Dad’s Day Was Great — Wilderness North

Celebrating 30 Years of Wilderness North  –          

Dad’s Day Was Great

As we all know, this past Sunday was Father’s Day. And boy did we have a great Dad’s Day at our Miminiska Lodge on the Albany River. In addition to quality family time together, our guests found the fishing for Walleye was spectacular. Katelyn’s podcast report has the details.

Wilderness North remote family adventuresJohn B., was here with his two sons Apollo and Dario. It was John who coordinated a Father’s Day event in ’02 for 36 dads, sons, and daughters at our Makokibatan Lodge.  And he’s been back to the Albany River area every year since.

Robert D. (yes the guy with the 50 inch biggest Pike caught and released in Ontario in 2005) was here with his son, Mike  who enjoyed his first trip. On Father’s Day itself, Mike caught 22 consecutive Walleye from 22 casts into that famous “Honey Hole” just a mile from the lodge. Twenty-two fish and one first time angler all hooked at the same time!

Wilderness North remote family fly in advenuresJohn D. was in camp with his son, Tim, who lives in the greater St. Louis area. John and Tim have had Canadian fishing adventures together for over a decade, I guess that qualifies as a family tradition.

Wilderness North remote family wilderness adventuresThe US state of Nebraska was well represented by the Loofe family  with three generations of fathers & sons, and they brought moms and grandma along for the fun. Wouldn’t you know, Ryan, the youngest son (13), caught both the most and the largest fish.

These photos and this week’s “Meet The Guests” podcast remind me of an important lesson: We are not in the fishing business, we are in the friends and family adventure business. Real people whether families, fellow workers, neighborhood associates or scouting organizations are all welcome – and the fishing is a bonus. Like the Loofe Family who had never been our guests before, or the other families who return year after year, we would love to plan a wilderness adventure for you soon.

Father Daughter fishing at Wilderness NorthAlong with Krista and everyone here at Wilderness North, I would like to say thanks to those families and groups who allow us to play a role in creating wilderness memories and family traditions.

I welcome your e-mails to guide us in creating a report that works for you…you can send me one now OR call 888-465-3474.

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