Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/22 to 8/5 2017


Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/22 to 8/5 2017
 
HUGE Northern Pike Fishing The Worm by JoAnn Piotrowski at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Weather was fabulous with temperatures being in the low to high 70’s and there was only one day we were threatened by Thunder Storms but all the really bad weather seemed to go just to the North of us. The fishing for some was super as you will read about below.
 
One of Many Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Duke Osborne at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Jerry Miller returning for his 22nd consecutive year and over 30 trips
Huge Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Jerry
was with another long time Guest Larry Beard, repeat guest Duke Osborne and first timer Robert Hardin all from Erwin, TN 1st full day Jerry & Duke caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass with Duke catching two over 18-inches and Jerry caught a really nice 24-inch Walleye / Larry & Robert caught about 10 Smallmouth Bass and 20 Northern Pike with Larry losing a very large toothy critter. 
Larry with a HOG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

2nd day was great with Larry & Robert catching over 50 Northern Pike, Larry caught a 19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass, while Jerry & Duke stuck to Smallmouth Bass fishing catching 40-50 with Jerry landing a 19.5 and 18.5-inch Trophy fish and Duke caught a 41-inch Trophy Northern Pike fishing for Smallmouth. 3rd day Duke & Jerry called it a day at 12:30 because of T-Storms approaching but not
Robert Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Canada
before they caught 54 Smallmouth Bass, most on the larger side landing 3 more Master Anglers Award Trophies. Larry & Robert also did good catching about 25 fish being a mix of Smallmouth Bass and Pike. 4th day Jerry & Duke caught 56 Smallmouth Bass having a lot of BIG fish 16 to 19-inches, while Larry and Robert did the same catching about 40, and Larry lost the grand daddy of Smallmouth Bass. 5th and final day Jerry & Duke caught 56 Smallmouth Bass with Larry & Robert catching 44. Many as Larry said “Were Big Hogs”. All left having a super fishing trip and Larry made arrangements for a group in 2018 before departing.
 
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Leann
Mike and Leann Sebade returned from Lander, WY for their 2nd consecutive year. DOA they got right to it with Mike fly Fishing for Northern Pike catching several nice Pike and had a heart stopper
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fly-Fishing by Mike in Canada
Muskie follow his fly not once but twice. He said it was the biggest fresh water fish he has ever seen and was very excited and expressive when describing his experience to me at my tackle shop. 1st day was very good
Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass with Poppers by Mike
catching Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike having some great top-water action and had to re-supply at my tackle shop. 2nd day they caught Northern Pike all day long saying at times it was one after another where they just could not keep count. 3rd day was interrupted by T-Storms but they caught fish in the morning and Mike took a nap while Leann did some Yoga. After the storms past they were right back at it and the caught a few more Smallmouth & Pike. 4th day was amazing fly-fishing for Mike as he caught 34 Smallmouth Bass fly-fishing all on the same black popper. 5th & final day was more of the same having great top-water action for Smallmouth Bass. Both left just as excited about fishing as they left and hope to return again soon.
 
HUGE Northern Pike Fishing by Dan at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Father & Daughter Dan Mosier & Abbi Mota returned to Fireside
Abbi Northern Pike Fishing with her Dad
Lodge for there 3rd time as a pair while Dan has visited Fireside Lodge for at least his 18th time with 4 different children. Abbi was the first in 1999 coming with her Dad as part of her graduation present. 1st day they got right to it catching both Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. 



 
Great Muskie Cacth Fishing by Dan with his Daughter
2nd day even though it was slower than the first they still caught some fish and Dan caught an 18-inch Master Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day was a good day, even though T-Storms brought them in for three hours, they caught pike and Smallmouth Bass and Dan caught a very large 39-inch Northern Pike. 
 
Great Muskie Cacth Fishing by Dan with his Daughter
4th day these two had a ball portaging to another lake and then came out and fished Little Vermilion Lake biggest fish of the day was Dan landing a 35-inch Northern Pike plus Dan caught a nice Muskie. 5th and final day they had some fast action with Abby doing well. Both left with great sadness and very hopeful for a future return.
 
Terrific Smallmouth Bass Trophy Fishing by Rich at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Ed & JoAnn Piotrowski from Hampshire, IL returned for their 4th
Ed Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
consecutive year and 6th trip and with them were Larry Starzec Hainesville, IL returning for his 3rd time and Rich Starzec from Round Lake, IL for his 1st visit. 


 
BIG Northern Pike Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by JoAnn
Giant Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Larry in Canada
1st day JoAnn caught 15 Smallmouth Bass with her favorite worm (The Worm) including 2 Mater Anglers Trophies measuring 18 and 19-inches plus a 34-inch Northern Pike. Larry and Rich caught 22 Smallmouth Bass and had multiple follows on Muskie and caught a few Northern Pike. 
 
The Worm catching Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by JoAnn
2nd day was another good day with them all catching a lot of
Another HUGE Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Rich
Smallmouth Bass and some Northern Pike. JoAnn continued to get the best results from her worm. 3rd day all caught fish but the wind made it tough to fish certain locations. 4th day Larry & Rich had a really
Fishing Trophy Smallmouth Bass Brings a Smile
good day catching 34 Smallmouth Bass and 1 Pike. 4th day they all had a good day catching mostly Smallmouth Bass with Larry and Rich landed 38 Smallmouth up to 17.5-inches. 5th day was really good with Ed & JoAnn catching 18, Ed having 2 over 18-inches and lost at least 4 between 18 to 19-inches. JoAnn also caught a BIG 36-inch Northern Pike. Rich and Larry had a GREAT Day catching 49 Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5-inches. 6th and final day at breakfast we were kidding about Larry & Rich toping their 49 Smallmouth Day and the conversation ended with us all agreeing that probably would not happen. Well it did as they caught 54 Smallmouth Bass. All left having a great fishing vacation and made their reservations for 2018 before departing.
 
Numerous Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge by Dennis Norton
Fly-Fishing for BIG Smallmouth Bass by Phil
First time guests Dennis Norton Clarkson, MO Dennis Boldrey Manchester, MO James Stangl Yorba Linda, CA and Dick Lockard Glendale, MO were here to hunt Smallmouth Bass. 1st day they did well learning the waters all catching Smallmouth Bass and at supper Dennis B said he caught several 17 to 17.5-inchers and a 19-inch Trophy. After supper Jim caught some nice Smallmouth fly-fishing
Dennis with one of Many Smallmouth Bass Fishing
with a surface popper. 2nd day was good learning new locations and catching Smallmouth Bass and Jim, after we discussed a technique of just dropping your fly and giving a do nothing approach, went out and applied the technique with success. 3rd day was excellent as they caught at least 75 Northern Pike. The 4th day was even better with them catching well over 100 fish, with most being Pike, and some Smallmouth mixed in. 5th day had the catching upwards of 50 Smallmouth Bass but the bigger fish evaded them. 6th and final day they all caught a lot of Smallmouth Bass ending their trip on a high note and considering when their return trip might be.
 
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing is Special at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Jack Schneider
Mike Stevens, Jack Schneider Huntley, IL Bob Lauffer Clermont, FL
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing 
and Johnny Sills from Orlando FL were back to visit us for there 4th time and for his 1st was Paul Lampier from Elgin, IL. 1st day the wind was their enemy keeping them from fishing according to plan. They caught some fish but it was a slower day. 2nd day was just the opposite catching more Northern Pike than they ever did, catching at least 165 between the group
Mike Having a Blast Fishing Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge
plus a half dozen Smallmouth Bass. 3rd day was just as good and a little better catching over 175 Northern Pike for the group and said they were catching a lot between 28 to 31-inches and all were fat and healthy. 4th and final day was an excellent Smallmouth Bass day as they all caught many fish and sizable bass and Mike expressed that he alone caught 42 Smallmouth Bass and it was the single best fishing day he has had to date.
 
Bob Lauffler with a BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

 
First Time Fishing in Canada was Fabulous at Fireside Lodge by Paul Lampier
15-years ago Tim Bergen, Palos Hgts, IL brought his 9-year-old sons to Fireside Lodge and for 15 years it has become a Bergen Family Tradition to fish at Fireside Lodge. This year Tim and Joe made it and Adam had to pass because of school. DOA they went out and caught some nice Northern Pike. 1st day the did well in Cedarbough catching some Northern Pike and seeing some very big Muskie follows. 2nd day was slower but the 3rd day they had a lot of action on Muskie with Joe catching a nice 35-inch fish and they caught some Northern Pike. 4th and final day was a great day searching out the BIG toothy critters catching some medium size Northern Pike in the process. They left hoping the Adam will be able to join them in 2018.
 
My First Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Dick Nagengast Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Dick Nagengast from Woodway, TX returned for his 2nd year in a row with son Thomas from Mount Morris, MI for his first time. DOA they caught some nice Pike in just a few hours and Tom caught his personal best Pike at 32-inches. 1st day these two caught a lot of Northern Pike up to 31-inches trolling. Second day was another good Northern Pike catching day, plus Dick caught his first Trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 18.25-inches. 
 
My Best Northern Pike Fishing Trip Ever Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
3rd day had these two catching a lot of Northern Pike up to 33-inches. 4th and final day was another good day trolling around baitfish schools for Pike & Muskie. Both had a wonderful father and son fishing trip catching up on each other lives. Before departure Dick said he had several other children he intends to bring fishing at Fireside Lodge.
First Ever Canada Fishing Trip at Fireside Lodge Fishing for Big Northern Pike By Austin Corry

Jerry Amer Columbus, OH, on his 16th consecutive year, was back for his second time this year bringing his grandson Austin Corry for his first Canadian Fishing Trip. 1st day was excellent as they caught more Pike than Austin could ever imagine saying they just could not keep count but it was somewhere around 60-70 Northern Pike. 2nd day was a portage to Closs where the Muskie showed up but were just following their lures and even the Smallmouth would just look at their offering and swim away.
 
Fun Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Austin in Canada
3rd and final day was a great finish catching a good number of Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. This was truly a memorable trip for Jerry & Austin and Austin had such a great time he was sad to see it end. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make such valued memories.
Bian Fishing For Northern Pike in Canada at Fireside Lodge for His First Time

Brian Dombrowski Sr from Mokena, IL returned to visit us at Fireside Lodge with his son Brian. Brian Sr came with his father Ron for many years starting when he was 16 years old so now coming with his 10-year old son. was a very special and emotional return. 1st day this father and son combo caught Smallmouth Bass ranging up to 16-inches plus Brian Sr landed a big 17.5-incher. They also caught Pike and after landing a Pike, while Brian Sr was teaching his son Brian to hold the fish, another Pike grabbed his lure that was dangling over the boat and Brian just grabbed his pole in time to catch the fish instead of the fish catching his fishing rod. 
 
Super Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Brian
Brian With His First BIG Smallmouth
2nd day was a slower beginning but in the afternoon they got into some Northern Pike both having a very fun day. 3rd and final day these two had a blast catching over 30 Northern Pike and had just as many misses. This was an amazing trip between father and son making first memories of a fishing trip together, and also of many wonderful memories from the past being re-kindled between Brian Sr and his father Ron. Thanks for spending such special family time with us at Fireside Lodge.

Jerry OKane a & Marjorie Berta from Penn Valley, CA with Jerry’s
Great Trophy Fishing for Smallmouth Bass by Judith in Canada
sister Judith from Crossville, TN found themselves at Fireside Lodge from a referral from Mike Ramsey also from Penn Valley, CA. 1st day these three had a blast and despite the high winds they found places to catch fish on new waters. They caught both Northern Pike &
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada by Jerry
Smallmouth Bass with Jerry missing a BIG Smallmouth Bass and Judith missing a BIG Northern Pike right at the boat. 2nd day was very good catching many Smallmouth Bass up to 17.5 –inches and all caught fish. Marjorie & Judith said Jerry again lost a very large Smallmouth right at the boat. 3rd and final half day was very good for Smallmouth Bass and all left saying they had a wonderful stay with us at Fireside Lodge.

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Hot Lures: Yo-Zuri Popper, Pop-R, Blue Fox Spinner, Spinner Bait, Tube Jig, Ned Rig, Sinking Worm, The Worm, Crank Baits & Twitch Baits, X-Rap, Yo-Zuri 3D Sinking Twitch Bait

Hot Flies: Black Popper, Pencil Popper,

Catches of The Week: 41-inch and 39-inch Northern Pike, 19.5-inch Smallmouth Bass
 
Memories Made for a Lifetime Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Brian and Brian Dombrowsk
Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/15 to 7/22 2017


Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/15 to 7/22 2017
 
Trophy Muskie Fishing by Greg Benton at Fireside Lodge in Canada
This week was truly beautiful weather with temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s and very little rain. This stable weather pattern was good for fishing as our guests did very well fishing and some having a fantastic fishing trip.
 
Nice BIG Northern Pike Fishing by TJ Prehem at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Brain, Tammy, TJ Prehm, Omaha, AR were returning for their 2nd
Huge Smallmouth Bass by Tammy Fishing in Canada
trip to Fireside Lodge and Alexa Plummer Kirbyville, MO was here for her first. 1st full day was a very windy day where it was tough to fish where you wanted, but despite conditions they did catch Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. 




 
BIG Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Grian at Fireside Lodge in Canada

 

Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Tammy at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Great Fun Fishing for Northern Pike in Canada by Alexa
2nd day was terrific catching so many pike they could not keep up with counting and Alexa had a HUGE Smallmouth Bass jump and spit her hook out. 3rd day was great for TJ & Alexa catching many Smallmouth Bass on sinking worms with TJ catching a trophy size plus Alexa had a very large Muskie on and TJ had it in the net unhooked then it jumped right out of the net back in the water. 4th and final day they targeted Smallmouth Bass doing very well catching some numbers and both TJ and Brian caught some big Smallmouth Bass. All left saying they had a great time making family memories together and hope to get back sooner than later.

 
Many Northern Pike Fishing with Family at Fireside Lodge in Canada

 
Mia Having a Blast wit Holli Fishing Northern Pike at Fireside Lodge in Canada

First timers Jeffery & Holli Schneider and Mia Miller from Mingo, IA  
were happy to be here and referred to Fireside Lodge by 15-year
guest Paul Capecchi. DOA all caught fish & Holli had a big fish grab her lure but before she could set the hook the fish spit it out. 1st full day they did terrific catching over 30 Northern Pike and Holli said they had equity in the catching department. 2nd day they caught even more fish, but Holli said there was no fish equity on this day as Jeff had the hot hand.
 
Family Memories Fishing Northern Pike in Canada by Mia
Total catch tally was over 40 Northern Pike up to 31-inches. 3rd and final day was, a wonderful day spent catching some fish and enjoying Twin Falls a wonderful place on our lake system. This family had a great time and made some family memories that will last forever.
 
Tiger Muskie Fishing by Tony Kujawa at Fireside Lodge in Canada
My First Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Long time Return Guest since 2001, Tony Kujawa Lansing, IL brought good friend Mike Woolf Tinley Park, IL for his first Canadian Fishing experience. DOA they caught some nice Smallmouth Bass right off the bat. 




 
Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Mike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
1st full day they caught 52 Northern Pike having several doubles &
Tony with a Nice Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
no dinks. 2nd day was a Muskie hunting day having them catching 2, and for Mike it was his first, plus they caught some BIG Pike and Smallmouth Bass. 3rd and final day was a great finish catching 22 Northern Pike. Both had a really fun time and for Mike being his first experience he was in awe of the wilderness atmosphere he was fishing in and was hopeful to be returning in 2018.
 
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Alan Favata Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
 
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Joe
3rd time returner Alan Favata with son Joe and first time guest Ed
Fishing with Family and Friends at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Seiler with his two boys Brian & Drew all from Wheaton, IL were her to make some father & son fishing memories. 1st day they did very well on Smallmouth Bass catching many 14 to 16-inches and Alan caught 5 Trophy size over 18-inches plus all the boys Brian, Drew, and Joe all caught 18-inch Plus Trophy Smallmouth Bass.
 
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing by Brian
 2nd day Al, Joe & Drew caught over 15 Northern Pike while Ed & Brian had about the same. 3rd day was an absolute blast as each boat caught over 20 Northern Pike and after supper all took our Kayaks & Canoes out and enjoyed the sunset while catching a few Smallmouth Bass. 4th and final day was fabulous as Al & Joe caught over 30 fish, a mix between Smallmouth Bass & Pike and Brian & his two boys also did well. All took a break for lunch at Twin Falls with
GREAT Northern Pike Fishing in Canada
the three boys going for a swim. They were all a little sad to leave having a wonderful time and I applaud the fathers Alan & Brian for making this trip full family fun and lasting memories happen.

Return guests, on their 3rd trip with us, were father David Stefanini Olmstead TWP, OH & two adult sons Dave & Todd from Hood River, OR and Upper Arlington, OH. 1st day they caught a lot of medium size Northern Pike and were all but tormented by some BIG Muskie follows that did not respond to any of their offerings. 2nd day they again had a bunch of follows from big fish, and caught some nice Pike with a suspending X-Rap using the pause technique. 3rd day was more of the dame seeing a lot of follows with no takers and catching some nice Northern Pike. 4th day was a good day catching Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. 5th day they caught a lot of fish just having a ball with medium size Northern Pike. 6th and final day it was all quantity as they caught Northern Pike consistently all day long and could not keep count. All left having made wonderful father and son memories.
 
Nice Muskie catch Fishing at Fireside Lodge In Canada
Long time return guests Father & son Wayne & Todd Busdiecker from Centerville & Dayton, OH were here to chase the BIG toothy critters. DOA was really great catching 25 to 30 nice Pike in just 4 hours time plus Todd landed a 35-inch Muskie. First day was a slower morning but picked up by afternoon catching a good number of average Pike and had some bigger fish follow. 2nd day after some map discussions they tried a few new areas doing very well on bigger Pike and Todd had a huge Muskie hit his surface lure 5 feet from the boat coming clear out of the water and nearly landing in the boat. Todd never had a chance as the Muskie spit his lure as fast as it hit it leaving both Todd and Wayne in disbelief that the event ever happened. 3rd & final day was not their best but they did catching some nice Northern Pike. Both had another very enjoyable father & son fishing trip catching up and making memories.
 
BIG Trophy Muskie Fishing by John at Fireside Lodge in Canada

Long time return guests Greg Benton & John McDonough from Grand Blanc, MI were here to Hunt BIG Muskie and Northern Pike. It only took one day for these two to get into some bigger Pike and Greg hooked and landed a very large 44-inch Trophy Muskie on a Grandma Lure with a slow stop and go action. That same evening John caught a very large 38-inch Muskie plus Greg had a tremendous hit while trolling almost taking the rod out of his hand and he could not stop the fish, which after about 50 yards came to the surface, showed himself swirling on the surface before throwing the lure.   
 
John Fishing Big Muskie at Fireside Lodge in Canada
2nd day was another great day catching some bigger Pike, Greg catching a 32-inch Muskie and John came up with this days prize hooking and landing a very large 42-inch Muskie. 3rd day was a good day catching some nice fish but the really big fish only teased them. 4th day they caught some fish and had two very large Muskie follows off a school of open water Cisco.  5th and final day was good in locating Muskie but could only get follows. Both had a fabulous stay and are counting down the days until their return in 2018.
 
Sandra with a HUGE Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Long time Return guests Doug & Mary Bergman from New Lenox, IL
Doug Fishing Muskie in Canada
retuned with 2nd year guests Scott Rundio Mt Prospect, IL with Brian & Sandra Rundio from Holiday Hills, IL. 1st day all had a ball catching fish and Mary did not take long to claim her Muskie title catching a very nice 32-inch Muskie. 2nd day Sandra, Brian, & Scott portaged to Terry lake and said they caught Pike all day long non stop, while Mary & Doug portaged to Booger Lake saying they had a slower day then in the past catching 50 Northern Pike. Pretty good for a slower day. 
 
Big Muskie are GREAT Fishing by Scott
Mary Fishing for BIG Northern Pike
3rd day Brian, Sandra & Scott portaged to Booger lake catching over 50 Pike while Doug & Mary had a great day fishing Muskie landing 2 along with 5 bigger Pike and 4 Smallmouth Bass. 4th day Brian & Sandra portaged to George lake fishing pike out of a canoe having a blast catching 15 Pike between 26 to 31-inches. 




 
Great Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
 
Fishing Northern Pike in a Canoe by Brian at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Canoe fishing is much different than fishing from a boat and it was a
Brothers Fishing for BIG Northern Pike in Canada
great learning experience. The other three had a super fabulous day catching 150 Northern Pike and several nice size Smallmouth Bass with Doug landing a trophy Smallmouth. 5th day had Doug & Mary catching 51 Pike and 2 Smallmouth and Doug caught his 2nd trophy Smallmouth at 19-inches. Scott, Brian, & Sandra had a great day catching some BIG Smallmouth Bass, Scott landing an 18-inch Trophy plus he caught 2 Muskie, but Sandra came up with the prize landing a HUGE 38-inch Muskie. 
 
Another Nice Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Scott
BIG Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Doug
6th & final day had these three getting fast action on Northern Pike until the T-Storms ran them off the lake at 1PM. Mary & Doug caught some Smallmouth, a few Northern Pike finishing with Doug landing a nice Muskie. All had a blast during their stay and look forward to their return.

Long time return guests and lifetime friends Larry Hinshaw & Pat Hobson from Blue Grass, IA and Elwood, IN were here to
Fish for BIG Smallmouth Bass. 1st day had them searching for
Mary With a Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada
Smallmouth Bass find a few and Pat started where he left off last year catching a 19-inch Trophy Smallmouth. 2nd day had them catching Smallmouth bass but having to work for what they caught only being able to catch a fish or two from each spot. The highlight reel had Larry catching a 17.5 and 18.5-inch Smallmouth Bass. 
 
Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Scott Rundio
3rd day they portaged to another lake for Smallmouth Bass catching some nice fish between 16 to 18-inches. 4th day had these guys catching 15 Smallmouth Bass with Pat catching a Trophy at 18-inches and Larry an 18.5-incher. 5th day was good, having to move a lot, and ended up the day with 18 respectful Smallmouth Bass including Larry catching an 18-inch Trophy. 6th and final day was very similar to day 5 catching 15 Smallmouth Bass. As always both left having a great time on their traditional fishing.
 
Monster Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada By Doug Bergman

 
Tiger Muskie Fishing by Frank Cunningham at Fireside Lodge in Canada
First time guests Frank & Wendy Cunningham from Lake Zurich, IL
Nice BIG Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge
were glad to be at Fireside Lodge to test new waters. 1st day these two got familiar with Little Vermilion Lake catching some Northern Pike while exploring. 2nd day they did well catching fish, and Frank seeing a Muskie 36-inches and a Northern Pike well over 40-inches laying almost side by side on a rock structure ended up catching the Muskie. 3rd and 4th day they caught some nice Pike in search of a trophy Muskie or Northern Pike 5th day was good catching a good number of Pike but the larger fish were not as agreeable. 6th and last day was their best catching a lot of fish and the bigger fish showed up catching Northern Pike up to the 35-inch range. Both had a very enjoyable time fishing making some new friends, and when departing Frank said he was sad to leave.
 
Big Trophy Muskie Fishing by BOB (Dan Ramsey) at Fireside Lodge in Canada

 
Huge 22-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass by Dan Ramsey Alias BOB Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

 
Trophy Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada by BOB
The Ramsey Brothers Mike, Butch, and Dan from Penn Valley, CA and Hillsboro & Germantown, OH returned for their 6th trip with us at Fireside Lodge. 1st day they knocked it out of the park catching 135 Northern Pike up to 35 inches and several Smallmouth Bass, Dan landing a 17.5-incher plus a Trophy 19-inch Smallmouth. 
 
Trophy Top-Water Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Butch
2nd day for half their day they portaged to Terry Lake catching 79 Northern Pike and 10 nice Walleye between 20 to 26 inches. Third day was just unreal as these three had a fabulous Muskie and BIG Fish day. The highlights were catching 2 tiger Muskie plus 2 Muskie, Dan was on fire catching 4 GIANT Smallmouth Bass Trophies measuring 22,21,20, and 18 Inches plus a 38-inch Northern Pike and 42 inch Muskie and Butch caught a mid-30-inch Pike and a 19-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass. 
 
Beauty of a Tiger Muskie Fishing by Mike at Fireside Lodge in Canada
The lure of the day was the Whopper Plopper, of which Dan caught all his fish on. Butch caught his big Smallie on a very similar lure, Teaser Tail, purchased from my Tackle shop. 4th day was a super numbers day with these three catching 202 Northern Pike having 10 triples and many doubles. 
 
Butch with a GREAT Tiger Muskie Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
By the end of their 5th day they walked away catching 423 Northern Pike, 23 Smallmouth Bass, 6 Muskie, and 10 Walleye. These three brothers had an amazing trip and before departing reserved their dates for 2018.
 
Walleye Fishing at Portage Lake at Fireside Lodge in Canada by Butch 
 
Mike With One of 10 Nice Walleye Fishing Portage Lake at Fireside Lodge


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Many Trophy Size Smallmouth Bass Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada

Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Whopper Plopper, Teaser Tail, Mepps Spinner, Bull Dog, Jimmy Bait, Sinking Worm, Red & White Dardevle
 
BIG Northern Pike Fishing at Fireside Lodge in Canada
Catches of The Week: 44-inch Muskie, 42-inch Muskie, 22-inch Smallmouth Bass, One Person catching a 22,21,20, and 18inch Smallmouth a 38-inch Northern Pike and a 42-inch Muskie in the same day
 
Remarkable Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing Catching a 22 21 19 and 18-inch in One Day by BOB
Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan
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