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Category Archives: Atikwa Lake Lodge News

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 time we want. Water temps should stay cool and fish stay shallow for a long time although it all depends on springtime weather. We don’t have lots of changes this year except the new cabin is completed thank God. Took way too long and a real nightmare but it turned out great. Except nobody wants the old cabins now🙂. I’ll be getting into camp late due to my daughter, Samantha, graduating college. I can’t believe it, just yesterday it seems she was 7 fishing trout with me on Atikwa. Instead, last year she shot a bear. I don’t know where the years have gone. I’ll be bringing a new camp dog with me, Stormy the German Shorthair. She’s 8 months old from Idaho and a real sweet dog. I miss Dukes mellowness though. She’s a hard driving hunting dog already pointing and retrieving birds. We’ll see how many hooks I have to take out of her. Everybody drive safe and don’t leave messages on my phone, I won’t get them. Text or email please. Check fishing report and I’ll tell u what to bring early. Cheers

Todd

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

September 20 2017we’re

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

RIP new outhouse

I forgot to put in the last update that our brand new outhouse went up in flames. It was beautiful. What a bummer Todd