Checking in from Makokibatan - Wilderness North

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Checking in from Makokibatan

Meryl & BernardBernard and I are back once more at Makok. Thanks to everyone for their emails. Bernard and I appreciate your thoughtfulness. The weather has not been that great the last couple of weeks at Makokibatan Lodge. There were two days where no planes were moving at all. When we left the lodge to go home, we went out by boat to Fort Hope (2 1/2 hour ride), then hopped a Pilatus airplane to Nakina, and then drove down to Thunder Bay to catch a commercial flight back home to Newfoundland. A special thanks to Krista and Alan for holding down the fort while we were away.

This past week we have seen quite a few groups here at Makok. We welcomed the Voepel group to the outpost; they had a great trip and caught lots of fish. Currently at the lodge, we have the Slominski and Kempf parties who know each other very well and are like one big group. Both groups come from Wisconsin! These two groups in now are having a little friendly tournament. Brad is leading with a 25-inch walleye and 32-inch pike. The boys are catching pike on spoons in the weedy bays and jigging for walleye off the reefs and deep pocket holes.

Mike Bengtsson and his friend Jason Porichuk are also in with us and have been hammering the walleye, with their biggest a 22 incher…well done guys.

We are soon to welcome our last guests of the season and will be shutting things down shortly. We have a few river trips booked this upcoming week and anticipate Eli and the boys to come back with some great reports to share with you.

Until next week…
Bernard and Meryl

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