Canadian Wilderness Fly-in Fishing and Hunting Trips

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 no money down, writing numbers in the book and not having any recourse when only half the people show, and just taking the losses and not caring. But this year has been over the top. I’m not singling out any groups, I love all our regulars and many have become great friends. It’s also not 1 or 2 groups. This year it’s many…..Too many. I do also understand there is good reasons sometimes. I’ll explain myself because I realize most people don’t think about it being a big deal. If you book for June 11 week, for say, 12 people, and I write you down in the book so I believe it’s set in stone, I go do shows that cost me thousands of dollars and tell group after group that that week is booked. Then group after group wants to change dates in April and quickly I’m sitting with empty cabins all through out June when I could be full 10X over. Every year this happens, and I realize this will happen sometimes, but for some reason 2018 must be the perfect storm or something. Also most people don’t realize that all Canada lodges in our area make 90% of their money in June so it’s the critical month that everyone wants. As of May1 I’m out $30,000 for June cancellations or moves and I haven’t set foot in camp yet. I’d be money ahead telling everyone to stay home and just fish myself. Like I said I realize it’s my fault mostly, I have to be stricter, It’s a business after all. I never ran my other business’ this way but I’ve got sloppy with this one. It’s easy with a fishing and hunting lodge to just have a good time instead of keep up with all the crappy paperwork.

Now don’t all my regulars get pissy with me, it had to be said. Save that for next year when I raise the rates.😂

Todd

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

August 28 2017

fishing has been excellent on the main lake. Jim  with Rosbacka group got a 33″ monster trout. Zudyk’s group also got a huge 31″.they really put on the pounds after they get to 30″+.  I fished quite a bit last week with my daughter Sam. We got tons of trout with her getting the biggest,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

New East side dock And camp outhouse

Jake has been busy while I went home to Wisconsin. The old dock to the east of the boat house hasn’t been being used for the last 2 years due to a storm wrecking it. It’s all brand new now and Jake does a great job on those projects. Over builds them like they shouldContinue Reading