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2020 season is closed due to virus and too many cancellations

I’m sorry I haven’t updated this in a month and a half but I just haven’t had any information to share. I’ve been trying to find out when border would open and was hoping it would by June 1. It’s not going to, so the miracle I was hoping for isn’t going to happen. I’m very sorry to say we are not going to open under any circumstances in 2020. It’s not even a matter of when the border opens anymore, we have had too many cancellations to even think about opening. The way it is we’re going to lose about $60k with insurances, fees, and taxes and that doesn’t include losing my whole years wage. If we open With the amount of reservations that are left we would lose over $100k. At this point we have to try to lose as little as possible. We can weather this storm, luckily we have been good savers our whole life (Thanks Dad for the education when I was young) but there is going to be many lodge owners, our employees, and all the businesses who completely rely on us that is going to be hurting deeply. Especially in these small, remote communities. I’m sorry to everyone about having to cancel their trips but I don’t know what else to do. One good point is I’ll be able to spend a whole summer with my family, first time in 16 years! I will try to get ahold of everyone personally to tell you, and feel free to email or text to 262-893-5987. Everyone can get their deposits back or roll them over to next year. Completely up to you. I’ve already have many deposits to mail back so please be patient. I do worry about the camp since we are not even allowed to go up so I hope it’s ok sitting for a year and a half. I can’t believe this has happened, and I worry about how long this will continue. I think the world has permanently changed for a while…probably a long time. I guess we gotta just think how great a Canadian fishing or hunting trip will feel in 2021!
I will greatly miss seeing all my regulars who have become friends over the last 16 years and pray you all stay safe and healthy in this crazy world we now live in.


March 13 2020 Coronovirus

Its hard to believe I’m having to write this message but I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from guests about crossing the border with the Corona virus taking over and I’ve actually had some cancellations. Opening of camp is over 2 months away and I would think the world will be getting back toContinue Reading

BEAR HUNTING HAS STARTED Weather has been terrible

The bear hunt has started with 2 hunters from Oklahoma. Hudd Pfizer harvested a nice one right away but then the weather turned bad. Pouring rain and 30-40 mph winds for the next 6 days. Zach Derrick saw several bear but passed on them but then at the last minute of the last evening heContinue Reading

Bear Baiting has started.

We started our bear baiting in mid July and have made several new stands. We also have changed several single ladder stands to doubles so that leaves just a couple singles left. It’s august 15 and we have 18 baits being hit, some with several different bear hitting. We found some new, fantastic bait thisContinue Reading

Late season fishing starting

Temperatures are starting to cool off and night time temps are dropping into lower 50s. That means trout start schooling up which makes them perfect for vertical jigging, big northern drop into deeper ledges and rock piles, walleye start moving deep and will eventually head out over open water. They are still fairly shallow inContinue Reading

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. OurContinue Reading

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