Oh My What a Pike! — Wilderness North

Celebrating 30 Years of Wilderness North  –          

Oh My What a Pike!

Striker's Point trophy pike 2011, Wilderness NorthThis past Holiday week at Striker’s Point Lodge produced both good times and a great Master Angler Pike.
Robert Glenn of Missouri, caught and released a 47-inch trophy Northern Pike – and a fat one at that – off the southern point of the island just before Burnt Island. He and son Shane fished hard while they were here. It was caught on June 28th in the evening,  Robert was jigging for Walleye in 15-ft of water when he hooked into the lunker. He had a 3/8 oz white jig with a sucker minnow on. He only had 6lb test on his rod and it took 45 minutes to land. Congrats, Robert!

We also welcomed the “the Unofficial Mayor of Striker’s Point Lodge,” Par Shiree from Michigan and his group for their first trip of the year. Par visits our lodge three times a year, and has done so for the past two decades.  We also welcomed the Southard Party from Texas, the Gilman party from California and the Dombrowski’s from Ripon, Wisconsin. The Dombrowski’s were collecting their Grand Prize as our guests, since they were the winners of the Angler Young Angler Championship in 2009. Congrats to this great family from Wisconsin.

Fishing was good, but the winds made it challenging some days. The weather continues to be hot and muggy. We had a couple of rain showers, but nothing significant for a long while. First Nation Guide, Peter Nate tells me that there is a fire in the area as he can see (and smell) the smoke. Over the last couple of days, I have seen signs of the mayfly hatch. We celebrated Canada Day (July 1st) with a staff fishing afternoon and shore lunch up river. (Photo on right.) Peter filleted and cooked the fish, Luke cooked potatoes and Krista (on the left) was on the Newfie portion of the meal, the toutons (fried newfie bread) . We ended the day with a firework celebration.

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