Week of May 20th, 2019 –
It was like a family reunion. No, wait, it WAS a family reunion with eight folks from middle America (Kansas-USA) who have only once before experienced Mother Nature-Ontario Style.
This Kansas City area family – young and old – of eight anglers, all flew out to our Whitewater Lodge, at the extreme western end of big Whitewater Lake where the rushing incoming water of the Ogoki River is just a cast away, and the nearby flooded back bays are packed with hungry Northern Pike. And they had it all: Cool, dry, windy days. Cloudy, rainy days. Sunny, warm days with a promise of Spring in the air.
And oh yes, our first Master Angler Pike for the record books. This 44 inch, toothy water wolf, was in 5-7 feet of “warmer” water as she attacked the Mepps #5-Spinner bait belonging to Dental Surgeon Dr. Phil – ( no, not that Dr. Phil!)
And yes, once the photos were clicked – back in the water she went. Photos below.
The walleye were more of a chore, these post-spawners were a bit more reluctant, but plentiful enough for some great fresh fish dinners.
And the group also included our first international guest of the season – all the way from India – topping off a great season opener for 2019.
Delaying their original dates for the trip – for the ice to finally get out – was worth it for this Family Fishing Adventure for the record books.