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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 Lakers and 1 oz red and white with the copper back Daredevils and Husky jerks for northern. They caught quite a few large walleye by accident trolling for Northern. Ross Meirs group did well on the portage lakes with Bear Trap being the best this year. Last year it was Old Camp but that was a little slow. They went in to Musky lake 1 day and caught 6 but nothing big. The trout are hitting Diver vibes and Zzingers close to camp but  also have been getting them trolling deep diving cranks right down the middle. Dan Doherty caught a 29” walleye yesterday in the middle of a hot, still, sunny day on the main lake and it was huge. Mark Neuman and his wife brought his family up and they were fun to have in camp. He has a wonderful family with his daughters loving to be outdoors and just made the camp a nicer place to be. We miss them now that they left. Some of them got up the nerve to try the jump rock but not all of them, Callie was concerned but she ended up jumping anyway. So far in camp this season the biggest surprise is the number and size of walleye coming out of the main lake. We have many 26” and over and when their that long here at Atikwa they are fat as pigs. They look like torpedoes. We’ve been getting lots of nice northern but the really big ones have not been getting caught this last week. Toby from the Neuman group got a big, fat 31” and we’ve got several close to 35” lately but the real big ones are probably transitioning from the bays to the rocky reefs where the rock bass will be spawning. Best lures are Rattletraps, Husky Jerks, White #5Mepps, White shadraps for trolling and of course the 1/8 oz jig and white twister tail always is good. This week it is hot, humid and completely flat so I’m a little worried about the fishing to come. Need some wind and cloud cover. Be careful of the sun, we’ve had some pretty bad burns already

Todd

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

FIRE AT ATIKWA

a couple days ago cabin 3 caught fire in the early morning. We managed to get a fire helicopter on scene but the old cabin was way too far gone. It’s a total loss with only metal left. Also cabin 4 was damaged and would have went up in flames except for Kyle, Collin andContinue Reading