It was another hot and blistering (above 90f) week at Miminiska Lake, where hats and SPF were definite necessities while out in the boat! And even though the heat may have left our guests feeling a little sluggish, the fish were out and eager – at least the smaller Northern Pike. Catches this week averaged about 31 in for Pike. Popular fishing hotspots included Wottom Bay, Snake Falls, and just off of Caribou Island.
This week was especially exciting because we had our first guests venture out to explore two of our new fly-out locations: the Suzanne River, and Emerald Lake. Both locations really delivered! The two-day trip down the Suzanne provided our guests with plenty of BIG Brookies – and several were over the Suzanne River trophy size of 21 inches! In addition to great fishing, guests also got to experience a night under the stars, with nothing but the sights and sounds of the majestic and pristine wilderness to carry them off to dreamland.
Emerald Lake is appropriately named – the crystal clear, blue-green water and light sandy bottom looks almost like a Caribbean paradise, if not for the lush Boreal forests that surround the perimeter. The water is so clear, you can see over 60 ft into the depths – imagine getting to watch Lake Trout swim up and take your lure below the surface! Emerald Lake is certainly one of those “you have to see it to believe it” one of a kind of places. Guests can schedule a day fly-in trip but it is strictly “paddle only” and the Lake Trout are most cooperative.
At first glance of the these photos, you would think you were in a Caribbean destination, however keep telling yourself – this is Northwestern Ontario and Miminiska Lodge.