Canadian Wilderness Fly-in Fishing and Hunting Trips

June 12 Cold spring

The water temperature is still very cold for this time of year. We had a few hot days but then went right back to cold. That means the fish are fairly shallow yet. Northern have been lethargic due to the water temps but we’ve gotten a couple over 40” and a bunch in the 30s. Jon and Kyle caught 5 in the 30”s off the dock yesterday. Trout are all over the place with trolling spoons or jigging is working great. Some catches of 40 + fish in an hour or so has happened a lot so far. A 34” fatty trout is the biggest so far but lots and lots of nice ones. A 29” walleye was caught yesterday by a 13 year old girl fishing with her grandpa so that’s a memory she’ll never forget. I always like those stories. Lots of walleye being caught with several pushing 30” but none have got there yet. Bugs are kinda bad this year anytime the wind quits blowing so if it gets calm the black flys start bothering u. Ticks are not too bad but u better be in your cabin after dark cuz the mosquitoes will carry u away. Not much for mayfly hatches so that’s kept the fishing consistent.

Todd

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

How to fish Atikwa lake early

When ice first goes off Atikwa the best thing to do is fish white 1/8 1/4 oz jig heads with a white twister tail. Cast and slowly reel in or jig aggressively back and enjoy the hit. Fish the mouths of bays, and even back into the bay. They stay in shallow water until itContinue 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 Fishing report

We have had our first group in camp this week. Very hot weather and the fishing suffered a little bit. The Terry Holloway group was here and they still caught quite a few trout. George Olsen got a 36″ laker not too far from the dock and they had a few other big ones upContinue 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