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.