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June 12 2019

It’s been a very cool spring up here so far. With the exception of a few days in a row near 90 it went right back down to the 50s. Water level is about normal but the trails into portage lakes are a little wet. Things have been going well with a few exceptions. Our solar batteries are starting to get bad so I’ve had to order a new bank of 16. Not sure when they’re arriving into town and then it will take a lot of work to get 16, 350 pound batteries in here and then installed. Probably won’t get done til end of season. So we’ve been telling people to have a flashlight handy Incase the power goes out during the night. I have to get up and turn generator on several times during night to keep power going to camp and sometimes I’m a little late. During the day it’s still working fine. Our new cabin is working out great with no complaints. We’ve been trying to get as many guests using it as possible so they can see how nice it is. Our new camp dog is working out well. An 8 month old German Shorthair named Stormy. But she’s a handful. The first day in camp she ate mouse poison and I had to rush her to Fort Frances emergency vet and got there in the middle of the night just in time. Then she ate old fish cooking oil some guests left out and was sick for a couple days and now she’s running around with a bandage on her foot cuz she sliced her pad on something. Hopefully she survives the year.🙂

Todd

Beginning of 2019

MAY 15 2019 Jake just got into camp today and found some ice damage on new cabin deck. Ice came off roof and sheared railing completely off. Some large animal chewed a new, big hole into the kitchen but we have had worse damage. Ice went out 6 days ago so that’s about the timeContinue Reading

June 15 2018

Fishing has been hit or miss this last week. Weather has been pretty warm and not much wind. Roy Rosbacka, like usual, did great. His group has been coming for close to 40 years so they know every spot on the lake. He did real well trolling black and white, and orange spoons for LakersContinue Reading

May 30

We started late up here due to the late spring. They had a big ice storm in March so clearing the portage lake paths has been a big job. Lots of trees down. This last week has been very hot and humid but now a cold front has come thru and it’s around 60. TheContinue Reading

June cancellations have become catastrophic

Due to several groups changing the dates recently or having different numbers than originally thought, reservations will not be wrote down in the book until $250 per person has been received for 2019. Sorry but absolutely no exceptions. It’s mostly my fault due to being a poor business man and letting people book with noContinue Reading

MAY 1 2018

We are going to have an EXTREMELY LATE ice put up at Atikwa this year. It’s May 1 and the ice isn’t off the lakes for the open water fishing in Northern Wisconsin. I can’t believe our ice out won’t be til very end of May to early June. Who knows with the weather butContinue Reading

R.I.P. DUKIE

Im sorry to tell everyone the our family and camp dog Duke had to be put down recently. He was a great, friendly dog who was with me all the time for 15 years. He’s been at Atikwa since we bought the place and loved swimming and playing with the kids especially. He was aContinue Reading

Hauling Material for new cabin Mid September

The new cabin will be started soon and hopefully will be under roof by mid/end of October. Then spring of 2018 we will finish it. It’s been a real hassle getting everything here and not knowing for sure when it will be finished in the spring. Im having to stay up here a lot longerContinue Reading

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The bear hunt went well this year with lots of bear hitting the baits and coming in during shooting hours. We had a great hunting group in that took most of our tags. They had a 100% kill with another wounded and not recovered. Too bad. The group, Hank, Matt, Shorty, Joe, Cody, Johnny, John,Continue Reading

Bear hunt starting September 8

We have been baiting bear for a month and a half now and almost all are being hit. Some with several bear hitting one bait. We have several 250-350 pounds hitting but no real monster yet. Several are sure pope and young animals and one is a true trophy boar. Not 400+ but getting close.Continue Reading