Whitewater Lake Closes the Season — Wilderness North

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Whitewater Lake Closes the Season

Ryan Lacey, Wilderness North guide Well, the 2010 season has come to an end at Striker’s Point Lodge, and what a season it was. Huge northern pike, loads of walleye, happy customers, and beautiful weather. This week we had quite a finish here on Whitewater Lake, with seven master anglers and some furious winds as well as a significant drop in the temperature.

Par Shiree came in for his third trip this summer, and brought along wife Gwen, and friends Doug and Barb. The walleye fishermen and fisher-ladies couldn’t keep the fish out of the boat. Fishing mostly around main lake islands and the usual “secret spots” really lived up to the expectations. Pulling in some big walleye, the biggest reaching 22-23-inches. Once again we enjoyed catching up with Par and friends and look forward to seeing them in the 2011 season.

Father and son, Bill and Jason Barger also flew in for their third trip to Striker’s Point. The guys hunted down the pike, with Jason hooking into a very large 36-inch northern while trolling near a rockface down river. A fly-in day trip to XP Lake  (about a 20 minute flight from Striker’s Point Lodge) was enjoyed by this duo and they loved fishing for some very aggressive pike, catching many 25-35-inch northerns. We always look forward to seeing the Bargers.

The Elo group from Thunder Bay and places just outside Toronto, Ontario had a pretty amazing trip. The group landed four master northerns and one master walleye. Master Angler Tom reeled in three large northerns a 34, a 40, and a 42-incher. George Jr. landed a fat 42-inch northern that had a lot of fight. He was trolling the Bay of Pigs at the time. George Sr. also landed a nice fish, he was very happy with his 33-inch northern. Jyrki got into loads of walleye including a master 27-inch walleye jigging down river at the rockwall. Kevin managed the biggest northern of the week coming in at 46-inches. The guys not only had some big pike but had some excellent walleye days down river and in the narrows.

Brothers Bill and Bob Davidson were in for their second eight-day trip this season. I had the absolute pleasure of guiding and spending the day with the brothers. The boys had a great trip, Bill with two Master Anglers, a 41.5-inch and 42.5-inch northern. Both were caught on a #7 silver and red Williams spoon trolling the weed patch outside the Bay of Pigs. We battled some cold weather with mid-morning fires and hot coffee. A great day was spent fishing down river, walking down to the first set of rapids catching walleye and pike almost every cast. The eight days went by too fast, and I really look forward to their spring trip next season.

The Striker’s Point team is already anxious to start the 2011 season, and we hope to see you back here. We want to thank all our guests for making this summer such a great summer and wish everyone a safe, and happy winter. That will be it for me this year; can’t want to get back on Whitewater next year.

See you all at Striker’s Point!
…Ryan Lacey

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