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And Away We Go!

Today was the official opener.  We had 20+ anglers hit the lake this morning!  No, they did not have access to all 15,000 acres of Wabaskang.  Some got as far as the 2nd narrows (in front of Waubaskang First Nation); most stayed in the first narrows or on this lake.  Our docks are still not in place, but that didn’t seem to make much difference to our guests.  Here’s someone returning from a day of fishing:


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The ice was still heavy on the north end of this lake.  Gruper worked on it some more today, breaking it into more meltable, sinkable chunks:


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It should be gone by morning.  Next comes the importance of wind in our Camp lives.  For the last several days we’ve BEGGED for wind to break the ice free, move it down the lake, and crush it into the shoreline.  NOW we’ll cuss the wind because Gruper needs a near glass lake to bring the docks around the bend and get them into place.  Oy.

So, I know some of you are wondering about any big fish reports today, aren’t you???  I’ve heard of a fat 28.5″ walleye, a skinny 29″ walleye, and a 41″ northern released today.  I’m sure that’s not all, but I had only talked with a few of the guys.  Cross your fingers that the list is longer.  I’ll report out when I do a more proper blog entry later this week.  Time to kick back….

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