45-inch Northern Pike by Bryan Neel lll
Trophy 45-inch Northern Pike by Bryan Neel lll

Fireside Lodge Opening Fishing Report 5/17 to 5/24 2014

Fireside Lodge Opening Fishing Report 5/17 to 5/24 2014

This week kicked off our 25th year at Fireside Lodge with great weather and even better fishing. After a long cold snowy winter & very late ice out we had temperatures well above normal for our first week fishing in 2014.

Don & Greg Foley from Crownsville and Pasadena, MD were back for their 4th consecutive year to chase Northern Pike. They have a passion pursuing these great fighters catching over 30 one day, 60, and over 50 on two other days of Pike fishing. Most were 26 to 33” some were 34-37” and Don caught two Trophy Northern Pike his first measuring 41” and the second at a Huge 43”. They also had two fabulous days Smallmouth Bass fishing with another Fireside Lodge guest Frank Hazzard, (read the results below), who they met four years ago. Both left having another memorable fishing experience between father & son, and we thank them for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend this special time together.

Frank Hazzard from Arlington, TX returned for his 24th year in a row. First day Frank and a friend caught 80+ Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day Frank with Don & Greg Foley caught 128 Smallmouth Bass. Several Northern Pike, Greg landed a 31” Lake Trout & Don caught an 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. WOW what a great day fishing!! Two days later this trio did it all over again catching over 80 Smallmouth 15” to 17.5” inches & 12 Northern Pike. After visiting Fireside Lodge for 24 consecutive years Frank really knows Little Vermilion Lake during the opening time period and on the other days while fishing solo caught from 30 to 65 Smallmouth ever day. He also landed some nice Lake Trout, a few Muskie, some Whitefish and a 40” Tiger Musky. Frank is one of the nicest people you can meet & he will always be found talking with & assisting other guests helping make their trip special. Frank is truly a special man, and those of you who have met him know exactly what I mean.

Tim Stewart & Bryan Neel lll from Rochester, MN returned for their 12th straight year, most years coming twice. In Bryan’s own words “ we had another great fishing trip”. They caught many Northern Pike and because of the water being ice cold (ice went out just 4 days before they arrived) they also caught many Lake Trout while fishing for Pike. The largest was a 38.5” MONSTER caught by Tim. Tim also caught a Huge Trophy Muskie measuring 44”. They both caught a lot of Pike 33-38” but Bryan had the catch of the week hooking & landing an absolute Giant Trophy Northern Pike. It was 45” & had a massive girth. As always we also had a bunch of laughs in the lodge every night at suppertime. Both said they hope to return this summer during the last week in September.

John Elmer from Noblesville, IN returned with his son Trent and Dad Pete from Champaign, IL for a three generations family fishing adventure. They had a fabulous time enjoying being together and caught many fish in four days. Their daily results were 30+ Smallmouth with Trent landing a 30” Lake Trout, 50 Smallmouth, 12 Northern Pike 28-35” and Trent landed a GIANT 35” Lake Trout, 40+ Smallmouth Bass & 12 Northern Pike with Trent landing a Trophy 18” Smallmouth Bass & John caught a HUGE 38.5” Northern Pike. Their 4th & final day was tremendous Smallmouth fishing catching 60+ along with about 10 nice Northern Pike. All had a great time and went home with the biggest catch of all, the family memories made at Fireside Lodge.

Long time guests Larry & Diane Siebenthal from Creve Coeur, IL were happy to be back. DOA on 1st night they caught 18 Northern Pike in just a few hours. 1st full day they caught 35 Northern Pike with Diane toping her personal best landing a 37” Pike. The rest of the week they did great landing numbers of Northern Pike many being 32- 34 inches. They said out of their many trips Pike fishing they caught he most during this week and they also caught some nice Smallmouth Bass while taking a break from the toothy critters. They also took time to take some wonderful scenery pictures, had shore lunch at Twin Falls while taking some great photos of the raging water caused by our high water conditions. The last day was very memorable catching 22 Northern Pike most being large 34-36”ers and Diane topped her personable best for the 2nd time this week landing a HUGE 40” Master Anglers Award Northern Pike. Both left a little sad but with wonderful memories, despite missing their son & daughter-in-law Scott & Candy.

Make sure to go to our website below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites.

Hot Lures: Twister Tail, Spinner Bait, Hair Jig, Tube Jig, Spoon, X-Rap, Yo-Zuri

Catches of The Week: Northern Pike-45”43”41”40”38.5” Smallmouth Bass-18.5” 3 People 128 Smallmouth Bass in 1 day most 15 to 17.5”, Lake Trout 38.5”, 35”, 33”, 32’ 30” Muskie 44” Tiger Musky 40”

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos for 8/31 to 9/6 2013

Giant Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
Giant Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
Trophy Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Fran Stack
Trophy Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Fran Stack
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Nick Althauser
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Nick Althauser
Fly Fishing Trophy Smallmouth at Fireside Lodge Canada by Deb Althauser
Fly Fishing Trophy Smallmouth at Fireside Lodge Canada by Deb Althauser
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Fran Stack
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Fran Stack
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Colleen Stack
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Colleen Stack
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Smile at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Smile at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Bill Calhoon
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Bill Calhoon
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Jerry Amer
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Jerry Amer
Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Rheinhardt
Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Rheinhardt
GREAT Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Rheinhardt
GREAT Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Rheinhardt
Many Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Jon Rheinhardt
Many Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Jon Rheinhardt
BIG Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry Amer
BIG Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry Amer
Huge Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bryan Neel
Huge Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bryan Neel
Monster Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bryan Neel
Monster Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bryan Neel
Great BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob R
Great BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob R
Lot of BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Lot of BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Calhoon
Great BIG Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry Amer
Great BIG Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry Amer

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/31 to 9/7 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/31 to 9/7 2013

This week came in with the 1st day hot & humid, the 2nd day we had a sever cold front, but then it turned gorgeous for the rest of the week.

First time Fly-Fishers Nick & Debbie Althauser from Midway, AR came to Fireside Lodge to fly fish after being referred to us by good friends & Fireside Lodge guests, Dale & Rhona Fulton who own a resort and guide on the White River in Cotter, AR. DOA they wasted no time as they caught some nice Smallmouth Bass & Deb landed a Trophy 18”er. 1st day before the heavy rains came they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass with Nick catching a Trophy 18” Smallie, but broke his new fly rod in the process. 2nd & 3rd days described in there words was super. As fly fishers they caught a lot of Northern Pike & some great size Smallmouth Bass in the 15-17.5” range. Debbie & Nick said they never caught Smallmouth Bass as big or that fight as much. 4th day a cold front came in dropping temps from a high of 80F to a high of 50F in 24 hours. This was a rest day except for the 2 hours that Nick fished in the late afternoon catching 8 Pike and 2 Smallmouth. 5th day was a gorgeous weather day & the fishing was also good as they caught a lot of big Smallmouth Bass & Deb landed her 2nd Trophy at 18.5”. 6th & final day was good, despite the wind, catching Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Nick landing another 18” Trophy. Both had a great trip & went home with many photos of wildlife & made wonderful memories.

Harry & Susan Vilsack from Pittsburgh, PA & Larry & Betty Schiffenhaus from Essex Fells, NJ returned for their 8th & 5th time. DOA they went out for just a few hours and got good action on Smallmouth Bass. 1st day we had a severe cold front with a high of only 50F so Harry braved the elements by himself and caught some Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass while Betty & Susan continued their tradition of doing a puzzle, with this years choice being a Hummingbird. They work on the puzzle every morning before breakfast & in the evening. 2nd day had the group fishing getting a lot of follows, caught a few Pike & some Smallmouth Bass. It was a beautiful day & they took advantage of it by having a shore lunch at Twin Falls. 3rd day was windy which limited their fishing & their catch but they still caught a few nice fish. 4th day had Harry catching a nice 33” Pike & all caught Smallmouth Bass. 5th & final day they all enjoyed the wilderness surrounding them while catching some fish & enjoyed lunch cooked over an open fire at their favorite spot, Hudson Bay Narrows.

1st timers, brothers Leo & Larry Priebe from & Walter Henkels from Westchester, IL were referred to us from good friend Al Katona. DOA was very productive catching Smallmouth Bass & Larry landed a Trophy measuring 19”. First day they faced a cold front with temps dropping 30 degrees but still had a good day catching Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day Walter did well catching 10 Smallmouth Bass & Leo & Larry caught Bass & a few Pike. 3rd day was very windy which cause problems with boat control, but they stll caught some fish. 4th day they decide to use live leeches, which made a huge difference as they had a “FABULOUS” day catching 78 Smallmouth Bass with a lot being 16-17.5” & Larry caught another Trophy at 18”. 5th day was even better catching 83 Smallmouth Bass with Walter having the hot hand catching 40 himself, and he & Leo both caught Trophy Smallmouth Bass over 18”. 6th & final day Walter took off from fishing but Leo & Larry portaged to a Smallmouth / Muskie Lake having some Muskie action & landed 38 nice Smallmouth Bass most 16-17.5”. Great finish to a Great Fishing trip at Fireside Lodge.

Tim Stewart & Bryan Neel from Rochester, MN returned for their 2nd trip this year & DOA they caught some Northern Pike 25-30”. 1st day they caught many more Northern Pike 25 to 32” and their 2nd day was hot action on Northern Pike up to noon, then they only caught 5 up until suppertime. 3rd day was windy just like they like it & they caught a lot of Northern Pike between 25-35”, but not the trophy size Pike they were looking for. 4th day that changed as they not only caught plenty of Northern Pike but several in the high 30” range, 36, 38 and Bryan landed a monster 40” Trophy Northern Pike. By the way these two fish for Smallmouth Bass for about an hour a day & catch between 5-10 nice Smallmouth every day however the long toothy critters is what they prefer. 5th day they caught a lot of average size Northern Pike between 26 to 33” along with a few 34-35”ers. 6th & final day was about he same at the 5th until after supper. In Pre-storm conditions they caught a 36”, 38” & Bryan again caught a Trophy 42.5” Northern Pike. Fabulous end to another Fabulous fishing trip for these two fishing buddies.

Fran & Coleen Stack from Lorain, OH returned for their 10th year. DOA was a great start catching 10 Pike & 6 Smallmouth Bass 13-16”. 1st day was very good catching 7 Northern Pike & 16 Smallmouth Bass ranging in size from 13to 17.5”. 2nd day they said was fabulous Smallmouth bass fishing catching many 13-16” Smallmouth Bass, a few at 17” plus & Colleen caught a “BIG” 18.5” Trophy. 4th day they survived the wind catching some Smallies & Pike. 5th day was another great day as they caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass and 9 Northern Pike up to 33”. Colleen really did well catching a lot of the Smallmouth Bass. Last day they caught a mix of Northern Pike & Smallmouth, but the catch of the week came when Fran landed a HUGE 42” Trophy Northern Pike. What a great way to finish another memory making fishing trip to Fireside Lodge.

Father & son Bob & Jon Reinhardt from AR & N Aurora, Il returned for their 15th year & their 1st day had them getting a ton of follows, saw about 10 BIG fish but caught very few Northern Pike. They did however catch a lot of nice Smallmouth Bass 15-17”. 2nd day They caught some Pike & Smallmouth bass saw some big fish they could not hook up on but just before supper caught 2 nice Muskie. 3rd day was a repeat of the 2nd and they caught 2 Muskie between 35-36.5”. They were also seeing what they came for which were a lot of HUGE Muskie / Pike following their lures. John had a HUGE one well over 50” up to the boat several times. 4th day they caught a lot of Like in search of the trophy. 5th day was super as they caught so many Pike that in Just 1 spot they caught 33 Northern Pike, most between 28-35”, & Bob said they could have caught 100 if they landed everyone the had hit or hooked. They had another “GREAT” father & son trip at Fireside Lodge for Bob & John.

1st timers the Mckeague Group made up of Art Mckeague, Mike O’Neil, Louie Fandazza, Tim, & Vil all from the Mississauga, Ontario area.

1st day Art & Mike had a great day catching Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & Mike caught a 31” Pike & a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. Tim, Louie, & Vil, also did great chasing & catching a lot of bigger Northern Pike in hunt for the trophy Pike or Musky. 2nd day the wind caused some problems, however all caught some nice Northern Pike trolling. 3rd day had them catching 26 Northern Pike as a group. Their 4th & final day had them with a strong finish catching 57 Northern Pike. All enjoyed their stay very much & said in 30-years they never stayed at a lodge with such nice accommodations & service, and such good equipment. They all left saying that we would see them again.

Long time return guests since 2002 Jerry Amer & Bill Calhoon from Columbus, OH were back but for the 1st time in September so they were slightly anxious about a possible learning curve. Well it did not take these guys long as on their DOA they did “FABULOUS” & in only a half day the caught 27 Smallmouth Bass between 16 to 18.5” with Bill landing the trophy, and he also caught a nice 33” Northern Pike. 1st full day they had high winds, which limited their locations & presentation but still caught some nice fish. 2nd day had them catching a bunch of Northern Pike at a portage lake in the morning & then catching a bunch of nice Smallmouth Bass throughout the rest of the day. 3rd day was a portage to a Muskie / Smallmouth lake which had them catching some nice Smallmouth Bass & having a lot of Musky action catching two, with Jerry landing the largest being a 36” Muskie. There final 24 hours were terrific as they caught over 30 Smallmouth bass their way, on a surface popper while fly-fishing. They also caught a bunch of Northern Pike but also caught a 34”. 36”. Bill, besides landing a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass, caught a “GIANT” Trophy 42” Northern Pike. What a Great finish to a “FABULOUS” fishing trip for these two long time fishing buddies. They are already reserved for their dates in 2014.

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Hot Lures: Bucktail, Tube Jigs, Leeches, Mepps, Sinking Worm, Jointed Rapala, Spinner Baits, Blue Fox Spoinner, Various larger Soft Plastic Baits, Buck-Tail

Hot Flies: Poppers, Wooly Bugger, Articulated Flies, Leech Pattern

Catches of The Week: Two 42.5” Northern Pike a 42” & 40”, 3-38” & Many 34-36”, Smallmouth 19”, with 12 between 18-18.5”

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 8/24 to 8/31 2013

Monster 46.5-icnh Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob
Monster 46.5-icnh Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob
Double Trophy Smallmouth Bass Catch at Fireside Lodge Canada
Double Trophy Smallmouth Bass Catch at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 19" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Steven Johnson
Trophy 19" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Steven Johnson
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada By Steven Johnson
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada By Steven Johnson
Terrific Smallmouth Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Debra Johnson
Terrific Smallmouth Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Debra Johnson
Catch Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Don Lenau
Catch Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Don Lenau
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mary Lenau
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mary Lenau
Great Smallmouth Catch by Jordon Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Smallmouth Catch by Jordon Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tyler Klimes with BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tyler Klimes with BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Smallmouth Bass by Zack Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Smallmouth Bass by Zack Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass by Zack Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass by Zack Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Kenny Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Kenny Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Muskie catch by Mike Spencer Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Muskie catch by Mike Spencer Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 1st Tiger Muskie by Tyler Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 1st Tiger Muskie by Tyler Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Tiger Musky by Kenny Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Tiger Musky by Kenny Klimes Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Brian Klimes
Father & Son Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Brian Klimes
Kids Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tyler Klimes
Kids Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tyler Klimes
Fun Fishing BIG Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jordon Klimes
Fun Fishing BIG Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jordon Klimes
BIG Body Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Kenny Klimes
BIG Body Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Kenny Klimes
Awesome Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Zack Klimes
Awesome Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Zack Klimes

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/24 to 8/31 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/24 to 8/31 2013

This week was very warm having temperatures at times 20 degrees above normal but ended abruptly with a severe cold front after some very vocal thunderstorms.

Dave Minson & his two sons Jonathan & Steven from Burlington, Ontario returned to Fireside Lodge for their 3rd time. 1st day they did fabulous catching 46 Northern Pike at a portage lake. This was only 7 shy of their last years total. 2nd day was up a creek to break up a beaver dam so they could get to another lake. After breaking up 2 beaver dams they made it to the lake and had a fabulous day as they caught many Northern Pike and 6 Smallmouth Bass with Steven & Jonathan both catching an 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass at the same time. Yes, a double trophy Smallmouth Bass catch by these two brothers. Know that’s a family fishing memory. Steven also caught his 2nd Trophy Smallmouth of the day when he landed an 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. Third & final day they spent until supper fishing for Musky having 14 follows from large fish but no takers. After supper they spent their final hours fishing by having good action on Northern Pike and catching a few more Smallmouth Bass. For this father & his sons it was Great Fishing, & even Greater Memories once again at Fireside Lodge. Thanks for choosing us to spend you special family time together.

Steve & Debra Johnson from Halltown, MO returned to catch what Fireside Lodge is well known for, BIG Smallmouth Bass. 1st day they got right into catching many Smallmouth Bass, 16 were 14 to 19” with Steve landing the Trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day they did great, & without counting the smaller fish they caught 21 Smallmouth Bass all between 14 to 17.5”. 3rd day continued the heat wave & Steve said they struggled only catching 5 by lunch. So during lunch they took a 2-hour rest lying on Mike’s Island. Their expectations were not high when they started fishing at 2:00 however to their surprise they ended up catching a bunch of nice size Smallmouth up to about 4:30, & Debra caught a HUGE Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18.5”. 4th & final day was again way above normal temps with a high of 86 F, with no wind but they did great catching 27 Smallmouth Bass with most 14-17.5”, & each landed a Trophy Smallmouth Bass Debra’s being 18.5” & Steve’s was 18.25”. This was a great finish to a wonderful trip & both were talking about their return in 2014.

Don & Mary Lenau from Union, MO were fishing at Fireside Lodge for there 1st time. 1st day these two took a methodical approach to learning Little Vermilion Lake and were rewarded catching some nice Smallmouth Bass & a 32.5” Northern Pike. If fact Don caught an 18” Trophy Award Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day the temps heated up to the mid 80’s which seemed to affect the fishing, or at least the fishers, but they still caught some Smallmouth throughout the day. 3rd day these two had a ball catching both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. They also were missing some nice Smallies & determined the problem was the type of hook they were using. 4th day they solved the problem as they had a terrific day catching a whole bunch of Smallmouth Bass. Don showed me his worn thumb from handling all the Smallies & Mary said they caught a lot over 15”. They also caught 3 Trophy size Smallmouth Bass, Don caught an 18.25”, & Mary had two, 1 at 18” & a 2n measuring 18.5”. 5th day was very rainy but Mary & Don caught some nice Smallmouth before the heavy rain, coupled with leaving their rain ware in the cabin, drove them back. Intentions were to get dry & return to the water, but instead they did a little virtual fishing, better known as a nap. 6th day Mary & Don did well catching Smallmouth Bass with Don landing his 3rd Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth at 18.5”. Both left having had a wonderful fishing, experiencing the wilderness, & had great conversation with other guests in the dinning room.

Long time guests Bob Babcock & Jane Waldron from Midland, MI were back to chase BIG toothy critters. 1st & 2nd days they had a good number of big follows including a few monster fish, while also catching some mid-size, 28 to 32” Northern Pike. They were really enjoying getting hits on some of there specialty surface / sub-surface lures. 3rd day was 88F and very still so they mixed it up a bit & decided to troll in deeper weed-lines and was it ever productive. They caught a lot of Northern Pike 27 to 33”, Bob calling these cookie cutters for Little Vermilion Lake. They also stopped & casted some of these areas having 4 Muskie follows 37-40” and a Huge Northern Pike was in the mid 40” range. 4th day had them again catching some nice Pike & Bob had a few big Musky & Northern Pike hitting a new glide bait, but could not hook up on one of these trophies. 5th day they again saw some huge fish getting a lot of surface action & caught a good number of Pike including a double. The action kept them out in the soaking pouring rain until their rain suits gave out. Final day was the Big event as they were down to their last casts when Bob had a Huge fish come completely out of the water after what is now his favorite surface lure, he calls “The Baby Loon”. After a long hard fight the fish was landed & it was a 46.5” Monster 32lb+ Muskie. This concluded a fabulous fishing trip for Jane & Bob who were all smiles at the supper table that evening.

Gary Johnson & son Joshua from Midlothion, IL returned for their 3rd trip with us at Fireside Lodge. Not being able to get there large group together they made a last minute reservation 2 days before arriving, as Gary was trying to fit in a fishing trip with his son working around his daughters birthday & labor day. Within the 72-hours they packed in as much fishing as possible fishing for BIG toothy critters. They had plenty of action catching many Northern Pike 26-35” and a few Muskie. They had some follows from some very large Muskie & Pike but could not hook up on one. The trip was a very fun & before leaving Gary said they would be back in 2014 with the regular group.

Brian Klimes from Willowbrook, IL returned for his 2nd year in a row with sons Zack, Tyler, & Jordon, brother Kenny, and Mike Spencer & his son Robert from Burr Ridge, IL. DOA was very successful as all caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass on tubes & sinking worms before the heavy rain chased them off the water. Kenny & Eric landed a 17,17.5, & 18” Smallie. 1st day was terrific as Brian & his two sons Jordan & Tyler, 14, caught Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike with the two highlights being Jordan catching a 32 Northern Pike & Tyler caught his first Muskie which was a heavy 33” Tiger Musky. Their smiles tell the whole story. The others did very well with Smallmouth Bass with Robert catching an 18” trophy his dad Mike caught a 36.5” Pike & the Kenny / Zack combo caught well over 40 BIG Smallmouth Bass Kenny describing the sizes to be mostly over 16” with more than 20 being 17-18”, Kenny catching a Trophy 18” and lost what he thought to be a monster 20”er. 2nd day they caught a combo of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & the catch of the day came from Mike with him landing a thick 42.5” Muskie caught on a whopper plop per. Mike said it hit the lure full speed coming completely out of the water, making it a very exciting catch. 3rd & final day they were faced with a severe cold front as the temps dropped from the 80’s the day before to a high of 50F with stiff North winds. Despite these conditions they still did well catching Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Zack & Uncle Kenny doing the best catching a bunch of Northern Pike 28-30” & Kenny had the catch of the day landing a 40” heavy Tiger Musky. Something not to be overlooked is the special family time and memories made by this group, among fathers, sons, & uncles which is a catch that will be kept (not released) close in their minds & hearts for years to come. Thanks for making Fireside Lodge that special place to make your special family memories. Before their departure Brian reserved the groups dates for 2014.

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Hot Lures: Sinking Worm, Mepps Musky Killer, Blue Fox Spinner, Whopper Plop per, Surface Baby Loon,

Catches of The Week: 46.5” 32lb+ Muskie, 42.5” Musky, 40” Tiger Musky, Double 18” Smallmouth Bass catch, 19” Smallmouth Bass, Many 18-19” Smallmouth

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 8/17 to 8/24 2013

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Spencer Olson
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Spencer Olson
BIG Smallmouth Bass are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Letourneau
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Letourneau
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Doug
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Doug
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Frank Kerr
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Frank Kerr
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Darin Kerr Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Darin Kerr Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tony Savino
GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tony Savino
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Jim Carlson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Jim Carlson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Big Musky by Spencer Olson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Big Musky by Spencer Olson Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Musky by Carl Adams Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Musky by Carl Adams Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Miuskie by Keegan Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Miuskie by Keegan Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Another BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Another BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Super Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Super Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5-inch Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5-inch Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice BIG Northern Pike by Jody Fraser Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice BIG Northern Pike by Jody Fraser Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Walt
GREAT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Walt
Fishing Big Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge by Keegan
Fishing Big Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge by Keegan

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/17 to 8/24 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/17 to 8/24 2013

This week started off unusually warm at 88F but after a small T-Storm it got back more to normal in the mid 70’s.

Long time consecutive year guests Paul Letourneau from North Oaks, MN son Michael from Metairie, LA & Spencer Olson from Minneapolis, MN all arrived with smiles & ready to fish.1st day was productive for both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Spencer catching the largest Pike at 33”, & Michael caught an 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was terrific as they took an adventure & portaged to a lake catching over 60 Northern Pike. 3rd day they each caught about 5 fish, a combination of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Spencer catching the fish of the day being a big 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 4th day was very good as they caught a lot of Northern Pike, many 27-30”, & Michael had a big day as he caught another Master Angles Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.5” & a huge 38.5” Northern Pike. 5th day they did fabulous catching Northern Pike & & both Michael & Spencer caught a Muskie, Spencer’s was a big 38” heavy fish. Method was trolling & lures of choice were a Top Raider, Wacker, & Flopper Popper. They were trolling all of these lures at the same time when they caught the two Musky. 6th & final day they gave it their all trying to catch a trophy Northern Pike or Muskie catching a lot of nice Northern Pike around 30” & Paul landed the largest at 34.5”. All left having a GREAT trip.

Bill Aulenbach from Barberton, OH returned for his 10th consecutive year 1st day was a little slow as Bill was adapting to a different time period as he has always fished with us in early spring. 2nd day Bill caught some nice Northern Pike up to 36-inches, & had several Muskie follows. 3rd day had Bill catching a few Northern Pike despite the high winds, which were hard to manage. 4th day was a fabulous day as Bill followed his plan of hitting many areas & fishing at a 12-14ft drop off with weeds. He caught 19 Northern Pike & lost what he believed to be a big Musky. 6th day was a Musky day & Bill had plenty of follows however could not hook up on one. 7th day was a portage for Muskie after having some follows Bill did hook & land a 29” Muskie. 8th day the lake sent off Bill with some Pike action and a few Musky follows. Bill had a great stay & is already trying to plan a visit for 2014.

Ed Pulido & son Nicholas from Wheat Ridge, CO, father Fred from Charleston, WV & brother Greg from Sunnyvale, CA were all visiting us for their first Canadian Fishing Adventure. At supper they were all smiles & said they had a great day exploring & catching Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day they did well catching Smallmouth Bass with Nicholas have the hot hand catching 3 Smallmouth on 3 consecutive casts. 3rd & final day started early with Ed & Nicholas fishing together & the first fish of the day was a BIG 17” Smallmouth Bass caught by Nicholas. They caught a few other Smallmouth Bass and a few Northern Pike, which was a first for anyone in this group. All left having a fabulous fishing experience hoping to return to make more special memories. In fact Ed told me that Nicholas was ready to sign up for next year before leaving.

Returning for there 4th time were Bruce & Pamela Ross from Milwaukee, WI. On DOA they had action on Muskie & Northern Pike with Bruce hooking up on a GIANT Muskie that completely cleared the water in plain view of them during the brief fight ending by the fish getting off. 1st day they were after Muskie & on Bruce’s 2nd cast he caught a 30+-inch Muskie on the 6th oval at the boat. They had many follows throughout the day, several at 40”plus, and both Bruce & Pam pulled a lure right out of the mouth of a bigger size Musky. Pam said it was an amazing day making some great fish stories. 2nd day was a 20 Northern Pike day with sizes ranging up to the mid 30” area & they had a few nice Muskie follows. 3rd & final day was all about Musky & what a phenomenal day it was as they saw 32 Muskie follows, Pam caught a Tiger Musky & she also caught a few Smallmouth Bass including a Trophy 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. Both had a fabulous 3 day stay & hope to return again in the near future.

Tony Savino, Jim Carlson, & Chris Binversie all from Mundelein, IL were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time. 1st day they did well catching some Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Jim catching a 17.5”er. 2nd day was great as they got into catching numbers of good size Smallmouth Bass. In fact Jim lost a Trophy Smallmouth by trying to land it himself. 3rd day had them catching some Northern Pike & having fabulous top-water action on Smallmouth Bass. Jim started it off by trying a Pop-R & before you knew it all three were popping away having many blow-ups, Smallies hooked that jumped & threw the lure, plus they caught many in the range of 14 to 17.5”. They were very excited telling their story at suppertime. 4th day was all about fishing sinking worms wacky style, which was the hot bait & presentation of the day. Tony said at 1:00 he stopped counting at 35 Smallmouth Bass. Most were big, between 15-17.5”. 5th & final day was a great finish catching over 50 Smallmouth Bass, 30 being 16.5 to 17.5”, Jim caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass & Tony got two 1 at 18.5” & another measuring 19”. All left having a terrific fishing trip & hope to return.

Carl Adams & Jody Frazer returned to Fireside Lodge for their 3rd time. This day was full of a lot of activity starting with Smallmouth Bass & Carl losing a trophy in the netting process. They caught some nice Pike with Jody landing the largest at 36” & she lost a 40”plus Musky at boat side with a netting miscalculation. All was good as they were still talking & laughing at suppertime. 2nd day was a fun day catching a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd & 4th days they caught a mix of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & both caught Muskie. Carl’s was his first Tiger Muskie measuring 32”. 5th day had them portaging to fish for Musky. They had a great day having 14 follows, Carl had a Musky on, & Jody had two on hitting right at the boat, one getting of quickly & the other was lost in the netting process. 6th & final day the fishing was FABULOUS catching 41 Smallmouth Bass & a 32.5” Northern Pike. Both left saying we would see them next year.

Walt LaCasse from Minnetonka, MN, long time guest who has been visiting us twice a year for over 10 years, returned with grandson Keegan for his 5th time. DOA before supper Keegan caught two nice Northern Pike, one measuring 34.5” & a 15” Smallmouth Bass. 1st day was terrific as they caught over 20 Northern Pike 30” plus & 14-year old Keegan caught a 42” HUGE Muskie. Keegan was very excited at his great catch & Grandpa Walt had a simile from ear to ear & this special fishing memory will be with them for their lifetime. 2nd day was slower but the high winds kept them from fishing a lot of their favorite areas. 3rd & final day they had a ball catching a mix of Pike & Smallmouth Bass on an absolutely perfect weather day. Walt said the trip could have ended the first day after Keegan caught that giant Musky. They both made a lot more memories, and Keegan is not only Walt’s favorite fishing buddy, but also his best fishing partner. Before departing Walt made their reservations for 2014.

Cousins Frank & Doug Kerr from IN & Henrico, NC were back for their 3rd consecutive year & this time joining them was Doug’s son Darin also from NC. 1st day was tremendous Smallmouth Fishing as these three caught over 50 Smallmouth Bass all ranging from 15-17.5”, & Doug said they were all thick & heavy. 2nd day was even better despite the high winds. In just two locations they ended up catching 83 Smallmouth Bass. A lot of these (35+) were BIG Smallmouth Bass between 16-18” & they also caught a lot 13-16”. Both Frank & Doug caught 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. All said this was their best day Bass fishing ever. 3rd day was another very good day catching over 35 Smallmouth Bass, again most being over 15” & Doug caught an 18” Trophy & Frank a 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass, both weighing 4lbs. 4th day was another good Smallmouth Bass day catching over 30. 5th & final day was another great day as they caught 15 Northern Pike & 21 bigger Smallmouth Bass & Darin caught his 1st 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. All had a fabulous trip & hope to return in 2014.

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Hot Lures: Spoon, Sinking Worms, Mepps Spinner, Blue Fox Spinner, Rattle Trap

Catches of The Week: 42”Muskie, 38.5” Muskie, 38.5” Northern Pike, 19” Smallmouth Bass

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 8/10 to 8/17 2013

HUGE 46-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 46-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Tim Koller at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Tim Koller at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom McGlade
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom McGlade
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Zack Adams fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Zack Adams fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Gerald Adams fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Gerald Adams fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by John Zukas
Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by John Zukas
1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Zukas
1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Zukas
BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing is a BLAST at Fireside Lodge in Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing is a BLAST at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass by George Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass by George Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Lot of BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada
Lot of BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada
Trophy Fishing Smallmouth is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada by John Ziegler
Trophy Fishing Smallmouth is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada by John Ziegler
19" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Monica Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19" Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Monica Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fishing & Catching Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Ontario Canada at Fireside Lodge
Ladies Fishing & Catching Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Ontario Canada at Fireside Lodge
Ladies fishing in Ontario Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Kathy Cron
Ladies fishing in Ontario Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Kathy Cron
Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Little Vermilion Lake
Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Little Vermilion Lake
1st Muskie by Paul Koelling Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Muskie by Paul Koelling Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Zukas
BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Zukas

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/10 to 8/17 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/10 to 8/17 2013

This week started out cooler than normal but ended up 15 degrees above normal. The Smallmouth Bass stayed strong however we did see a drop of in Pike as it warmed up.

Return Guest Scott Beutler with his two sons Brad & Sam from Barrington, IL brought good friends Tom McGlade with his two sons Jim & Jeff from Palatine, IL. 1st day was terrific fishing as a group catching over 74 Northern Pike fishing Little Vermilion Lake. It was split evenly catching 35 & 39 per boat. 2nd day was another great numbers day as the Beutler clan caught over 30 Northern Pike up to 28” and the McGlade father & sons combo caught 34 fish, an even mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike with the fish of the day being an 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught by Tom. 3rd & final day, (boy 3 days go by fast), they had a great day catching 46 fish, it being a good mix of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, plus two 27” Musky. I can’t express how much fun these two fathers & their sons had making some wonderful memories to be cherished for years to come.

Long time guests since 1992 father Gerald Adams & son Zack from Shawnee & Ada, OK. returned to fish Smallmouth Bass. 1st day out was a good starter as Gerald alone caught 12 Smallmouth Bass including a 17.5”er & a Master Anglers Trophy at 18”. 2nd-day after some further discussion about locations & depth they went out & caught 21 Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day was a great day as they caught 34 nice Smallmouth Bass including Zack catching an 18” Trophy & Gerald a 19” Trophy. Zack said it was the 1st time he ever caught more Smallmouth than his dad, however Gerald still caught the largest Smallmouth of the day. 4th day they vowed to search for some new bass locations we had discussed the day before. Well by lunchtime they caught 20 nice Smallmouth Bass while discovering 3-4 new locations, & ended the day with 31 Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5”. 5th & final day was absolutely fabulous weather and even better fishing as they caught 30 Smallmouth Bass. However the biggest catch for both Gerald & Zack was another set of father & son memories made while fishing in the beautiful Canadian Wilderness.

Brothers Bob & John Zukas from Baltimore, MD were back for their 2nd consecutive year. DOA they did not waste any time with John catching a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass plus a 17.5”er & they caught a bunch of Northern Pike. 1st day they did well catching mostly Northern Pike. 2nd day was “FANTASTIC” as they caught over 70 Northern Pike & over 20 Smallmouth Bass on Little Vermilion Lake with John landing another Master Anglers Award Smallmouth measuring 18.5”. 3rd day these two caught 22 fish mostly Northern Pike with Bob catching a 35”& 34”, and John a 34.5” and an 18.5” trophy Smallmouth Bass. 4th day was again another good day as they caught Northern Pike up to 34” & Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5”, caught by Bob who just can’t seem to break that 18” threshold. 5th & final day was a short one as they came in a noon to pack but they still had a great day catching 26 fish, mostly Northern Pike. John caught a 34” & Bob had a 38.5” Northern Pike and a Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.75” finally breaking that 18” goal. Both had a fabulous stay and hope to return.

Father & son Dan & Blake Balaja from Manhattan, IL, Adam Heinrich from Bolingbrook, IL, & Steve Duncan from Channahon, IL were experiencing Fireside Lodge fishing for there 1st time. 1st day they caught a lot of Northern Pike and Brad seemed to have the magic touch, as everything he used seemed to work. 2nd day after discussing locations to catch bigger fish they went out & caught some bigger Northern Pike up to 33”. 3rd day they adventured through a creek, broke up a beaver dam and caught close to 40 Northern Pike in about 6 hours. 4th day Steve & Adam caught 21 fish, most being Northern Pike. 5th day was an amazing day as the caught bigger Northern Pike. Adam caught a big 36” Pike, & Dan caught a fish of any fishers lifetime landing a “GIANT” Trophy Northern Pike measuring 46-inches. WOW, what a great catch & congrats to Dan. Last day they fished for & caught some nice Smallmouth Bass, & all left have a great week.

Paul & Jonah Koelling from Ankeny, IA Rodney Cameron from Ogden, IL, Tim Koller & George Ringler from Champaign, IL, Charles Arbuckle from Dewey, IL Cooper Young from Wichita Falls, TX & Roger Rinkenberger from Centerville, TX were first time guests except for George who was fishing with us once before. 1st day they did well with both George & Jonah catching a big Master Anglers Award Smallmouth, Charles & Roger after a slower morning had a good afternoon catching Northern Pike, & Jonah tore up the Smallmouth Bass using sinking worms. He caught both numbers & good size Smallies. 2nd day sinking worm master of the group Jonah again had the hot hand catching many Smallmouth Bass, & George did well again as he landed another Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. Needless to say others in the group were buying sinking worms from me at our tackle shop. 3rd day Cooper & Jonah were the leaders catching 33 Smallmouth Bass & Cooper nailed an 18” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth by perfectly dropping a Tube in a dark hole between rocks. 4th day had Tim & George catching BIG Smallmouth Bass both landing a 17”er & Tim caught a Monster 19” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Charles & Jonah caught 20+ Northern Pike, while Cooper & Roger caught 26 Smallmouth Bass, & Rodney & Paul had a huge day catching 72 fish, including 61 Smallmouth Bass, 5 Northern Pike and Paul caught his 1st ever Tiger Musky. 5th day Jonah & Paul caught 31 Northern Pike & Rodney & Charles caught many Smallmouth Bass 14-18” with Charles landing a Trophy 18” Smallmouth Bass. 6th & final day all caught a mix of fish & could not believe how fast their week of fishing flew by. Jonah said it never seems to go by that fast at work.

First time guests Jim & Kathy Cron from Roanoke, IN were here to target Smallmouth Bass. 1st day Jim seemed to have the hot hand catching Smallmouth Bass with his ticket to success being the sinking worm rigged wacky style. 2nd day was very good for Kathy as she caught her first Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18”. Congrats to Kathy on her great catch. 3rd day was terrific weather and even better smallmouth fishing, especially in the morning & late afternoon when they caught a bunch up to 16-inches. 4th day these two had one of he best days they ever had catching over 30 Smallmouth Bass with a lot over 15”, and Kathy caught the largest at 17.5”. All were caught on sinking worms as they visited my tackle shop that evening to fill their usual order. 5th & final day was slightly windy but they still did well catching some good size Smallmouth Bass. Both left have a wonderful trip and hope to return.

John & Monica Ziegler from Union VA were back for their 5th consecutive year. 1st day was very good as they caught 18 Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5”, & 2 Northern Pike. Story of the day was as John was fighting a 15” Smallmouth Bass a HUGE Northern Pike took a couple of unsuccessful swipes at the Bass. After supper in the evening they caught 6 Northern Pike to top their day off. 2nd day was fun trying to keep the pike off their lines while fishing for Smallmouth Bass. Not a bad problem to have. Monica had the Smallmouth Bass of the day landing a hefty 17.5”er. She also had a big Pike take her under the boat & break her off, & John lost a HUGE Smallmouth Bass in the weeds. 3rd day was a portage for Smallmouth Bass & they hit it BIG catching BIG Smallmouth, Monica landing a HUGE 19”er and John an 18” Smallie, They also caught several 17, 16, & 15-inch Smallmouth Bass. 4th day they did catch a bunch of Smallmouth Bass with John landing another Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.5”. Their final two days were full of action from both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & with Monica catching another Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18” on their last day. Both had a great time hope to return in 2014.

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Hot Lures: Sinking Worm, Mepps Spinner, Tube Jig, Blue Fox Spinner, Husky Jerk, Floating Rapala

Catches of The Week: 46” Northern Pike, 19.5” Smallmouth Bass, Many 19-18” Smallmouth Bass

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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Fireside Lodge Muskie Photos 8/3 to 8/10 2013

39-inch Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Sam Kimball
39-inch Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Sam Kimball
Trophy Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Scott Kimball
Trophy Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Scott Kimball
Big Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Big Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jen Born
Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jen Born
42.25-inch 1st-ever Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
42.25-inch 1st-ever Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Twin Falls Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Twin Falls Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 44.5-icnh Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Ben
Trophy 44.5-icnh Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Ben
Giant Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 8/3 to 8/10 2013

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Stevens
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Stevens
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Bob Lauffer Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Bob Lauffer Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge by Tom Born Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge by Tom Born Canada
Super Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Super Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jen Born
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jen Born
One of Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
One of Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Super Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Zack
Super Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Zack
18-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Milburn
18-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Milburn
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
18-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Rosanna
18-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Rosanna
40-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
40-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Goodwin
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill Goodwin
Giant Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Jeff Bernel
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Jeff Bernel
BIG Northern Pike Fishing Canada by Bob Lauffer
BIG Northern Pike Fishing Canada by Bob Lauffer
Ladies Fishing Fireside Lodge for BIG Smallmouth Bass by Kathe Bernel
Ladies Fishing Fireside Lodge for BIG Smallmouth Bass by Kathe Bernel
Great Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike
Great Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike
HUGE Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/3 to 8/10 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/3 to 8/10 2013

This week was the 3rd in a row that was cooler than normal. Thursday’s high was only 55F, which is 19 degrees below normal however the fishing was terrific during this week.

Father / Son Scott & Sam Kimball from Olathe, KS returned for their 4th time bringing father-in-law Dick Dalebout from Provo, UT. DOA the Northern Pike were active as they caught 10 along with many follows in just a few hours. 1st day was high adventure navigating a creek & dealing with a beaver dam to access a back lake where they caught 24 Northern Pike in just several hours of fishing. 2nd day started at my Tackle Shop with Scott & Sam looking for a lure to catch a Muskie. They took my suggestions and off they went. Well the day’s story had Sam catching his 1st Muskie a fat 28”er, and his grandpa also caught his first ever-measuring 38”. It was a terrific Muskie fishing day & a special memory made between grandpa & grandson. 3rd day they caught some PIke & had a lot of big Musky follows. 4th day was a FABULOUS Musky day having many follows with Scott catching a fat 29” Muskie, and rookie fisher of the group Dick again came up with the BIG fish landing a 42.5” Tiger Musky. 5th day was a challenge with the severe cold temps, high winds, & rain however these three stuck with it & caught 3 fish, one each that would make any fishers day. They were all huge, a 39” Tiger Musky by Sam, 39” Northern Pike by Dick, & a 39” Muskie by Scott. This makes for a 3 generations memory hard to beat. 6th day was back through the creek & breaking up a beaver dam with great results as the caught 47 Northern Pike. 7th day Scott led with Northern Pike of 29,31,32,33, &34” plus a very large 37” Tiger Musky. 8th day they finished catching some nice Northern Pike up to 34”. All had a fabulous time making special memories between three generations.

Bill & Rosanna Goodwin from Wilmington, DE, long time guests were back to enjoy our fabulous Smallmouth Bass fishing. 1st day they caught 25 with 18 being 14-16.5”. 2nd day highlights were Roseanna landing a 32” Northern Pike while fishing for Smallmouth Bass with light tackle & Bill caught a BIG 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day had Bill catching some nice Pike up to 32” & he landed a Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.5”. 4th day was great catching over 20 Smallmouth Bass, 13 between 14 -19” with both Rosanna & Bill landing trophies at 18.5” & 19”. 5th day facing sever summer cold front conditions with high wind they had a lot of action catching many Smallmouth Bass, & Rosanna caught another trophy at 18.5” & both missed very large Smallies. 6th & final day they again did well on bigger Smallmouth Bass with Rosanna landing her 2nd Master Angler Award Trophy at 18.25”. Both left having had a great trip and hope to return.

David & Denise Law from East Bethel, MN returned for the 2nd time to celebrate their 20th anniversary. 1st day was great fishing as they caught 16 Northern Pike 28-40”, David catching the 40” Trophy Northern Pike. 2nd day had Denise catching her first ever Musky along with several nice Northern Pike, & after supper caught 12 more nice Northern Pike. 3rd day was great action catching 25+ Northern Pike. 4th day they had a wonderful day on the lake catching some Pike & Denise caught a Big Smallmouth Bass at 17.5”. This was a special day as David & Denise celebrated their 20th anniversary. Congratulations to David & Denise. 5th & final day was a cold, 55F with rain, but they caught a lot of Northern Pike & Denise had the best fishing day of her life catching a Trophy 18” Smallmouth Bass & a HUGE Trophy 40” Northern Pike. WOW, what a great finish to a FABULOUS trip.

Mike Stevens, Lake Barrington, IL & Jack Schneider from Huntley, IL returned for their 2nd trip bringing brothers Chip & Paul Douglas from Rolling Meadows & Hoffman Estates, IL, James Whittington from Wheeling, IL & Bob Lauffer from Clermont, FL. 1st Day Mike & Jim caught plenty of Smallmouth Bass & a few Northern Pike while Jack & Bob went Muskie fishing having 18 follows from big fish but no takers, however Bob did catch a Trophy 19.5” Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was Terrific for Mike as he caught over 20 Smallmouth Bass ranging from 14-17.5” & his fishing buddy Jim caught 6 SB. Bob had a good day catching 7 good Smallies and 5 nice Pike all from a lure I suggested to him from our Tackle Shop. 3rd day had this group doing FABULOUS with Mike & Jim catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass using Mepps spinners & Mike caught an 18.5” Trophy. Bob had a super day catching a 33, 34, & 36” Northern Pike and a 37” & 39” Muskie, all these fish being caught on another lure purchased at our tackle shop. 4th & final day the group caught many nice Smallmouth Bass with Bob catching a Trophy 19”er, along with some Northern Pike and Chip caught his 1st Muskie ever, a fat 32” Tiger Musky. All left having had a great time with Mike saying they hope to return in 2014.

David & Jacob Henry from St Charles, IL returned for their 3rd time along with Bob Mezo from Dixon, IL for his 2nd trip. After getting by a floating bog & breaking up a beaver dam to get through a creek into a back lake they had fabulous fishing catching 42 Northern Pike & Bob caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was a back to reality day catching 6 fish. There 3rd & final day had them back up the creek only to find the beaver dam they broke up about 36 hours earlier was build back up bigger & better. They could hardly believe it but they broke it down again & off they were to a great day of fishing. In total they caught 52 fish all being Northern Pike except for 4 Smallmouth Bass. Great finish to a fabulous short fishing trip.

Tom & Jen Born from Lakeville, MN returned for their 9th time. 1st day they caught Northern Pike 31-32” & Jen landed great Smallmouth Bass at 17.5”. Jen shined on the 2nd day as she caught 2 Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass along with several Northern Pike. Both Smallmouth were a HUGE 19”. 3rd day Jen caught a Musky and they caught several Northern Pike while exploring new fishing areas. 4th day after discussing some potential new fishing areas & particular structures they had a good day having 14 Big follows from toothy critters, Tom caught a 36” Northern Pike, had a good size Musky get off after making an acrobatic jump, and Jen did catch a Muskie. 5th & final day had them contending with a severe cold front with high winds & heavy rains. They stuck it out until about 3:30PM catching some fish and having a few “MONSTER” follows in new fishing areas, which will add to the log of fishing spots they have developed over the years.

Jeff & Kathy Bernel from LaPorte, IN returned for their 2nd consecutive year. 1st day they caught 12 nice Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day both caught some great Smallmouth Bass enjoying a nearly perfect weather day. 3rd day & 4th days were very similar catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass and learning the value of leeches, saying that when all else fails the leeches will always produce Smallmouth Bass. Jeff had the biggest Smallmouth of the trip landing a 17.5” large Smallmouth. They also really enjoy the wilderness atmosphere that surrounds them when fishing at Fireside Lodge and were touched by a surprise bottle of wine arranged by their daughter Laurel. Jeff & Kathy left already looking forward to next year as they made their reservations for the same dates before departing.

Mike & Zack Gerulski from Huntington Woods, MI were making their ___ father & son trip with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day had these two catching 13 Northern Pike up to 32” and 2-16” Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was another great Northern Pike day catching a lot of fish, both missed a big Pike & Zack caught a big 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day was a very cold windy day with heavy rain that brought had then at the dock before noon. They caught a few fish and some zz’s &attempted a fish later however were pushed in by Thunderstorms & wind. They did catch 4 Pike & several Smallmouth Bass & Zack lost the Smallmouth of a lifetime after his hook broke at the shank leaving him only with the jig head & the stump of the hook. 4th & final day had them portaging Smallmouth Bass doing well with Zack catching a 17.5”er & then returned to Little Vermilion Lake to catch some nice Northern Pike. Both had another great trip full with father & son memories & hope to return in 2014.

Paul Miller from Kearney, NE was visiting us for his 1st time. 1st day Paul caught some nice Northern Pike and had many follows. 2nd day he had fun catching some Northern Pike and landed a 32” Muskie, his first ever. He also did a great job of taking video of his catch. 3rd day brought on a severe cold front with heavy rain and after catching a few Northern Pike Paul called it quits just before noon, had lunch and took a long nap. 4th & final day Paul caught his 2nd Muskie along with some nice Northern Pike. The story of the day was when he hung a retro lure in a tree, which was given to him by Bill Milburn below called a Woods Doodler. In an attempt to retrieve the lure he got 4 others stuck so he came back to the lodge & had to borrow my tree limber to get this very special out of circulation lure. Another guest, Bill Goodwin above, was kidding Paul about his new Nebraska fishing rod. Paul had a great time and we hope to see him back here with his best fishing buddy, his son.

Grandfather Jim Herndon with Grandson Benjamin were fishing at Fireside Lodge for there 1st time. 1st day they caught a few Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was off to a Northern Pike portage lake. & had a ball catching 26 Northern Pike. 3rd day they portaged trying to catch Muskie but the Musky just were not cooperating. It was not for lack of effort as they fished hard all day having a few follows. That’s Muskie fishing for ya. 4th & final day was planned for fishing the upper arm of Little Vermilion Lake so the could view and eagles nest and spend some time at Twin Falls. They did exactly that plus caught some nice Northern Pike & a few Smallmouth Bass. Great memories made between Grandfather & Grandson & thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend special time together.

Father Bill & son Ben Milburn from Conway, AR were fishing in Canada & at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time. 1st day they caught a dozen Smallmouth Bass, 2 Pike & Bill caught an 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day faced with a severe cold front & heaved rain they still caught 10 Smallmouth Bass & Ben landed the fish of his life & his 1st Muskie ever measuring at a huge 42.25”. WOW, what a great fist Musky catch. 3rd day they had a BIG day catching 32 Smallmouth Bass & 3 Northern Pike. 4th day was a very large day literally as Ben caught a 35.5” Northern Pike and a Master Anglers Award Muskie measuring 44.5” along with a bunch of other Pike. WOW, these are two guys that never fish for Northern Pike or Muskie. When you think things could not get any better the 5th & final day proved to be spectacular as Ben hooked & landed a GIANT 43” Northern Pike. The unfortunate happening was after measuring this Pike as Ben was about to lift it up, the fish gave a violent surge and jumped clear over the side of the boat & darted off. Great Memories & Great fun had by this father and son & thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for you first Canadian Wilderness Fishing Adventure.

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Hot Lures: Mepps, Blue Fox Spinner, Leeches, Sinking Worm, Zacks Bass Zapper, Floating Rapala, Woods Doodler,

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 1-19.5”, 3-19”, 4-18.5”, 3-18”, Northern Pike 2-40”, 1-39”, Muskie, 1-42.5”, 1-42.25”, 2-39”

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos for 7/20 to 8/3 2014

Ladies Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Jill
Ladies Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Jill
19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill
19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bill
Catch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Wacky Worms at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Wacky Worms at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
19.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom Nayder
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom Nayder
Trophy Smallmouth Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Leah Bezin
Trophy Smallmouth Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Leah Bezin
Kent Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Kent Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
18.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
18.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
20.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
20.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19.5" Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Tommy at Fireside Lodge Canada
19.5" Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Tommy at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Henry
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Henry
Terrific Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Joe Bergen
Terrific Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Joe Bergen
Fishing Pink for Big Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fishing Pink for Big Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
 BIG Northern Pike by Kent Williams Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike by Kent Williams Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Big 36-inch Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Big 36-inch Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Brothers Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Brothers Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
10-year Old Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
10-year Old Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
30-inch Lake Trout by Dominick Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
30-inch Lake Trout by Dominick Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/20 to 8/3 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/20 to 8/3 2013

The week started out with a severe summer cold front & temps on Saturday stayed in the high 50’s for most of the day just hitting 60 for 4 hours. The Fishing slowed on that day a bit but the Big Bass were biting.

Bill & Jill Westbrook from New Philadelphia, OH returned to Fireside Lodge for Bill’s 11th & Jill’s 4th time. 1st day out Jill wasted no time catching a 16.5 & a Trophy 18” Smallmouth on her first two fish & both ended up catching 12 Smallmouth Bass and 10 nice size Northern Pike. 2nd day they had a big Smallmouth Bass day catching over 30 and Bill came up with the trophy 18” Smallmouth. 3rd day was very windy bring them in a noon after catching a few fish & Bill caught a few more in the afternoon. 4th day was FABULOUS as they caught over 35 Smallmouth, most 16-17.5”. Jill caught a 19” Trophy Smallmouth Bass & Bill caught 4 Trophies 1 at 19”, 2- 18.5”, & a 18”er. WOW!!!! 5th & final day was a shorter day ending at 2:30PM to pack but they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass using ever last leech, of 48, & Bill caught another 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth. Both said they had a great trip & hope to return with their sons next year.

Returning, since 1999 for 15 consecutive years were sister & brother Leah Bezin & Tom Nayder from Berwyn & Orland Park, IL. DOA they got right to it and caught some nice Smallmouth Bass on their newfound method using sinking worms wacky style, & Tom caught a bass that could have possibly qualified as a trophy but he just threw it back. So, Tom’s new motto is when in doubt just throw it back. 1st day was windy however they produced over 25 fish, and Tom was rewarded from his throw back motto by catching a 19.5” Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was cold front conditions but the BIG Smallmouth Bass were biting. Tom caught an 18 & 18.25 “ trophy & about 14 between 16-17.5” & Leah caught 10 Smallmouth & a large Northern Pike. Their last two days were also excellent catching a lot of fish but even more exciting was finding new fishing locations. After 15 years, just in the last day as they were catching over 30 Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike, they fished in nine new spots they never fished before. Just imagine all of the other great fishing locations to be found in future years? Both had a great trip & hope to return soon.

Tim Bergen with son Joe from Orland Park, IL returned to Fireside Lodge for their 11th trip. Joe & his brother Adam were 10 when they first came. Adam could not make it as he is attending summer school. This trip was focused on Musky fishing & the first two days they made plenty of contact getting a bunch of follows & catching some Northern Pike. They had a special incident when at the end of retrieving a lure back to the boat & lifting it out of the water a aggressive Muskie took a flying stab at Joe’s lure, leaping completely over the length of their boat ending up back in the water after its tail hit the transom of the boat. They were both stunned wondering if what they saw really happened. 3rd day they caught some nice Pike, but those Muskie were still following & not being very aggressive. 4th & final day was a weather change day & the fish were on as they caught plenty of Northern Pike, Tim landing a 36”er, & Joe caught two Musky both measuring 35”. Great finish to another memorable father & son trip.

Kent Williams & Bill Black from Atlanta, GA returned to Fireside Lodge for their 10th consecutive year. 1st day was great catching 5-6 Northern Pike each and a combined total of 17 Smallmouth Bass, Kent caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth & a BIG 36” Pike. Bill had 2 BIG Northern Pike break off which was disappointing, but after a little counseling Bill was back out with Kent fishing on day 2 catching 15 Pike & 11 Smallmouth Bass. Day three had them catching 12 Pike & 10-12 Smallmouth Bass. 4th & final day they did great catching a bunch of Northern Pike & 10 Smallmouth Bass. In all they said it was their best trip ever and hope to visit us in 2014.

Jim Stalknecht from Ringwood, NJ returned with son Mike from Guthrie, IA for their 7th trip. 1st day they caught some nice pike having plenty of follows including the biggest pike they ever saw. 2nd day they had a great time trying to hunt down big fish & found some, but getting them to hit their lure was a different story. Mike had a HUGE Northern Pike, bigger than he day before, follow his lure to the boat but only turned at the end to wave goodbye with its tail. 3rd day was a torrential rain day as it came down in buckets, again having some nice Muskie follows while they caught a bunch of Northern Pike. 4th & final day they finished strong in the rain & cool temps catching 25+ Northern Pike most 28-31” up to 34” along with a few Muskie follows.

Father & son Bill & Blair Gillam returned for their 2nd year in a row and this time brought more family, Bill’s wife Claudia & Blair’s fiancée’ Charlotte Ziny from Elwood, IN, Herndon, VA, & Fairfax Station, VA. DOA first evening Claudia caught a big 30” Northern Pike & lost what Bill said was a very large fish taking Claudia’s favorite lure a Baby Torpedo. 1st day had them catching mostly Pike with Claudia again having the hot hand & the technique using the same lure. 2nd day was a windy rain out with all getting a lot of sleep. Well rested the 3rd day they did well catching Smallmouth Bass with a few Pike mixed in, & Claudia again caught the big fish being a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 4th & final day of fishing they did well catching a mix of Northern Pike & Smallmouth, & Blair had a big follow which left him with the thought of what could have been. All left enjoying their stay & discussing plans of bringing more family members next year.

Paul Barlak, Jeff Wensing, & Pat Swinger from Broadview Hts, Strongsville, & Fairview Park, OH were here for their first time. First day Pat reported back to me at the tackle shop that they had a great day & were very happy with their fishing as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & Pat caught a Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day they had high winds & still managed to catch a lot of fish & Jeff had a GIANT Muskie on and up to the boat several times but in the netting process his lure got caught up in the net as the fish slipped back in the water & swam away. Well needless to say both Jeff & Pat needed a little counseling that evening. 3rd day was as stated by Jeff at suppertime “The best outdoor day of my entire life”, & that’s from a guy that has travelled to Alaska. These guys experienced navigating two creeks, seeing a bear swim across a creek right in front of their boat, saw 3 beavers, caught 40 Northern Pike, and lost at least half that many. 4th & final day was coupled with very heavy rain & a severe cold front which limited their fishing time to about 5-hours but they still caught 15 fish leaving very thrilled with their fishing experience.

Fathers & Sons trip organized by Long time guest Rob MacKinnon included his 2 sons Robby & Tommy, Tony Castaldi with his sons Joe & Dominick from Sylvaina, OH, Matt Jacobson with son Henry, Andy Dykstra with son Charlie, & Paul Gottsacker with son Pete all from WI. First day out was fabulous as all from this crew caught fish and were at the tackle shop after supper to resupply on lures. Henry had the fish of the day up to the boat & right before an attempt to net it the fish came off. Henry & dad Matt said it was a huge Northern Pike. Henry was very excited & just glad to have had the fish on. 2nd day’s success was evident by the tackle they bought at suppertime. Everyone caught a bunch of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. Robbie caught the largest Pike at 33” and Doninick had the Biggest & most unexpected catch as while Dad Tony was trolling for pike in 15’ of water Dominick hooked & landed a huge 30” Lake Trout. The smiles tell the whole story. 3rd & final day for was terrific fishing & catching as Matt & Henry caught 31 NP & 19SM Henry landing a 19.5” Trophy, Rob, Robby, & Tommy caught over 50 NP, with Tommy catching two Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 20” & 19.5”. Tony, Joe, & Dominick caught over 50 Pike with Tony catching a 21” Trophy Smallmouth Bass & Paul & Pete caught over 35 Northern Pike. WOW, what a terrific day of fishing & all left with the biggest catch of all making “ FABULOUS” father and sons memories.

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Hot Lures: Wacky Worm. Live Leeches, Baby Torpedo, Blue Fox Spinner, Spinner Bait, Rapala Tail Dancer & Shad Rap, Mepps, Fat Rap

Catches of The Week: 21”, 20.5” 4-19.5” & numerous 18-18.5” Smallmouth Bass, 38” Northern Pike

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 7/13 to 7/20 2013

Giant 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Giant 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Fly-Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Kevin Hansen
Fly-Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Kevin Hansen
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jacob Hill
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jacob Hill
GREAT Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Ramsey
GREAT Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada by Bob Ramsey
Big Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Pat Hobson
Big Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Pat Hobson
Great Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Larry Hinshaw
Great Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Larry Hinshaw
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Larry Hinshaw
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Larry Hinshaw
Super Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Super Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada by Todd
20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada by Todd
Best Smallmouth Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Best Smallmouth Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Trophy Fishing for Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Trophy Fishing for Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st BIG Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st BIG Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Bob Ramsey
Great Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Bob Ramsey
Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great BIG Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Ron Ramsey
Great BIG Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Ron Ramsey
Chasing Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Chasing Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 36-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 36-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Water Falls in Canada
Father Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Water Falls in Canada
Father Son Traditional Northern Pike Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father Son Traditional Northern Pike Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/13 to 7/20 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/13 to 7/20 2013

Besides having some small storms moving in & out all week the weather was summer like & slightly more humid than normal, however the fishing was very good.

Brothers Jon & Jerry Mundy from La Canada, CA & Tripoli, WI, Ron Magan from Minocqua, WI, John Jursa from Hawthorne Woods, IL, & Father & son Dick & Kevin Hansen from Woodruff, WI & Belleville, IL were all here for their 1st time. After a few days on the water learning their way around they started to do well. The 2nd day Ron & Jon caught a lot of Pike while Jerry & John saw the biggest fresh water fish of their lives. 3rd day had Kevin & Dick landing 20-25 Pike up to 33”, Ron & Jon caught a few less, & John & Jerry spent most of their day chasing that huge fish they saw the day before. 4th day had most of them chasing bigger fish, had some big follows, caught fish, but no trophies. 5th day had Ron & Jon leading the pack catching over 60 Northern Pike. Kevin & Dick after supper, and some worthy discussion of fly-fishing locations which produced as Kevin landed a beauty 19.5” Trophy while fly fishing. 6th and final day was an excellent numbers day as Jerry & John caught 60 Pike & the other two boats caught between 25-30 each. Jon said some were between 30-34”. Even though the Big Trophy fish eluded this group they left saying they thoroughly enjoyed their stay with us at Fireside Lodge.

Charles Corwin & good friend Ron Tietz from El Campo & San Antonio, TX were visiting us for their 1st time. 1st day out was a learning process while catching a few fish. 2nd day had them catching about a half dozen Pike and a few Smallmouth Bass. Then the Fireside Lodge magic took over & as has happened in the past previous guest Jeff & son Jacob took Charles & Ron under their wing & had them catching a whole bunch of Northern Pike on their 3rd day, then ended up playing cards together that evening. On their 4th and final day Charles ended up fishing with Jeff & Ron with Jacob. Well Ron & Jacob had some great Smallmouth Bass action along with a few Pike, while Jeff was able to lead Charles to his first ever Muskie, a big 38” barred Musky. Great catch for Charles along with a terrific act of kindness form Jeff & son Jacob. Ron also, learned how to fly-fish during his stay & was able to use the beautiful gift his wife had given him. Both left really enjoying their stay & were talking of their future return.

Father Jeff Hill from River Forest, IL, was returning to Fireside Lodge for his 4th trip & bringing his son Jacob. These two had an absolute blast. 1st day they did terrific catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & Jacob caught his 1st ever Muskie measuring 38.5”. That’s a “LARGE” day fishing. Next day was equally good, catching over 40 Northern Pike with a few Smallmouth Bass & Jacob had another fishing feat landing a trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. In the mean time Jeff & Jacob befriended Charles & Ron (above) & ended up fishing with them for a few days, which enabled Charles & Ron to shorten their learning curve & helped them get into a bunch of Northern Pike one day. On their last they had lunch together actually switching boats with Charles fishing with Jeff & Jacob with Ron. Well Ron & Jacob had a blast hooking & catching Smallmouth Bass, Ron commenting that Jacob was a very good fisher. In the other boat Jeff & Charles accomplished another 1st, which was Charles landing his 1st ever Muskie, and beauty measuring 38.5”. Congrats to all and especially Jeff & Jacob for sharing their fishing time & knowledge to help some fellow fishermen.

Father & Son Bob & Ron Ramsey from Leavenworth, KS and Asheville, NC returned for their 9th consecutive year. This teams main purpose is to hunt down big toothy critters. Being experienced on the lake gives them knowledge needed in locating large Muskie & Northern Pike. They had 4 good days out of 5 having countless follows from bigger fish and getting some of those monsters to show up. They caught their fair share of Pike between 28 to 35”, and had some close encounters with a few very large fish. The largest Muskie landed was by Bob and it measured out at 38.5”. Besides the fishing the real reason these two are here is to enjoy some valuable father & son time together & there is no better place to do that than in a boat on a lake in the Canadian Wilderness. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend this special time together. Before departing they continued their tradition making reservations for 2014.

Best of friends Pat Hobson from Elwood, IN & Larry Hinshaw from Blue Grass, IA returned for their 7th trip. First two days they caught some Smallmouth Bass but on the 3rd day they really connected catching 32 Smallmouth Bass 14 between 14” to 17.5” & Pat landed a Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. 4th day they battled high winds but the Big Smallies were biting as they landed 15 nice Big Smallmouth Bass & Pat caught a HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 20”. Next day they ventured into some new areas they never fished before doing very well ending up with 32 Smallmouth Bass, most leaning in the 15-16” range with a few 17”ers. 6th day had them off to a portage lake and under very windy conditions managed to catch 15 Big Smallmouth Bass with Pat landing another Master Anglers Award Trophy at 18”. 8th day was cold front conditions however they caught 17 Smallmouth Bass between 15 to 17.5” & Larry caught a Trophy at 18” and a couple of nice Pike. Not bad for a summer cold front. Final day they finished well catching 20 Smallmouth and Larry landed a Trophy Smallmouth measuring 18.5”. Both had a fabulous stay and hope to return in 2014.

Ray & Barbara Glass, from Houston, TX visited us for their 1st time. 1st day was spent catching a few fish & learning their way around. 2nd day had them catching 12 Northern Pike. 3rd day they really tuned it on catching 33 Northern Pike. 4th day had them besting the previous day again catching 35+Northern Pike. On their 5th & final day they decided to take on the challenge of targeting large Musky & Northern Pike. They did well catching some fish up to 34”, however the larger trophy fish eluded them this time. On this last day they took some time to have lunch at Twin Falls, and really enjoyed their first experience seeing this natural wonder. Both said they enjoyed their stay and Barbara in a statement the night before they left said that “when the come back”, which we certainly hope they do.

David Jewell & Todd Plumley from Pineville & Hamlin, WV., returned to enjoy our great Smallmouth Bass fishing. DOA these two got right into the Smallmouth Bass catching 32, several Pike and Todd caught a Trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. 1st full day they caught 44 Smallmouth Bass, most between 14-16.5”, several 17-17.5”, and each caught an 18” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day the caught close to 30 fish being a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd day they caught 35-40 Northern Pike & 10 Smallmouth Bass with David being the Master Anglers today landing an 18” Trophy SB. 5th & final day they were faced with high winds but they were still able to find productive areas having a great last day catching 53 Smallmouth Bass, 7 Northern Pike & Todd caught a Tiger Muskie. They both had a great time & David said they will return in 2014 with their other 2 fishing buddies Wendell & Bob.

George Carney with father-in-law Tom Miller from Madison WI retuned for their 8th consecutive year. DOA these two came out of the gate quick catching 20 Northern Pike & 5 Smallmouth Bass. 1st full day was a blast as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass 14-16”, several Northern Pike 34-36” & Tom caught a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass & a 35” Muskie. 2nd day was HUGE as they caught 52 Northern Pike & each caught a trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass. The girth on these Smallmouth were very impressive. 4th day was very tough because of high winds. 5th day was another Big Pike day as they caught every bit of 50+ Northern Pike. 6th & final day they had high winds all day but caught plenty of Smallmouth & Pike in the morning, then after a nap & supper they went to their favorite traditional last night fishing spot & finished by catching a bunch of Northern Pike. Both said the hope to see us for their 9th trip in 2014.

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Hot Lures: Sinking Worm, Creature Baits, Buzz Bait, Mepps Spinner, Burt Bait, Live Leeches, Spoons,

Catches of The Week: 3-38.5” Muskie, 2-20”, 2-19.5”, 2-19” Smallmouth Bass, 37.5” Northern Pike

Hot Flies: Popper caught 19.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 7/6 to 7/13 2013

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Will Ramsey
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Will Ramsey
Big Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Nick Ramsey
Big Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada by Nick Ramsey
Cathy Ramsey Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass
Cathy Ramsey Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for Trophy Smallmouth Bass
Jig Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Jig Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Bass Fishing is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada by Lisa
Trophy Bass Fishing is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada by Lisa
Trophy Fly Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Fly Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Connor Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Connor Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 20-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tremendous Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tremendous Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Beautiful 38.5-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Beautiful 38.5-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry
Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry
1st Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice Musky catch Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice Musky catch Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
First Northern Pike ever Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
First Northern Pike ever Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
37.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
37.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
41.5-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
41.5-inch Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Catch and Release Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Catch and Release Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Ray Heika
38.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Ray Heika

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/6 to 7/13 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/6 to 7/13 2013

It was another terrific mid-summer week in Northwest Ontario however we did have a few Thundershowers which is expected at this time of year.

The Ramsey Family father & daughter Mike & Cathy from Roseville & Sacramento, CA and father Butch with sons Will & Nick from Hillsboro OH, were returning to fish with us again. 1st day they tore them up catching a total of 76 Northern Pike. 2nd day they were faced with a cold front, which, made fishing slow during the day, but after supper, caught over 20 Smallmouth Bass on sinking worms. 3rd day was phenomenal as the group caught 200+ Northern Pike & 20+ Smallmouth Bass. Cathy caught her most ever at 17, & both Will & Nick landed BIG Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass. This was Cathy’s 1st real fishing trip so this was a record day for her as she also caught her biggest at 30”. 4th day was all about targeting bigger fish ending in good results as both Mike & Will tied each landing 35” Northern Pike, & Nick came out on top landing a nice 36” Muskie. 5th day was an all out day leaving the dock at 5:30 am to maximize their fishing time. The results was a very strong finish catching 206 Northern Pike and over 40 Smallmouth Bass, most being big including 8 Trophy Size Smallmouth Bass 18” to 19”. Will caught 4, Nick 3, & Cathy caught her 1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.25”. All had a FABULOIUS time and will be talking about the family fishing memories made at Fireside Lodge for years to come. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for your family fishing vacation.

Ron & Lisa Vincent from Sherrills Ford, NC were back for their 14th consecutive year. 1st day out these two fished like 14-year veterans catching a lot of NP & SB on a special Jig that a friend of Ron’s ties for him. 2nd day they did terrific catching over 60 fish, mostly large Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day was all about Northern Pike catching over 50. On the 4th day they were targeting Muskie & did very well. After they lost several big Muskie at boat-side during the netting process, Lisa managed to hook and land a beauty at 38.5”. She also caught several BIG SB. 5th day they did really well catching over 35 Smallies, most being big, 12 Northern Pike and a 34” Musky. 6th day Lisa guided Ron for a change & did great as they caught many Pike and Ron caught the biggest Northern Pike of his life, a 41.5” Trophy. Maybe Lisa needs to do the guiding more often? 7th day was rain however Ron & Lisa discovered the Big Smallmouth Bass are in there summer pattern being primarily in the weeds between 8-13ft deep. They caught many & all were BIG. 8th & final day was terrific as they caught over 80 Northern Pike and 6 Smallmouth Bass. Ron & Lisa come here to fish but always leave having great conversations with others & making new friends & many memories together.

Jerry & Susie Florea from Martinville, OH returned for their 2nd consecutive year. 1st day was great as they caught more fish in one day than ever before landing 28 Northern Pike. 2nd day was not about numbers however these two experienced a first ever for the 2nd day in a row as Jerry caught a HUGE 40” Muskie, his biggest to date. It was an impressive fish and the picture tells the whole story. 3rd day was cut short by a big rainstorm, and the 4th day high winds hampered everyone’s ability to fish where the wanted to fish. 5th day ended up being very active as Jerry said he was getting many fish interested in his buzz bait, however the story of the day started as Susie was leaving the lodge after breakfast saying that she probably would not see the moose she was hoping to see. I told her that she still has one more day on the water and anything can happen. Guess what, they saw two moose, a cow with her calf & the got a great photo of both together. They were very excited explaining their special story in the dinning room. Jerry & Susie had such a wonderful time that they reserved the same dates for 2014 before departing.

Father & Son Ray & Mike Heika from Inverness, IL returned for their 5th time. DOA these two caught fish right off the bat landing 10 fish within two hours. 1st day

2nd day was dedicated to Muskie without great results but not without effort as they pounded the water for 8 hours, but the Muskie just were not cooperating on this day. 3rd day was very different searching for those BIG fish as they made contact having follows, and Mike caught the fish of his life after first landing a Trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass then he hooked & landed a HUGE 42” Muskie using a Silver Rap. Then Ray got in the act catching a 38.5” Northern Pike having a large girth. Both were smiles ear to ear telling their fish stories in the lodge. 4th day had these two having a great numbers day catching Northern Pike until they got tired of catching them, then went is search of bigger fish. Mike caught a nice 17.5” Smallmouth Bass, both him and his dad had about 8 big follows and Ray caught a 33” fat Northern Pike. Both left really enjoying their time together and making another set of Father & Son memories.

Steve & Lawrence Sandler from Richmond Hill & Stouferville, ON, returned for their annual fishing trip with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day had them catch 25 fish, a combination of Northern Pike & Smallmouth. Steve said Lawrence definitely had the advantage with a Top Prop lure he was using. 2nd day was so good that they were catching fish non-stop. They just could not keep count & estimated at 80-100 Northern Pike. When I asked how many they caught at their dinning room table they said that it felt like millions. 3rd day Steve’s elbow was so soar that he asked for some fishing relief, which meant leeches. They caught 26 Smallmouth Bass & several Northern Pike. 4th day was another Millions Pike day as they caught Northern Pike all day long & seemingly at will having another 80-100 fish day. Both left having a great time catching fish, and catching up with each other as brothers. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend this special time together.

Steve & Nancy Jensen from Springfield, MO returned for their 3rd year together and Steve’s 11th time. Steve strictly is fly-fishing however Nancy for the 1st time brought a new spinning rod & reel. Well, she got a chance to break it in on their 1st day as they caught over 30 fish, Nancy landing 8 Northern Pike, and Steve also caught a 17.5 and an 18.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was a rain out with most retreating about 11 AM to noon. 3rd day found them looking for the elusive Muskie, as Steve is still looking for his 1st Fly-Fishing. The Muskie did not show up however they did catch a few Smallies & Pike. 4th & final day had them finish strong catching about 30 fish. Both had a fabulous stay with us and made reservations for 2014 before leaving.

The family of Mike, Sue, and Any Pritzl returned for the great fishing and pristine wilderness we have to offer. 1st day they went out & caught 35 Smallmouth Bass most being 15-16” with a few 17”+. Before fishing on their 2nd day Sue had a goal of sighting a Moose so her & Mike went looking after breakfast and within 20 minutes saw a moose. Mike is hired as a Moose guide! After getting a few viewing moments it was off to fish Musky for Mike & Andy. After getting many follows and no takers, they fished for Smallmouth Bass between 3-5:30PM catching 25-30 nice fish. 3rd & final day was a very strong finish as the caught well over 70 Northern Pike. WOW, what a great day of fishing & catching. All left enjoying their stay in anticipation of their next.

Mark McDermotte with son Connor from Chicago, IL returned for Mark’s 6th trip, Connor’s 2nd. First day was gangbusters as they caught over 50 Northern Pike and several really big Smallmouth Bass with Connor landing a Trophy over 18”. 2nd & 3rd days they were in search of Big fish having tons of follows & catching a fair share of 28 to 36” Northern Pike. 4th day was another numbers day as the caught well over 60 Northern Pike up to 32”. 5th & final day was spent Trophy hunting for toothy critters. Well, they made plenty of contact seeing a bunch of BIG fish and catching some in the 30-36” class. After supper that evening they hit a pre-storm bite that Mark never experienced before having fish all over their lures. If fact a Muskie leaped out of the water after a lure Mark had already removed from the water. Both left having a GREAT father & son trip making reservations for 2014 before departing.

Friends Mike Kamp from Chicago, IL, Chris Cusick from Bolingbrook, IL Tony Weber from LaFayette, IN and Ken Benkeser from Clover, SC returned for their 5th visit

with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st full day of fishing they took out 6-dozen leeches between them & caught a Smallmouth Bass for every leech along with several NP. That’s between 60-70 Smallies. 2nd day was very rainy and they were at the dock by 11:00AM. 3rd day had Ken & Tony catching over 50 Pike while Mike & Chris Musky hunted getting lots of action & Chris caught a 38.5” Muskie. 4th day the roles were reversed with almost the same results. Mike & Chris caught over 50 Pike and Tony just about landed a Trophy Muskie, upper 40” range, but flopped out of the net leaving only Tony’s lure. Ken did land a Trophy 20” Smallmouth Bass. After some psychiatric care for Tony and a little pep talk the following morning Tony & Mike went back to chase those Muskie with some success, but Trophy Musky Tony lost the day before did not show. All had a GREAT trip & can’t wait to return.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Super Shad Rap, Senko, Blue Fox Spinner, White Custom Hair Jig

Hot Flies: EP Perch, Clouser Red/White, Harry Fodder Black Leech

Catches of The Week: 41” Northern Pike, 38.5” Musky, 20” Smallmouth Bass

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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Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 6/29 to 7/6 2013

Great Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry
Great Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Jerry
Ladies Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Wanda
Ladies Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Wanda
Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Wanda Miller in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Wanda Miller in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Ladies Rule Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Rule Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fly-Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Lodges Canada
Ladies Fly-Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Lodges Canada
Great Muskie Fish at Fireside Lodge Canada by Marilyn Foos
Great Muskie Fish at Fireside Lodge Canada by Marilyn Foos
Ladies Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Helen Knowles
Ladies Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Helen Knowles
Fishing BIG Tiger Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fishing BIG Tiger Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Muskie by Steve Mason Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Muskie by Steve Mason Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike Fishing at is best at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike Fishing at is best at Fireside Lodge Canada
Family Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada
Family Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada
Ladies Fishing Large Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fishing Large Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada is a Blast by Helen Knowles
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada is a Blast by Helen Knowles
Double Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Double Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/29 to 7/6 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/29 to 7/6 2013

Talk about GREAT weather and how about the Fishing! It was GRRRRREAT!

Jerry & Wanda Miller from Erwin, TN returned to Fireside Lodge for Jerry’s 18th year. Thrilled to be here to enjoy the surroundings & lakeside cabin they were also here to catch Smallmouth Bass & they got right to it catching 15 the 1st day and 25+ on both the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th days, which was all top-water fishing for Jerry while Wanda stuck with a leech, & most were between 15 to 17.5”. 5th Day was super as they caught 35-40 Smallmouth Bass all between 14-17.5”. The next two days were 40+ Smallmouth Days with most being large fish & Jerry caught two Master Angler Award Smallmouth Bass between 18-18.75” & Wanda caught three trophy Smallmouth Bass, two at 18” & one huge 19” beauty. Besides the fishing these two quit and are back at their cabin every day by 3-3:30 in the afternoon, enjoy a little rest & then spend the rest of the evening either on their cabin deck or on our new on the water lakeside deck. They both had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and left with some great memories and are already looking forward to their visit in 2014.

Joe & Marilynn Foos from Alpharetta, GA returned for their 5th consecutive year. 1st day they went out and just hammered the Northern Pike, catching so many Joe said that they could have caught all they wanted & it was just a matter of how long they wanted to fish. After catching so many Pike they decided to focus on Smallmouth Bass the rest of the week and did very well catching 30 + Smallmouth on several days & the rest fell somewhere between 20-30 Smallies. They did catch some Pike fishing for Bass & a very exciting event happened when Marilynn tied into a big Musky on Bass tackle. The fish gave her a great fight but Marilynn stuck with it even after stumbling on the boat seat actually ending up sitting on the boat floor. She was able to keep her rod up and kept reeling still applying tension & managing to land this Muskie. Joe held it for her as they took a nice fish photo of a great fishing memory together. They also enjoyed the wilderness & a few lake swims. They had a wonderful trip & reserved their dates for 2014 before departing.

Long time guests Jack & Steven Starnes from Wise & Duffield, VA were back for their 9th traditional father & son trip. They did very well catching anywhere from 30 to over 100 Smallmouth Bass every day & the Northern Pike fishing was also great. On a few days they managed to land 40 to 50 Pike and a few other days 20-30 toothy critters. The one special day that stood out was one of the lower fish numbers day. On this memorable fishing day they were musky fishing all day and ended up hooking up on 11 Muskie and Landing 9 all between 30-41-inches. WOW!!!!!, that’s a phenomenal Muskie fishing day which any Musky fisher would be thrilled to experience of a lifetime. Both left having a super trip and reserved their dates for 2014.

First Time guests Glen & Amy Marks from Middletown, CA & Glen’s sister Claudia Kanne from Durango, CO. were here to discover & take in the total experience as they have never been fishing in Ontario before. 1st day they did well catching fish and learning. Big feat was Claudia catching a very large Smallmouth Bass Fly-Fishing. Next day was fabulous as they caught over 35 Northern Pike & lost nearly as many. 3rd day was a special event day as in an attempt to have Amy catch some Smallmouth Bass Glen rigged up a lite weight rod with 6lb line, a bobber & an imitation leech. Well food is food to a fish so a Northern Pike decided to eat Amy’s leech & the fight was on. After the fish went under the boat several times, flopped out of the net & almost got hung in the motor, Amy was able to land this very large 36” Pike. Mike & Jennie (below) came over to assist & took a great photo of all three with Amy’s Pike. Day 4 had Claudia in the lime lite, as she was able to land a 38” Northern Pike on a #4 weight fly rod on a leech pattern fly. WOW!! What a great accomplishment. 5th day they again did well catching close to 30 Pike and on the final day in Glen’s quest to catch a Musky Amy & Claudia decided to guide Glen around since he was doing this for them the last 5 days. Goal for the day was a Muskie for Glen. After several hard strikes & 1 big fish lost do to his line breaking, Glen hooked into a large fish casting Salmo Pike lure into a rocky point with a good drop off. After a very good fight Glen landed a Trophy fish but not a Muskie. It was a HUGE 40” Lake Trout. Fabulous way to end a memorable family fishing trip.

Mike Heinl and Jennie Carso from Pittsburgh, PA were here to fish enticed by our weekly fishing reports & fishing video. These two were like old pros catching 35 fish the 1st day, 30SB & 5NP. Second day was over 20 SB & NP but also saw some big toothy critters follow their lures. 3rd day was another over 20 fish day but it started with a special event in the early morning for Mike as he viewed a Bull Moose come down to the lake & swing across a narrows. That’s a catch Mike was not expecting. 4th day started much the same way but in a different bay & Mike again was able to have the good fortune of seeing a Moose. It stayed around for a long while Mike looked again in awe at such a spectacular sight. He took some video and enjoyed the moment. This was also a great fishing day as they caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike winding up with close to 35 fish. 5th day was dedicated to Muskie fishing for over 12 hours. Mike said they had a very good day hooking several, seeing 30-40 fish, many very large, and landing one. Now they know where some big Musky live. Final day they finished very strong landing over 60 Northern Pike, and losing half that many. They left very excited about the fishing & learning experience, also having met some wonderful people. Mike said he intends on visiting us for two weeks in 2014.

First time visitors of Fireside Lodge were father & son Rex & Dick Stentz from Powell, OH & West Chester, PA. These two were focused on Big Muskie & Northern Pike with a preference for Musky. They started out of the gate quickly catching several nice Northern Pike, Dick caught a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass & Rex had the catch of the day with a BIG 41.5-inch Tiger Musky, setting the Musky bar pretty high. Over the next 3 days they could not break the 41.5” Muskie but had a lot of fun trying. They had fun exploring the news waters, discussing fish location, lure type, presentation, & fishing techniques with other guests at suppertime. They caught some nice Northern Pike during the rest of their stay & most of all made another memorable set of father and son fishing memories together. Thanks for choosing us to do so.

Steve Mason from Burlington, ON is the organizer of the Brewers group who has been taking an annual fishing trip together for many years. Also from Ontario were Helen from Fergus, Joel from Toronto, Travis Audet from St Louis, MO, Roy Zancanella & John Algya from Golden, CO, and Eric Warner from Houston, TX with his two sons Ian also from Houston and Aidan from Greeley, CO. Great fishing is what this group had for their 1st day ever on Little Vermilion Lake System. Steve & Travis led the pack catching 41 Northern Pike, Eric, Adan, & Ian caught over 20, with Helen & Joel landing 10 fish, however Helen caught the Big fish of the day, a 35” Pike, and both her & Joel had two big fish bite them off. 2nd day had Helen & Joel catching 43 with 8 doubles & Steve & John caught 34 Northern Pike. 3rd day was a hunt for BIG fish targeting Muskie with great results as Steve caught his 1st ever Musky at 38.5”; with Helen right behind catching a 38” Tiger Musky & a 35.5” barred Muskie. 4th day was the groups traditional contest day with the results being Travis getting the most fish award with 23 Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, Ian caught the biggest Smallmouth Bass, Joel & Adan tied for the biggest Northern Pike at 33” & Joel got the BIG Muskie prize landing a beauty measuring 40”. Also, Adan while trolling for BIG Musky caught a huge 34” Lake Trout, which is a great, catch even though it did not qualify for a prize. All left having a fabulous time & are already trying to coordinate dates for their 2014 fishing trip.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Facebook

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Hot Lures: Torpedo, Pop-R, Chug-Bug, Blue Fox Spinner, Pointer Minnow, X-Rap, Sinking Worm, Live Leeches, and Gulp Alive

Hot Flies: Streamers, Leech Pattern

Catches of The Week: 19.5” Smallmouth Bass many 18-19.25”, 40” Muskie, 41.5” Tiger Musky, 40” Lake Trout, 40.5” Northern Pike

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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http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 6/22 to 6/29 2013

Ladies Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Canada Lodge by Angie Bostic
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Canada Lodge by Angie Bostic
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Brent Bostic
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Brent Bostic
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Muir
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Mike Muir
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Rodney Osborne Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Rodney Osborne Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada Lodge by Wayne Osborne
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada Lodge by Wayne Osborne
My 1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada by Tyler Osborne
My 1st Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada by Tyler Osborne
Ladies Trophy Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Trophy Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Double BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Double BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Angie Bostic
Great Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Angie Bostic
1st Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tyler Osborne
1st Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tyler Osborne
Trophy 41.5" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 41.5" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Muskie Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Leon Robbins
1st Muskie Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Leon Robbins
Many Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Biggest Personal Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Biggest Personal Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom Sweet
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Tom Sweet
Walleye fishing at Fireside Lodge by Leon Robbins in Canada
Walleye fishing at Fireside Lodge by Leon Robbins in Canada
Huge Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Ollie Waldeck
Huge Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada by Ollie Waldeck

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/22 to 6/29 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/22 to 6/29 2013

After starting out the first few days with very nice weather we kept getting T-Storms come in and out for the last half of the week. However this only affected the time on the water not the fishing success.

Angie & Brent Bostic from Hurricane, WV returned for their 5th time. Experience pays off as their first day was great catching 48 Northern Pike & 3 Smallmouth Bass at 2 were trophy bass. Next 2 days they caught 21 & 36 Smallmouth Bass with two being 18”, and the rest were all 16.5 to 17.5”. Their 4th day was their best day Smallmouth Bass fishing when it comes to quality. They caught 35 Smallmouth with only three being 15-16.5” & all the rest were 17” or larger. 10 Qualified for trophy size ranging from 18 to 19”. 5th day was a portage over to Closs Lake & they caught 17 Big Smallmouth, including 5 Master Anglers Award Trophy Bass. Next day had them catching 30 Smallmouth Bass between 15 to 17.5 inches & the 7th day they caught 63 Smallmouth Bass including 18 Trophy Smallmouth Bass between 18” to 19” and only 10 under 17”. WOW, what a “FABULOUS” day fishing for Smallmouth Bass. 8th day had them catching 27 Smallmouth Bass & another 5 Master Anglers Award Trophies. Their 9th day had them catching 53. In all they caught 316 Smallmouth Bass with 47 being Trophy size between 18-19.5”, 75 Pike & 1 Muskie. That is one fabulous fishing trip and hope to see these two for their 6th time.

Straight from a Guests, Kevin Marks, email:

Our group this year was the largest ever in terms of numbers. The 14 of us (Kevin Marks, Hebron, KY; Mike Strohl, Indian Trail, NC; Mike Muir, Knoxville, TN; Jay Lind, Matthews, NC; Andrew Hurdman, Chester, NJ; Tom Hurdman, Jacksonville, FL; Jim & Dylan Graham, Morningview, KY; Wayne, Rodney & Tyler Osborne, Ryland Heights, KY, Scott Carson, Dry Ridge, KY; Tom O’Neill Raymond,NH and Bob Bove, Cincinnati, OH) had an outstanding time. We managed to land a few fish in the 3 and ½ days at the lodge, totaling approximately 2,400 pike, smallies and muskies. You didn’t mis-read that! Some highlights include Jim Graham boating ten Master Angler smallmouth bass from 18 to 20.5 inches. Mike Muir and Mike Strohl both added another three Master Anglers smallies each. All six were 19 inches. Tom Hurdman caught his first musky this year, boating a 38-inch fish. Tom O’Neill, a first-time fisherman landed 60 fish on the last day of our trip, bringing his personal weekend total to 167 pike and smallmouths. The trip ended with a treat from Mother Nature, when we all got to see some moose along the side of the Trans Canadian Highway, including a spring born baby who could still stand beneath her mother.

Thanks again for sharing Fireside Lodge with us. We will be back before you know it, in search of more fish, bigger fish, and some great quality time with friends and family.

Brothers Mike & Jim McDonough from Pinetop, AZ and Rescue, CA returned for their 2nd time fishing at Fireside Lodge. Mike & Jim’s goal when they arrived is to catch a BIG fish. DOA before supper Mike caught a 36” Pike to start off the trip, his personal best. 1st day they had a fabulous day catching a lot of Northern Pike up to the 32” range and Mike caught his using a Pike imitation lure. 2nd & 3rd days had these two looking for Muskie, hitting the jackpot on day three, as after having a lot of action hooked up on 4 and landed 3 Muskie. All were good size Musky in the 30-38” area and one was 42-45-inches but they never got a accurate measurement as when Jim picked the fish up out of the net it gave such a hard head shake that Jim just let it go into the water as to avoid damaging the fish or his hand. 4th day was tough as very high winds made it difficult to fish anywhere however on their 5th final day they did well catching Northern Pike and both brothers went home catching their biggest Pike ever. Upon departure they said they will see us again in 2015.

Return guests Jeff Chisholm & Alan Plaxton brought some friends this year Bud McLean & David Galloway all from the Greater Toronto Area & were here to strictly fly-fish for Smallmouth Bass. DOA they went out and caught 6-7 nice Smallmouth bass each. Next day was great as Jeff & David caught over 30 very large Smallmouth Bass, some pushing over 5lbs plus & 15 pike while Alan & Bud caught 16 BIG Smallmouth, several Northern Pike, & Alan caught his 1st ever Muskie. 2nd day had Alan & Bud catching over 30 Smallmouth while the team of Jeff & David caught 25+. They all said most of the bass were big, 15-17”. On their 3rd and final day they faced high winds, which is a challenge for any fisher let alone a fly-fisher. They still managed about 12-15 Smallmouth per boat and were very satisfied. Alan & Bud have travelled many places throughout the world to fly fish and paid us a very high compliment saying that Fireside Lodge ranked among the top places to fly-fish that they have ever visited. They thought the travel to Fireside was comparatively easy,

fishing is great, and the accommodations & service excellent and beyond expectations. They left planning dates for 2014.

Long time guest Leon Robbins & nephew Troy Reed from Yadkinville & Winston-Salem, NC were back to enjoy the great fishing we have at Fireside Lodge. These two had and absolute ball catching fish and conversing with other guests. 1st day they had 10 Smallmouth Bass (SB) & 61 Northern Pike (NP), 2nd day 12SB 28NP, 3rd day 14SB, 4th day 1SB 11NP, 1 Lake Trout 31” & 7 Walleye 20-23” and this was even after a T-storm delay between 12 noon and 4:30PM. On their 5th and final day they finished strong catching 75 Northern Pike & 1 Smallmouth Bass. Despite the fact that they were driven off the lake two different days because of T-Storms, they caught 225 fish in 5 days between the two of them, and no one had more fun doing so than Leon & Troy. They made new a few new Fireside Lodge friends and were planning for next year before the end of their last day.

Bob & Ollie Waldeck from Cotter, AR were back for their 2nd year in a row ready to continue the process of learning more of our lake system. 1st day these two caught a lot of Northern Pike with a few Smallmouth, Ollie catching a BIG 36” Northern Pike on their 2nd day. 3rd day had them catching 17 fish while losing 5, nearly all being Smallmouth Bass. They were hoping the Smallmouth would start feeding aggressively on the rocks, which is typical about a week after spawning. This started to happen on their 4th day as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass on rock structures with Crayfish crank baits. 4th day was also great as they caught 26 nice Smallmouth Bass along with a few Northern Pike. 5th day was all about catching Northern Pike & did they ever landing 35+ & Bob said they lost nearly as many. 6th final day was another record day for these two as they caught 36 Smallmouth Bass between 14-17”, which is their personal best ever. Very strong finish and they ended their trip by making reservations for 2014.

Thomas Seitz, Ray Baldwin, & father son Mark & Tom Sweet from Ohio were here for their first time. These four had a FABULOUS start for 1st timers as on DOA they got into Northern Pike with Tom landing a fat 38”er, Mark caught a huge 41.5” Tiger Muskie & Ray caught a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. 1st full day was full of action & as a group they caught well over 100 Northern Pike. WOW, what a terrific first two days. 2nd day had them catching a lot of medium to smaller Pike. 3rd day they went Musky Hunting & did well in most Muskie fishers opinion as they hooked 4 landed 1 and Tom again caught a BIG fat Pike at 36”. Next day we all spent some time discussing location & presentations for mid size to larger Pike and it paid off as they caught lot of Northern Pike 28 to 34” using suspending stick baits that run 5-7feet. The key was working the lure to act as a dying fish. 5th & Final day was a bit of a rain out as after getting chased off the lake twice by T-Storms they gave it up, as they had no dry clothes left. All left having a terrific fishing trip and hope to return.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: Glidin’ Rap, X-Rap, Husky Jerk, Blue Fox Spinner, Sinking Worm, Pike Stick Bait, Spinner

Hot Flies: Poppers, Various Steamers, Wooly Buggers

Catches of The Week: 316 Smallmouth Bass including 47 Trophy Bass 18-19.6” by 2 people in 10 days, 41.5” Tiger Muskie, 40” Northern Pike

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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http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fireside Lodge Fish Photos 6/15 to 6/22 2013

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Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaTrophy Master Anglers Smallmouth Bass Fishing CanadaFly-Fishing for Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly-Fishing for Large Trophy Smallmouth Bass is CanadaTrophy 20-icnh Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass by Paul Capecchi Fishing in CanadaNice BIG Musky caught at Fireside Lodge CanadaMonster Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaCatch and Release Trophy Muskie at Fireside Lodge CanadaTiger Musky are Fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly-Fishing for Northern Pike is Great at Fireside Lodge CanadaTerrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Northern Pike Fishing by Rob Delamatre at Fireside Lodge CanadaMany BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaNorthern Pike are BIG Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaFabulous Walleye Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Trophy Master Anglers Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada
Trophy Master Anglers Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada
Fly-Fishing for Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly-Fishing for Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly-Fishing for Large Trophy Smallmouth Bass is Canada
Fly-Fishing for Large Trophy Smallmouth Bass is Canada
Trophy 20-icnh Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 20-icnh Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by 12-year old Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Paul Capecchi Fishing in Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Paul Capecchi Fishing in Canada
Nice BIG Musky caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice BIG Musky caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
Monster Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Monster Trophy Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch and Release Trophy Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch and Release Trophy Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tiger Musky are Fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tiger Musky are Fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly-Fishing for Northern Pike is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly-Fishing for Northern Pike is Great at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing by Rob Delamatre at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing by Rob Delamatre at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike are BIG Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike are BIG Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
BIG Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Fabulous Walleye Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fabulous Walleye Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/15 to 6/22 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/15 to 6/22 2013

Weather was fabulous this week and the water levels are good. As for the fishing it was “FABULOUS”!

Dan Szkola from Sugar Grove, IL and best friend Dan Landbo from S. Elgin, IL returned for their 10th trip. On their DOA & first day they caught 41 Northern Pike, 10 Walleye 20-24”, 9 –Smallmouth Bass & 1 Musky. Great start. 2nd day was “FABULOUS” as they caught 106 Pike, 8 Smallmouth Bass with Dan catching 3 trophies at 18”, 18.75”, & 19.25, but the best fish of the day was a trophy Tiger Musky caught by Dan measuring 45.5” making a record fishing day for Dan. Monday was all about Smallmouth Bass, catching 60 most 15 to 17.5 with Dan getting another 18”er & Tuesday was all about Northern Pike landing 85, and losing a bunch while top-water fishing, and having a ball watching the Pike hit their lures about three feet in the air. Last day they finished strong catching 6 Smallmouth Bass, each catching a trophy 18”er, and 159 Northern Pike. As they left I took their traditional picture in front of the tackle shop as they made reservations for 2014.

Fly-Fishers Bill Rasbach, Charlie Walton, Kevin Zak, & Wayne Paskey from Ft Meyers, FL, Hudson, OH, Brookline, MA, & Coon Rapids, MN returned for Bill’s 10th year, Charlie’s 3rd, & the first time for Kevin & Wayne. First day was productive catching Smallmouth Bass with Bill & Kevin catching close to 30 & Bill landed a trophy 19”er. Another day had them Fly-Fishing for Northern Pike catching 75plus fish between 24 to 30-inches. Being knowledgeable fly-fishers they were patience in hoping for the Smallmouth Bass to come up shallow where they would be more accepting to poppers. Well they finally did & they caught bunch between 14-19”. You could tell by the smiles of success on their faces that the Smallies were hitting on the surface. On their second to last day they caught about 30 fish per boat, half Pike & Smallmouth & Kevin landed a Trophy Smallmouth measuring 19”. Last day was blast catching many Smallmouth Bass on surface poppers. All left very pleased with Bill so sure of his return next year that he left his fly rods to avoid shipping charges.

Larry Beard from Erwin, TN returned with nephew Jon from Virginia Beach, VA & good friends OC Templeton from Gate City, VA, Tony David from Big Stone Gap, VA, John Hook from Jonesborough, TN and father & sons John, Wendel, & Wesley Davidson from Dungannon & Lebanon, VA. Within hours of arrival OC, & Tony caught their 1st Northern Pike ever. And by the end of their first full day of fishing this entire group all caught their first Northern Pike ever plus 25-50 more. At the end of the day the total tally was 335, plus or minus, Northern Pike plus Larry & Jon caught a Trophy Smallmouth bass each and Tony & Wendel each caught their first ever Muskie. It was so on fire for a while that Tony caught 5 Pike on 5 casts with a Buzz Bait. During their 5 days stay they had another day of catching over 300 Northern Pike. John Hook took OC & Tony walleye fishing on separate days both with fabulous results. One day they caught 25 Walleye all being between 20 to 28” & another day 26 were caught with a 6lber taking top billing. For two days 6 members of the group concentrated on Smallmouth Bass fishing catching well over 70 one day and over 80 on the other day. A lot of these were very big smallmouth and if fact the group accounted for 29 Master Angler Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass between 18-19.5”. Larry also caught the biggest Muskie or the trip at 37”. 6 of the fellows, having never been to Canada fishing before enjoyed the fishing and all that came with it like the wildlife, seeing Moose, Eagles and many other animals a birds/waterfowl, had their first ever shore lunch, and realized the value of our remoteness at Fireside Lodge. All had a “FABULOUS” time and intend on returning sometime in the future.

John & Mary Ann Lugibill from Columbus Grove, OH were referred to us by long time guest Bill Aulenbach. 1st day they caught some Northern Pike and a great big Lake Trout. All week these two did very well catching Northern Pike in the 27 to 34-inch range. One day John lost what he thought was a big fish just by the way the fish stayed down, shook it’s head and gave a very strong run. So him and Mary Ann returned to that spot on their last day. Before too long Mary Ann hooked into a good fish, which ended up being the big fish of the week. After a 10-minute battle Mary Ann perfectly led a 47” Tiger Muskie into the cradle, and John did a great job netting this monster of a fish. They also got a great assist from guests Jack & Pat Gangler as they were fishing in the area and helped take pictures & released this magnificent Trophy. Everyone in the dinning rom congratulated Mary Ann at suppertime for her once in a lifetime catch. John & Mary Ann left having a wonderful stay.

Pat & Jack Gangler from Aurora, IL who were on the spot to help John & Mary Ann above are long time guests from our first year. During their 5-day stay they caught a lot of Northern Pike & Smallmouh Bass. Jack and his son Pat have been on this traditional father & son Canadian fishing trip for over 25-years. They were breaking in their newly purchased boat, christening it with many fish throughout the week. Both enjoyed another stay with us at Fireside Lodge a hope to return.

Phil Spahr and his two sons Brad & Greg with their two sons, Phil’s grandsons Steven & Christopher were all back for Phil’s 15th fishing trip to Fireside Lodge. 1st day Phil’s tenure showed through as the group caught 48 Northern Pile and 2 Smallmouth as Christopher, on his 1st trip, caught a Trophy 20” Smallmouth Bass. Next day was Muskie fishing & they did great landing 4, the largest being a 38” clear Muskie. They had two other great fishing days one catching 77 Northern Pike with a few Smallies and their last day they landed 49 Pike with 2 Smallmouth Bass. The week was full of fun and many lodge conversations about fishing, wildlife, and life itself. Special catches of the week were 12-year old Christopher & Steven landing Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass at 20, and 18-inches & the 38” Muskie by Grandpa Phil. In addition to all the great fishing, this three generations group enjoyed the wilderness we have, and being that it was Greg & Christopher’s first trip they were in awe of what was available in wildlife & birds in the area. All left with sadness that their long awaited trip was over but said it was time to plan for next year. Hope to see them all again in 2014.

Long time 10 year guests, Rob Delamatre & Al Fishhaber from Sandusky & Northwood, OH were here again to chase those toothy critters. These two had an absolute ball every day chasing & catching a bunch of Northern Pike and landing a few nice Muskie. A few of their best days had them catching over 150 and 70 Northern Pike. The other days they targeted larger fish, one day catching 30 pike over 30” with some smaller fish mixed in, & another day had them catching 24 between 30-39.5 inches. Rob caught the 39.5” Pike which was a brute. They also missed many fish and saw a lot of follows. Both said every year is different having new experiences, this being no exception, and they are already looking forward to what 2014 will bring.

Father & Son Paul & Tony Capecchi from Inver Grove Hgts, MN were back for their 11th consecutive year spending fathers day together. DOA & 1st day they caught 140 Pike, 10 Smallmouth Bass (2 trophy size), having 13 doubles, & Tony landed a 37” Muskie plus saw 2 Moose. Next day Muskie fishing they caught 2, biggest being 38”. 3rd day had them catching 45 Pike, 5 Smallmouth Bass, 2 being trophy size. 4th day they caught 105 Northern Pike, 9 Smallmouth Bass, & 3 Musky plus saw 4 rainbows on the lake. 5th day the portaged to a canoe lake catching 53 Pike in a half-day then caught 35 Northern Pike, 1 Musky & 8 Smallmouth Bass in the main lake. On the 6th and final day they caught 85 Northern Pike, 3 Bass, and 2 Muskie, & ended their trip with a traditional double Pike catch. made reservations for father’s day in 2014.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Shad Rap, Buzz Bait, Sinking Worm, Beatle Spin, In-Line Spinner

Hot Flies: Sneaky Pete, Woolly Bugger, Nymphs, Deceiver

Catches of The Week: Tiger Muskie 47.5”, 45.5” Smallmouth Bass 22”, 20” Many 18-19.5”, Northern Pike 39.5”, Muskie 38”

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fireside Lodge Fish Photos from 6/8 to 6/15 2013

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Trophy 22-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaFishing Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaTerrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaFather & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaBig Smallmouth Bass in Canada Fishing at Fireside LodgeMonster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaHuge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaFishing Fireside Lodge in Canada for Trophy Class Smallmouth BassFirst Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeGiant Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeNorthern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is GreatBig Spring Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaNorthern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is GreatHUGE Spring Lake Trout Fishing for Northern Pike in CanadaLake Trout Fishing for Smallmouth in Canada
Trophy 22-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 22-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Fishing Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Fishing Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Father & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Father & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Big Smallmouth Bass in Canada Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Big Smallmouth Bass in Canada Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Fishing Fireside Lodge in Canada for Trophy Class Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Fireside Lodge in Canada for Trophy Class Smallmouth Bass
First Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
First Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Giant Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Giant Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is Great
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is Great
Big Spring Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Big Spring Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is Great
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada is Great
HUGE Spring Lake Trout Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada
HUGE Spring Lake Trout Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada
Lake Trout Fishing for Smallmouth in Canada
Lake Trout Fishing for Smallmouth in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/8 to 6/15 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/8 to 6/15 2013

Except for having one heavy Thunderstorm the weather most of the week was very nice having cool nights and mornings with very pleasant days. Water temperatures are still staying cool for this time of year and weed growth is very slight. Water levels are really good and in fact high to the point we need to be careful of some floating logs when travelling down the lake.

Returning for their 7th consecutive year was the family of Don & Audrey Holesinger from Fulton, IL & son Matt from Roscoe, IL. They were here to target Smallmouth Bass and boy did they ever. First day before supper they caught well over 40, and then caught 20 more after supper. They caught a lot of Smallies 15 to 17.5” and Don caught two trophies both measuring 19, and they even managed to play cards after fishing. Second day was more about quality than quantity, catching 24 Smallmouth Bass with all being 17”plus Audrey catching three 18” trophies, and Matt caught a MONSTER trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 22-inches. Third day they went out and caught over 60 Smallmouth Bass between 14 to 17.5”. The Smallies kept them so busy they did not even get to their nightly card game. Fifth and final day had them almost toping their record day from past years as they caught 111 Smallmouth Bass before supper with most being 15 to 17.5”, and Don caught another 18” trophy. They were so worn out they did not even think of fishing after supper, as they always do, and could not even get up enough energy to paly cards. All had a FABULOUS time, and made another set of wonderful family memories. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for spending your special family time together.

Long time guests since 1993 Jack & Dorie Hires from Valparasio, IN were here for their first of two trips with us in 2013. This couple seems to make new friends every time they visit Fireside Lodge as they are very good conversationalists along with being engaging with others. Dorie became famous for her fishing feat last August as she caught two trophy Northern Pike 42 & 42.5-inches on consecutive days with help from her husband & guide Jack. This visit they caught some nice Pike & Smallmouth Bass, and to Jack’s surprise he caught 5 very sizable Lake Trout while fishing in less than 15ft of water. That along with the Smallmouth Bass still in their pre-spawn stage tells us everything about the water temps. Jack & Dorie left in tears saying goodbye to the special people they met and are looking very forward to their return visit this August.

After reading my fishing reports for many years Steve Person & Bill Birkby from Columbia, MO were here to test our waters at Fireside Lodge. DOA brought Steve 2 nice Smallmouth Bass several Northern Pike plus a surprise large 27” Lake Trout. 1st full day they learned the waters while catching a few Pike, and by days end got unto a good number of Smallmouth Bass. Next day was special as Steve caught his first ever Musky and then his second Musky both measuring 35-inches. They continued to catch fish consistently throughout the week really getting onto Smallmouth Bass on the top-water bite several times. Their last day ended that way with them having GREAT top-water Smallmouth Bass action in the morning and after supper with a lull in mid-afternoon. These two not only enjoyed the fishing but, met and enjoyed conversation with other guests, Steve being a birder and having great interest in Butterflies enjoyed identifying different species and actually found three types of butterflies he had never seen before. For those of you interested in seeing one of the Butterflies we have a picture posted on our Facebook page. Both had a very enjoyable time on their annual fishing trip, and we are glad they choose Fireside Lodge.

Long time guests Walt LaCasse & John Hietala from Minnetonka & Northfield, MN Dick Oksnanen & Jim Jones from Mabank & McKinney, TX & Ron Ditillo from Pittsburgh, PA returned for their traditional fishing trip with us at Fireside Lodge.

Experience does count as there first day fishing Walt, Dick, & Jim caught over 40 Northern Pike with Ron & John catching a lot of Smallmouth long with some Northern Pike. 2nd day they had a lot of action on Northern Pike and Walt came up with a surprise Big 30” Lake Trout. Their 3rd day was more of the same except Dick caught another 30” Lake Trout. 4th & final day Dick and John went searching for Trophy Northern Pike & Muskie while Walt & Jim intent was just to catch fish and did they ever. These two landed over 100 Northern Pike and caught some Smallmouth Bass including Jim catching a GIANT 19.5’ Trophy Smallmouth. All left having a Great time and hope to return in next year.

Guest Since 1999 Dan Mosier & Son Nathan from Lincoln, NE arrived ready to make another set of memories fishing at Fireside Lodge. 1st day these two got right to it catching a bunch of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & Nathan landed an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. 2nd and 3rd days they caught well over 20 Smallmouth Bass along with some Northern Pike and a lot of the Smallmouth fell in the 16 to 17.5” range. It was exciting fishing as most were caught on top-water poppers. When this happens you miss as many as you catch but the missed fish are just as exciting as the ones you catch. 4th day was hard for anyone to comprehend as these two caught 195 fishing total, 193 Northern Pike and 2 Big Smallmouth Bass with Dan catching a Master Anglers Award Trophy measuring 18”. WOW, what a GREAT day fishing & catching. Both were so exhausted at days end they went right to bed with Dan saying the next day he had Pike elbow from handling so many Northern Pike. 5th and final day was another terrific days fishing and in just 5.5 hours of fishing these two caught 11 Smallmouth Bass all 17 to 18”, with Dan catching another Trophy over 18”, and 51 Northern Pike. Both left having made another set of father & son memoires at Fireside Lodge and reserved their dates for 2014.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Pop-R, Chug Bug, Baby Torpedo, Spinner Bait, Live Leeches, Gulp Alive, Floating Rapala, X-Rap, Various Plastic Baits

Catches of The Week: 22” Smallmouth Bass plus 2-19.5”, 3-19”, 2-18.5”, 4-18”, Lake Trout 2 at 30” several 27-30”, Steve above catching his 1st Muskie & 1st Tiger Musky ever in the same day both 35”

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fireside Lodge Fish Photos for Week 6/1 to 6/8 2013

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Trophy Muskie Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFirst Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMaster Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaTerrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaHuge Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Fly Fishing in Ontario Canada for Smallmouth BassTrophy 46" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTiger Musky Lakes in Canada Fishing at Fireside LodgeTrophy 44" Muskie Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaGreat BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy 40-inch Northern Pike Fishing in Canada LakesGIANT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada
Trophy Muskie Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Muskie Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Terrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Huge Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing in Ontario Canada for Smallmouth Bass
Fly Fishing in Ontario Canada for Smallmouth Bass
Trophy 46" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 46" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tiger Musky Lakes in Canada Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Tiger Musky Lakes in Canada Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 44" Muskie Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 44" Muskie Fly-Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 40-inch Northern Pike Fishing in Canada Lakes
Trophy 40-inch Northern Pike Fishing in Canada Lakes
GIANT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GIANT Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada
Fly Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Ontario Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/1 to 6/8 2013

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/1 to 6/8 2013

This was a beautiful week as the temperatures were around 70F for daytime highs as about 50F for lows everyday only having rain once in the form of a heavy thunderstorm. Except for the T-Storm’s you can’t ask for much better weather.

Guests since 1995, Father & Son Alan & Jon Wohlman were back to apply there fishing skills. For seven days these two re-unite to spend many hours in the boat together having great conversation reminiscing about the past, analyzing the future, while fishing in our great wilderness setting. They had a “FABULOUS” trip catching many Smallmouth Bass, their primary target, Northern Pike and ran into a few Muskie. They landed numerous Smallmouth Bass in the 14-17.5” range, & several 18-19”. They caught a lot of Northern Pike up to 38” with the majority being between 28 to 35-inches. They also caught several Muskie with Alan taking top billing in this category landing a beautiful 40” Tiger Musky, and a 46” Master Anglers Award Trophy Muskie. WOW!! What great catches while Bass fishing. They had a fantastic trip and before leaving made their reservations to return in 2014.

First timers fishing at Fireside Lodge were father, son, & Grandson/son Bill, Eric, & Nathan Thielking from Lake Pleasant, NY, and Ostamder, OH. Here for a short three days they did great for their 1st time fishing Little Vermilion Lake, catching many Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and both Nathan & Eric caught a big Lake Trout. Boy they catch on quick. Next two days they caught many more Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike while enjoying our wonderful wilderness, visiting Twin Falls and viewing wildlife while making wonderful memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make family memories among three generations.

Long time guests of Fireside Lodge Father & Son Larry & LJ Psyk from Onalaska & LaCrosse, WI., Ken Beta from Fox Lake, IL. And Father & son plus Grandson/ Son, Jim Nelson, Jim IL, & Bobby from Oak Brook, IL were back to enjoy their traditional Canadian Fishing trip which originated back in the 1960’s. First day out Bobby landed the first fish & it was a dandy 17.5” Smallmouth Bass. Bobby also caught an 18” Trophy, Ken & Larry both caught trophy Smallmouth over 18”, and Larry & LJ caught the most including a 37.5” Northern Pike & a 37” Muskie. During their next four days they caught plenty of fish even though the water was colder than normal. Larry seemed to have the Big Smallmouth number as he caught 2 more Monster Smallmouth Trophies measuring 20.25” & 20.75”, and LJ also caught one at 18.5”. They also caught some big Lake Trout, which never happened before. The water being so cold from the late ice out kept the Lakers up shallow in the same locations as Smallmouth and Pike. The final day Ken finished the trip right landing another Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 19” and a BIG Muskie measuring 39”. All left having a fabulous time and hope to return in 2014.

First time fishing at Fireside Lodge were father & son Erik & David Staub from Greeley & Denver, CO. These two never fished from a motorboat despite them having a lot of experience fishing from a canoe & streams. The first few days they had some concerns about the boat & motor, but by the end of their 6 days David felt very comfortable with boat handling. These two also had fantastic fishing catching many Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike throughout their stay. Both Erik & David landed several 37 to 38” Pike each, David catching a Master Anglers Award Trophy Northern Pike measuring 40” along with many in the 30 to 36” class. Erik caught a lot fly-fishing, and David most of his using a spinning rod. However, on their last day after not fly-fishing all week, David decided to fly fish. They were into a bunch of Pike at the time & on around his 20th cast he hooked into a Big Muskie landing a 44” Master Anglers Award Trophy. WOW, that’s efficiency catching a Musky in 20 casts on a fly rod. For all who fly fish this is a remarkable fishing feat. The fly was a red & white Clouser. These two also caught a good number of big Smallmouth with David catching an 18.25” Trophy. Both went home making terrific father & son memories, which was the biggest catch of all.

Fly fisher Art Girad from Chesterfield, VA returned with friends & co-members of his fly-fishing club. Larry Barron & Robert Thomas from Richmond, VA, & Dick Chapman from Midlothian, VA. All are strictly fly-fishers and were here to test their skills on Smallmouth Bass, & Northern Pike. 1st 2 days they each caught 8-10 fish including big Smallies. Robert, Art & Larry each caught an 18” Trophy and Dick caught a big 37” Pike. Robert also caught a BIG fish landing a HUGE 40” Muskie on a red & white Barr Bouface Fly. GREAT catch in any fly-fishers record book. Another day both boats caught over 30 fish each, a combo of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass and both Larry & Art caught another Trophy at 18.5” and Robert landed three, 1 at 19” and 2 at 18”. Art also had a 50” plus Muskie follow his fly and hang around the boat for a while. Both Art & Robert said it was the biggest fresh water fish they ever saw. The last day was remarkable fishing as Robert and Dick had a banner day. They caught well over 75 Smallmouth Bass between 14 to18” all on surface poppers. They stated that if they caught every fish they hooked up on they would have landed over 100 Smallmouth Bass. They were very impressed as this will go down as their best day Fly-Fishing for Smallmouth Bass ever. All left having a GREAT trip & hope to return with more members of their fly-fishing club.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: Rapala Stick Baits, Blue Fox Spinner, Spinner Bait

Hot Flies: Barr Bouface, Clouser, Surface Poppers

Catches of The Week: 46” Muskie, 44” & 40” Muskie Fly Fishing, Northern Pike 40”, 2-38”, numerous 36-38”, and two 37-37.5” caught Fly Fishing. Smallmouth Bass 20.75”, 20.25”, 3 at 19”, 4 at 18.5”, 1-18.25”, 3 at 18”.

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

http://www.firesidelodge.com

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

2013 Opening Season Fishing Photos at Fireside Lodge

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Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Muskie Fishing in Canada Lodges
Trophy Muskie Fishing in Canada Lodges
Many BIG Spring Northern Pike Fishing Canada
Many BIG Spring Northern Pike Fishing Canada
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Fabulous Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fabulous Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Post Spawn Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Terrific Post Spawn Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing in Canada
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing in Canada
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Lake Trout Fishing in Canada at Lodges
Lake Trout Fishing in Canada at Lodges
Many Trophy Lake Trout at Canada Lodges
Many Trophy Lake Trout at Canada Lodges
Cold Water Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Cold Water Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Pre-Spawn Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing at Canada Lodges
Pre-Spawn Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing at Canada Lodges
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada

Fireside Lodge 2013 Opening Fishing Season

Fireside Lodge 2013 Opening

Opening was a bit more of a challenge this year. Winter and lake ice seemed to hang on forever as we found ourselves trying to save our docks two days before opening day instead of preparing for guests arriving. Four of us spent 10 hours defecting ice from the front of our docks, creating an ice jam against shore so the ice would not crush our docks. When all was said and done we saved them and got the details done to open and prepare for our first Fireside lodge guests of 2013.

Close but we made it with about 5 minutes to spare!!!!!!!

First guest of our 2013 fishing season was again Frank Hazzard from Arlington, TX. This is Frank’s 23rd consecutive year at Fireside Lodge and it shows in his lake knowledge and ability to find fish in just about any condition. He is also very kind to share his knowledge with others, and even takes some other guests with him to help them catch fish and learn the lake. Some examples of daily catches in his boat are, 3 people 152 Smallmouth Bass most between 15 to 17.5” & 1 Lake Trout, 2 people 93 Smallmouth Bass, 6 Lake Trout, 1 Whitefish, 2 people 83 Smallmouth Bass, 1 Muskie 38”, 1 Northern Pike 38.5”, & 3 Whitefish. Along with all the great fishing Frank had another wonderful Canadian Wilderness experience, enjoying the wildlife and natural surroundings, good conversation with other guests, and playing up-words with Beverly & Steve (Audrey’s Parents) every evening coming in his usual 3rd place. Frank has a passionate feeling for Canada’s North, which shows through every minute he is here, and especially when he departs. We hope to see Frank in 2014 for his 24th consecutive year.

Fishing buddies Bryan Neel III and Tim Stewart from Rochester, MN returned for their 11th consecutive year and 16th visit with us at Fireside Lodge. These two prefer to catch long fish spending most of their time trolling or casting for Northern Pike. They did very well catching many Pike in the 28 to 36-inch range and both caught 38-39 inchers. They also had some incidental catches of Lake Trout and both landed several monsters measuring 32-34inches. With the ice just leaving the lake and the water being so cold the Lake Trout are in the shallows spread out throughout the whole lake, so when fishing for Northern Pike you will catch Lakers without trying. They also caught their fair share of Smallmouth Bass each landing 2 Master Anglers award Smallmouth measuring between 18-19 inches with Bryan landing the 19-inch Monster. Both had such a fabulous time that before leaving they were talking about returning for our final week of fishing. Hope to see then again this year.

Father & Son Greg & Don Foley from Pasadena & Crownsville, MD were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 3rd consecutive year. First day on the water these two teamed up wit Frank Hazzard to catch 152 Smallmouth Bass between 15 to 17.5-inches. The next two days Greg & Don caught 30+ Northern Pike and 20+ Pike having many other Pike either get off or strike short. They landed a lot of Northern Pike 32 to 36-inches with a few between 37-38-inches, and Greg caught a 42-inch Master Anglers Award Trophy. Forth day had them landing 20 Pike, most over 30”, 12 Smallmouth Bass 16-17” & a 19” Whitefish. Last day they fished with Frank (BIG TEX) Hazzard catching 103 Smallmouth Bass 16-17.5” with Don landing two trophy Smallmouth at 18 & 18.75-inches, 6 Lake Trout and 1 Whitefish. Two of the Lakers were GIANT at 33 and 34-iches. All had a “FABULOUS” day and Don & Greg had a terrific finish to their fishing trip. Their final words were “We Will See You Next Year”.

Father & Son August/Augi & Wayne Agostini from Northvale, NJ & Mooresville, NC returned for their second trip with us at Fireside Lodge and joining them was Augi’s close friend Tom Rubino from Hasbrouck Hgts, NJ. These three had a “Great” Northern Pike fishing trip. In four days they caught 102 Northern Pike with most measuring over 30”, and all caught 34-36 inch Northern Pike. Augi and Wayne both landed big 37-inch Pike, and Augi caught a Master Anglers Award Trophy measuring 40-inches. When Augi arrived he said he was going to catch a Trophy Northern Pike and he did not waste any time catching it on the first day fishing. All had a fabulous time and plan on returning in 2015.

Mike Uebelherr from Stow, OH was back for his 11th fishing trip at Fireside Lodge in 8-years. He did very well catching many Northern Pike throughout his 5-day stay with us. Most were in the 28 to 36-inch range plus he accidentally hooked into a huge 40” Muskie. He said it was in just several feet of water near an over hanging tree. He saw the swirl before the fish hit, and then the fight was on. Mike managed to get a picture even though he was by himself, which is very difficult to do. Before leaving Mike told us he had a great trip and plans on returning a second time later in the summer.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Finess Sinking Worm, Black Hair Jig, Spinner Bait, Floating & Sinking Rapala

Catches of The Week: 42-inch Northern Pike, 40-inch Northern Pike, 19.5", 19", 18.75", 18.5", and 18.25" Smallmouth Bass 5 Lake Trout between 33-35-inches.

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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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 9/1 to 9/8 2012

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Monster 45.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaHaving Fun Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaWoman Trophy Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada1 of 2 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaHUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaBrothers Fishing BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaMy 1st Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaReleasing 44-inch Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaGIANT 44.5-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG Musky are a Blast to catch Fishing in CanadaMany BIG Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaLots of Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather with Son catching Big Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in CanadaFat 35-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Northern Pike Lake Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada 38.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy 42.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for BIG Northern Pike
Monster 45.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Monster 45.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Having Fun Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Having Fun Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Woman Trophy Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Woman Trophy Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada
1 of 2 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1 of 2 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Brothers Fishing BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Brothers Fishing BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Fly Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
My 1st Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
My 1st Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Releasing 44-inch Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Releasing 44-inch Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GIANT 44.5-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GIANT 44.5-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Musky are a Blast to catch Fishing in Canada
BIG Musky are a Blast to catch Fishing in Canada
Many BIG Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Lots of Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Lots of Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father with Son catching Big Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Father with Son catching Big Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Fat 35-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fat 35-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Lake Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Trophy Northern Pike Lake Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
38.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5-inch Northern Pike Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 42.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 42.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for BIG Northern Pike
Father & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for BIG Northern Pike

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 9/1 to 9/8 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 9/1 to 9/8 2012

Weather was super for this time of year and the Fishing was even better to end our last open week of the 2012 Fishing Season.

Long time guest Bill Hochstetter from Rockford, IL brought, for his first trip to Fireside Lodge, brother-in-law Jim Trier from Byron, IL. 1st day Jim hit the grand slam as he caught Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and landed his first ever Musky. Second day was very windy but they managed to still catch some Smallies, & spent the majority of their day looking for that Big Musky that eluded them today. 3rd day they had fun catching some Smallmouth Bass catching a half dozen Pike. 4th day had them having a lot of follows, catching 8 nice Northern Pike up to the mid 30” range. These two do not lack having fun with each other continuously giving each other jazz, finding them at the end of the day enjoying a refreshment & a fine cigar. 5th & final day, in search for a big fish, they caught some nice fish in the 28-32” range plus they had some big fish follows, or as Bill always says “they surrounded them” but had no takers. As Bill was describing their day he say there was no lack of action with fish strikes, and some lost fish. They both said they had a great time during their stay, making brother-in-law fishing memories.

First time guests Brian Klimes & son Zachary from Willow Springs, IL and Michael Spencer & son Robert from Burr Ridge, IL were excited to try out some new waters. DOA & 1st day was spent gaining some knowledge of Little Vermilion Lake by exploring & finding some areas we discussed at the tackle shop. Whenever fishing new waters there are adjustments to be made in finding fishing locations & productive presentations. Well, this group did very well doing this as by the second day they were right into the fish catching over 30 Smallmouth Bass of various sizes, including a lot of bigger Smallies, with Mike catching 2 master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18 and a GIANT 20”. They also caught a number of nice Northern Pike with Zack catching a 30”er, & also coming up with a 34” while fishing a surface Whopper Plop per given to them by long time guests Jane & Bob Babcock through a random act of kindness. The frosting on the cake was Brian hooking into & landing a GIANT 44” Muskie on a Hula Popper. WOW!!! What a great day fishing & catching. 3rd & final day was another “FABULOUS” day for these fathers & sons catching 25 Smallmouth Bass per boat & numerous Northern Pike, with Zack landing a BIG 31”er, Robert catching a 34” Pike again on the Whopper Plop per. He also, on this same lure, caught his 1st ever Muskie measuring in at 33”. What a GREAT finish to a wonderful memory making fishing trip between fathers and their sons. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make these special memories.

Mike Ubelherr from Stow, Oh returned for his second trip with us this year & for his 7th time. 1st day out Mike caught 5 nice Northern Pike and saw a heart stopper Muskie, as it followed his lure then just swam off slowly. 2nd day was very windy but Mike still caught some nice Northern Pike including a 34” heavy Pike. Third day looked like a beautiful fishing day being overcast and calm, but the fish were not agreeing. 4th & final day was great even though Mike had to battle the high winds & waves all day long by himself. It is a challenge to control the boat, fish, hook & land a fish by yourself, let alone in tough lake conditions. On top of that Mike caught a good number of nice size Northern Pike, & had a few big boys follow his lure to the boat. Mike has been working on getting pictures of his fish catches and a few turned out good. The one your seeing was his best photo of the bunch & was taken on the roughest day. Mike had another great stay with us & plans on returning in 2013.

Dean & Sandra Hagness from Custer, WI were visiting us at Fireside Lodge for their first time. DOA Sandy stole the show catching 4 nice Pike right off the bat including a 35”Pike with HUGE girth. 1st day of fishing they did very well catching 10 Smallmouth Bass and 10 Northern Pike with Dean landing a big Smallmouth fly-fishing measuring just short if 18” and Sandy caught a Trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. GREAT 1st day fishing anywhere. Third day they had a good fishing day catching 15 fish, with 10 being Northern Pike & the rest Smallmouth Bass. Another highlight of their day was having a shore lunch by Twin Falls. They really enjoyed the Falls area, amazed at the amount of water that flows through this area, and had fun cooking lunch over an open fire. The only problem is there was too much to eat and it seemed to slow them down a bit. That evening Dean fished by himself catching 8 nice Northern Pike in 90 minutes, which made the fish total for the day 23. 3rd day they caught 4 Smallmouth Bass and 6 Pike with a major cold front hitting us in the afternoon. 4th & final day was a portage for Muskie & Smallmouth Bass. Spending about a half day there they did great as they caught some nice Smallmouth, Sandy landing two HUGE Trophy Bass, largest being over 18.5”. Also, Dean caught the Muskie he was searching for landing a beauty, 37” fat fish. The second half day was on Little Vermillion Lake were they caught some great Northern Pike including a 34” and a GIANT 39.5” Pike. Great finish to a wonderful fishing trip for these two, as they left telling us we had the best service, accommodations, everything being top notch compared to there many trips elsewhere.

Bob & Jon Rheinhardt from Orland Park & Aurora, IL returned to Fireside Lodge for their 9th year. Their home away from home, as Bobcalls it. The DOA Bob wasted no time as before supper he caught a 32.5 “ Musky & 5 Northern Pike at 28”, 32” 34” 38.5” and a HOG Trophy Pike measuring 45.5”. They caught 4 more pike after supper. WOW, what a great start. 1st full day they caught a bunch of Northern Pike up to 31” & Jon in an attempt to catching up to his dad, hooked & landed an enormous 42” Northern Pike. Jon is every bit of 6’3” and the fish looks big with him holding it. 2nd day had them catching a lot of Northern Pike up to 32”. 3rd day had them catching Pike up to 31” & saw a few huge fish. One was a Muskie which followed Jon in two times estimated to be in the mid-40” range. 4th day they had a fabulous day catching some Northern Pike & 5 Muskie. “That’s right 5 Musky”. John landed the largest, a fat 38”er. 5th & 6th days they caught a lot of Northern Pike in the 26 to 35” range, a few Muskie, & saw some “Big Dogs” which eluded there fishing skills. Both had another GREAT father & son Fishing trip at Fireside Lodge.

Brothers Russell & David Maynard from St Joseph, MO & Seattle, WA were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their first time. First day they learned a portion of Little Vermilion Lake catching some nice Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass in the process. 2nd day they choose to use some live bait to increase their numbers & did it ever as they were back at noon for more leeches. At the end of the day they caught close to 30 Smallmouth Bass with David landing a HUGE 19” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Their 3rd / 4th & final days produced the same results catching 25-30 fish per day, with most Smallmouth being 14-17.5” & David caught another Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18.5”. They also caught various sizes of Pike. In the end these two brothers had continuous conversation, many laughs, & made another set of fishing memories together.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

FaceBook

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YouTube

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Twitter

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Hot Lures: Mepps Musky Killer, Muskie Magnum, Hula Popper, Sinking Worm, Suick, Believer, Blue Fox Spinner. Mini Cranks, Live Leeches

Catches of The Week: Northern Pike 45.5”, 42” Muskie 44”, 38”, Smallmouth Bass 20”,19”, 18.5”

Special Note: Hard to believe another fishing season has gone by, our 23rd at Fireside Lodge. Audrey & I want to give special thanks to all of our guests this year & for the last 23-years for making Fireside Lodge come alive every season & allowing us to realize our goals & live an incredible life in the wonderful wilderness which surrounds us at Fireside Lodge. We have always felt a certain magic at Fireside Lodge & it is you, all of our guests, who bring that magic out & make it a reality. We cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful years & memories made. We are already looking forward to the 2013 fishing season & hope to visit with you then. Sincerely, Audrey & Alan

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/25 to 9/1 2012

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1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge from EnglandFishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great BritainTrophy Smallmouth Bass 1st Time Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada from EnglandSmallmouth Bass are fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMaster Angler Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaLarge Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy 19-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeWonderful Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada1st Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great Britain1st Time Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from England1st Muskie is a GREAT feeling Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaPike Anglers Cub of Great Britain Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather & Son Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada LakesFather & Son Fishing BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaGREAT Memories Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMany Large Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge from England
1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge from England
Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great Britain
Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great Britain
Trophy Smallmouth Bass 1st Time Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada from England
Trophy Smallmouth Bass 1st Time Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada from England
Smallmouth Bass are fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Smallmouth Bass are fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Master Angler Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Master Angler Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Large Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Large Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 19-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 19-inch Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Wonderful Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Wonderful Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great Britain
1st Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from Great Britain
1st Time Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from England
1st Time Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada from England
1st Muskie is a GREAT feeling Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Muskie is a GREAT feeling Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Pike Anglers Cub of Great Britain Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Pike Anglers Cub of Great Britain Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada Lakes
Father & Son Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada Lakes
Father & Son Fishing BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Fishing BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Memories Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Memories Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Large Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Large Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/25 to 9/1 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/25 to 9/1 2012

Weather was “FABULOUS” this week with temps above normal but almost perfect staying in the 70’s with no rain.

Fireside Lodge goes International as first time guests of Stuart Adams, Stephen Thompson, & Norman Dearlove all from Oxfordshire, Great Britain were here to test their Northern Pike skills at Fireside Lodge. Being experienced Pike anglers in Great Britain & Ireland they were anxious to see our wilderness & catch a few of our BIG Northern Pike. First day they had a TERRIFIC day for never fishing on a Canadian Lake in their lives. They caught 27 Northern Pike & had an absolute ball doing so. Now that they developed a sense of confidence in the fish population their 2nd day they wanted to target larger toothy critters. After some discussion about location & depth ranges to concentrate on they were off. At the end of the day they caught 9 Bigger Northern Pike all but one over 30” to 35”, & Norman had the big one on but at the last minute, after adjusting his drag, it dove under the boat & got off. The little details in angling do make a difference if you land a big fish. After supper Stephen had a huge follow that shocked & impressed him. 3rd day they caught several nice 31-32” Pike along with a dozen others while searching for that monster fish. Stuart accomplished a fishing feat by landing his first ever Muskie, a Tiger Musky 29”. 4th day was tough windy conditions but they managed to catch about 10 nice Pike 26-30”. Stephen & Norman also caught a couple of Smallmouth Bass, which was a first, as they have none in England or Ireland. 5th day had them catching 12 Pike & some nice Smallmouth Bass Their largest were 16.5” for Norman, 17” for Stuart” & an 18” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallie for Stephen. Also, Stephen caught his first ever Muskie. 6th & final day was fabulous catching 30+ Northern Pike, with Stuart having a crack at 2 large Pike, but both somehow eluded his expert angling skills. They also caught more Smallmouth throughout the day. All three left having had great fishing & a wonderful Canadian Wilderness Experience. All plan on returning in the near future.

Bob & Jane Babcock from Midland, MI returned for their 14th consecutive year. DOA they went right out & caught some Northern Pike but not before an unusual happening. Trying out her new $18 Sebile Spoon Jane cast it out and heard “BINK” as she saw her beautiful new spoon splash into the water headed for the bottom. Lucky her line floated & she was able to retrieve it. Close Call!!! 1st day was met with high winds all day long but despite the tough conditions they caught and good number of Pike, Jane caught a Smallmouth & Bob had a big toothy critter come up & roll on a surface lure. For the 2nd day in a row Jane saw her special spoon break off in the middle of her cast. But for the 2nd time she was able to save her lure. After closer inspection she found that her new fishing rod has a break in the tip causing it to cut her line. Day 2 had them catching Northern Pike, having a few nice follows & Bob again had some blow-ups by a few cross-eyed fish. Also, after fixing a line mishap, as he was reeling in a lure fast to start all over, & 12-14 BIG Smallmouth were chasing it seemingly swarming around it. Hence they found a new Smallmouth Bass spot. 3rd day was a very good day catching a lot of Northern Pike in the 28 to 32” range & had some exciting surface action. 4th day brought high winds, which gave everyone, trouble with location & presentation. 5th day was good catching Northern Pike in the 28-30” range & Jane lost a few big fish. Last day was “GREAT” as they caught numerous Pike, with a lot of surface action, in the 26 to 35” Range, Bob had 2 HUGE follows in the 42” & over category & while catching a big 33” Pike, a BIG Musky followed the Pike during the whole fight a few feet just below the pike, acting like it wanted to attack it. Both left having a great stay and plan on returning in 2013.

David Powell from Springfield, IL & Jim Stark from Misson Viejo, Ca returned for their 4th consecutive year. First day out they caught Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, having a good day & what made it even better was Jim hooking and landing his very first Musky, a 30”er. Jim was smiles ear to ear. 2nd day was a portage for Musky & it was a clear high sky day. Well, they made contact with plenty of musky getting a lot of follows, sometimes two at time, & they saw a few very large Musky. 3rd day was very good as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass up to 16.5” & Northern Pike in the 28-32” range. 4th day had them doing well on Pike but less on Smallmouth Bass. 5th & final day they gave it their all having a strong finish, catching many Northern Pike along with a few Smallmouth Bass. Both had a blast enjoying our great fishing & fabulous wilderness, and hope to return again to do it all over again.

Kent Williams & Bill Black from Atlanta, GA returned for their 9th consecutive year. 1st day they caught 18 nice Smallmouth Bass. Kent was applying his fishing skills using the drop shot technique, first finding the Smallmouth with a live leech, & then switching to a black grub tail that continued to work. Bill used other methods catching fewer fish but he still caught them his way. Kent did catch a Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18”. 2nd day they were busy catching a bunch of fish but they could not find the bigger fish. In fact we believe Kent has now established the world record for catching the Smallest fish possible on a “Pikie Minnow” lure. Let us know what you think?? 3rd day was a better day for sizable Smallmouth Bass, but it was one of those days that every spot they stopped at they would catch one or two fish right away & then nothing. Lucky Kent & Bill know a lot of spots so their fish count added up. 4th & final day was excellent as they caught 25-30 Smallmouth Bass; all very good size 13-17”, with Bill landing the biggest of the day at 17.5”. Great trip for 2 Great Guys!

Long time guest since 1991 Tony Majcher from Hawthorne Woods, IL was beck with good friend David Anderson from Grays Lake, IL. 1st few days they caught a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. The Pike were definitely more active the 1st day & on the 2nd day, by using slower presentations, produced more Smallmouth Bass. The key was again the sinking worm. 3rd day Tony did well catching Smallmouth Bass using the same technique, and David caught a few on a jig head, but the sinking worm was much more productive. 4th day was very windy playing havoc with boat control, but they still managed to catch a few nice Northern Pike. 5th day had them having a very good day catching 8-10 Smallmouth Bass & 10 Northern Pike, having plenty of action. 6th & final day after searching they found a hole that produced a lot of Smallmouth Bass with Tony doing very well on his sinking worm presentation. Both left having a great time while meeting some wonderful people.

Ken Coleman from Traverse City, MI returned for his 2nd consecutive year, this time with his previous neighbors Tom Buckley & son Ryan from West Chazy, NY. Ken fished with Ryan the first time when he was 8–years old giving him some of his 1st fishing lessons. DOA they started off great as they caught some nice Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with Ryan catching a Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass weighing 4lbs. Great start for these three. 1st full day they did great catching over 20 Northern Pike, all good size, and several Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day was very similar, but more Smallmouth were caught & Tom just missed catching a BIG Pike. 3rd & final day was as fabulous as the 1st two catching many good size Pike & Smallies, & Thomas had a very angry Trophy Muskie after his lure & seemingly after him. After following Tom’s lure the Muskie came back with vengeance with it’s mouth wallowing out of the water trying to find the bait, or was it mad a Tom & wishing it could take a bite out of him? The fish left hem wondering as all said they never saw a fish look so angry after missing a lure. All had a wonderful time making great memories.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

FaceBook

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Hot Lures: Johnson Silver Minnow Spoon, Spinner Bait, Drop Shot Rig with Various Plastic Baits & Live Bait, In-Line Spinners, Blue Fox Spinner, Whopper Plopper, Bomber Bait, Trophy Diver, X-Rap

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 19”,18.5”,18” Northern Pike 37”

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/18 to 8/25 2012

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42-inch Trophy Fishing for Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaGiant 20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada40.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeTrophy Smallmouth are Common at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Fishing is a Blast at Fireside LodgeBig Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Kids at Fireside Lodge CanadaWomen Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaCatch Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaFun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for Kids My First Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMuskie  are Plentiful Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Musky41-inch Tiger Musky Fishing Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG Musky are Ultimate Fishing in Canada2-42" Northern Pike Trophies in 2 days Fishing Fireside LodgeHUGE Northern Pike while fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada11- Year Old Fishing for BIG Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada  38" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada38.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
42-inch Trophy Fishing for Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
42-inch Trophy Fishing for Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant 20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant 20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
40.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
40.5" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Smallmouth are Common at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth are Common at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Fishing is a Blast at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Smallmouth Fishing is a Blast at Fireside Lodge
Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Kids at Fireside Lodge Canada
Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Kids at Fireside Lodge Canada
Women Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Women Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for Kids
Fun Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada for Kids
My First Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
My First Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Muskie  are Plentiful Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Muskie are Plentiful Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Musky
Father & Son Fishing at Fireside Lodge for Musky
41-inch Tiger Musky Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
41-inch Tiger Musky Fishing Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Tiger Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Musky are Ultimate Fishing in Canada
BIG Musky are Ultimate Fishing in Canada
2-42" Northern Pike Trophies in 2 days Fishing Fireside Lodge
2-42" Northern Pike Trophies in 2 days Fishing Fireside Lodge
HUGE Northern Pike while fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
HUGE Northern Pike while fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
11- Year Old Fishing for BIG Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
11- Year Old Fishing for BIG Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
38" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
38.5" Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/18 to 8/25 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/18 to 8/25 2012

This weeks weather was again “FABULOUS” in the low to high 70’s with a few thunderstorms at the weeks end. The T-Storms knocked out the power just in time for all to have their dinner the old fashion way, by candlelight. The weeks fishing was very active for most.

Jack & Dorie Hires from Valparaiso, IN returned to visit us at Fireside Lodge, which they have done for the last 15 years. 1st day on the water Jack managed to catch a Muskie in the 30” range. That’s what some experience on a lake can do. Next couple of days involved fishing for Northern Pike and viewing some very entertaining Loons & Eagles. Dorie enjoys fishing with Jack because she gets to be in our beautiful wilderness surroundings always having the opportunity to see wildlife. In their first few days while catching some Northern Pike they had numerous sightings of Eagles getting an unusual photo of two perched next to each other in a tree, and in their many Loon sightings they had one doing a dance right in from of their boat, saw a group of 10-12 adults together, and was able to witness and adult diving & coming up with a small silvery looking fish and then proceed to feed it’s young. 4th day brought an active Northern Pike day with Jack catching a good number of nice size Pike. 5th day was a “GREAT” day catching 8 Northern Pike, Jack catching 7 of which 6 were over 30”, but Dorie was the fishing story of the day coming up with the biggest catch. Doire landed a 42” 21LB Trophy Northern Pike. This was the first trophy fish of any kind for Dorie, and we all celebrated with her in the dinning room at suppertime. 6th and final day was absolute tops catching 18 Northern Pike, with Jack catching all but one. Guess who caught that one. Dorie and it was another Trophy 42” Northern Pike. This is 2 consecutive days that Dorie caught a Master Anglers Award Trophy Northern Pike. Everyone in the dinning room wanted to invite Dorie to fish with them. What a FABULOUS ending to a wonderful stay. Hope to see these two again in 2013.

Bob & Rick Holzer from Phoenix, AZ were at Fireside Lodge for their first time. First two days these two did a lot of exploring on the lower arm of Little Vermilion Lake catching some Northern Pike, the fish of choice, & Rich caught a beauty of a Smallmouth 17”+. 3rd day they did GREAT catching 19 nice Northern Pike. Before the start of day we discussed location & how important it was to be in the correct depth. After adjusting is when they started catching fish consistently. A little conversation can go a long way in achieving success in fishing. On their 4th & final day they did even better catching a total of 24 Northern Pike & 1 Smallmouth Bass. Rich said they hooked and lost at least 10 more Pike so their day was very active. The smiles on their faces at suppertime told the whole story as this father & san made wonderful memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to do so.

Walt LaCasse from Minnetonka, MN returned for his second trip this year, this time with his Grandson Keegan for his 3rd trip. Getting started on their DOA they caught 6 fish, mostly Pike. 1st full day of fishing this Grandfather/Grandson combination caught 16 nice fish, most being Northern Pike with a lot 26-30”. The Biggest fish was a big 36”er caught by both Walt & Keegan, with all being captured on video from Walt’s special sunglasses, making a very special memory. 2nd day was “FABULOUS” as before suppertime they caught 15 fish, a mix of Pike & Smallmouth Bass catching a 17.5” Smallmouth and Walt caught a 40.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy Northern Pike. Also, Keegan at 11 years old did a GREAT job of handling the cradle helping his Grandpa land this huge Pike. That evening they went out & caught 6 more Pike landing another 36”er. 3rd & final day they had a GREAT day catching over 25 total fish, catching all three species including several 17”+ Smallmouth Bass, a number of Northern Pike over 30” to 36”, Walt caught a 29” Musky and Keegan caught his first ever Musky landing a BIG 37”er. That’s a great catch for anyone, and a huge accomplishment for 11-year-old Keegan. By the way there is a great video on our YouTube & FaceBook pages of Walt & Keegan catching a big Northern Pike. Both left having made many memories as Grandpa & Grandson, which was the biggest catch of all. Walt reserved for the same dates next year so they could make more fishing memories together in 2013.

Art & Elizabeth Girard from N Chesterfield, VA were visiting us at Fireside Lodge for their fist time. Before leaving Fireside Lodge bay while testing out his brand new Orvis Fly Rod, Art caught 2 Northern Pike one at 30” and a 16.5” Smallmouth Bass. I guess Art’s new rod works!!! First day they did a lot of exploring catching some fish, and Lissy came up with a beauty of a Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day they did even better catching 19 Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & Art landed the Smallmouth of his lifetime which was a 20” Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallie. He also caught it the most exciting way possible, which was on the surface with a Pop-R. Art & Lissy also had a “FABULOUS” wildlife sighting as they came Upon a HUGE Bull Moose with a Giant Paddles for a rack. Lissy got some good photos to be seen on our Facebook page. That’s the special moments you experience while fishing in the wonderful wilderness that surrounds us at Fireside Lodge. 3rd day was a little slower catching 8 fish. Fourth day was very good catching both Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike on the surface using Pop-R’s. How exciting is that??? 5th day was up to the upper arm to explore new waters and see Twin Falls. They had a great time catching some Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike and thoroughly enjoyed their visit at the falls. 6th and final day was a rough send off as it was extremely windy. They still managed to catch a few fish & Art even caught a nice 17” Smallmouth Bass on while fly-fishing. Both had a wonderful 1st trip with us at Fireside Lodge as they enjoyed our accommodations, food, service, & meeting & enjoying some great conversation with others. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend some special time together.

The Kleinwachter clan of Gerry & son Joe, Heb & son Matt, & Jim with son David all from Warrenville & Yorkville, IL returned to Fireside Lodge. Matt & Herb started off the first day catching a lot of Northern Pike in the Smaller & medium size but also caught several 31” or better with Herb catching the biggest at 36”. Matt caught a very big 41” Tiger Musky. 2nd day all had a great day, Joe & Jerry catching well over 40 Smallmouth Bass and 25 Northern Pike, Jerry landed a Trophy Smallmouth measuring 18.5” and they also caught many 16-17.5” & Joe caught a 32” Musky. Jim & David had a very fun day catching a mixed bag of fish, Jim catching a 29” Musky and David got a HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass landing a 19”er with a huge girth. Herb & Matt had another fabulous day catching toothy critters landing some big fish having a Northern Pike at 35”, two at 37” Matt caught a 35, 38 and 40” Tiger Musky & Herb also caught a 40” Tiger Musky. Remarkable action on BIG fish for this group. 3rd day had Jerry & Joe portaging catching 10 Smallmouth and 6 Musky. The Musky were smaller, 25 to 32”, but very fun with Jerry landing 5. Herb & Matt caught 40+ Northern Pike & Matt again came up with a nice 35” Tiger Musky. 4th day had Jim & David catching over 50 Northern Pike along with 10 very large Smallmouth Bass 15-18.5”. Each caught a trophy bass at 18 & 18.5”. This day found Jerry & Joe on fire catching 42 Smallmouth Bass, with a lot over 16”, including 3-17.5”ers, along with 22 Northern Pike. 5th & final day Joe & Jerry caught 23 Smallmouth Bass & 19 Northern Pike, Joe landing a 35”er. Jim & David caught Smallmouth while Musky fishing & David did have a 40”+ Musky up to the boats twice that got off. The Herb Matt team landed 6 Musky, Herb catching 5, including a nice 38”er. All left having had a great time & making many family memories.

Rob Little returned for his 7th time along with his son Aaron for his 3rd consecutive year, along with another father & son combo Rob’s Uncle Mel & Josh Little all from Toronto, Ontario. Day of Arrival Mel & Josh did well catching a number of good size Northern Pike including a very Big Pike by Mel measuring 37”. Mel & Josh, having never been on this side of the province, were in awe of the wilderness and huge number of lakes in Northwest Ontario. Also, the expansive Boreal Forest, which has terrific opportunities for viewing wildlife and enjoying raw nature at it’s best. 1st full day of fishing was, very good for this group as Josh said he caught fish all day long while Rob & Aaron caught a bunch of Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass & Rob caught a 32” & a 34” Pike that tested his drag & line. 2nd & final day, 2 day trips go by fast, had a day with mixed weather. Started calm & warm, then showers came in driving this group in to nap then it turned sunny & windy cooling down in the evening. They caught both Northern Pike & some Smallmouth Bass, and Mel finished his evening landing a nice Muskie. All left having a great family trip enjoying every minute they were here, and wishing they had just one more day. Thanks for choosing us at Fireside Lodge to make some of your family fishing memories.

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Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Clacker Minnow, Mepps Black Fury, Black Bucktail, Mepps Musky Killer, Pop-R, Spinner Bait, Bandit, Rizz Whiz

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 20”,19”,18.5” Tiger Muskie 41”, 2-40”, Northern Pike 42.5”, 42”, many 35-38” Muskie 38” and one group of 6 caught 19 Muskie

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/11 to 8/18 2012

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45" Clear Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada37" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaHeavy Tiger Musky at Fireside Lodge Canada38" Northern Pike are HUGE Fishing at Fireside LodgeSuper Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaBiggest Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaHUGE 19" Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada18.5" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass Drop Shot Fishing in CanadaAbundant 17" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada1st Fishing Trip in Canada at Fireside LodgeCatch Many Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada1 of Many Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMusky Fishing is Terrific at Fireside Lodge CanadaGREAT Fishing for Over 30" Pike at Lodge at Fireside LodgeFirst BIG 36" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeCatch a lot of Mid-30" Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaGREAT Fishing for Large Northern Pike in CanadaTerrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
45" Clear Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
45" Clear Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
37" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
37" Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Heavy Tiger Musky at Fireside Lodge Canada
Heavy Tiger Musky at Fireside Lodge Canada
38" Northern Pike are HUGE Fishing at Fireside Lodge
38" Northern Pike are HUGE Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Super Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Super Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Biggest Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Biggest Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 19" Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 19" Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
18.5" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
18.5" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Drop Shot Fishing in Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Drop Shot Fishing in Canada
Abundant 17" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Abundant 17" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Fishing Trip in Canada at Fireside Lodge
1st Fishing Trip in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Catch Many Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch Many Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1 of Many Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
1 of Many Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Musky Fishing is Terrific at Fireside Lodge Canada
Musky Fishing is Terrific at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Fishing for Over 30" Pike at Lodge at Fireside Lodge
GREAT Fishing for Over 30" Pike at Lodge at Fireside Lodge
First BIG 36" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
First BIG 36" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Catch a lot of Mid-30" Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Catch a lot of Mid-30" Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Fishing for Large Northern Pike in Canada
GREAT Fishing for Large Northern Pike in Canada
Terrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike are common Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/11 to 8/18 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/11 to 8/18 2012

This week had weather for every fisher starting out with warm and sunny for the first several days. Then some rain moved in followed by a severe cold front with high winds. By the end of the week we had moderately cool temps with some clouds mixed with sunshine. This also brought with it some pretty great fish stories.

Father & son Jim & Mike Stalknecht from Ringwood, NJ & Guthrie, IA with very good friend Rick Crescente from Highland Lakes, NJ returned for their 5th time. 1st day was a very good day as they all caught Northern Pike and each lost a Musky which were coming out of the water performing acrobatics. Jim had the best day catching a 38”, 36”, & 31”, all having BIG girth. 2nd day Mike & Rick portaged to a lake doing well catching all the Pike they wanted & 12 Walleye, mostly between 21” to 26”. Jim fished alone catching both Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike, nothing huge but fun. 3rd day was a portage to a Muskie lake having a ton of follows. Sometimes 2-3 at a time. Rick hooked a Monster, and during the fight it leaped completely out of the water showing it’s full body, threw the hook back at Rick & waved goodbye with it’s tail. Painful for Rick?? Yes, but very exciting. 4th day they pulled their boat through Cedarbough creek and were the fish ever active having follow after follow all day long. Mike said they were a lot hot after his figure 8, however most short hit. One he hooked but lost, and between the 3 of them they landed two smaller Musky 28-30”. 5th & final day they caught over 25 Northern Pike, with a lot of nice 30”+ fish up to 36”. Rick changed to a spinner with a pink blade & skirt, and after taking some jazz from Mike & Jim caught 5 pike in a row. Well, this had them scrambling to find something pink in their tackle box. After supper their goal was to catch a Musky to finish their trip. After discussing a few new spots, Mike accomplished their goal by landing a BIG heavy 36” Muskie. Great end to a fabulous memory making fishing trip.

Father & Son Brian & William Reames from Nashville, TN were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time. 1st day ever on Little Vermilion Lake Brian caught 12 Smallmouth Bass & William caught 17 Smallies, 2 Northern Pike & a 28” Tiger Muskie, Terrific 1st day Fishing Little Vermilion lake for this father & son. 2nd day these two had an adventure traveling through a long creek and working 60 minutes to break up a beaver dam. After reaching the lake they had a wonderful time catching 10 Northern Pike & 6 Smallies. 3rd and final day they finished very strong having their best day yet landing 41 Smallmouth Bass, 3 Northern Pike 28-30” and Brian caught his first Musky ever. Terrific finish to a FABULOUS father & son fishing trip full of memories.

Glen Babka & Dan Zeiler from Columbus Oh returned for their 3rd trip bringing with them Phil Valbert from Bend, OR and Tracy Zeiler from Annaplois, MD. 1st day out all had a great day catching Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. Tracy was the story of the day as she caught her first ever Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. Phil’s story was not only about the fish he caught but the one he had seen. After seeing a big 36 “er, which he thought was big, he had a follow from a massive Northern Pike. Being a tournament angler Phil has seen a lot of big fish, but this one really had him excited, and it really showed through when he told his story in the dinning room. 2nd day they caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass along with some Northern Pike and Tracy, the newcomer to Pike fishing caught the biggest so far at 36” and had a HUGE Pike bite her off. Her and Phil thought it might have been the one the saw the day before. 3rd day all caught plenty of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike and enjoyed the beautiful 75-degree day. 4th & final day was a Great finish catching bigger Pike in th3 28-31” range along with many Smallmouth Bass. They also visited our fabulous “Twin Falls” enjoying lunch and some viewing time. Tracey really loved doing this and said she would come back just to see the Falls again. All left having made some long lasting memories and hope to return for future trips.

Gary Johnson with sons Pete, Josh, & Kevin from Midlothian, IL returned for their 2nd trip along with father & son Steve & Steve Trafficanta from Oak Forest, IL. 1st day on the water Gary & son Kevin had terrific Smallmouth bass fishing with Gary catching a 4lb’er but the BIG catch was Kevin landing a Master Anglers Award Musky measuring 44”. WOW what a catching for a 16year old. Congrats to Kevin. Pete & Joshua caught 10 Northern Pike & 25 Smallmouth Bass & Steve & Steve caught a bunch of Smallies and 6 Northern Pike. 2nd day was a portage day for Steve & Steve 2 and they had a fantastic day catching 30 Northern Pike & 25 very large Walleye. The other four caught about 20 Smallmouth Bass & 10-15 Northern Pike per boat. Also, Gary & Steve missed a Big Musky in the evening. 3rd day was fishing after a heavy rain a cool down so the fish were a little slower on taking any presentation, however this group still caught Smallmouth on a live bait presentation. Also Pete & Joshua had a great day catching 20+ Walleye 22-26” along with about 10 Pike. Steve Sr also had a few BIG Musky follows. 4th day Joshua had a FABULOUS Musky day, while fishing with his dad Gary & brother Kevin, as he landed three between 28 to 33” & a BIG 36” Northern Pike. That evening while fishing with father Gary, Pete caught a 37” Tiger Musky WOW, What a terrific day catching Muskie in Gary’s boat. Pete, & his father & brother in law Steve & Steve had another Great day catching 15 Northern Pike & 15 Walleye which were all huge. Steve 2 had a 24”er that was exceptionally fat & Joshua caught a 27” trophy. 5th day was in general a slower day for the group but Joshua again had an opportunity to land an over 40” Musky, but the Musky won this battle. After supper however, Gary, who seemed to guide all three of his sons to Musky catches, was rewarded “BIG TIME” as he caught a GIANT clear Musky 44-45”. 6th day they were facing severe cold front conditions with high winds after very heavy rain, but still managed to catch a few fish. 7th & final day ended with a Pike bonanza catching 20-30 per boat with many being between 26”-35”, Pete landing the biggest at 37”. All left having a trip full of family memories & fishing fun to last a lifetime.

John & Monica Ziegler from Union Hall, VA returned for their fourth time. 1st day they had “FABUOUS” fishing catching over 40 Smallmouth Bass in the middle of the afternoon with high sun and calm conditions. 20 of these Smallmouth were between 15 to 17.5”, Monica landed a 19” Trophy & John an 18.5” Trophy. WOW, what a GREAT day, their best ever. Monica said she was so tired of fighting Smallmouth Bass she had to put on a wrist brace and John was in need of s shoulder massage. 2nd day they portaged to another lake & caught over 25 Smallmouth Bass with half being over 15” and both caught 18.25” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day after a night of heavy rain John found the Smallies more tentative with a lot of soft hits or misses but they still caught 15. 4th day they quit about 2:30 PM to avoid a rain storm, but still managed to catch 20 nice Smallmouth. 5th day was a day off because of a severe cold front with heavy rain & high winds. 6th & 7th days were about the same catching 20+ Smallmouth Bass & a few Pike. 8th day was another good Smallie day with tubes, plus they hooked up on a lot of Pike. At one point they got bit off 5-6 consecutive times. 9th & final day was a slower day as far as catching fish but they tried to enjoy every last minute in our crisp cool wilderness taking a few last pictures and reminiscing about their wonderful last 9 days of fishing, the people they met, and great conversations at suppertime & in the main lodge. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge as your special getaway.

1st time guests Tracey Woolston, son Riley from Loveland, OH, Tracey’s brother Chris from Rushville, IN & Steve Eickman from Indianapolis, IN were fishing with us for there first time by referral from Brain Cooley from Noblesville, IN. Day of arrival they did well for a half day catching both Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass right off the bat. Tracey & Riley teamed up for 7 Pike & 8 Smallmouth Bass and found their way around the lake safely. 1st day all had a good day catching 23 Northern Pike & 36 Smallmouth Bass. Steve had the biggest Smallmouth landing 2-17.5”ers. 2nd day had them catching 29 Smallmouth Bass & 5 Northern Pike. 3rd day the group caught the exact same as the 2nd, 29 Smallies & 5 Pike but Chris seemed to have the hot hand. 4th day Steve & Riley caught 30+ Smallmouth Bass & several Northern Pike with Riley catching the biggest of his life landing a big 36”er. Great Going Riley. Chris & Tracey did very well also catching over 20 Smallmouth Bass, each caught a Musky & at the end of the day Chris lost what he & Tracey believed to be an over 40” Northern Pike. 5th day was there slowest as we had very heavy rains, high winds with a severe cold front & temps dropped into the 50-degree range during the day. They did not leave the dock until 3PM and managed to catch a few fish. 6th and final day was a very good finish catching 32 Smallmouth Bass & 17 Pike, with both Tracey & Steve landing big 36” Northern Pike. All left saying they had a FABULOUS stay with us, enjoying everything we offer at Fireside Lodge.

Paul Letourneau from North Oaks, MN returned to Fireside Lodge for his 12th time with Spencer Olson from Minneapolis, MN for his 6th trip. DOA they went right out and caught a bunch of 25-30” Northern Pike. Next day was a Portage Lake for Northern Pike and they had a blast catching 58 Pike between 9Am-4:30PM. 2nd day they caught plenty of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. It was a learning day for Spencer as he was fishing the drop shot method for the first time. Paul also lost what he though was a very big Northern Pike. 3rd day was a tough day for all facing severe cold front conditions with very high winds. These two toughed it out and caught some Pike. 4th day was much better weather wise & the drop shot lessons paid off as they caught more Smallmouth Bass in the 13-17” range, and some Northern Pike. Paul lost a big fish and Spencer had a BIG toothy critter take him abruptly under the boat and break off. 5th day was a portage to a Muskie Smallmouth Bass lake. The Muskie were doing nothing, but the Smallmouth Bass were biting so they continued to catch Smallies with the drop shot method and Spencer caught an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy. I guess Spencer has the hang of the drop shot technique. 6th & final day had then catching Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike in the 28-32” Range thoroughly enjoying their last day in the wilderness away from the big city activities. They left with every intent is to return in 2013 with there other friend Link.

Charlie McDermid from Gardnerville, NV & Bill McDermid from Longmont, CO returned with father & son Thomas & Blake Kotel from Inverness, IL. Chris Stromm from CA, who was with Charlie last year, will be joining him towards the middle of their trip. This trip was organized by Charlie as a Musky quest knowing the challenges catching this species, so they also fished for Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. Bill, Thomas, & Blake were here for three days of fishing doing better each day catching Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, and Blake on his final evening caught the biggest Smallmouth Bass in his young life, measuring 17”, and had a big girth. Great ending for this father & son. Chris arrived & stayed on to fish with Charlie for three days. One day they portaged to their favorite lake which treated them well last year. Within the first 10 minutes Charlie hooked into a BIG Musky which came roaring out of the water, displayed how big she was, and spit the lure right back at Charlie & Chris. All they could see afterwards was the wave of its tail. Great memory for both. They also had many Muskie follows throughout the day, and Charlie caught a very large 38” Northern Pike. On their last day they had fantastic fishing & catching. They had 18-20 Northern Pike hooked, & landed a dozen or more with all being 26-32-inches. I can’t say enough about these two & their enthusiastic positive outlook on life. It is no doubt that this has made both Charlie & Chris the successful people they are and that it transfers into everything they do in life. We had some wonderful conversations & laughs, and they seemed to enjoy every minute of their stay with us at Fireside Lodge. Hope to see them again one day soon.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Pointer Minnow, Sinking Worm, Tube Craw, Blue Fox Spinner, Jig & Live Bait, Black Bucktail, Rattl’n Rap, Tube Jig, Magnum Rapala, Mepps with Pink Blade & Skirt

Catches of The Week: Muskie 1-45” 1-44”, 37” Tiger Musky, Smallmouth Bass 19”, 2-18.5”, 2-18.25” 5-18” Northern Pike 38”, 37”, 5-36” 1-27” Walleye and many 20-26”.

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/4 to 8/11 2012

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Trophy 21" Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside LodgeGREAT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaShow Me a 19" Smallmouth Bass in Canada LakesLadies Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario CanadaPlentiful Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside LodgeBack to Back Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaDrop Shot Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaFather & Son Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaTrophy 19" Brownie Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside LodgeTerrific Father & Son Smallmouth bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge is a BLASTHeavy 38" Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeMany 35" Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaNice 37" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFabulous Big Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaGreat Muskie catch while Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge36" Northern Pike Commonly caught Fishing at Fireside LodgeBIG Northern Pike by Women Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaNorthern Pike Fishing is Best in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 21" Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge
Trophy 21" Smallmouth Bass Fishing Fireside Lodge
GREAT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Show Me a 19" Smallmouth Bass in Canada Lakes
Show Me a 19" Smallmouth Bass in Canada Lakes
Ladies Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario Canada
Ladies Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario Canada
Plentiful Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Plentiful Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Back to Back Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Back to Back Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Drop Shot Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Drop Shot Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Father & Son Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Father & Son Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Trophy 19" Brownie Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 19" Brownie Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Terrific Father & Son Smallmouth bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Father & Son Smallmouth bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge is a BLAST
Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge is a BLAST
Heavy 38" Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Heavy 38" Musky Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Many 35" Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many 35" Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice 37" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice 37" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fabulous Big Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fabulous Big Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Muskie catch while Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge
Great Muskie catch while Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge
36" Northern Pike Commonly caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
36" Northern Pike Commonly caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
BIG Northern Pike by Women Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike by Women Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Northern Pike Fishing is Best in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Northern Pike Fishing is Best in Canada at Fireside Lodge

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/4 to 8/11 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/4 to 8/11 2012

This week’s weather was as near perfect as any week could get. Daytime temperatures were in the 70’s and lows in the low 50’s. Rain, which we need to maintain water levels, was very scarce. With the sun setting earlier every day along with the cool nights & early mornings you could feel that the fall season is just around the corner.

Long time guests, since 2002, father & sons Tim, Joe, & Adam Bergen with cousin Tom Komenda from Orland Park & Hickory Hills, IL returned. DOA they had a number of Muskie follows and landed 2, Tim had a 28” & Joe caught a nice 32”Musky, GREAT Start. 2nd day had this group catching over 20 fish, mostly Northern Pike and Tim K came up with the big catch of the day landing a GIGANTIC 20” Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. WOW what a GREAT catch by Tim. Musky fishing can be tough sometimes but always brings about new happenings. On this their 3rd day while Musky hunting several 20-32” Pike were caught, Tim K had a Muskie hooked that jumped completely out of the water while spitting his lure out, & on another Musky follow, while doing the figure 8, he accidentally hooked the Musky in the tail. Well, a good battle took place, which Mr. Musky won. Remember Tim just lost the battle no the war. While fishing Tim & son Adam had a HUGE follow that came back a second time and then a 2nd fish, a Musky, also followed in at the same time. Both fish just sat by the boat for such a long time that Tim was able to pick up 3 different rods / lures to do figures 8’s, but to no avail. Frustrating but at the same time Fabulous. On a high note Adam caught a HUGE 19.5” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. Fourth & final day ended their trip with a BANG, as they caught several big Northern Pike, Joe caught his first ever Master Anglers Award fish by landing a very large 18.5” Smallmouth Bass, Tim K caught a very big heavy 37” Tiger Musky, & Adam landed a dandy 36-inch Muskie which was in & out of the net on the first try, but Adam kept tension on the fish & the second try was successful. In addition to this Adam landed a gigantic 21” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass, This is the second year in a row Adam caught a 21” Smallie. All left having had a FABULOUS time & said they will return in 2013.

First time guests Jim & Laurel Brown from LaPorte, IN were excited to arrive. 1st day ever on our waters they did a lot of exploring and caught some nice Northern Pike. Second day was a venture toward the Twin Falls area. They truly enjoyed the Falls having a lunchtime break there, and caught some fish throughout the day. On their third and final day the weather was gorgeous, 72 and sunny, which they thoroughly enjoyed while having there best day fishing, catching Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. Laurel catch her biggest Smallie at 16.5-inches. They also found a wonderful lunch spot on higher ground where they just sat for a while enjoying the mixture of sun & refreshing breeze off the sparkly water. Both had a very nice 3-day stay and thanks for choosing us.

Returning for their 6th consecutive year was Don, Audrey, and son Matt Holesinger from Fulton & Roscoe, IL. DOA they caught Smallmouth right away with Don setting the bar landing a 17.5”er. 1st day they caught 18 Smallmouth Bass with Matt landing the largest at 17”. This was considered a slower day by their Fireside Lodge standards which are pretty high, as they usually catch 30-60 Smallmouth every day. Second day they portaged to a Smallmouth Bass Lake to try something different & had a real good day catching 18 Smallmouth Bass with all being 15” or larger and Audrey came up with the largest fish so far landing a HUGE 19” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth & almost lost her fishing rod in the process. As she was fighting off some boat flies she laid her rod down & the Bass hit at that moment which had Don almost going in the lake after the rod. He just did grab onto it and handed it off to Audrey who caught the trophy bass. I think Don deserves some type of assist?? He was re-paid by catching his own Trophy measuring 18.5”. “GREAT DAY”! 3rd day was a super day fishing & catching as the caught 16 Northern Pike and 20 Smallmouth Bass. All the Smallmouth Bass were big, over 15”, & Don caught one Trophy at 19”, Matt landed four trophies, 1-18”, 2-18.5” & 1-19”. All the Smallies were caught on Tubes. FABULOSU DAY!!!! 4th & final day they enjoyed the terrific 72-degree temps while catching 21 Smallmouth Bass. All had a wonderful fishing trip making another set of family memories & said they will be returning in 2013.

Fishing at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time were Glen Brand & Tony Meo from Streamwood & Schaumberg, IL. 1st day they had a ball learning the waters and catching some Northern Pike. 2nd day had these two portaging for to a Northern Pike lake having a ball walking the trail and fishing all alone on a secluded wilderness lake. They caught some Pike & enjoyed the whole event. 3rd day they had good action catching both Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, and felt like they were really getting to know the lake. 4th, 5th and 6th days they adventured into 3 different lakes not only enjoying the fishing but the wilderness aspect of traveling through a creek for an hour, and portaging to another lake with anticipation of what awaited them on the other side, to visiting our Little Vermilion natural wonder, Twin Falls. Fishing is the reason they came, but making Fireside Lodge Friends was the big bonus for these two as they befriended other guests from TN, VA, NC, WI, MI, & IL. That’s the Fireside Lodge magic we sometime talk about as our guests usually share information & end up leaving making new friendships. Glen & Tony had a FABULOUS time with us at Fireside Lodge as we did enjoying their company.

Returning for their 12th consecutive year we father/son Tom & Mark Reese from Bartlett, TN & Alexandria, VA. First day they did not set the world on fire just catching a few Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, but Tom said it perfectly “ We had a blast as father & son enjoying fishing, the wilderness, and catching up on life”.

Well-said Tom. 2nd day had them catch some Smallmouth Bass and a few Pike with a few bite offs. They were using a drop shot technique which was a new method to them. I suggested it for Smallmouth Bass as they were on a very light bite. However the Pike were not, as they attacked it and broke them off instantly. 3rd day they did ok catching about 8 Smallmouth Bass. They however saved the best for their 4th & final day. After location discussion the plan was catching Smallmouth Bass on the drop shot rig with night crawlers. They had success at the first spot and stayed there for 3 hours. I guess the fishing was good there. The caught Smallmouth after Smallmouth with Tom landing 2 Master Anglers Award Smallies both measuring 18.25” and Mark got a HUGE 19” Trophy. Great finish to another memorable father & son trip at Fireside Lodge and they have all good intentions of returning in 2013.

Long time guest Leon Robbins from Yadkinville, NC returned with his son Andy from Cary, Justine Sebastian from Mt Holly for their 4th trip & Leon’s nephew Troy Reed from Winston Salem or his 2nd time. 1st day was fabulous as they caught 34 Northern Pike, 2 Muskie and several Smallmouth Bass, with Leon having the hot hand catching a 17.5” Smallmouth Bass and a 38 “ Musky. All had great fun and they had plenty of stories in the dinning room at suppertime. 2nd day was very good for Leon again as he caught a 28” Muskie and a 17.5” very large Smallie fly-fishing on a fly he tied. While fishing with Leon, Andy hooked and lost a huge Muskie breaking Andy’s line. 3rd day had Andy & Troy fishing for Muskie for most of the day, both losing a big fish, and caught 1 small musky. They also caught some Smallmouth Bass. Leon & Justine had a fast action day catching 35+ Northern Pike & three Smallmouth Bass. 4th day was a slower day catching a few Smallmouth & Northern Pike. 5th & final day started very early fishing before breakfast catching some nice Smallies & a nice Pike. The rest of the day was full of action on Smallmouth Bass & & Northern Pike with Troy lading another Muskie for the trip, which made 7 for the group in 5 days of fishing. All left saying they had a GREAT time and hope to return in 2013.

Father & son Mike & Zack Gerulski from Huntington Woods, MI returned for their 11th consecutive year. 1st day before supper they landed 13 fish, 2 being Pike and 11 Smallies. There is always a friendly competition among these two, and today Zack seemed to come out on top. 2nd day was very good as they caught 22 Smallmouth Bass & several Pike with Mike landing a big boy at 36”. The Smallmouth really seemed to turn on after supper catching many bigger Smallies & having a lot of other action, which did not result in catches. 3rd day they stared with an early morning pre-breakfast fish, which had Mike catching 5 and Zack doing a heck of a job netting Mikes fish. Zack said he could have caught more fish in his sleep. The rest of the day they caught about 8 Smallies before supper & after they had lots of action catching 8 more Smallies and several Northern Pike. 4th day was portaging for Smallmouth Bass. They had a great day catching quality fish, landing big Smallmouth Bass, Mike catching a Master Anglers Award 18.5” Trophy & he also caught a 28” Musky. They also experienced having multiple Musky follows at the same time. Several times they had 2-4 Musky following their lure at the same time. That evening they also caught some nice Smallies after supper. 5th & final day started early fishing before breakfast and Mike caught a nice Northern Pike & both caught several Smallmouth Bass. The rest of the day was spotty however but after supper they had very fast action catching 12 Smallmouth Bass, several Pike and missing some fish. Both left having another very fun fishing trip full of father & son memories.

Mark & Marisela Hazzard from Sanford, NC were making there first trip as a couple to Fireside Lodge. Mark was first introduced to Fireside Lodge by his Uncle, a 22-year guest, Frank Hazzard from Arlington, TX. We were thrilled to see Mark back at Fireside Lodge with his wife Mari. 1st full day on the water Mari caught her first Northern Pike ever, along with several others, and they caught some Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day had them catching 7 Smallies and several Northern Pike, with Mari again being the Pike Queen. 3rd day was very good as they took a boat ride through a long creek seeing many of nature’s wonders including a huge Bull Moose. They also caught 22 fish 8 Northern Pike, Mark caught a Musky and both caught 13 nice Smallmouth Bass with mark landing 2 Master Anglers Award Smallies both measuring 19”. 4th day was a “GREAT DAY” expressed by Mari. They caught 32 Smallmouth Bass, Mari catching the largest at 17” plus 3 Northern Pike, with Mari also landing the largest, a 31”er. I’d say Mari had a great day being this is the first time ever fishing in the Canadian Wilderness. 5th & final day Mari said they had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful 75 degree temperatures with a light breeze as they caught some Smallmouth Bass, & Mari caught 6 Northern Pike herself including a beauty, very heavy 31-incher. Both had a “FABULOUS” stay and said they will return after their next deployment with the US Air Force is over. We specially thank them for their service and helping secure freedom & security in the US and choosing Fireside Lodge to make some special memories together.

Father & son Al & David Wortz from Howards Grove, WI were thrilled to be back fishing at Fireside Lodge. Al told me their main focus was on having David catch a Muskie. First day the opportunity bell rang as they had several follows, Al had a Muskie blow up on a Top Raider, and David had a big Musky attack his Bull Dog at boat-side. When David went to set the hook, he pulled it out of the fish’s mouth as it only grabbed the tail end of the Bull Dog. Afterward the Musky still chased the lure again but made a quick exit. Very exciting & slightly disappointing at the same time. David however did catch 10 Northern Pike with most being on the Bull Dog. 2nd day was great as they caught 15 Northern Pike and 1 Musky. After supper they decided to fish for Musky so Al asked David if he wanted to use they only Bull Dog they had left. He decided to us a Mepps Spinner. Well, after AL landed a nice 32” Muskie using the Bull Dog, David realized he made the wrong choice for that evenings fishing. 3rd day had a very exciting beginning as Al hooked a nice 28” Pike on the Bull Dog (what else) and after netting & releasing Al’s fish David hooked into another 31” Northern Pike with the Bull Dog & Al had to net it before he was able to get his Bull Dog out of the net. Fast & furious action is an understatement. 4th & final day was terrific fishing for large Smallmouth Bass. Going out with the intent to catch Big Smallmouth they did just that landing 20 very large Smallies. Great day of fishing & another memorable fishing trip between Al & David. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make you special father & son memories.

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Hot Lures: Polish Pike, Blue Fox Spinner, Tube Jig, Night crawlers & Gulp Alive on Drop Shot Rig, Bull Dog, Mepps Black Fury, Sinking Worm, Sinking Minnow,

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 1-21”, 1-20”, 3-19.5”, 4-19”, 4-18.5”, 2-18.25”, 1-18” 38” Muskie, 38” Tiger Musky 37” Northern Pike

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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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Fish Photos Caught at Fireside Lodge 7/21 to 8/4 2012

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Lot of Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside LodgeMany Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaMany BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaWomen Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTerrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario CanadaGreat 1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge CanadaBarred Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaLadies Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada1st Tiger Musky Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG 40" Musky Fishing by Myself at Fireside Lodge Canada
Lot of Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Lot of Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Many Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Many Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Women Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Women Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario Canada
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario Canada
Great 1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great 1st Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Canada
Barred Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Barred Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Musky Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
1st Tiger Musky Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 40" Musky Fishing by Myself at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG 40" Musky Fishing by Myself at Fireside Lodge Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/21 to 8/4 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/21 to 8/4 2012

The weather could not be anymore stable, as we have had most days in the low to mid 80’s & mostly sunny. We did have threats of T-storms with a few near misses, which came close enough to chase the fishers off the lake.

Bill & Rosanna Goodwin, from Wilmington, DE returned to Fireside Lodge for their 9th time. DOA & the first day Bill & Rosanna found some nice Smallmouth Bass, 17 of them, in some of there favorite spots. You could tell they both enjoyed being back in the wilderness fishing for Smallmouth Bass. After having a slower afternoon fishing Bill dropped Rosanna off for some personal time, and Bill went right back out fishing. One of Bill’s favorite lures for Smallmouth Bass is a #5 Shad Rap fishing with a lightweight rod and 6lb test line. First cast after dropping Rosanna off, a BIG 40” Tiger Musky, not knowing this was Bill’s Smallmouth Bass lure, hit it hard & the fight was on. After 25 minutes of Bill struggling to bring this feisty fish to the boat with no leader, he was able to land it. Thinking he would never have a chance to land this big Tiger Musky he got some great pictures of it in the water while fighting it near the boat. Bill said his heart was pumping full of excitement. Great catch and Terrific story. Third day was a great day catching 18 nice Smallmouth Bass & the fourth day was almost a carbon copy but all were bigger fish with Rosanna landing the biggest of the day at 17.5”. 5th day was a 13 fish day with a mix of 8 Smallmouth Bass and 5 Northern Pike. Rosanna had the biggest Pike at 29” & both said they had a “GREAT” Day on the water fishing. 6th day was a wonderful day as they enjoyed their last day in the Canadian Wilderness catching a few fish & just soaking up the natural beauty surrounding them. Both had a great stay and made a few new Fireside friends.

Father and son Alan & Jon Wohlman from Northbrook & Glenview, IL returned for their 10th time. First day had these two catching 21 fish before supper, mostly Smallmouth Bass & a few Pike. Second day was almost a carbon copy of he first except they caught bigger Smallmouth. Third day was even better than the first two catching well over 30 Smallmouth Bass with some Pike mixed in & the bass were all 14 to 18-inches. They found themselves having to go slightly deeper to get the bigger Smallies. Fourth day had them catching fewer Smallmouth Bass but a few more Pike & Jon caught a nice Tiger Muskie. Their last two days were terrific fishing, as they caught many bigger Smallmouth Bass. Even though we had pouring rain on their last day the fishing seemed to turn on right after the heavy rain. One day while eating supper in the dinning room Audrey asked how Alan & Jon’s day was and I thought Alan gave the best reply saying “Audrey it was a fabulous day because I was able to fish all day today with my son”. Great answer Alan as it puts everything in perspective. Both had a wonderful stay, & we discussed possible dates for 2013 before their departure.

Ed Burns & Todd Smith from College Station & Mckinney, TX returned for their annual fishing trip at Fireside Lodge since 1998. First day they caught about 50 Northern Pike and 10 BIG Smallmouth with Ed coming up with the catch of the day, a HUGE 19.5” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. That evening Todd caught more fish & losing a huge Northern Pike while Ed enjoyed the company of the lodge. 2nd day had them catching many Smallmouth Bass but Todd said it involved a lot of moving around catching only a few fish in each spot. That’s the advantage of having experience on the lake system & being able to fish a lot of spots. 3rd day was very similar catching a lot of fish but having no numbers in any one spot until late in the day where they nailed 15 fish within 30-40 minutes. In all they had good numbers day with some nice size fish but no monsters. 4th and final day was very similar to the 2nd & 3rd as the fish just kept adding up all day, catching just a few in each location, but by the end of the day they caught a lot of fish, both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass. Both had another good trip & hope to return in 2013.

Tyler Tennant from League City, TX with Father–In-Law Peter Higman from Libertyville, IL returned for their annual trip with us at Fireside Lodge for their 8th time. First day they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass & some nice Northern Pike, with each landing the fish they always come for, Musky. Pete caught the largest at 32”. 2nd day was a terrific Muskie day having plenty of Follows and landing 4 up to 34”. WOW, that’s 6 Musky in two days!! During their next 4 days they had one challenging day, but the other three were very good catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike plus another two Musky. WOW!!! 8 Muskie landed in 6 days of fishing. Side Story: While Tyler was catching a big 16.5” Smallmouth a huge Musky came out of nowhere and grabbed the bass. This only lasted for less than a minute but was very exciting for Tyler & Peter to see. There last day they ended on a high note catching numerous BIG Smallmouth Bass while fishing for & catching toothy critters in the weeds. They had another great stay & hope to return next year.

Father & son Samuel & Michael Clay from Catersville & Euhorlea, GA were at Fireside Lodge & fishing Canada for their first time. DOA for a few hours before supper they caught 6 Smallmouth & a Pike, with Mike catching a very large 17.5” Smallie. Great start! They started their first day with catching some Smallmouth Bass before breakfast and Mike lost a big fish. Thinking he was snagged, the snag started to move, and after both had a good look at the fish it ran and shook loose. They ended up with a GREAT first day by catching well over 40 Smallmouth. 2nd day it was 7 nice Smallies before breakfast, and by noon they had landed close to 20. 3rd day was about 20 Smallmouth but the real show was watching Mike land a 36” Northern Pike on an ultra light pole, 6lb test & no leader. Now that’s skill?? Last 4 days they kept up catching many Smallmouth Bass and Mike lost 4 Huge Smallmouth right at the boat. Both had a “GREAT” father & son fishing trip & left wanting to return in the near future.

Good friends Frank Poehlman & Michael Coble from Schwenksville & Phoenixville, PA returned for their second year in a row. 1st day was a very good Smallmouth Bass day as they caught many along with a few Northern Pike. Smallmouth Bass fishing was good for their second day in a row finding a very productive new area. 3rd day had them portaging for Muskie & Smallmouth Bass. Well, the Musky showed but would not commit to any of the presentations Frank & Mike used. Smallmouth Bass were a different story as Mike had the hot hand catching a mix of sizes along with a beauty 17.5”, over 3lb’er. Both had a wonderful day fishing the wilderness lake, & their best story was while boating back to the lodge they came across a wolf swimming. No pictures were taken as they just sat back and enjoyed the moment. 4th day had Frank hot with Bass on the surface, and later that day Mike picked up his pace catching & landing some nice Smalllmouth 17-17.5”. 5th & 6th days were very similar catching some nice Smallmouth bass 15-17” along with a few Pike. Also, Mike ended up landing a nice Tiger Muskie. Both had a great stay & hope to return in 2014.

Long time guests Bill & Jill Westbrook from New Philadelphia, OH returned for their 10th consecutive trip to Fireside Lodge. 1st day they caught 15+ Smallmouth Bass 12-15”. 2nd day was fabulous catching over 35 Smallmouth Bass a lot 15-17.5”. Third day was even better catching many Smallmouth again up to 17”. They caught 3 Master Anglers Award trophy Smallmouth with Jill landing an 18”er & Bill had an 18” & GIANT 19.5” Smallie. Both were all smiles in the dinning room at suppertime. Fourth day was tough weather wise, as soon after getting on the water they were dumped on by heavy rain & it drove them off the water. Bill did return later to catch some nice Pike. Fifth & final day had them only fishing from 9am – 2 pm doing very well catching 22 Smallmouth 15-17”. Both had a wonderful stay and hope to return with more family members in 2013.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Shad Rap, Twister Tail, Mepps, Blue Fox Spinner, Plastic Crayfish, Minnows, Nightcrawlers, X-Rap, Torpedo,

Catches of The Week: 40” Tiger Musky, 34” Muskie, 19.5” Smallmouth Bass

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com



Terrific Fish Photos Caught at Fireside Lodge 7/14 to 7/21 2012

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Ladies BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass Surface Fishing in CanadaFabulous Fishing for Big Muskie at Fireside Lodge in CanadaMy First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing At Fireside Lodge Canada20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Resort CanadaHuge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside LodgeCaught 4 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada100's of BIG Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge CanadaFirst Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 11-years old Fishing at Fireside LodgeCaught Smallmouth Bass 20" Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaGreat Fishing in Canada for my First Time at Fireside LodgeGIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaMaster Anglers 18" Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside LodgeGreat Experience Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Dad & BrotherTerrific Fishing Adventure at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Sons41 Northern Pike in a day with my Dad & Brother Fishing at Fireside LodgeNice Tiger Musky by Fran Stack Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaLarge Northern Pike are Fun to catch Fishing in CanadaNothing Like BIG Northern Pike Fishing in CanadaFantastic Fishing Lodge for BIG Northern Pike in Canada
Ladies BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Surface Fishing in Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Surface Fishing in Canada
Fabulous Fishing for Big Muskie at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Fabulous Fishing for Big Muskie at Fireside Lodge in Canada
My First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing At Fireside Lodge Canada
My First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing At Fireside Lodge Canada
20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Resort Canada
20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Resort Canada
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Caught 4 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Caught 4 Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
100's of BIG Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
100's of BIG Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 11-years old Fishing at Fireside Lodge
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 11-years old Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Caught Smallmouth Bass 20" Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Caught Smallmouth Bass 20" Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Fishing in Canada for my First Time at Fireside Lodge
Great Fishing in Canada for my First Time at Fireside Lodge
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Master Anglers 18" Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Master Anglers 18" Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Great Experience Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Dad & Brother
Great Experience Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Dad & Brother
Terrific Fishing Adventure at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Sons
Terrific Fishing Adventure at Fireside Lodge in Canada with my Sons
41 Northern Pike in a day with my Dad & Brother Fishing at Fireside Lodge
41 Northern Pike in a day with my Dad & Brother Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Nice Tiger Musky by Fran Stack Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Nice Tiger Musky by Fran Stack Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Large Northern Pike are Fun to catch Fishing in Canada
Large Northern Pike are Fun to catch Fishing in Canada
Nothing Like BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
Nothing Like BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
Fantastic Fishing Lodge for BIG Northern Pike in Canada
Fantastic Fishing Lodge for BIG Northern Pike in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/14 to 7/21 2012


Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/14 to 7/21 2012

Talk about stable weather patterns, except for one night of very heavy rain which started at 10:45PM until about 5:00AM which made bailing our boats a challenge, the weather for the last three weeks has been picture perfect with sun and mostly calm, with a few windy afternoons mixed in. Some were a little on the warm side but 15-20 degrees cooler than anywhere were our guests were traveling from.

Ron & Lisa Vincent from Sherrills Ford, NC were back for their 14th consecutive year. DOA they caught 22 fish, 12 Smallmouth & 10 Pike. First day Ron caught an 18”& 18.25” Smallmouth, catching a total of 15 Smallies & 50 Northern Pike getting off to a great start. 2nd day was their slowest catching 18 Smallmouth & Pike, which is pretty good for a slow day. Next day they managed to catch 35 Northern Pike, with some being in the mid-30” area, and 18 Smallmouth Bass, Ron coning up with another Master Anglers Award Smallie at 18.25”. 4th day while Musky Hunting Lisa caught one, having a number of follows and caught 15 Smallmouth Bass between 15-17.75” and Ron landed his 4th Trophy Smallmouth this one measuring 18.75”. 5th day had them seeing 4 BIG Musky & catching 21 Pike & 11 Smallies up to 17”.

5th day was another good day catching 27 Northern Pike with two at 34” and many over 30”, & several Smallmouth bass with Lisa landing a Trophy at 18.75”. Last day had them finishing strong catching 17 Smallies 17” plus with one trophy at almost 19” and three big Pike at 33,34, and 35-inches. Lisa & Ron really enjoyed their stay with us as we did with them having lots of laughs and great conversation throughout their weeks stay.

George Carney & father-in-law Tom Miller from Madison, WI returned for their 9th consecutive year. DOA they got right back into their grove catching many Northern Pike, 21 to be exact. 1st day was more Northern Pike with a lot of Smallmouth Bass. George said most of the Smallmouth were big, catching them on a white spinner bait in the weeds when fishing for Pike. 2nd day heavy rain & T-storms lasted all night long up to 10 AM. The day however ended up being very good fishing for Northern Pike catching between 26 up to 30”, with Tom having the hot hand after Supper. Third day was spent chasing Musky day and that’s just what they did, getting some follows but no takers. 4th day was just the opposite having endless action catching 75-80 fish, most being Northern Pike mixing in about 10 nice size Smallmouth Bass. 5th day was a slower day, which we all have from time to time, but on their 6th day they finished strong catching many big Northern Pike. Before departing they took their traditional picture with our staff in the dinning room, and left making another set of family memories.

Mike & Janet Estes from Livonia, MI returned for their second trip with us bringing their daughter, Emily for her first experience. DOA they did well before supper catching Pike up to 28”(Mike) & Emily landed her 1st Big Smallmouth Bass at 17.5”. GREAT START! 1st day they did great catching well over 20 Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with both Mike & Emily catching Mater Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. Emily’s was 18” & Mike caught a MONSTER 20” Smallie. 2nd day started out with heavy rain & T-Storms so there was a rain delay. This day ended up being very active for Northern Pike catching many, & Janet seemed to have the magic touch today. Next day was good catching 15+ fish & enjoying the day. The Big catch on their 4th day was the opportunity to not only see a baby Moose but be able to view it for 15-20 minutes. They got some pictures that almost made it look like the calf moose was posing. Definitely one memory this family will carry with them forever. 5th day was a terrific day fishing and catching as they landed 41 Northern Pike. WOW!! What great action. 6th and final was another good day on the water catching mostly Pike with some Smallmouth, and Janet again seemed to have the magic touch catching some of the bigger Pike. Mike also got some fabulous pictures of an Eagle that just hung around their boat. All had a wonderful time making family memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for your family vacation.

Fran & Colleen Stack from Lorain, OH returned for their 9th consecutive year. DOA and 1st day these two visited some of their old haunts which treated them well catching many nice Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike up to 29”. 2nd day had these two doing very well catching many Northern Pike & Some Smallmouth Bass, Fran caught a 32” Tiger Muskie and Colleen caught several Big Smallies at 17” and an 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. 3rd day they caught some Smallmouth Bass using Gulp Alive leeches with Fran getting a technique down pretty well, so he caught Bass consistently even though they were not aggressively feeding. 4th day was a very good Northern Pike day catching 40+ with Colleen having a very good day. 5th and final day unfortunately was a tough day catching fish as everyone loves to finish a fishing trip on a high note. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. Both enjoyed their Canadian Wilderness Fishing trip making memories together. Fran & Colleen are very fortunate to live right in a beautiful setting on a lake however they really enjoy what the Canadian Wilderness offers. Thanks for choosing us for your special fishing trip all these years.

David Jewell, Wendell Hill, & Bob Nutter from Pineville, Foster, & Clarksburg, WV returned for their 4th time. DOA they visited some of their old spots as a few fish said hello to them. 1st day they were Musky hunting and had some follows with Wendell making contact and landing a nice 32”er. All had fun seeing the follows in anticipation of catching “the big one” and all were plenty tired at the end of the day. Bob said he felt like he just pitched 5 complete games. 2nd day started early before breakfast catching a few Smallies on the surface. That was just the beginning of an action packed day catching lots of Northern Pike. Just David & Bob alone caught over 80 along with a few Smallmouth saying that most of the fish were heavier, 28 to 32 inches. Wendell also caught about 30 & many of these fish were caught on buzz baits. 3rd day started with some Smallmouth before breakfast, David catching a trophy 19”er. That’s the way to start a day!!! The rest of the day was not as active as the day before but almost all the fish they caught were bigger & David came up with another trophy 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. 4th day all they could do when I asked them how their fishing was is to smile and say it was so good it was impossible to count. Saying they caught countless Northern Pike with some Smallmouth mixed in. 5th & final day was a fabulous Smallmouth Bass day with the group catching 74, having a lot in the 15-17 Range, & David caught his 4th Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. They also caught 14 Northern Pike. All left having had a “FABULOUS” time and hope the can return in 2013.

Earl Morris from Roswell, NM returned for his 3rd trip to Fireside Lodge bringing with him for the first time his son-in-law Michael New and son /grandson Derek (DJ). Very excited to be here they hit the water before supper and DJ was all smiles at the supper table as he caught his biggest fish ever & first ever Smallmouth Bass, a 16.5”er. 1st full day they caught many Smallmouth bass with DJ breaking his record from the day before by a half inch landing a beauty of a Smallmouth measuring 17”. Earl also caught a 17.75” Smallie just missing a Master Anglers Award which qualifies at 18”. Next day Mike & DJ portaged to another lake and had fun walking through the bush and a blast catching 27 fish, all Pike and 1 BIG Walleye. 3rd and final day was a very fun day going through a long creek to fish another lake, and DJ really thought that was cool. They had fun catching Pike all day and enjoyed their final moments in the wilderness. Earl while checking out said that he thought they started a tradition, which will last for years to come.

Ewell, Adam, & Nicole Scott and Fred Howes all from Morehead, KY returned to Fireside Lodge for another visit. First day they had a bang up day as Scott & Nicole caught 10 big Smallmouth Bass and 43 Northern Pike, with Adam catching an 18.25-inch Master Anglers Award Trophy. Fred and Ewell also did great catching 9 Smallmouth Bass & 19 Northern Pike. Next day Adam purchased an old time lure, a simple Dardevle spoon, & him and Nicole were off to a portage lake for Muskie. Well, they had a blast having 10-12 follows and Adam hooked up with a HUGE over 40” Muskie that ended up breaking him off right at the boat. Guess what lure he was using. That Dardevle spoon he bought. They also caught some Smallmouth Bass and Adam lost a huge one as it also dove under the boat. Fred & Ewell did well catching 18 Smallmouth Bass all on the bigger side from 15 to 17.5”. 3rd & final day Fred & Ewell caught 18 Smallmouth Bass and a few Pike & their bass were mostly large fish. Adam & Nicole went out with a BANG catching 41 Northern Pike & Smallmouth, Nicole catching 20 with a very big 17.5” Smallie. Adam had the BIG prize catch of the trip landing a monster 20” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. All left having a wonderful time and were talking about returning next year.

Art & Judy Altick from Springfield, OH, joined us at Fireside Lodge for their first time. 1st day was spent feeling out the lake system catching a few. Second day they did really well catching Smallmouth Bass with the Original Floating Rapala. Doesn’t get anymore traditional than that. Both had a fun day and before supper had some music time. Art decided to buy a few larger, #18 Floating Rapala lures and try them trolling for Northern Pike in slightly deeper water. Well, Art was right on with his choice and presentation as they caught plenty of bigger Pike with this method. They also took some time to fish for Smallmouth Bass catching a few larger fish with Judy catching a Trophy size Smallmouth bass over 18-inches. They also made some friends during their 4-day stay. This seems to just happen naturally at Fireside Lodge as people meet and talk in the lodge and dinning room during mealtime. Both left having a wonderful time and discussed the possibility of a family trip next year.

Family of Mike, Sue, & Andy Pritzl from Caledonia & Racine, WI returned for Mike & Andy’s 7th time and Sue’s 1st. DOA before supper Mike & Andy caught 11 fish including 4 species, a Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Mike caught a Musky. Great start catching a Musky so soon!! 1st full day they fished for Musky most of the day having follows and Andy had a nice fish on, but in the end the fish won the battle and got off. 2nd day was a terrific day of fishing catching 45 Northern Pike and 5 Smallmouth Bass with Mike landing a trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring just over 18-inches. Third & final day found them searching for Muskie and catching some Smallmouth and Northern Pike along the way. They did contact that Musky during their search and Mike ended up finishing the trip as he started it by landing a 34” very heavy bodied Musky, his personal best. Sue not being a fisher really enjoyed her stay being with her family in our wonderful wilderness setting. She spent time reading with a fabulous view of the lake, enjoyed mealtime with Mike & Andy, and shared in the memories of what has become a traditional fishing trip between Mike & Andy. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge, and upon departing Mike said to me “we’ll see you next year”.

David Minson and his son’s Jonathan & Stephen from Burlington, Ontario returned for their second time. DOA they caught Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike before supper. First day on the water was slower as they searched and fished some new and unknown areas. 2nd day they decided to take and adventure portaging to a lake they never tried before. Well, at suppertime the excitement was so obvious that I knew they had an exciting day even before I asked. First before they even started fishing, only walking about 20 yards down the portage trail, they came across a big pile of fresh Bear scat right in the middle of the trail. We did have a discussion about Bears and how not to worry as they usually hear you & run off, however talk in the dinning room is just that, talk. They all got over it and proceeded on & all three were accounted for at suppertime. They had a fantastic day fishing, catching 41 Northern Pike, and having seemingly continuous action, & also had several doubles & one triple. That evening after supper they also did good catching some Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass getting a lot of surface hits. Banner day of fishing for this family as their smiles told the whole story. 3rd and final day had them searching another new lake floating through a small creek to do so. They caught some Smallmouth Bass and saw many HUGE Smallies that just would not bite. They also had some Musky follows and two in particular, one a large Tiger Musky and another a GIANT Musky, which kept following there lures and just hung around the boat. Very exciting to see these fish up close. That last evening they finished in great style catching more Pike and Smallmouth Bass & having some great action. All left having made father & sons memories, which will last all their lives, and thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make some of your special family memories.

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Hot Lures: White Spinner Bait, Blue Fox Spinner, Deep Diving Crank Bait, White Hair Jig with Plastic Tail, Mepps Spinner, Original Floating Rapala, Night-crawlers, Torpeo, Pop-R

Catches of The Week: 3-20”, 2-19.5”. 1-19”, and 11-18.5 to 18”Smallmouth, 34” Muskie, 74 Smallmouth Bass Mostly big between 3 people, and 75-80 Northern Pike between 2 people in just 1 days effort.

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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FABULOUS Fish Photos Caught at Fireside Lodge 7/7 to 7/14 2012

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HUGE 45-inch Tiger Musky caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada Great Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge CanadaBIG Smallmouth Bass in Canada are a BlastHUGE Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lakes in CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside LodgeGiant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside LodgeTrophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside LodgeShow Me Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside Lodge are CommonYouth Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass in CanadaTerrific Fishing at Fireside Lodge for BIG Smallmouth Bass CanadaMy 1st Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMusky Fishing Fun in Canada at Fireside LodgeGreat Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaCommon Northern Pike fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFather & Son Fishing in Canada for Northern Pike
HUGE 45-inch Tiger Musky caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
HUGE 45-inch Tiger Musky caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
Great Smallmouth Bass caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass in Canada are a Blast
BIG Smallmouth Bass in Canada are a Blast
HUGE Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lakes in Canada
HUGE Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lakes in Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside Lodge
Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by kids at Fireside Lodge
Show Me Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Show Me Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside Lodge are Common
Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside Lodge are Common
Youth Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Youth Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Terrific Fishing at Fireside Lodge for BIG Smallmouth Bass Canada
Terrific Fishing at Fireside Lodge for BIG Smallmouth Bass Canada
My 1st Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
My 1st Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Musky Fishing Fun in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Musky Fishing Fun in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Great Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Great Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Common Northern Pike fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Common Northern Pike fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Father & Son Fishing in Canada for Northern Pike
Father & Son Fishing in Canada for Northern Pike

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/7 to 7/14 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/7 to 7/14 2012

Mostly beautiful but a bit too warm at times is what best described the weather for this week. Even though we have been warmer than normal our guests were still able to escape the heat no matter where they traveled from.

Jerry & Susan Florea from Martinville, OH were excited to be fishing with us for their first time. Here for 4 days this couple thoroughly

enjoyed there time spent in our wonderful wilderness setting. They had a BLAST the first two days exploring Little Vermilion Lake as they caught some nice Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & they really enjoyed having lunch at Twin Falls. Third day brought them on their best Northern Pike fishing ever, landing 16 and one Smallmouth Bass, plus they had a lot of fish hooked that never made it to the boat. Fourth & final day was concentrated on catching Muskie and exploring new waters, Cedarbough Lake. Both ended up hooking a Muskie and Jerry landed a nice 34” Musky. Goal accomplished. This couple also had just as much fun sighting an eagle a day, watching the activity of Beavers, viewing an Otter catching fresh water clams and dinning while floating on its back. Talking about fresh water clams, Jerry while bouncing an X-Rap on the bottom like he does at home for Largemouth, he felt something different, & after bringing the lure back to the boat he found a freshwater Clam clamped onto one of the treble hooks. So it was decided to give Jerry the first ever Mater Anglers Award for hooking & landing a freshwater clam on and artificial lure. Both had a “FABULOUS” stay with us, as we did getting to know Jerry & Susie.

Joe & Marilyn Foos from Alpharetta, GA we back for their 4th consecutive year. DOA they got into fish quickly catching some Smallmouth on the surface & Marilyn caught a nice Northern Pike & had a Smallmouth jump and spit her hook out. Fun action for just a few hours before supper. 1st day was GREAT as they caught lots of Northern Pike, & could have caught them all day long but decided to switch to Smallmouth Bass. They caught a few and enjoyed the search. 3rd day they found it slower struggling a little, but don’t we all have fishing days like that? 4th day was gangbusters catching many Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & Joe landed a Master Anglers Award Bass. Also, Marilyn has been able to swim at lunch every day so far, that means it’s very warm, or better yet down right hot. 5th day was another GREAT day fishing as they targeted Smallmouth, and even though they had to fight off the Northern Pike, they did catch a lot of Bass ranging from 14 to 18”. There last three days they did well every day catching countless Northern Pike, with Joe also focusing on bigger Smallmouth Bass. We talked about some specific areas that might be better for this & Joe & Marilyn went out and searched, finding some really great Smallies. One day in particular the caught many larger Smallmouth while fishing through the Pike. This was a banner trip as Joe joined Marilyn swimming at lunch twice, which he never did before. Both had a fabulous stay with us and reserved their dates for the 2013 season.

First time guests Rob, Tony, Peter, Aaron, Chris Mitchell, Joe Ingallinera, & Billy Doran from Glen Ellyn, Warrenville, & Rolling Meadow, IL, Benton, NH, Grover MO, & Kerrville, TX were ready to hit the water when they arrived. For just a few hours before supper all got a little familiar with he lake and caught fish, a mix of Pike & Smallies. 1st day Aaron led the pack by catching 17 Smallmouth with the others catching anywhere from 5-10 fish, mostly on sinking worms. 2nd day Rob had the edge catching 13 Smallmouth before supper and the others had 5-10 each. 3rd day this group had their best day ever catching about 150 Northern Pike and some terrific Smallmouth Bass, with Rob landing his biggest ever at 19”. 4th day had them searching for Muskie, but being a hot sunny day this was not working so they changed over to Smallmouth catching some, but in comparison it was a slower day. 5th & final day Rob & Tony targeted Smallmouth Bass breaking out the fly rods for the first three hours without much catching success. They would follow the fly presentation after which Rob & Tony would throw out a sinking worm, and catch the fish. They started using the sinking worms, and as Tony said they stayed busy for 4 hours catching Smallmouth Bass. That’s a great afternoon. The others went toothy critter hunting catching 25-30 pike per boat, but the top story of the day involved Pete. Pete is of the age he now has a bucket list, and one of the top things on that list was to catch a Musky. Well, nobody could have planned this out if they tried as within the last hour of calling it a day/trip, Pete tied into a BIG fish. After a mishap with the net Chris went down to grab it as Billy held onto Chris to keep him from falling in the lake. Well, Chris came up with the fish in hands, a 45” Tiger Muskie caught by Pete with a 2-point assist by Chris. WOW!!! What a terrific catch with a story to match, which will last in this families memories forever. GREAT going Pete, and second that for Chris & Billy. All left having a FABULOSU stay with us and hope to see them again.

A Group of 20 coordinated by Horace Phillips from Oklahoma City, OK were Son Perry, Tom Green, Tim Turner, Stephen Buchanan, Kenneth Butler, Craig Turner, Kenneth Taylor, Jeremy Whitson, Paul Parker, George Elassal, Robert Murrell, Van Shelton, Gary Bunch, Dan, Dave, & David Stewart, Lacey Butler, and Steven Cupit with 11 year old Ethan from Oklahoma City, Newalla, Blanchard, Okaache, Choctaw, Edmond, Tanliequan, & Enid, OK, Fort Smith & Pea Ridge, AR, Canyon & Denison, TX. Giving this group a lake & equipment orientation seemed more like a seminar as the whole group gathered around several large lakes maps getting familiar with our lakes and what they have to offer. After the orientation all were ready to fish. That they certainly did for 4 days, just about non-stop. Here are some examples of daily catches by this group, & remember that for 16 of them it was their very first time fishing at Fireside Lodge and the other 4 were only here once. These are some highlights from each day.

Day 1: Kenneth Taylor & Jeremy 48 SB, Dan & Dave Stewart 40+Pike 6 SB 35”Musky, Craig & Lacey 36 SB with several Pike, David Stewart & Paul Parker 45-50 Pike, Horace Phillips & Tom Green about 30 SB.

Day 2: Jeremy & Kenneth T. 55 Smallmouth Bass with a lot of Big fish

Steven & Ethan caught Smallmouth & Ethan landed an 18” Trophy.

Dan & Dave Stewart caught 55 Northern Pike most 28-30”

David Stewart & Paul Parker caught 40+ Pike, & David a 19.5” SB

Kenneth Butler & Stephen Buchanan caught 24 Pike

Craig & Lacey caught 14 Pike with a bunch of Smallmouth

Bob Murrell & Van Shelton caught 26 Northern Pike

Day3: Dan Stewart & Paul Parker caught 58 Pike

Jeremy & Kenneth T caught 52 Bass & Ken caught his 1st Musky

Dave & David Stewart caught 30+ Northern Pike

Day 4: Craig & Lacey caught 56 Smallmouth Bass

Jeremy & Kenneth caught 52 Smallmouth Bass

Dan & Paul caught 35+ Pike with Dan Losing a GIANT Clear Musky

Dave & David Stewart caught 25+ Pike and a few Bass

All other boats caught between 20-30 fish per boat on this there final day. All went home having a FABULOSU stay with us and were already talking about returning in 2013.

Cal Hulst, son Patrick with his son/grandson Ryan and Ryan’s friend Bob from Holland, MI were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their first time. First few days they felt their way around the lake system catching some nice Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, with Patrick coming up with a great big Smallmouth Bass at 17.5”, and Ryan had the catch of his life, & most fishers lifetime, landing a HUGE 42” Musky. The excitement in Ryan’s face when describing his experience at suppertime was priceless. The picture you see here is worth a thousand words. Each day got better as they learned the lake, and their catching results showed, catching more nice Smallmouth Bass, and on their last day had great Northern Pike fishing & catching as they landed at about 20 Northern Pike in each boat. All left having a great family fishing vacation and logging some fabulous family memories. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge.

First time guests Bob & Carolyn Hicks from Richmond, VA were referred to us by a previous guest Jeff Perry also from VA. 1st day they caught some nice Smallmouth and a few Pike. 2nd day was a bit slow fishing but they did catch some Smallmouth and enjoyed visiting Twin Falls area. Third and final day had them doing very well catching a lot of Northern Pike, after experiencing our very own jungle cruise ride. That evening, their last, Jerry went out by himself to enjoy the beautiful evening and fly-fish for Smallmouth Bass. He was very successful having a lot of action on a surface popper and caught several nice Smallmouth Bass. Jerry left not believing how fast their time sped by and wishing they had a few more days.

Mark McDermotte from Chicago, IL returned for his 5 trip in 6 years, & this year had his son Sean for his 2nd time. Mark brings each of his three children to Fireside Lodge, one at a time, alternating years. 1st day they caught about 12 Northern Pike. 2nd day had them catching over 30 Pike and a few Smallmouth Bass, with Sean landing a beauty 17” Smallie. 3rd day had them catching a good number of Northern Pike and searching for that BIG toothy critter. In doing so they tried some new locations and located some BIG fish. Now that locations were established it’s all about timing. On their last day and a half they continued their quest for the big fish, catching some nice size Pike along the way, but just could not hook up on a monster Pike or Musky. Mark felt that the weather was just too warm and stable to have the percentages swing in the anglers direction. Mark did have an over 40” Musky blow up on a lure while doing a figure 8 but he set the hook in the wrong direction, pulling the lure right out of the fishes mouth. Both had a great stay with us, made another set of father & son fishing memories, and also Mark made his reservations for 2013. Thanks to Mark for making Fireside Lodge your place to make memories with your children.

Jeffery & Kathryn Bernel from LaPorte, IN were at Fireside Lodge for their first fishing trip. First day on the lake was an adventure for these two, as they have never tried doing anything like this before, and were true beginners. So after some instruction on the lake system I helped Jeff & Kathryn get set up with some fishing equipment, locations, & presentations to use while fishing. They had a wonderful time just being out on the lake and enjoying the pristine atmosphere newly discovering all there is to see. They caught only 1 fish but had a fabulous day on the water. Second day they tripled their catch landing three. For beginners the progress was going forward in the right direction. 3rd day they caught a dozen great size Smallmouth from 12-16-inches. They not only fished but also found a natural beach area and went swimming for an hour or so to enjoy the beautiful water temperatures. 4th and final day had them catching even more than day three, and the fish were all BIG with Kathryn landing a “HUGE” 19-inch Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. Way to go Kathryn, going from complete novice fisher to a Master Angler Fisher in 3 days. They also spent part of there last day enjoying lunch and swimming at Twin Falls. Both had a fabulous stay and were talking of their possible return for next year. Thanks for choosing us for your first fishing adventure.

Bill Kassow, son Kamen and Dad / Grandpa Bill SR with John Sheltar & son Jake and Kane Comfort all from Salina, KS & were back for their 6th stay with us at Fireside Lodge. First day they went to a few creek accessible lakes & caught a lot of Northern Pike in each boat. Jack caught his first ever Northern Pike and was amazed at the creek ride. Great day on the water for all. 2nd day was mostly about Smallmouth fishing catching their fair share up to 17”, and Bill caught a nice 32” Musky. On their 3rd & final day, WOW, time flies by when you having fun, they split their time up between portaging to Terry Lake and fishing Little Vermilion Lake. They did well catching Northern Pike on Terry Lake and Smallmouth Bass on Little Vermilion. This was a FABULOUS trip for this family, and a milestone for Jack as everything he did was a first. This was his 1st trip to Canada and it was great to see him enjoy everything for the first time. Thanks for choosing us at Fireside Lodge for your family fishing vacation.

Father & son Bob & Ron Ramsey from Leavenworth, KS & Sewanee, TN returned for their 8th consecutive year. First day on the water was spent chasing Muskie down on Closs Lake having some success locating a few nice fish, but having no takers. Ron & Bob spent all their time hunting down the toothy critters concentrating on the BIG DOGS.

Second day they caught some great Pike Ron having the biggest of the day measuring 35”. Third day was spent having fun catching Northern Pike landing some nice size fish in the 28-32” range. 4th day had them chasing Musky again. They planned this on a day when storms would be in the area with the hopes of increased Musky activity, but the storms also had lighting which drove them off the lake, but not before landing one and getting a number of follows. 5th & final day was spent enjoying the wilderness together, catching some substantial size Pike and planning for next years strategy. Both had another wonderful father & son fishing trip making many more memories together, and before departing made reservations for their traditional fishing trip with us in 2013.

James McCollam with sons James & Ryan from Orland Hills, IL returned to Fireside Lodge for their 4th time with father & son Bob & Sean Potempa from Tinley Park, IL. First day on the water was all about Muskie as they fished Cedarbough & Little Vermilion Lake. No actual catches, but follows were had and Sean had his first ever encounter with a Musky fighting a near 40”er for about 10 minutes. The fish ended up winning this battle after getting Sean’s line & lure tangled in the pencil reeds. One battle lost by Sean, but the war with Musky just began. Second day was spent Northern Pike fishing doing very well catching 35-40 as a group. WOW!!! What a fabulous day. On their last two days most effort was directed towards fishing for larger Muskie & Northern Pike. They did catch some bigger Pike and a few Muskie 26-30”. The bigger fish showed up but evaded them. Jim, at one point during supper showed his frustration with seeing all these BIG fish & not being able to get them to commit, but even as he was finishing his sentence a smile came across his face showing satisfaction just that he saw these magnificent fish. All had a terrific fathers and sons fishing vacation making many wonderful memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to do so.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, White Hair Jig, Mepps Spinner, Sinking Worm, Crayfish Crankbait, Drop Shot Worm, Spoons, Bucktails, Floating Rapala,

Catches of The Week: 38” Northern Pike, 45” Tiger Musky, 19.5” Smallmouth Bass plus 16-18” to 19” Smallies

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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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Terrific Fish Photos Caught at Fireside Lodge 6/30 to 7/7 2012

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Giant 44" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada18.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing CanadaMaster Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside LodgeFly-Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTrophy 19" Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaGREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMany Trophy Smallmouth Bass while Fishing at Fireside LodgeLadies catching Trophy 19.5" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaProud Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Ladies in Canada42" Sunset Tiger Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeCatching Tiger Muskie Fishing in CanadaHUGE 44" Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeMy First Muskie at 41" Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMusky Fishing is GREAT at Fireside Lodge CanadaKids catching 40" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in CanadaFabulous Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge42.5" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside LodgeTerrific Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Giant 44" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant 44" Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
18.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing Canada
18.5-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing Canada
Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Fly-Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly-Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 19" Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 19" Smallmouth Bass fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
GREAT Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
20" Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass while Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass while Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Ladies catching Trophy 19.5" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Ladies catching Trophy 19.5" Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Proud Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Proud Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Ladies in Canada
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Ladies in Canada
42" Sunset Tiger Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
42" Sunset Tiger Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Catching Tiger Muskie Fishing in Canada
Catching Tiger Muskie Fishing in Canada
HUGE 44" Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
HUGE 44" Muskie Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
My First Muskie at 41" Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
My First Muskie at 41" Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Musky Fishing is GREAT at Fireside Lodge Canada
Musky Fishing is GREAT at Fireside Lodge Canada
Kids catching 40" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
Kids catching 40" Trophy Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
Fabulous Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Fabulous Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge
42.5" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
42.5" Northern Pike Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Terrific Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Terrific Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/30 to 7/7 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/30 to 7/7 2012

The weather this week was a little on the warm side being in the mid to high 80’s, having one bad Thunderstorm taking our power away for about 8 hours. This forced all to have dinner by candlelight and do things like they were done in years gone by. Not a bad thing to remember how good and easy we have it these days.

Long time guests Greg Benton, John McDonough, Randy Genord and his two sons Dane & Ryan from Grand Blanc, MI were back again to chase giant toothy critters. 1st day all caught Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and had some very large follows from Musky. Next day had them chasing BIG Musky & Pike getting a many BIG follows catching just a few medium to Smaller fish. The big fish we tight lipped & lazy. That evening however Dane caught a Trophy 18.5” Smallmouth Bass & Randy had the catch of the day landing a HUGE 44” Musky. WOW! What an impressive picture. The next day was a really active Musky day as the group got a lot of action & landed 4, with Greg’s being the biggest, a 38” Tiger Musky, John caught a 32.5” Musky, but the real story here was Ryan at 12 years old caught his first ever Musky at 37” plus his second Musky a 37”er. WOW, what a special fishing memory for Ryan, Randy & Dane. 4th day was again spent chasing the “BIG DOGS”. By now they located many big fish by getting follows so it is now just a matter of timing. The right timing came again for Randy as he ended up catching a Beautiful 42”, very fat Tiger Musky. Great photo was had plus video of the release soon to be seen on our You-Tube channel. In discussing the weeks fishing it came up that Dane had caught a Master Anglers award Smallmouth Bass and Randy the Musky at 44”. In our 23 years at Fireside Lodge I never remember a father and sons combo getting a fishing hat trick, meaning catching trophy class fish in all three categories. As they were departing the dock I pointed to 13-year old Ryan telling him it is his turn & challenge to catch a 40” plus Northern Pike to accomplish this family fishing feat. Well, Ryan was all smiles at suppertime as he was showing me his great photo of the 40” Trophy Northern Pike he caught. He also caught a 36”er. Great going Ryan as another record is set at Fireside Lodge. All left having another terrific fishing trip & hope to return in 2013.

First time guests Robert & Ollie Waldeck from Cotter, AR were here to fish for Smallmouth Bass. First day was the best it could be, as they caught Northern Pike & Ollie caught, her 1st ever Musky, doing it in style, landing a HUIGE 41”Musky. WOW! What a GREAT catch. 2nd day was super as they caught over 30 Northern Pike & 1 Smallmouth, while enjoying our own version of the “Jungle Cruise Ride” going up long winding creeks to access a few lakes in our lake system. Their goal on the 3rd day was Smallmouth Bass, and they caught some with Bob catching a beauty 18”er, but said they just did not figure a pattern out yet. 4th day they were all smiles coming back saying they established pattern for the day to be a slow presentation with a soft plastic bait. They caught 20+ nice Smallmouth Bass with this presentation. 5th & 6th days were just as much fun catching Smallmouth Bass & Pike. The unexpected experience these two had was developing some Fireside Lodge friendships. As often happens here at Fireside Lodge the comforts of our atmosphere & dinning room engages people, which cause a casual friendship to develop. In the case of Bob & Ollie they met several other couples and individuals who added to making their 1st experience at Fireside Lodge a very pleasurable one. In fact so much so that they made reservations for 2013 before departing, and we are very glad we will see Bob & Ollie next year.

Couple Stacey & Paul Kimberling and Susan & Gary Blakey from West Plains & Sparta, MO were very excited to be here to experience what they have been planning for the last 6 months. 1st day ever on the lake they did well catching 14 Pike with 6 Smallmouth Bass, Paul landing a big 36” Pike. 2nd day brought even better results as each boat caught 24-26 Northern Pike & Susan became a Master Angler landing a trophy 19” Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day had this group catching from 12-15 Northern Pike per boat along with some Smallies. Since their day of arrival all were thoroughly enjoying the wilderness that surrounds you when fishing at Fireside Lodge. 4th day they did a split with the Guys leaving the dock before 5AM to hunt down Musky, and the ladies having a total relax in the wilderness day. Both had a fabulous time with the guys getting very excited about the Musky they saw follow lures, & Gary landed a 32-incher. The ladies were found a various areas throughout the day, on their deck, sitting at the end of the dock just enjoying the beautiful wilderness setting we have at Fireside Lodge. At supper both Stacey & Susan were so impressed how quiet or surrounding are during the day and Susan even used the phrase, “ It Was Deafeningly Quiet”. I guest it’s comes down to opinion as to weather the guys or ladies had the biggest catch of the day. 5th day was fun catching fish & also having a great shore lunch up by Twin Falls, which is always a great experience. 6th & final day the ladies stayed back to just enjoy the day around the lodge grounds, & Susan also went Kayaking for about an hour. The guys left at the crack of dawn on a hunt for Musky. Well they both accomplished their goal as they each caught a Muskie. They did it in style each catching the same size Musky, both being 36-inches. All left having had a wonderful fishing/wilderness vacation & before leaving there was much talk of their future return.

Long time guests, Jack & Steven Starnes from Wise & Duffield, VA were back to fish with us for their 8th consecutive year. 1st day was super for these two as they caught nearly 100 Smallmouth Bass, some nice Pike, & Steven landed a Musky over 40”. Second day was primarily Smallmouth Bass catching 80 & they caught many Big Bass. 3rd day had these fish magnets catching 52 Smallmouth Bass & 26 Northern Pike, & Steven caught a GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring every bit of 20”. Next day was mainly searching for Musky and Steven landed two nice Muskie in the upper 30’s along with them catching some bigger Pike in the mid to high 30-inch range & a few Smallmouth Bass to that were 17 to 19”. 5th day the winds were blowing which even had an affect on Steven & Jack, although they catch some big Smallmouth and Pike. 6th& final day they were more on track catching well over 50 fish, a combination of Smallie & Pike, and Jack caught his first Musky of the trip. Steven ended up with 6 Muskie for the week. That’s great for a week of fishing but they got spoiled after catching 9 Musky in one day and 14 for the week last year. I would say that that kind of production would spoil anyone. Both left thoroughly enjoying their week stay, & made reservations for the same dates in 2013.

Steven & Nancy Jensen from Springfield, MO returned for their 10th consecutive year. Fly-Fishing only for these two, & their first day was a terrific day catching 30+ Pike. They also guided 3 other couples though a creek into one of our out lakes which helped them get familiar with the creek ride. Very nice of Steven & Nancy to help some new Fireside Lodge guests get comfortable with our waters. 2nd day had Steven & Nancy mixing it up, catching both Northern Pike and some Smallmouth Bass & Steve caught a beauty 17” Smallie. Third day had Steven and Nancy catching a bunch of Northern Pike on the fly, and on a fly rod those Pike really give you a fight. 4th & final day the wind kicked up a little which is at the disadvantage of any fly-fisher. Steven & Nancy fished al day in the windy conditions catching some Smallmouth & Northern Pike despite the winds. Both had a great stay fly-fishing in the wilderness, and making some new Fireside Lodge friends, which seems to happen naturally at Fireside Lodge. Both had such a good time they reserved their dates for 2013.

Ken Benkeser, brother Don, with friends Chris Cusick, Mike Kamp, & Anthony Weber from Clover, SC, Wayne, Bolingbrook, & Chicago, IL & LaFayette, IN, returned for their 4th visit with us at Fireside Lodge. DOA they got right into the grove catching 30+ Pike per boat. 1st day was great catching many Smallmouth Bass & Chris came up with the Northern Pike of his life landing a Master Anglers Trophy 42er. 2nd day had Tony & Ken doing very well catching over 25 Smallmouth Bass, 10 Northern Pike with some Musky follows, while the others had similar numbers but it was a Big day for Chris again catching another BIG fish, this time a 43.5 inch Tiger Musky. WOW!! What a great catch for Chris. 3rd day was catching a lot of Pike, with a lot of Musky follows. 4th day the big guns came out as each bought several lures from my tackle shop to try and win today’s daily contest. Every evening this group plans a competitive contest for the following day. No matter what the fishing contest rules of the day are, anyone who catches a Muskie wins out, except if someone catches one of each species. In this case that person wins the pot. Well, on day 4 that’s exactly what Don accomplished, winning that daily contest with a 40” Muskie. 5th and final day had this group catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike finishing strong. All left having loads of fun recharging, and Mike said he needed to go back to work so he could rest up.

Father & Son Roy & Ross Lagerblade from Rock Island, IL & Crestwood, KY returned for their 8th trip to Fireside Lodge & this was a BIG year for the Lagerblade traditional yearly fishing trip. Ross’s son Reese was joining them for the first time at age 13.This was bout the age Roy took Ross on the family traditional yearly fishing trip. 1st day was a really large day for Reese as he not only caught his 1st Northern Pike ever, but also saw a Moose & viewed it for almost 10 minutes. Second day was fabulous catching over 30 Northern Pike, & Reese was impressed with the creek ride to get to an out lake. Second day had these three catching some Pike with Reese landing his biggest, a hefty 33” pike, and Ross caught a 32” Musky. 3rd day was a dedicated Musky day getting many follows and Roy was the man today catching a 32.5” barred Musky. 4th day was a banner record day as they caught 80 Northern Pike and the story of the day was Reese, having been his first time ever on a fishing trip, caught 17 Northern Pike in 1 day. WOW, Way to go Reese!! 5th and final day the totals were great as they landed well over 40 Pike giving them a strong finish to a “FABOLOUS” three generations family trip. When asked if Reese wanted to do this again there was no hesitation, saying yes. Great memories made between Father/Son/Grandfather. And hence a the other chapter added to the Lagerblade family fishing tradition

Jerry & Wanda Miller from Erwin, TN were back for Jerry’s 17th consecutive year and Wanda’s 12th. WOW! Time flies when your having fun. DOA it’s like they never left as they found Smallmouth Bass quickly with Jerry’s 1st Smallie being an 18.75” Master Anglers Award Trophy. 1st full day of fishing they got right into the Smallies in the morning catch about 20 nice fish but the afternoon shut down. Might have been the heat & still air. 3rd day was nothing less than FABULOUS catching close to 50 beautiful Smallmouth Bass with 30 being 15 to 17.5-inches. Jerry also caught half of his on the surface with a Torpedo. Wanda pointed out that Jerry had a little trouble losing one Torpedo, however Jerry said that that tree limb just seemed to reach out & grab his lure out of mid air. 4th day was even better than the third, which Jerry mentioned he thought was not possible. They not only caught more fish than the day before but bigger Smallmouth Bass. Wanda caught her personal best a GIANT 20” trophy. WOW!!!. Jerry said they caught many over 17”, and had numerous doubles. Fifth & last full day was more of the same with Wanda again being the BIG fish specialist catching more big fish than Jerry again. Wanda caught another 2 Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass, 18.25” & 18.5”. 6th day is always just a half day of fishing as they come in to pack and rest for the travel home. Also, they enjoy just sitting on their deck, reminiscing about their trip and soaking up the final moments of the Canadian Wilderness they have come to love. I’d say Jerry & Wanda are “BUSHED”.

The Schopp Family of David, Wilma, & Michael from St Louis, MO along with Caroline Lewis from Bethesda, MD and Chris Ascheri from Fort Dodge, IA were all at Fireside Lodge for their 1st time. This group came to find Fireside Lodge through a few of Mike’s coaches that fished with us in past years. First day out was spent learning in the morning, and what quick learners they were as they had a fabulous day catching many Northern Pike & a few Smallmouth Bass. Second day was more of the first, catching a lot of Northern Pike but just a few Smallmouth Bass. Wanting to catch more Smallmouth Mike and I discussed locations & different presentations that might be more productive. 3rd day was very windy and inhibited the ability to fish in locations so it was a slower day simply because the time spent on the water was limited. This group however made up for it on their 4th & final day as they again got into a bunch of Northern Pike, catching 46 & 1 Smallmouth Bass plus having a ton of action in strikes, misses, & follows. Caroline caught the lone Smallmouth Bass and it was a very large 17.5”er. All had a great stay & with Mike & Caroline working in the US capitol it made for a great venue to re-unite and catch up as a family. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make your special family memories.

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Hot Lures: Harvo, Bull Dog, Husky Jerk, Sinking Worm, Tube Jigs, Blue Fox Spinner, X-Rap, Pointer Minnow, Live Leeches, Spoons

Flies of the week: Henrico Puglesi Perch Pattern

Catches of The Week: Musky 44”, 43.5”,42”,41”40”, Tiger Musky 42”, 38” Northern Pike 42”40” Smallmouth Bass 2-20”, 2-19.5” 3-19” 3-18.75”, 2-18.5” 4-18”

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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GREAT Fish Catches at Fireside Lodge Week of 6/23 to 6/30 2012

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Father / Daughter Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada
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Great 42-inch Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
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Musky Fishing is GREAT at Fireside Lodge Canada
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44-inch Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
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Ladies enjoying BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
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Ladies Fishing in Canada Lodges for Northern Pike
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Big Northern Pike Fishing is Fun in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/23 to 6/30 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/23 to 6/30 2012

This week the temperatures turned around being nearly perfect all week long. Started out on the cooler side, 68-70 for highs, but most of the days were 70-75 degrees, Except for a few windy days you Can’t beat that!

Long time guests Kathie & David Drake from Terra Haute, IN were back to enjoy our Canadian Wilderness Fishing. DOA these two got started in a few of their old haunts doing very well before suppertime. First day of fishing they did fine catching many 14 to 17” Smallmouth with nothing less than 12”. Second day was slower but still caught fish despite coming in by 1:30PM because of wind, rain, and cold. 3rd day was spent catching some nice Northern Pike and Kathie came up with the fish of the day landing a beauty 34” Pike. 4th day had them doing very well catching about 50+ Northern Pike. 5th and final day they had a fun time on a perfect 70-degree day catching about 20 nice Smallmouth Bass, David caught a 29” Muskie and Kathie again caught the bigger fish landing a 32” Northern Pike. Both had a Fabulous stay fishing and enjoying our wonderful wilderness setting.

First time guests by referral were Father, Son & Grandpa Kirk, James & Mel Schulz from Milford, OH, Alan Moellmann from Cincinnati, & Paul Brooks from Findlay, OH. DOA they got right to it catching some Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike within just a few hours. First day had them learning the lake catching Smallmouth, Pike, and Kirk landed a Musky. Second day they discovered that the Smallmouth Bass loved sinking worms presented slowly. They caught a bunch before suppertime with James setting the bar for all of the adults, landing GIANT Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass measuring all of 19”. Way to go James!!!!! 2ND & 3RD days this group tore up the Pike as they caught 100’s between them, plus many Smallmouth Bass. Paul & Allen targeted Smallmouth on the 3rd day doing very well catching 35-40 and exploring some unfamiliar waters. Kirk, Mel, & James also had a great day catching 65 Northern Pike, 5 Smallmouth Bass & James again came up with the BIG fish of the day by landing a 20” Smallmouth Bass while fly-fishing. In fact Kirk & James caught all of they pike & Smallmouth Fly-fishing. 4th day was a little spotty for Allen & Paul, but Kirk, Mel, & James did great catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass, while learning new areas of Little Vermilion Lake. The also fished Cedarbough later in the day getting some follows and James caught his first Musky. 5th and final day Paul & Allen caught over 80 Northern Pike and 6 nice Smallmouth Bass between 16 -18.75”. Kirk, Mel, & James also had a great day catching a lot of Pike fish, with Kirk getting on the Master Anglers Award board landing a beauty, 19” Smallmouth Bass. The fish totals & sizes are fun to compare a talk about, however we all know the biggest catch between this three generations of family were the time spent making wonderful memories together. Congrats to them for making this happen.

Al Sins, Don Funderud, with Dave & Pam Hamilton from Asheville & Raleigh, NC returned for their traditional fishing trip with us at Fireside Lodge. Having a Musky as a priority, DOA Don got off to a quick start catching a 37”er. First day Don hooked a Muskie first thing in the morning & both him and AL caught some Pike & had Muskie follows. Dave a Pam caught about 20 Northern Pike having a fabulous day on the water. 2nd day was slower for Al & Don, missing a Muskie first thing in the morning, having a few follows, & catching few Pike. Dave & Pam caught 20 Pike. 3rd day was great as Al & Don caught 36 Northern Pike. Dave & Pam did great with Dave landing a Master Anglers Award Northern Pike measuring 40”. 4th day was their best day ever landing 150 Northern Pike as a group with Dave catching a BIG Muskie at 42” and Al caught a Master Anglers Award Musky measuring in at 44”, all on a clear bight sunny day. WOW!!! What a “FANTASTIC” day of fishing/catching. 5th day had totals of 28 & 30-35 pike for each boat. Their last was a great finish as Dave caught his 2nd Master Anglers Award Northern Pike at 40.5” and saw several Muskie that would make this fish look small. Al & Dave took one last shot at these fish after supper but to no avail. All left having a wonderful time and hope to return for another crack at those BIG BOYS.

Paul & Martha Weaver from Princeton, IN, guests since 1995, returned to fish and enjoy our wilderness surroundings. DOA & the first day were spent catching many Smallmouth Bass 14 to 17” and enjoying some nice weather. 2nd day the winds kicked up and gave them an excuse to come in early and relax before supper. Everything happens for a reason as a pretty good thunderstorm hit a little before supper and they were able to watch it from their cabin. 3rd day had them catching a bunch of Pike but it was the Smallmouth they were really after. They caught a half dozen, all nice fish between 17-18” and Martha came up with a trophy measuring 18.75” weighing over 4lbs. 4th & final day after the results were in, Paul said besides being able to catch all the Northern Pike you wanted to catch, they also caught BIG Smallmouth Bass, each landing a Master Anglers Award Trophy Bass at 18 & 18.25”. Great finish to a great trip.

Three generations of the Murphy’s, John from Detroit, MI, Bryan with sons Quinn & Jake from Darien, CT, arrived excited & ready to fish. First day out this group got right to it catching countless Northern Pike & had to make a visit at the tackle shop to re-supply. 2nd day was a repeat of the first as they caught as a group over 60 Northern Pike and about 6 Smallmouth Bass. Today John broke out his fly rod & caught both bass & pike while fly-fishing. 3rd day after asking Bryan how they did his reply was “it was a great day of fishing. We caught tons of fish and caught them all day long, All Northern Pike”. Each boat caught over 50 fish each, as it was non-stop action for most of the day. Upon departure John decided to leave the fishing rods he shipped so they will be here for next years return.

Family of John, Joyce, Steve, & Susan Jones, Ray & Donna Holliday, Lynn Jones, & Cindy Withrow from Little Rock/Maumelle, AR and Alameda, CA were excited to be at Fireside Lodge & Fishing in Canada for their first time. They were referred to us by a long time guest and long time friend of John, Joe Fulton, Fayettville, AR. This has been a dream of John’s for years so they decided to make a family event to discover what Joe told Jim about all these years. 1st day they had a ball exploring while catching some Northern Pike. Steven caught the big fish of the day at 33”, however was given a lesson on knot tying after his boat came loose & floated away during shore lunch. 2d day was a fabulous day fishing & seeing one of our fabulous natural wonders. All had lunch at Twin Falls and enjoyed the great view of the falls and surrounding area. They also caught some fish with Cindy taking the BIG fish of the day award landing a 36” Muskie on a spinner with one barb less hook, her first ever Musky. Cindy & Karen were in the boat together and did a great job landing the fish properly in the cradle. 3rd & 4th days this group had fishing/catching that they never experienced before catching consecutively 120 and 130 Northern Pike on this days with Ray alone catching 30, Karen 20, and Susan 17. This family trip was all based around John’s dream to fish at Fireside Lodge for years. The Smile on John’s face at suppertime was ear to ear and could not have gotten any bigger, not just for the fish caught but for all the wonder family memories they were in the process of making. 5th & final day was a great conclusion to a FANTASTIC family fishing trip. They caught some fish but mostly savored their last day in our fabulous wilderness setting. Also, John’s dream/goal of Fishing at Fireside Lodge was accomplished along with making many lasting family memories. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for this special vacation.

Bob Zukas and John from Baltimore, MD were here to fish for their first time. 1st day they hit the water before breakfast catching some Smallmouth Bass on the surface. The rest of the day was spent catching about 20 Northern Pike while learning the lower arm of Little Vermilion Lake. 2nd day was spent catching a good number of nice size Smallmouth Bass, along with some Pike. Day 3 they did great catching a lot of Northern Pike, about 30, and several Smallmouth 17-17.5” & Bob caught an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth. GREAT DAY, that ended with and early bedtime. 4th day had them searching for some bigger fish catching some nice Pike, but the monster eluded them. 5th & final day had them getting the early morning dose of Smallmouth, catching 5, & by the end of their day at suppertime they said they were plain wore out from catching Northern Pike. They caught well over 40 and had lots of action with missed strikes & lost fish. Great day and still 1 more left. Well, the last day brought high winds, which brought them in by noon, after catching a few fish. Both had a great time and we appreciate them traveling to visit us at Fireside Lodge.

Long time guests father & son, David & Marc McFarland from Pendelton & Bedford, IN were back to enjoy the wonderful wilderness fishing we have at Fireside Lodge. After having a slower 1st day catching 7 Smallmouth they decided to switch to Pike catching a bunch, 36 with 1 Smallie. Deciding that the Smallmouth were in their post spawn funk, the 3rd day they took some leeches with them and did much better. They caught 15 nice Smallmouth, David catching a Trophy Master Anglers Smallie at 18” and the rest were 15-17.5”. At supper they were feeling by the activity of they day the Smallmouth were just about to break out of their post spawn slow down. Well they were dead-on as on day 4 they caught 42 with half being 15” or better. 5th day was very high winds, which really limited the locations you could fish, and the presentations you could use. Despite this they did very well catching 18 Smallmouth Bass, all between 15-17.5” including Marc landing an 18” Master Anglers Award Trophy. Great going guys!!! 6th and final day the Smallmouth seemed to be off but the Pike picked up the slack catching a good number while enjoying their last day in the beautiful wilderness. Many Memories made once again between father & son. They had such a great time the reserved the same dates for 2013.

Pete Petterson, Albert (Spud) Chaffin, Terry Willis, David Renfro, Greg Swinehart, Ray Canady, & Brandon Hawn all from Unicoi & Erwin TN, were back to fish in our beautiful lake system. 1st day they did FABULOUS catching 169 fish, mostly Northern Pike with Brandon & Greg accounting for 60 just in their boat. Next day they did just as good as Brandon & Greg caught 54, Ray, Pete, & Terry caught 50+ & David & spud had about 40. WOW!! What great Northern Pike fishing. 3rd & final day they all caught plenty of fish, a mix of Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass and Pete landed his 3rd Musky of the trip. His first three trips with us he never caught a Musky but Pete sure made up for it this trip. All left having loads of fun and hope to return.

Tom Nayder from Orland Park, IL, sister Leah Bezin from Berwyn, IL and Tom’s son Joel and his better half Nicole were back to fish and enjoy our wonderful wilderness. This is the 12th year for Tom & his group. 1st day they tore up the Northern Pike catching well over 70, most of Leah’s were while fly-fishing, and Tom caught his fair share this way and had a big fish take him under the boat so fast it broke his fly rod. 2nd day they went fishing Wacky style for Smallmouth Bass and the Smallies went wacky for their presentation. This technique uses a sinking worm hooked through the middle with no weight, or a small finishing nail pushed into the ends of the worm. It’s presented by casting it and just letting it sink. The Smallmouth think it a worm that fell into the water just floating to the bottom and can’t resist this easy meal. They also used this technique for day 3rd/4th & final day having good success. Also on the last day Leah had the hot hand catching Northern Pike, a 30” Muskie, and Smallmouth including an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. All left enjoying their time fishing in the wilderness, and making family memories.

Doug & Frank Kerr from Henrico, NC & Plainfield, IN returned for their second consecutive year. DOA in just a few hours these two caught 15 nice Smallmouth Bass & on day 1 they had a great time catching over 30 Northern Pike. It’s like they picked up right where the left off from last year. 2nd day was a break out day for Smallmouth Bass moving into their summer feeding pattern as Frank & Doug had lots of action & caught 47 Smallies. Fabulous Day!!! 3rd day was very high winds but they did great catching 20+ Smallmouth, all bigger, & Frank caught a Mater Anglers Award Smallmouth at 18.5-inches. 4th day had them in windy conditions again and they did well on Smallmouth again but the highlight of the day was Doug landing a 39.5” Northern Pike on a Mepps Spinner. Funny story was after they had the fish in the cradle after using the jaw spreaders to open the Pike’s mouth discovered that Doug had hooked the fish directly in the head. No Jaw Spreaders needed. Well, we all had a laugh or two in the dinning room about that story. 5th and final day these two fishing cousins finished with a bang catching well over 40 Northern Pike. Before leaving they said they would be backing 2013 possible with 4 people.

Mike Ubelherr from Stow, OH returned for his 6th trip with us, his daughter Kate for her second, and Kate’s significant other Chad Van Den Hoch from Mitchell, SD. Both Kate and Chad are living & working in Burma, and what a great way to reunite family and catch up on each others lives than by fishing the wilderness. 1st day they caught 6 nice fish and the second day they caught 12. On this second day Chad discovered the magic of the gizit catching Northern Pike as he was catching Pike on this small plastic bait to the point that one time he just had it hanging over the edge of the boat as he was untangling a messy line situation and “BAM” a BIG Pike came up and slammed it. The fight only lasted for a moment until the line broke. 3rd day at breakfast it was decided to shoot for a goal to double there numbers of fish caught every day, so day three goal was 24. Well they did it plus some, as they caught 56 Northern Pike & 1 Smallmouth Bass. Terrific day for all & Kate was tops in the group catching a HUGE 19.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Beat that you guys! 4th and final day had them almost accomplishing their double every day goal. They caught 90 fish in all, 12 being Smallmouth Bass & the rest Northern Pike. 10 of the Smallmouth Bass were BIG as Chad caught two trophies measuring 18.25” & 19” with Mike catching 1 at 18.5”. All has a FABULOUS trip and Mike made some wonderful memories with his daughter & Chad.

Father & son Wayne & Todd Busdiecker from Centerville & Waynesville, OH were back once again to chase toothy critters & Smallmouth Bass. First day was very good catching 14 nice Northern Pike, despite the high winds, before supper. After supper the winds did not let up. In fact they became stronger and these two were the only ones to brave the weather for a few more hours. Well it was plenty worthwhile as Todd hooked and landed a big 40” Musky. Great catch and guest what he caught it on?? An old time lure, the Red Eye Spoon.

2nd day was still very windy but they managed to catch 18 nice Pike up to 30”. 3rd day was only a half-day of fishing as they wanted to get a head start on their trip to the Minneapolis airport. They had some good morning action catching on some bigger Northern Pike finishing their trip on a high note. Even though the trip was short it was also sweet, making another set of fishing memories between father and son. When leaving Wayne expressed is was one of his best trips and will return next year with more family members.

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Hot Lures: Mepps Spinner, Blue Fox Spinner, Husky Jerk, Shallow Raider, Mepps Muskie & Giant Killer, Johnson’s Silver Minnow Spoon, Sassy Shad, Sinking Worm, Pop-R, Torpedo, Tube Jig

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 20”. 3-19.5”, 19.25”. 3-19”, 18.75”, 3-18.5”, 2-18.25”, 5-18” Muskie 44”, 42”,40” Northern Pike 40.5”, 40” Also caught a number of Pike & Muskie 35-19”.

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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GREAT Fish catches at Fireside Lodge from 6/16 tp 6/23 2012

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Humongous Trophy 46-inch Northern Pike caught at Fireside Lodge CanadaFirst Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaSuperb Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in CanadaFirst Trophy Kids Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaBIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge are CommonTerrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaBest  Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaFireside Lodge is Tops for Trophy Smallmouth Bass FishingFirst Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaFather and Son Muskie Fishing in CanadaGIANT 43-inch Tiger Muskie Fishing Canada Lodge44.5-inch Trophy Tiger Musky in Canada at Fireside Lodge44-inch Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge in CanadaHUGE Trophy 42.5-inch Northern Pike in Canada on Beatle SpinFirst Time Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
Humongous Trophy 46-inch Northern Pike caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
Humongous Trophy 46-inch Northern Pike caught at Fireside Lodge Canada
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
First Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Superb Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Superb Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
First Trophy Kids Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
First Trophy Kids Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge are Common
BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge are Common
Terrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Terrific Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Best  Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Best Fishing for Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Fireside Lodge is Tops for Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Fireside Lodge is Tops for Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
First Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
First Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Father and Son Muskie Fishing in Canada
Father and Son Muskie Fishing in Canada
GIANT 43-inch Tiger Muskie Fishing Canada Lodge
GIANT 43-inch Tiger Muskie Fishing Canada Lodge
44.5-inch Trophy Tiger Musky in Canada at Fireside Lodge
44.5-inch Trophy Tiger Musky in Canada at Fireside Lodge
44-inch Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
44-inch Trophy Musky Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
HUGE Trophy 42.5-inch Northern Pike in Canada on Beatle Spin
HUGE Trophy 42.5-inch Northern Pike in Canada on Beatle Spin
First Time Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
First Time Northern Pike Fishing in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/16 to 6/23 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/16 to 6/23 2012

This week could only be described as cool and very wet, as it rained every day except Friday. All persevered and had GREAT fishing despite the weather conditions.

Arriving for their traditional Fathers day Fishing trip at Fireside lodge were Paul & Tony Capecchi from Inver Grove Hgts, MN. DOA they caught 40 Northern Pike & 1 Smallmouth. First day was FANTASTIC as they caught over 100 Northern Pike, Tony with two 33”ers and 2 Muskie 5 minutes apart, including a 40” Tiger Musky. Paul caught the fish of his life to date landing a HUGE 43” Tiger Muskie. Next day was another fabulous day for Pike numbers, 50+, and they also caught 4 Muskie at 26, 32”, 38”, and 41”. WOW!!! A 4 Musky day is a terrific day Musky Fishing. Day 3 all they could say is the fishing was GREAT, as they caught 90+ Northern Pike. 4th day had them Muskie fishing again landing 3-30 to 38”, plus Tony caught a MONSTER Tiger Musky measuring in at 44.5”. They also caught 8 nice Smallmouth Bass. 5th day each caught another Muskie along with 45 Northern Pike. Last day they fished five different lakes in one day catching 25 Smallmouth Bass & 20 Northern Pike. During their stay they saw 6-7 Moose and got lots of video of these great creatures. Also, got film of a bear swimming across the lake. Both made loads of father & son memories, & before leaving made their reservations for the same date sin 2013.

Father & Sons Phil Spahr, Tim, Brad with son Steven, and best friend Todd McGehee with son Jeremy returned to Fireside Lodge for their annual trip, coming from Fairborn, OH, Marborough. MA & Helotes, TX for the 14th consecutive year. Between the group they landed 135 Northern Pike in the 1st day, with Jeremy catching 20 & a 33” heavy Pike & Steven, at 10, caught a 29” Pike. That evening while fishing with Uncle Tim, Steven caught an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth, just after Tim lost a Musky boat-side. Very exciting moments for an Uncle & Nephew. Grandpa Phil had the large fish of the day catching a 19” Trophy Smallmouth on a beetle spin. Pretty darn good fathers day all around. Next day had the group musky hunting and catching a few as Tim, Brad, Steven & Jeremy all caught Musky, all having plenty of strikes, misses, & follows. Jeremy & Steven caught their first at 30”, & 35”. The big fish story of the day was Phil landing a Trophy Master Anglers Award 42” Northern Pike, but the best fish story was of Steven, at age 11, landing his first ever Muskie, a fat 35”er, a great first Musky catch. 4th day the group caught 157 Pike & 12 Smallmouth Bass with Jeremy catching a total of 36, & his largest ever, measuring 36”.

Next day had father & son Brad & Steven each catching another Musky at 35 & 29”, and that’s two Musky for 11 year old Steven. Final day they finished strong catching 38 Northern Pike & 4 Smallmouth Bass. All left with a sadness that their trip was over but very happy they came making many family memories, and they are already looking forward to their return.

Rob Delamatre & best friend Al Fishhaber from Sandusky and Northwood, OH returned for their 9th trip with us. 1st half day was spent chasing Musky with not much results so the went to a few old haunts to catch some nice Pike. 2nd day had them fishing for Bigger fish and they did catch some mid 30 to 40” toothy critters, and Rob landed a very big 44” Musky. As said directly from Rob “FABULOUS”. What a great day the 3rd was, as they caught 132 Northern Pike & Al caught the BIG fish landing a terrific 40” Tiger Muskie. Rob also landed an unbelievable Smallmouth Bass measuring 20-inches. WOW! What another “FABULOUS” day. 4th day they decided to hunt BIG fish and were successful catching big Pike, Rob taking the leading role at 37” and Al captured the Musky category for the day with a 38” Musky. 5th day was exploring all over Little Vermilion Lake finding some nice Northern Pike in the process. 6th day was a very strong finish as they caught well over 100 Northern Pike, and the last fish of the day AL hooked the fish of his and most fisher’s lives. After a terrific fight Al was fortunate to land a humongous 46” Northern Pike. Al is 6’2” but the fish still looks big in his hands. All went well in the release, and it’s back so someone else catch their record fish. They left saying that every year just gets better, and plan on returning in 2013.

First time guests, father & son Ron & Will Erken from Wichita, KS & Lake Orion, MI were here to make some fishing memories. 1st few days were spent getting to know the waters & catching some nice fish in the Canadian Wilderness. Third day was their best as they went out and caught 39 Northern Pike and a Smallmouth Bass. Fabulous day!!!

Their last day was spent fighting high winds and catching few fish, despite the tough conditions, and they also pent their last day soaking up the GREAT CANADIAN WILDERNESS we have. In all it was a wonderful time spent making memories between father and son.

Brothers Jim & Richard Pim, Robert Dorsey returned for their 2nd trip while bringing along friends Mark Sappington, Rick Powers, & Jerry Lindsey from Shell Knob, Coathayes, Sarcoxie, Diamond, Joplin, & Neosho, MO. DOA Jim & Rick caught 18 Smallmouth & 4 Pike before supper & all the others caught a bunch of fish with Rich & Mark landing Trophy Smallmouth at 18.5 & 19”. First full day had these guys catching about 30 Northern Pike per boat with Richard catching an 18” Smallmouth Bass, and Mark caught an 18.5”er. Mark & Jerry also caught about 30 total. Second day was fabulous as they caught about 150 Northern Pike and some dandy Smallies, and it was Robert’s turn catching a trophy Smallmouth over 18”. 3rd day had Richard & Robert tearing up the Smallmouth Bass catching over 50 between them, and the other four caught about 60 Northern Pike & a bunch of Smallmouth in the 14 to 18” range. Jim had the trophy catch of the day landing a HUGE 19” Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 4th & final day met them with a cold front a high winds. Because of this it was not their best day, but all still caught plenty fish and enjoyed right up to the final minutes of the afternoon.

Father & son Bill & Blair Gillam from Elwood, IN & Herndon, VA were here for their first time. First day was full of action as they caught Smallmouth bass soon after leaving the dock, & had action catching 6 Smallmouth on consecutive casts, up to 17.5”. Next day they had a great day enjoying the wilderness while catching some nice Smallmouth Bass. While catching many 13-15 inch Bass, Blair took a photo of a Beaver at work on its lodge had a Loon scare the daylights out of them when it flew off its nest, which they did not see. They were only about 10 ft away so when the Loon took off it almost had them jumping out of the boat. Blair also caught his first Trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18”. 3rd day was more Smallmouth Bass, but was a little slower that the first two days. 4th & 5th days they had very good Smallmouth Bass fishing catching again a lot 15-17” Smallies and took some great wildlife photos of Loons doing what they do, including one on the nest. Both had a great time enjoying making memories & catching up as father & son, and said it was the best fishing they ever had. Hope to see them back again soon.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Depth Raider, Beetle Spin, Sinking Worm, Mepps Spinner, Twitch Baits

Catches of The Week: Muskie: 44”,41”38”, Tiger Muskie 44.5”, 43”,41”,40” Northern Pike 46”,42”

Smallmouth Bass 20”, 4-19”, 26-18to18.5”

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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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge from 6/9 to 6/16 2012

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Trophy 48-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaFly Fishing Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside LodgeLadies Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass in CanadaGiant Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTremendous Fishing For Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge CanadaTerrific Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside LodgeGIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside LodgeMany Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge42-inch Muskie caugt fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaTerrific Fishing for Muskie at Fireside Lodge CanadaHuge 46-inch Trophy Musky fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaOver 40-inch Tiger Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge CanadaMany BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside LodgeBIG Northern Pike Fishing in CanadaFABULOUS Northern Pike Fishing Canada at Fireside LodgeLarge Northern Pike are a BLAST to catch Fishing CanadaAnother Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside LodgeGreat Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Trophy 48-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Trophy 48-inch Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Fly Fishing Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Fly Fishing Big Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
Ladies Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Ladies Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
Giant Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Giant Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tremendous Fishing For Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Tremendous Fishing For Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Terrific Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass in Canada at Fireside Lodge
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
GIANT Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
42-inch Muskie caugt fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
42-inch Muskie caugt fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
Terrific Fishing for Muskie at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge 46-inch Trophy Musky fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Huge 46-inch Trophy Musky fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Over 40-inch Tiger Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Over 40-inch Tiger Muskie caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Many BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
BIG Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
FABULOUS Northern Pike Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge
FABULOUS Northern Pike Fishing Canada at Fireside Lodge
Large Northern Pike are a BLAST to catch Fishing Canada
Large Northern Pike are a BLAST to catch Fishing Canada
Another Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Another Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Great Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Great Walleye caught Fishing at Fireside Lodge

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/9 to 6/16 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 6/9 to 6/16 2012

Well, for all the worries about the water levels, the rain this week really clinched the fact that we will have high water for a while, having rained most of the week and very heavy at times. I don’t think you can start a forest fire if you tried.

Very good friends & long time Fireside Lodge guests Joe Denise from Palos Heights, Il and Bob Nelson from Elmwood Park, NJ were back to hunt down Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. On DOA they caught 16 Smallmouth Bass while fishing for 2 hours before supper. GREAT Start!! First day Joe had the hot hand as they caught lots of Smallmouth Bass. Joe teased Bob as he struggled a little the first day getting the kinks out, but tables turned day 2 as b Bob was on top of his game of surface fishing, and had Joe repeatedly going into his tackle box in an attempt to catch up. 3rd day was a draw as they were in sync, both catching a lot of Smallmouth Bass along with a few Pike, while discovering a new fishing spot. 4th & 5th days were slower for them in their search for Smallmouth Bass, but they still caught enough fish to keep them interested along with gaining some great stories of fishing in & around wood. Last day they got back in sync catching plenty of Smallmouth Bass all day long. This was a sad day being their last, but left having caught lots of nice fish, great conversation, and another set of lasting memories between best friends & fishing buddies.

Mike & Linda Lapresi from Tucker, GA returned for their 16th time fishing at Fireside Lodge. 1st Day had Mike out at dawn catching 9 15-17” Smallmouth Bass fly-fishing before breakfast. Linda & Mike had a very good day up until noon catching many big Smallies, then very strong winds blew up making it difficult keeping location & presentation of lures/flies. 2nd day was even better despite rain on and off all day long. They caught a lot of big Smallmouth, all on surface baits, which is their favorite presentation. Third day was another fabulous day catching 36 Smallmouth 15-17.5” their way, on surface lures/flies, all before supper. 4th day had them with 30+ Smallies, while discovering a new spot. Today your casts had to be accurate as they were fishing very close to shore structure & between the pencil reeds. 5th day the weather turned around favoring surface fishing and Linda & Mike took advantage having one of there better days landing 35-40 bigger Smallmouth & Linda caught a Trophy Master Anglers Award 18.5” brut. Way to go Linda. Both left having a FABULOUS stay & we were sad to see them go.

Walt Lacasse from Minnetonka, MN returned with his spring crew of Jim Jones-McKinney, TX, Terry Ahrens-Plymouth, MN, John Hietala-Northfield, MN, Bruce & Richard Laybourne Milford, OH & Allen, TX, and Dick Oksanen-Mabank, TX. First day was terrific fishing with Walt & Dick having a BIG fish day. They caught 24 Northern Pike over 30”, including a 36”, 37”, and Walt landed a 40” Tiger Musky. Dick also had a HUGE Muskie on which came completely out of the water doing the tail walk while throwing his lure right back at him. This group had lots of smiles & laughter at their supper table. 2nd day all caught fish as brother Rich & Bruce catching many Smallmouth and Bruce landing a trophy 18.5”er. Dick had the biggest Pike of the day with a beauty 39” very fat Pike. 3rd day had Bruce and Rich doing the best catching Smallmouth all day. 4th and final day was fabulous as the group caught well over 100 Northern Pike and John came up with a very special catch landing a 48-inch. 35lb GAINT Trophy Northern Pike. WOW!!! What a fabulous catch. Before leaving Walt signed the group up for 2013, & I am sure the planning is already happening.

Dan & Nathan Mosier from Lincoln, NE returned for his 13th time as Dan has brought 4 of his children over those years. First night Dan caught a 37” Northern & a big Smallie. 1st day they did great catching 20 Smallmouth Bass & 15 Pike, with Nathan landing a Trophy 18” Master Anglers Award Bass and Dan caught a Huge 37” Northern Pike. 2nd day was 15 Smallies & 15 Pike. Nathan, at 17, made a life long memory with his father as he landed a Giant 42” Muskie, his first fish of this size class. This was a very exciting moment for Dan & Nathan, who was rewarded for his persistence & patience. He also caught it on his favorite lure, which he has bought at least one from me every year since he was 9. 3rd day was a little slower relatively. 4th day was gangbusters as they landed 124 Northern Pike, even though they were driven in early by threatening weather. 5th day started with high winds which spoiled 2/3rds of a day, but the last third was spent catching Northern Pike and Nathan caught another BIG fish landing a 36” Northern Pike. WOW, what a great BIG FISH trip this was for Nathan. Both left nearly having tears in their eyes, but smiles came with the mention of their return in 2013.

Bill Aulenbach-Barberton, OH, Mike Lewis-Akron, OH with Father & son Bill & Kyle Rasbach from Ft Meyers, FL returned for their 9th consecutive year. 1st day this group had a very good day with Bill R & Kyle catching about 35 nice Smallmouth Bass, & Mike & Bill A had success with the toothy critters. 2nd day had them catching 47 Smallmouth Bass as a group with Bill R having the hot hand & Bill A caught a BIG 36” Northern Pike. 3rd day was a super Smallmouth day as the group landed 71. 4th day was a Musky day for Bill A & Kyle without much results, but Mike & Biil R tore the Smallies up catching 54, most BIG fish, with all but 2 fly-fishing, & Bill R caught a HUGE 19” Trophy Smallmouth Bass. WOW!!! 5th day was spent half day of wind rest and the other catching Smallmouth with Kyle and father Bill R catching 20 in just a few hours. On another day they caught so many Northern Pike it was ridiculous. Bill R & son Kyle caught over 100, all fly-fishing, and Bill A & Mike lost count in their boat. Last day had them with a memorable finish as both boats caught over 30 Smallmouth Bass. Even after 7 full days of fishing it was still hard for them to leave, however before doing so they made reservations for the same dates in 2013.

For the 7th consecutive year Jerry Amer & Bill Calhoon from Columbus, OH showed up all smiles & ready to fish. DOA these two caught about 24 Smallmouth Bass & 10 Northern Pike. At first they mentioned it was a slow start and then realized that they might be somewhat spoiled. 1st full day they caught over 55 Smallmouth fly-fishing. 2nd day was terrific, catching over 50 Northern Pike, over 30 Smallmouth all 17-18” and landed 6 Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass with 90% fly-fishing. 3rd day was slow chasing Muskie, so they switched to Smallmouth Bass on Little Vermilion Lake landing many fish 14-17-inches. 4th & final day was a fast & furious finish as they said they caught Smallmouth after Smallmouth to the point they could hardly make their fly casts work. Lot of Big fish caught & many more fishing memories made between two long time friends / fishing buddies. They made their reservations for 2013 before departing, and once again let the planning begin.

Grade School friends Don Landbo & Dan Szkola from S Elgin & Sugar Grove, IL returned for their 9th year. 1st day was a portage catching 31 Northern Pike and 6 Walleye 20-23”. 2nd day had them catching 69 Northern Pike and missing a bunch. 3rd day was surface all day long. Even though their numbers were down they still caught 65, plus missed at least as many or more. As Don said in the dinning room top-water action can be addictive, seeing these toothy critter come out of no where to slam you lure. 4 day had these two focusing on Smallmouth with surface baits doing very well catching 60 with many strikes & blow-ups & Dan got an 18.5” Trophy. 5th day was doing it their way, catching 110 Northern Pike mostly surface fishing. The great thing about fishing on the surface every explosion & strike is just as good as hooking & landing a fish. 6th & final day was their best in numbers landing 107 Pike, 1 Muskie, & 5 Smallmouth with Don catching a Master Anglers Award Smallies at 18”. Great Trip for Great friends & fishing buddies, & upon departure made reservations for the same dates next year.

First time guests Paul Wilson from Fargo, ND father and son Bill & Andy Wilson from Excelsior, MN & Mike Rowan from Lowell, MA were holding up their 12-year tradition of fishing together. 1st day was a discovery day doing well catch some Smallmouth Bass and Pike, with Paul loosing a trophy Northern Pike. 2nd day beat all expectations as the boated over 160 Northern Pike. WOW! what fast learners. 3rd day was a slow down from the second but that was inevitable. They were fishing for bigger fish having some great follows, & 1 was a monster estimated at 47-48”. Super fishing for this group on their 4th and final day as they caught well over 200 Northern Pike. Mike retired a lure on our lure collection wall as he caught so many fish on it he said it would be a criminal act to bring it back to Boston with him. All had such a fabulous time they made their reservations for the same dates in 2013, & we are thrilled to have them back.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Torpedo, Buzz Bait, Spoon, Pop-R, Spit’n Image, Clack-n Rap, Blue Fox Spinner,

Flies: Popper, Deceiver

Catches of The Week: Northern Pike 48”, 39.5”, Muskie 46”, 42”, 40”, Tiger Muskie 40”, Smallmouth Bass 15 – 18to18.5”

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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800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge Between 5/26 to 6/9 2012

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Ladies Muskie Trophy Fishing in Canada
Ladies Muskie Trophy Fishing in Canada
Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Big Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Trophy Sunset Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Trophy Sunset Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Fabulous Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Muskie Surprise While Fishing  Pike in Canada
Muskie Surprise While Fishing Pike in Canada
First Muskie ever fishing in Canada
First Muskie ever fishing in Canada
HUGE Trophy Fish at Fireside Lodge
HUGE Trophy Fish at Fireside Lodge
Musky fishing is amazing in Canada
Musky fishing is amazing in Canada
First Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge
First Trophy Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Tiger Musky Lakes in Canada Trophy Fishing
Tiger Musky Lakes in Canada Trophy Fishing
Clear Muskie ar BIG in Canada
Clear Muskie ar BIG in Canada
Giant Trophy Tiger Musky Fishing Fireside Lodge in Canada
Giant Trophy Tiger Musky Fishing Fireside Lodge in Canada
Large Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
Large Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge Canada
BIG Northern Pike are Common at Fireside Lodge in Canada
BIG Northern Pike are Common at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Ladies Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge
Ladies Fishing for BIG Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge
Ladies fishing for Trophy Northern Pike in Canada
Ladies fishing for Trophy Northern Pike in Canada
Terrific BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Terrific BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge
Super Fun Northern Pike fishing in Canada
Super Fun Northern Pike fishing in Canada

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/26 to 6/9 2012

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 5/26 to 6/9 2012

Weather this week was terrific having highs in the high 70’s, sunny, & calm every day except Friday when we received a half-day of rain. The major Smallmouth spawn happened between June 1st-4th making it 10-14 days early.

Returning for their second year were Nick Christner, Resit Unal, and brothers Mike and Matt Chytka from Barhamsville / Yorktown, VA and Raleigh, NC. First day offered up some nice Northern Pike catches with Nick catching the biggest, & loosing a near 40”er. We also enjoyed celebrating Nick’s birthday in the dinning room. Second day Nick and Matt got into a bunch of nice Smallmouth Bass. All caught some nice Northern Pike & Resit was the perch master of the day. Third day had Nick and Matt catching a bunch of Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, & both landing their first Muskie. Resit and Mike caught Pike & Resit got the perch award. Fourth day, the coldest with a high of 45 degrees and snow, was Mike and Resit’s turn to each catch a Muskie, & Resit did it in a BIG way landing a HUGE 42-inch Musky. The pictures and expressions say it all. Last day was their best weather day finally seeing the sun and temps got up to 59. This day was spent catching a mix of Pike & Smallmouth as they enjoyed their final day soaking up the wilderness that surrounded them. All had a GREAT trip & said they will be back next year.

Long time guests Larry and Scott Seibenthal from Creve Coeur, IL returned with their better half, Diane and Candy for the third time as couples. First day Candy set the “BIG FISH” bar as she landed a BIG FAT beauty of a Northern Pike measuring 37”. All caught fish with Larry landing a fat 34” Pike & Scott a 35” fat Tiger Muskie. GREAT Start!!! Second day was great despite heavy rain and temperatures only reaching 45 degrees, catching 18 Northern Pike, three Muskie and Scott landed a huge 39.5” Musky. Third day came with cold temps & snow and the fishing was slow, however a very heavy 40” Tiger Musky landed by Larry made the day much warmer and dryer. Fourth day it was Diane’s day even though she did not feel that way until her last cast of the day. After struggling catching fish, Diane was about to call it a day. With a little encouragement from Larry and a move in location Diane hooked and landed her biggest fish ever. It was a BIG 40” Musky. Great going for Diane sticking with it all day. Last few days were enjoyable as the weather turned around being sunny with temps in the 60’s. They all enjoyed catching fishing and taking some fabulous photographs which is Diane’s specialty. All left wanting to stay another week with hopes of returning soon.

Long time guests Jim Nelson from Oak Brook, IL and Ken Beta from Fox Lake, IL were very glad to be back and continuing the 40+ years tradition of fishing in the great Canadian Wilderness. Hoping the bass are going to be in their spawning ritual they went out with great anticipation on their first day. It wasn’t gangbusters however they did catch 15 nice Smallmouth along with several Pike. The next two days they caught 25 each day with Ken landing 2 Trophy Master Anglers award Smallmouth at 18 & 18.5”, and Jim got close many times at 17.5” to 17.75”. The fourth and fifth days they caught plenty of Smallmouth Bass, some Northern Pike and Jim had a blast trying a technique he never attempted before, fishing a sinking worm ‘WACKY’ style. Gerald (below) was doing great catching Smallmouth this way and encouraged Jim to try the method. Well, when Jim decided to fish the wacky worm he caught 6 Smallmouth in a row. I guess that’s enough to convince anyone. The highlight was when fishing for Smallmouth Bass with a #3 spinner & 6lb test line Ken hooked a Monster fish. The battle was on, and after a few close calls, Ken landed the HUGE 40” Tiger Musky. It was so heavy they believed it to be 22-24lbs. You could see the excitement in their eyes and hear it in their voices as they recaptured the moment in the dinning room. The last few days were spent catching many more nice Smallmouth Bass, with a lot in the 16 – 17.5” range, some Pike, and Ken landed his third Musky of the trip. Both left having a wonderful time and hope to return in 2013.

Father & Son Gerald & Zack Adams arrived, who are also long time return guests of Fireside Lodge from Shawnee, OK. The were thrilled to be back to chase their favorite fish, Smallmouth Bass, in the wonderful wilderness setting Fireside Lodge is situated. 1st day out 28 were landed, and Zack caught a Master Anglers Trophy measuring right at 18”. But Gerald had the numbers, 19, with his tops at 17.75”. From here the fishing just exploded for Gerald & Zack as they had super Smallmouth Bass fishing catching 50, 64, 61, and 57 on consecutive days. Among these were a lot of bigger fish, 15-17.75” plus, Zack caught 5 Trophy Smallmouth between 18-18.5-inches and Gerald landed two at 18 & 18.25-inches. For Gerald & Zack the fishing is a big part of their trip however so is the wilderness connection and the wonderful serenity they find when visiting Fireside Lodge. We had many terrific conversations and noticeably missed them the first night they were absent. Both made another set of special memories between father & son and hope to return again soon.

Visiting with us at Fireside Lodge for their first time was Ken Koresch from Downers Grove, IL and good friend Tony Zupkas from Witchita Falls, TX. DOA within just two hours these two caught 6 BIG Smallies with Tony’s first being an 18.5” Master Anglers Smallmouth. 1st full day they caught 34 landing 6 Trophies & Tony had 5 with the largest being 19”. Second day they had a super day with a total of 39. Most of these fish are bigger fish ranging between 15 to 18 inches. Third day had these two landing another 34 before supper and a half dozen after, with Tony catching another 18.5” Trophy Smallie. Fourth & fifth day the weather changed and we had thunderstorms rolling in and out all day long along with a cold front and rain the next day, so it was decided it would be good to fish for Northern Pike. During these two days they did very well catching many Northern Pike and the bonus was Tony caught two Musky at 38 and 42-inches while fishing for Pike. Both left having a wonderful time with hopes of returning with there other 4 fishing buddies.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

FaceBook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireside-Lodge/304211179043?v=wall

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/FiresideLodgeFish

Twitter

http://twitter.com/FiresideFish

Hot Lures: Yo-Zuri, X-Rap, Countdown Rapala, Sinking Worm fished Wacky Style, Blue Fox Spinner, Pop-R, Topedo,

Catches of The Week: Smallmouth Bass 19” & over 20 between 18-18.75”. Northern Pike 39”, 38”, 37”. Muskie 42.5”, two-42”,40”, 39.5” 38”, Tiger Muskie, 40”,39”,35”

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Opening Week Photos at Fireside Lodge 5/19 to 5/26 2012

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Trophy 44-inch Muskie Lodge Fishing in Canada
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GIANT Spring Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge Canada
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Monster Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lodge in Canada
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HUGE Pre Spawn Smallmouth Bass Fishing Canada
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Fabulous Spring Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Canada
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Big Muskie Fishing Fireside Lodge in Canada
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Three Muskie Fishing Day at Fireside Lodge Canada
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Post Spawn Fishing for BIG Northern Pike in Canada
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Lake Trout Fishing in Canada at Fireside Lodge
Early Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lodge
Early Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lodge

Fireside Lodge Opening of the 2012 Season Fishing Report 5/19 to 5/26

Opening of the 2012-fishing season was very weather friendly having good weather to get all of our work done to receive our first guests. Audrey and I were very excited to begin our 23rd year at Fireside Lodge and were very happy to see our longest consecutive year Fireside Lodge guest, and good friend, Frank Hazzard from Irving, TX who was the first to arrive to kick off our opening day. Frank stays with us for the better half of two weeks and as usual had some very special fishing. A Few highlights while fishing during his time was having a 90 Smallmouth Bass day, another catching 40, and several catching 20-30. On a few of those days Master Anglers Award Smallmouth were caught and a special BIG fish day was when Frank and a fishing buddy landed 8 Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass in one day. That’s GREAT Smallmouth Bass fishing. He also had his fair share of Northern Pike and Muskie catches with the biggest Muskie being 34” and Pike at 38, and a Master Anglers Award Northern Pike a 41-inches. Frank, being the nice man he is invited Don & Greg Foley (below) to join him fishing. During that day they caught 16 Northern Pike, 27 Smallmouth Bass, and a Muskie. All had a FABULOUS day fishing together with Don & Greg being successful at a few techniques they had never tried before. Frank also enjoyed lots of good conversation and a traditions up-words tournament with Beverly and Steve, Audrey’s parents. Leaving was difficult for Frank as he is a man that is truly “BUSHED”* by the beautiful Canadian Wilderness we are situated in at Fireside Lodge.

The Meaning of BUSHED as described in the book “Crazy White Man” as a Canadian addresses a summer resident of Sioux Lookout from New York.

“And you’re going back north again?” I Asked.

“ Where else is there to go? There’s no country like it. Once the north gets into you, you won’t be satisfied anywhere else. You say this is your third winter, huh? He squinted an eye at me and slowly nodded his head. “Pretty soon now,” he said, “it’ll get to you. You’ll get to be a sourdough and get ‘bushed’ like the rest of us.”

Tim Stewart and Bryan Neel from Rochester, MN were next to arrive right on time at their 12:00 noon check-in with all smiles, and like clockwork were on the water fishing within 90-minutes. They got started by catching Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and some Lake Trout. First two days were spent catching many Northern. and a few incidental Late Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Third day was FABULOUS as they caught a lot of Pike, Tim caught a GIANT 36” Lake Trout, and while fishing for Northern Pike Bryan landed a 38, 41, and a 44-inch Muskie within 90 minutes. WOW, what a day to remember. The week continued on with them catching many Northern Pike in the 30 to 38-inch range and some nice Lakers while fishing for Pike, along with many Smallmouth Bass. Upon leaving Bryan said this would go down as a very special fishing trip having landed three big Muskie in one day.

Father and son Don & Greg Foley from Pasadena & Crownsville, MD returned for their 2nd consecutive year. Always on the water starting, by fishing before breakfast all the way until dark, they enjoy every minute of their stay with us at Fireside Lodge, including the dinning room experience. First two days were spent catching Northern Pike, a few Lake Trout and a Muskie. Third day was very active catching many Northern Pike, and Greg tied into and landed a HUGE Lake Trout in the 38” range. On their fourth and final day Frank (above) invited them to fish with him. They accepted and had a fabulous time. They caught 27 Smallmouth Bass, 16 Northern Pike and a Muskie. That was only part of the catch as they also learned more of Little Vermilion Lake, & some new fishing techniques they never tried before. One was using a Slug-O. After Frank landed a few using this technique Greg and Don jumped right in and had a lot of fun catching some fish and building confidence in a new method & presentation. This day was a great finish to another FABULOUS fishing trip, making another set of memories between father a son. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make some of your special family memories.

Long time return guests of Fireside Lodge Tom Ferguson, Dennis Carstensen, Neil MacKinnon and his son Neil all from Rossford and Perrsyburg, OH were excited to be back. Hear for a short 3 days of fishing they ran into some lousy weather. First day was cold front conditions, however they did catch some nice Northern Pike and Lake Trout. Second day was cool and rainy but the Pike were agreeable along with landing a few Big Lake Trout. Third and final day had a second cold front moving through with strong Northeast winds and cold rain. To say the least they were back at the dock by 11:30AM. The fishing was actually good but the cold temperatures, rain, & windy conditions made them wave the white flag. Before their retreat they caught some bigger Northern Pike and Lake Trout. According to Neil Sr the fishing was good in the morning. All had a great trip despite the weather and hope to return.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

FaceBook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireside-Lodge/304211179043?v=wall

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/FiresideLodgeFish

Twitter

http://twitter.com/FiresideFish

Hot Lures: Twister Tails, Tube Jigs, Blue Fox Spinner, Slug-O, Spoons, Spinner Baits, Minnow Stick Baits, Red-Eye,

Catches of The Week: 44”41”Musky, 41” Northern Pike, 38”36” Lake Trout, 19” Smallmouth Bass

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fish Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/27 to 9/10 2011

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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/27 to 9/10 2011

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/27 to 9/10 2011

Hello from Fireside Lodge in Northwest Ontario, Canada. During the last open week of the 2011-fishing season we were blessed with wonderful weather and many beautiful orange vibrant sunsets.

Long time guests Paul Letourneau from Northville, MN & Spencer Olson from MN. upon arrival were very excited and Paul stated his goal for this trip was to catch a 40” or better Northern Pike. 1st day was fabulous as they caught about 20 Pike, 10 over 27” and Paul landed a BIG 37”er with a huge head & body. 2nd day was a great day as they caught 32 Northern Pike & Paul accomplished his goal of catching a Trophy Northern Pike measuring 41”. Congrats to Paul. 3rd day was very sunny & calm, which they felt affected the fishing, however they did catch some Smallmouth Bass & Paul caught an 18.5” Master Anglers Trophy Smallmouth. This means if Paul catches a Trophy Musky in his last 2 days he would be the first to catch Master Anglers Award fish of all three species. They also had fabulous Pike fishing for a few hours after supper catching 6 Pike between 28 and 39” with Spencer landing two Northern Pike with enormous girth measuring 38 & 39”. 4th day was a bit slower as they experimented with open water trolling around schools of baitfish. 5th & final day had them catch more Pike ending up with a nice 36”er and a gorgeous Canadian sunset to boot. See some of their catches posted by Paul on our Face Book Page.

Father & Son Rich & Brian Jicha from Avon Lake, OH & Middleton, WI returned for their 6th time. DOA the got right to it catching over 15 Pike in just 3.5 hours before supper. Afterwards they landed about 5 more fish including a few Smallmouth Bass. First day was all about Pike catching a bunch, over 40, & Rich landed a Huge 37”er. 2nd & 3rd days they had a ball catching many Northern Pike & a few Smallmouth Bass. On 1 of these days alone they landed 60+ Pike, and Brian caught a Big Smallmouth he regrets not measuring as it might have been a Master Anglers Award fish. 4th day was a portage for Musky having loads of follows even on Smallmouth, on a perfect cloud cover day with rain approaching. Rich said it seemed as if they were in a Muskie aquarium. They left at about 2:30 catching about 9 nice Northern Pike before supper with Brian landing a nice 36”er. 5th day fishing between t-storms & dealing with some high winds managed to catch 24 Northern Pike. Another fabulous highlight was seeing a moose swim across the lake and surge out of the water onto an island while they were fishing. They had another fabulous stay with us and made another set of fishing memories together.

Bob & Jane Babcock from Midland, MI were back fishing with us for their 13th consecutive year. DOA & first day they caught some nice Pike and Bob had a Huge Musky follow on a surface lure. Day 2&3 they had similar days catching some Northern Pike in search of that large trophy fish using many presentations & lures. Bob seemed to keep getting big follows but could not get a hook up. One time he had a HUGE Musky follow his surface bait, but was handcuffed not being able to figure 8 the fish. That’s typical Musky fishing. On their 4th day they sized down a bit a caught a bunch of Pike of average size, but Bob again had a huge fish follow on a new suspending lure, not once but twice about three feet back and several feet below the lure. The big story today was the Moose they observed. While fishing they we able to spot a Moose sauntering along a shoreline. Always a GREAT sight to see and one of the many untold benefits of fishing in our wonderful wilderness area. Fifth & final day Bob & Jane again caught some nice fish, & while fishing a new area with a new presentation Bob had a Giant Musky come up on his lure. Both soaked up every last minute of our great wilderness setting. They even broke tradition, which is staying in their last night enjoying the wilderness view from their deck, and enjoyed their last evening doing the same from their boat on the lake. Before departing Bob & Jane made their reservations for the same week in 2012.

The Ruyter family of Anthony, Elizabeth, & Michael from Pembroke, Ontario were visiting us at Fireside Lodge for their first time. The main purpose of this family’s trip was to catch up with their lives as Michael had spent the summer working in a mining camp in the Yukon, and was on his way to attend University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Michael flew to Thunder Bay from the Yukon while Elizabeth & Tony drove from Pembroke, ON to pick him up from the airport to spend 8 nights & 7 days at Fireside Lodge for a special family visit. First time ever fishing with us had Tony & Mike getting plenty of action hooking up 9-10 fish & landing several. Tony also had a big fish rip his line out and break off. Mike also landed his biggest Northern Pike at 35”. This family had a blast all week enjoying the wonderful fishing & wilderness atmosphere we have to offer. They had endless conversation in the dinning room at breakfast & supper times, enjoyed a terrific shore-lunch on the lake, and also spent some memorable time at Twin Falls.

Tyler Tennant from League City, TX and father-in-law Peter Higman from Libertyville, IL were back for their 6th consecutive year. 1st day was “FABULOUS” as they caught many Smallmouth Bass & Peter landed two very BIG fish. The 1st being a 39”Northern Pike and the 2nd was a GIANT 43” Muskie. WOW!!! 2nd day was slower catching some fish while investigation new territory. 3rd day had them catching mostly Smallmouth Bass while seeing a few very big fish follow their lure right to the boat. 4th day while fishing for Musky they had some big follows & landed 3 smaller Muskie, & Tyler caught an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. They spent their final two days catching plenty of Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike with Tyler landing another Master Anglers Award Smallie at 18.5”, and he had two exciting blow ups on a surface lure by Musky. Both had a great trip and hope to return again.

John & Carrie Wasko from Jersey City, NJ returned for their third consecutive year. First day was a very good Northern Pike catching day landing a lot between 25 to 30” and Carrie had the fish of the day with a 32.5”er that gave her a very good fight. 2nd day was a portage for Musky where they had many follows but no takers. 3rd day had John catching over 20 Pike himself up to 31” and several Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5”. The rest of their stay was very enjoyable having great weather and making many memories together while thoroughly enjoying their valuable vacation time. They had such a great time the ended up making reservations with us for 2012 before departing.

Returning for their 8th year were Charlie Geinosky from Burbank, IL with father and son Bob and Jon Reinhardt from Orland Park and Aurora, IL. DOA, in just 3 hours before supper, they caught 19 Northern Pike with Charlie setting the pace landing a 39.25” Northern Pike. 1st full day they caught 22 fish, 1 Smallmouth & 21 Northern Pike & Jon caught a big 36” Pike. 2nd day had them catching fish & Jon landed two Muskie while missing another very big Musky estimated in the mid-40” range. You could tell on Jon’s face that this one hurt almost as much as the one he lost 3 years ago estimated at close to 50”. 3rd day had them catching well over 20 Northern Pike along with some Smallmouth Bass. 4th day however was Jon’s “BIG” fish day as he landed a GIANT 43.5” Northern Pike along with a 37”er. The last two days they had great fishing catching many Northern Pike, seeing countless big follows from Pike & Musky, Charlie catching a 36’er and Jon caught a 37.5” and another very BIG 39.75” Northern Pike.

Father and son Jim & Bryan O’Toole from IL returned to Fireside Lodge along with brother/sister combo Leah Bezin & Tom Nayder from Berwyn & Orland Park, IL. returning for their second trip in 4 weeks. Here for three days of fishing all took full advantage of their limited time spending most daylight hours on the water. They had a fabulous trip catching a lot of Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass, having many laughs, and making special memories between family & friends. Fishing highlights were catching a lot of Pike between 30-35”, Jim landing a Tiger Musky, & Bryan catching an 18.5” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. A very special bonus for all this week was having Leah & Tom entertain us in the evening with their musical talents playing guitar & banjo to some familiar & not so familiar sing-a-long type tunes. Special thanks to them both. This was a very special trip for Jim & Bryan. Being guests and making father/son memories at Fireside Lodge since Bryan was in high school, he is now in his mid-20’s & recently joined the US Air Force & will be departing for basic training a few days after returning home. A lasting memory for Audrey & I was watching them have their traditional cigar at the end of the dock upon arrival & again just before departing. We wish Bryan the best & pray for his safety in his very noble & honorable serving in the United Sates Air Force.

“See Special Season End Statement Below”

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see the 2011/2010 Photos. For Fabulous Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

FaceBook

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YouTube

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Twitter

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Hot Lures: #7 Shad Rap, 200 & 300 Bandit Crank Bait, Sinking Worm, Blue Fox Spinner, Suick

Catches of The Week: Northern Pike 43.5”, 41”, 39.75”,39.25”, 2-39” many 35 to 38” & countless over 30”. Muskie 43.5”, Smallmouth Bass several 18-18.5” and many 16 -18”

“2011 Season End Note”

This fishing report brings our 22nd year at Fireside Lodge to a close. It is very hard for Audrey & I to comprehend that 22 years have gone by since we initially started our adventure at Fireside Lodge. The day we first looked at Fireside Lodge it has been & always will be a very special place for us. Throughout the 22 years we hope by introducing Fireside Lodge to others it has become a special place to them, and given them some of the enjoyment & memories that we have experienced. It is the guests that make Fireside Lodge come to life and create a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy, and for that we thank you all. We also thank you all for helping Audrey and I continue our adventure and pursue our passion in life. With that said I bring our 2011 fishing season to a close. Throughout the fall, winter, & early spring we will be sending out a few announcements, and also look for regular postings to our Face Book, You Tube, and Twitter sites. Thank you all for your support over the years, Sincerely, Audrey & Alan

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Fish Catches at Fireside Lodge 8/20 to 8/27 2011

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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/20 to 8/27 2011

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/20 to 8/27 2011

Hello from Fireside Lodge in Northwest Ontario, Canada. With signs of fall staring to show up it’s not surprising that we had unpredictable but gorgeous weather with highs in the mid 70’s and lows in the 50’s along with unbeatable orange sunsets, & fabulous nightly star displays that would put anyone in awe.

David Bone, Dean Taylor from Woodland Park & Colorado Springs, CO returning f or their second trip brought Mark Forsyth from Gold Canyon, AZ. 1st day was slow so the second day they approached the lake differently on day 2 deciding to fish a different depth zone. Well, it worked as they caught a bunch of Smallmouth Bass along with a few Pike. Dean also caught a trophy size Smallmouth Bass weighing in ay 4.5lbs. As we all know making adjustments is the key to fishing success. Day three they decide to portage to a lake & got more than what they bargained for by accidentally taking the wrong trail and going an hour out of their way. All were great sports about it and continued on getting to the lake and having a ball catching a bunch of Northern Pike. After a rain delay on day 4, a great excuse to take a morning nap, they got on the lake about 2:00PM and did well catching Smallmouth, Pike and David caught a nice Musky. See what relaxing can do for your fishing. Days 5 & 6 were both on the windy side but they managed to work around this and did well catching Smallmouth & Northern Pike. Also, David was able to celebrate his birthday with us on Friday. All left saying they hope to see us again in the near future.

Bill & Tim Stayer from New Freedom & Mifflinton, PA returned to experience Fireside Lodge in the summer as apposed to opening week. They had to change their trip this year because of Bill having shoulder surgery & will see if a BIG fish can put his recovered shoulder through its test. First day they were greeted with high winds that kept most from fishing but they managed to catch some Pike. Next day had Tim having the hot hand catching Pike with a new lure purchased from our tackle shop. Tim was attentive on working the lure as we discussed, which paid off. 3rd & 4th days they had had a cold front storm system with high winds. Doing their best in these conditions they caught some Pike. Throughout the rest of their stay they stayed on the Pike search & Tim continued to do very well with his secret lure. He was using a #6 & #5 all gold Blue Fox Spinner, not so secret but very affective when fished slowly. They also enjoyed a portage lake for their last day expressing how the serenity and the short hike were special. They also enjoyed seeing those BIG Musky that lazily followed their offering. Tim hooked up on a nice fish but lost it as fast as he hooked it after the beast rolled on the surface. Both had a great stay and hope to return.

Steve & Debra Johnson from Haltown, MO were back for Steve’s 5th & Debra’s 2nd trip. 1st day started with T-Storms along with a cold front & high winds & this they still caught about 8-10 Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day despite cold front conditions, was very good as they got into good Smallmouth activity early on, catching many along with bigger fish. Debra caught two 17-17.5-inches and Steve caught two trophy Master Anglers Award Smallmouth at 18 & 18.5”. 3rd day was great as they caught 19 Smallmouth Bass, most on the larger side, including three at 17-17.5”. 4th and final day they stuck with their pattern of fishing wind blown rocky/weedy areas, again getting good results. They caught many good size Smallmouth Bass over 15”, and up to just under 18”. Debra lost one that would have probably topped the 19” mark. Both had a fabulous stay relaxing while fishing in our great wilderness setting.

Mike & Dee Hummel from Urbandale, IA returned to Fireside Lodge for their 10th time. Even with cold front conditions these two did great on their 1st day and had a fabulous time catching many Smallmouth Bass 14 to 18”. Dee caught 2 Master Anglers Award Trophy Bass over 18”. 2nd day was also a very good Smallmouth Bass day with a few Pike mixed in and many of the Smallmouth Bass were 14 to 17”. Dee did very well again using both live leeches and a plastic bait named “Yum Dinger”. On their 3rd & final day, when I asked how their day was, Mike said he thought the fish were on to them. They did catch some but not like their first two days, but that’s fishing. Both went home having an enjoyable stay and said they hope to return in 2012.

Charlie McDermid from Gardnerville, NV returned for his 2nd trip to Fireside Lodge with first time guest Chris Stromm from South Lake Tahoe, CA. These two were here primarily to hunt Musky. First day they faced cold front & windy conditions, caught some fish, however the Musky eluded them. 2nd day was excellent, catching a lot of Northern Pike with some size to them, 30”+, but did not raise a Musky. In talking with Charlie & Chris at supper Charlie indicated that he really wanted to catch a Musky and said he had the fever. So the third day they changed tactics, made some purchases, and after going over the map they were off to catch a Musky. Well, they did just that as they had many follows and Charlie hooked and landed a 36.5” very heavy Musky that gave an exceptionally strong fight. Leaving their fish cradle in the other boat they found themselves without a net so in order to take proper care of the fish they actually got in the water with the fish to unhook & release Charlie’s fish. Great effort by two avid sportsmen!! Fourth & final day these two tried to re-capture that Musky success and did to some extent. Even though there were no hook ups they had close to 30 follows and some of the fish were huge. Both were so excited that the stakes at that evening’s cribbage game was a subscription to Musky Hunter Magazine. Chris & Charlie left having a fabulous stay with us and hope to return one day soon.

John Eakle & Jim Pauley from Summersville & Blue Creek, WV returned to fish with us for their second time. 1st day had them catching some Pike & Smallmouth Bass. After reviewing the map and deciding they might be fishing two shallow they were off to be more successful on day two landing some nice Pike and Smallies. Day three they decided to go though Musky Creek and into Muskie Lake, which has been a challenge with us having no rain all summer. After some great effort getting through a silt bar & three beaver dams, they made it in and were rewarded catching 42 Northern Pike. 4th day gave them a rain delay until about 1:30PM afterwards catching several Pike & Smallmouth while dodging a few storms. 5th day they had a FABULOUS fishing catching close to 50 Northern Pike and Jim caught the biggest Smallmouth Bass of his life measuring 18.5” with a humongous girth. Last day was TERRIFIC also, as they caught over 60 fish, mostly Pike, & a few BIG 17”+Smallies. Both had a FABULOS stay and made some memories to last a lifetime.

Returning for their 11th consecutive year were father & son Tom & Mark Reese from Bartlett, TN & Alexandria, VA.1st day had them in a rain delay waiting out heavy rain and high winds, but by 1:00 thing got good enough to give it a go. They did well for a half-day catching 4 Pike & 8 Smallmouth. On their 2nd day they had a successful morning locating and catching some nice Smallmouth Bass in several new spots they never fished before. Always great to find new fishing locations. That same afternoon they experienced some serious fishing equipment malfunctions, which took a good chunk of their fishing time up. Both were able to tease and laugh about it at supper knowing tomorrow will be a whole new day. 3rd day was very active on the catching end landing many Smallmouth, Mark catching a Trophy 18.5”er, and Northern Pike. The pike were hitting their Smallmouth baits which resulted in many bite off’s. 4th & final day was great weather wise and they had a good day fishing catching Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. The biggest catch for these two is their father & son time spent together. You never know what the future holds, and if possible you should try and capture special moments with parents, family, & friends. Congratulations to Mark for doing just that with his Mom & Dad, and thanks for choosing Fireside as one of the places to make your special family memories.

John O’Neil from Holland, OH was fishing with us for the first time. 1st day was a half day of very heavy rain but John did get a few hours of fishing before supper and landed 8 Pike and saw a very big Musky. 2nd day John said he had a terrific day, catching 8 Northern Pike & 10 Smallmouth Bass including a 18.5” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallie. At supper he said he was worn out and did not fish that evening. 3rd day had him catching about 10 fish and he had several very big Musky & Northern Pike follows.

4th day John said was absolutely fabulous, hooking 40+ Smallmouth Bass & landing another 18.5” Trophy. Also, as he was fishing on a big reef area he had a follow from a big Pike however all of a sudden a HUGE Musky came from the side and chased the Pike off. Then this monster followed John’s lure back to the boat twice, swirling at he lure the 2nd time. Very exciting as John explained his experience at suppertime. 5th & final day John caught 12 Smallmouth & a nice 35” Northern Pike. He left having had a great time and said he would love to come with his wife & son next year. By the way John’s son is currently serving for the US Special forces in Afghanistan and we want to thank him very much for his service to his country.

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Hot Lures: Mepps #5 & Musky Killer, Yum Dinger, Live Leeches, Tubes, Blue Fox Spinner, Swim Baits, Sinking Worms, Husk Jerk

Catches of The Week: 19” Smallmouth Bass & Many between 17-18.5”, 36.5” Musky, 36” Northern Pike

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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Smallmouth Bass Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/13 to 8/20 2011

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Nothern Pike Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/13 to 8/20 2011

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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/13 to 8/20 2011

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/13 to 8/20 2011

Hello from Fireside Lodge in Northwest Ontario, Canada. This week our weather showed some change by mid-week having thunderstorms with high winds coming in on Wednesday & again on Friday with a major cool down. This is just a reminder that fall is just around the corner.

Frank & Doug Kerr from Plainfield, IN & Henrico, NC made their first trip to Fireside Lodge. First day they got started and caught some Smallmouth while learning their way around the lake. 2nd & 3rd days were very good as they caught many Smallmouth Bass along with some bigger fish up to 17-18-inches. 4th day was slower during the day catching 10 fish before supper & catching a few after. 5th & final day they finished strong catching many Smallmouth Bass, 40+, with the sinking worm presentation they were using all week. Both had a terrific trip with us at Fireside Lodge not only fishing but catching up with their lives and reminiscing about there past. Before leaving they were asking about availability in 2012, and we sure would be glad to have these two back.

Tom Nayder from Orland Park, IL and sister Leah Bezin from Berwyn, IL returned to Fireside Lodge for their 12th consecutive trip. 1st day had them catching a mix of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. Second day was a portage lake day and did very well catching two dozen Smallmouth, mostly bigger girthy fish. Tom said one Smallie was 17” long with a 13” girth. WOW!! Leah also landed an 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. Their technique was using wacky worms & their presentation was slow. 3rd day Had Tom the leader catching both Pike & Smallmouth with Wacky Style Sinking Worms, but Leah’s fly-fishing presentation was not what the fish wanted today. 4th day was a fun day with most of their action preceding a storm that rolled in & out very quickly, catching 16 Smallmouth Bass & a few Pike. 5th & final day they did great catching 18 Smallmouth Bass with no small fish. They each caught a Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass & both tied catching 3 each during their 5 day stay. Side story on the last day a Bass got away from Tom & slipped into the bilge area then under the floor. Tom decided that if he filled the boat with water then bilged water out the Bass would slide to the back where he could nab & release the fish. All worked as planned except Tom had to stick his arm up under the floor to grab the fish so we all decided give this new recreational way of catching a fish it’s very own name. The name “Bilge Noodle’n for Smallmouth Bass”. Both went home making some wonderful brother & sister memories & before leaving Leah was already talking about next year.

Long time Guests Ed Burns & Todd Smith from College Station & McKinney, TX returned. First day was great catching both Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. Very first fish was Ed landing a 38” Pike. 2nd day was slower but they did catch some nice Pike & Smallies. Todd caught 5 big Smallies after supper. 3rd day had them catching Smallmouth & Northern Pike with Todd landing a BIG Northern Pike just missing the 40” Master Anglers Trophy mark. Fourth day was windy therefore tough fishing conditions, however they still managed to catch some Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike here & there with no real pattern. Both had a great trip as they have since about 1997, and both hope to return next year.

John & Monica Ziegler from Union Hall, VA returned for their 3rd time. 1st day they did great catching 9 Smallmouth Bass, with Monica catching some in the 16-17” range along with 4 Northern Pike. That evening after supper Monica shinned again catching some nice Smallmouth including a GIANT TROPHY 18” Master Angler Award Smallmouth Bass. 2nd day Monica caught 6 Smallmouth up to 16.5” & John did the same along with catching a Pike, which he could not move for several moments, but it turned out it was a feisty 26” Pike that got John tangled in the weeds. 3rd day John described as unbelievable as they got into a bunch of 15 to 17” Smallmouth where they visually saw them and were dropping tubes in front of the Smallmouth & watching them take their tubes. They got into such a feeding frenzy that Monica & John had multiples of double hook ups. Very exciting story as told by John & Monica at suppertime. 4th day they caught some nice 14-16.5” Smallmouth Bass & John landed a big 35.5” Northern Pike. 5th day they faced high winds, caught a few fish and came in early. 6th day was their first portage lake adventure, which they enjoyed, while catching about a dozen Smallmouth Bass & Monica again came up with the big fish landing a 17.5 & 18.5” trophy. She had a very big smile on her face at suppertime. Their 7th & 8th days were windy with some showers & t-storms which had them catching some fish in these tough conditions The highlight was John landing a HUGE 18.75” Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Their 9th a final day they spent catching some very nice size Smallmouth Bass and soaked in as much of the wilderness around them as they could. Before leaving they expressed the wonderful time they had together & made their reservation for the same dates in 2012.

David & Michael LaFever from Burlington & Bettendorf, IA, Kenneth & Emma Plummer also from Burlington & Scott Brown from Normal, IL were all here to experience Fireside Lodge for their first time. First day all went out and caught some fish while enjoying the beautiful wilderness of Little Vermilion Lake. After some lure purchases at my tackle shop all were ready for day two. Days two & three all had a ball catching some Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. Scott had a story as while he was trying to land a big pike the fish slipped right through the bottom holes of a rubber net. Unfortunately the fish got away but the memory lives on. Day four was extremely windy conditions, which brought all back to the dock before noon. They managed to catch a few fish but it was mostly reading & internet time. For their last 2 days one was forfeited to very high winds & the other all had a great time catching some Northern Pike & Smallmouth on two lures, Mepps #3 & #5 Blue Fox Spinner. Also Ken & Emma took canoe ride / swim if you know what I mean, and they also went on a Moose excursion very early Friday. All had a FABUOUS family trip & David was very proud to have three generations of his family with him for the week. David, Thank you very much for choosing Fireside Lodge to make these special family memories.

Father & sons Jim, James, & Jake Ekdal from Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA were fishing at Fireside Lodge for their first time. In just a short 1.5 hours after supper on DOA each caught 3-4 Smallmouth Bass with a few in the 16” range. 1st full day they caught a few Smallmouth Bass and learned the lower half of the lake. 2nd day they had loads of fun portaging into a lake & catching many Pike & Walleye with James landing an 18 & 20” & Jake caught a very big 22” walleye. 3rd day was fun as they caught some Northern Pike a Smallmouth. 4th day was very windy which brought them in before noon. With the winds still strong after supper but calmer they went fishing for a short while & James landed a BIG Smallmouth bass over 17”. 5th & final day they portaged again for Northern Pike & Walleye. Well, they certainly finished with a BANG catching 55+ fish half being Pike & half being walleye. The walleye were very impressive as just about every fish was 20-26” & Jim said half of the walleye you could hardly put two hands around the fish. All had a fabulous father & son’s trip and made some wonderful memories.

Good friends Larry Hinshaw & Pat Hobson from Blue Grass, IA & Elmwood, IN returned for their 5th time. 1st day involved a portage for Musky having many follows but to takers. 2nd day had them catching 25 nice Smallmouth but none came easy as they just picked up a fish here & there all day long. 3rd day was very slow going for these two and the 4th day came with the strongest winds of the season with gusts over 50km per hour, which hampered their fishing. Despite this they did do well for the conditions and caught 12-15 Smallmouth Bass. They also had a little extra time as the winds blew into the evening so they took advantage of this taking a little longer enjoying their daily cigar on the screened in porch at the main lodge. 5th day they picked away catching 22 Smallmouth Bass. 6th & final day had them facing t-storms during breakfast and shortly after that the winds kicked up again which brought the back in hopes things would calm down later. It did somewhat, which enabled them to go out & catch 6 more nice Smallmouth bringing their daily total to just over 20. Both knew their trip was just about concluded when their traditional evening cigar was down to barely a stub. They made the most of their trip right to the end and hope to return in 2012.

Steve Jensen from Springfield, MO. returned for his 2nd trip this year which makes 9 times in the last 8 years, bringing his better half, Nancy for her first ever fishing experience in the Canadian Wilderness. 1st day was a practice fly-casting day for Nancy with Steve catching a few fish.3rd day was great as they caught 7 Pike & 2 Smallmouth Bass along with losing some while fly-fishing. Steve said he saw an eye opener Smallmouth Bass which was GIANT estimating it to be over 20”. This monster just came in and eyed up Steve’s fly, caused all kinds of commotion, then just slowly swam away. 4th day was fabulous as they caught many Northern Pike & Nancy landed her first two Pike ever. Steve’s main goal was having Nancy catch a Pike on the fly. All were caught fly-fishing of course, as this is the only fishing method Steve & Nancy use. 5th & final day very high winds were not suitable for any type of fishing let alone fly-fishing, so Steve & Nancy stayed back enjoying their beautiful cabin view and atmosphere around it, while catching up on some reading & looking forward to Audrey’s famous Wednesday night ribs. Both thoroughly enjoyed their stay and we look forward to seeing them next year, as they already have reservations for 2012.

Mike & Zack Gerulski from Huntington Woods, MI returned with us for their 10th consecutive year. DOA Zach started catching fish right off the bat landing Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 1st full day Zack was the leader before supper catching most of his fish on “Zack’s Bass Zapper” both Smallmouth Bass & Pike with one being a BIG 34” Northern Pike. Zack’s Bass Zapper was a lure he created about 6 years ago which Is simple but very affective. 2nd day Zack still had the hot hand catching many Smallmouth and several Pike, but at Supper Mike bought some Slimmers to try and turn things around. That same evening Zack caught several nice Smallmouth including a Trophy 18.5” Smallie & Mike caught some Smallmouth & a 30” Pike. 3rd day was very fun catching a mixed bag of both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass & for Zack I mean this literally. Zack while fighting a Smallmouth Bass had a Northern Pike charge towards the Smallmouth Bass on his line. Then the Pike circled the Bass twice and then attacked the Smallie. After fighting both of the fish Zack got them close enough for Mike to net them both. For Zack he caught two fish on one cast, one lure. Moral of the story is when fishing for Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike Zack does not fool around. 4th and final day brought torrent winds blowing over 50km per hour but Mike & Zack made the best of it as still caught 10 fish before supper. They also made a final run after supper catching a few more. Both made fabulous memories and are hoping to return & meet up with a few friends in 2012.

Fran & Colleen Stack from Lorain, OH returned for their 8th consecutive year. DOA both Fran & Colleen caught Smallmouth & Pike and before breakfast on 1st day Fran had a BIG Northern Pike shake his lure off at boat-side. The rest of the day Fran kept the hot hand catching 8 Smallmouth & 5 Pike. 2nd day had these two landing over 20 fish, combination of Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike. 3rd day had these two catching both Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with a mix of small and larger fish. 4th day brought extreme winds (50km+) however Fran & Colleen had some excellent fishing catching 25 fish, mostly Smallmouth Bass & Colleen caught 2 Trophy Master Anglers Award Smallmouth & Fran landed one. They also had a double, Fran’s being 14” and Colleen’s measured out at 18”. 5th & final day was terrific as they got into a bunch of Smallmouth bass using everyone of their 48 leeches and then started catching some on gulp alive leeches & Colleen landed a 31” Pike. After supper they added 7 more Northern Pike & a Bass. Both had a GREAT time enjoying our wonderful wilderness fishing & making memories.

Walt LaCasse from Minnetonka, MN returned for his second trip this year bringing his grandson & fishing buddy Keeghan for 3 days of fishing. They had a ball together catching Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike with Keeghan doing very well catching a few bigger fish. On their second day they adventured to a portage lake having fun walking through the bush, seeing animal tracks, & just enjoying the scenery. They also enjoyed the fishing as they caught a bunch of Pike on this very windy day. Walt would just drive to one end of this long beautiful lake and then drift all the way to the other end casting and catching fish. Both caught a few large Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike & had a wonderful time making their third set of Fireside Lodge fishing memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend this special time together.

Father & son Jerry & Ben Lester from Waconia & Edina, MN returned to Fireside Lodge for their second trip & this time daughter/sister Jenna joined them. First day they caught a ton, over 80 Smallmouth Bass on leeches, plastics, and top-water lures. Many large fish were caught between 15-17.5-inches. Great fist day for all but especially for Jenna, as it was her first experience fishing with us at Fireside Lodge. 2nd and final day was spectacular as they caught over 50 Smallmouth Bass, with most being larger 15 to 18.5” Smallies, and it was all on top-water prop baits. The excitement was very evident as they were re-supplying with surface lures at my tackle shop. The reason the 2nd day was their final day was that the wind kicked up so bad on their 3rd day it made fishing very difficult and they bailed out by noon. All had FABULOUS father/son/daughter fishing trip, made memories to last a lifetime, and said they will return.

Make sure to go to our website listed below to see the 2011/2010 Photos

For Fabulous Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites Below.

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Hot Lures: Wacky Sinking Worm, Live Leeches, Tube Jigs, Surface Pop Baits, Blue Fox Spinner, Mepps #3 Spinner, Zacks Bass Zapper,

Catches of The Week: 17 Smallmouth Bass 18” or larger, 38.5” Northern Pike

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

http://www.firesidelodgefishing.com

http://www.firesidelodge.com

800-545-0815

Email at:fireside@xplornet.com

Smallmouth Bass Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/6 to 8/13 2011

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Musky Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/6 to 8/13 2011

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Northern Pike Caught at Fireside Lodge 8/6 to 8/13 2011

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