While I transitioned into life back in the states, Tall Pines guests were crushing it on the Wabaskang this week. Water temps are dropping- now between 66-68 degrees. The weather has been comfortable- hovering around 70ish. The walleye were biting solid this week! Cabins 3 and 5 did really well with walleye and perch. The signs of a fall bite are there, so Ryan is getting pumped!
Colton and Andrea, Tall Pines veterans were nailing over 30 walleye a day consistently.
Chrissy sent in a few pics- here’s Jim’s 33″ northern:
Cabin 3 walleyes one day:
A basket full of sunshine:
Ryan had his first attempt the blueberry picking duties this week. Not too bad…
The previous week’s Sharon was generous enough to take a group last week. She was a two-weeker, and brought canning supplies to camp. She made 42 pints of jam on a picnic table with a hotplate:
Some pics that came in the last month:
Gabe sent this one of a 23″ walleye he caught and released last week:
And here Brayton posed with his first fish caught in Canada (we hope his first of many more to come). Love that grin:
Those that were at camp this year undoubtedly saw numerous ducks around our shoreline. The little babies have grown (and as Ryan is quick to observe there are a few missing):
Another gorgeous reflection sunset, sent by Wayne:
I attempted at what was a great idea- I thought- but probably started drinking wine too early- that darn “2” just would not cooperate:
Thanks again Dad for helping clean up this beach area; many adults and kids alike have enjoyed this thanks to you.
Carlson family-time on a rainy afternoon (and getting good use out of our new hand-crafted coffee tables):
Does our niece realize how stinkin adorable she is:
And these fine women didn’t know if they’d like “roughin it” but look at those smiles:
Ryan’s Dad and brother having a moment:
Earl, in Earl’s Inspirational Pic of the Week, breaking it down for nephew Kyle:
Jason, one of Ryan’s fishing buddies from back home, in his element:
Wayne captured this week’s featured sunset on the evening of August 8th, which had been a very windy day:
In my moment of reflection here, I just can’t help but be amazed at what a small world it can be. Just the other night, I had a fantastic conversation with someone coming up the Red Lake Road for years, but finally decided to call Tall Pines, and turns out he farms in a small nearby town of where Ryan used to help farm with his buddies. Today, I just got a booking from someone who works with one of Ryan’s college roommates, but didn’t know that before finding us. My former (and favorite) principal I’ve worked for in my 20 years, who has been retired for a few years now, heard about our venture and booked for next year. I can’t wait to see what other connections we find because of Tall Pines. God Bless everyone.