This week has been a fair dinkum good bash at Miminiska Lodge, we have had some large groups in and have made some really good mates and had some great times, and lets not forget the great fishing!
The Perona group from Illinois, found that they had to go searching for new spots, and thanks to the high water levels, the usual holes just weren’t up to scratch. The dock is still completely underwater and the level is still rising each day, so we are about 1.5ft higher than it has been in many years, the Native guides are saying. This didn’t stop Bill from landing a 36 inch northern on the good old silver minnow, a fish that Bill says was so fat he could barely get a grip on it. Well done mate. The walleye were out in abundance and no-one went hungry on the shore lunches, which are just so good. The group made a few trips over the portage to Petawanga Lake and with the aid of the guides were catching nice fat walleye on almost every cast. Petawanga is such a little gem and the 20 minute walk is an great sample of the boreal forest vegetation. Once there, you are sure to get yourself into a great little fishing spot that will score well.
The Saricks came in to a warm reception with good weather and good fishing straight off the bat. It was such a nice surprise to hear the accent of Mark as he stepped off the plane, a nice Zimbabwean, I had really been missing someone who understood all about Rugby and Cricket, which we caught up on over a wood-fired Braai (traditional South African BBQ) and the meat was oh-so delicious. Haha! Jordan managed to haul himself in a 35 inch pike and then broke his rod on the next monster.
Well, with two weeks left to go, we are getting sad but excited, sad to leave this wonderful place, but excited to see all our mates again when they come back next year! And also excited to head back to the ocean and get my sea legs back again.
Hoo-roo for this week from Miminiska Lodge.
…Tristan & Jasmine Yuswak