Friends and Family week: a week full of fun, fish and everlasting memories!
Our friends and family week has grown from an original group of 6 guests to groups of 20 or more sharing what has become a very special week of mentoring and nurturing future young fisherman and fisherwomen.
As stewards of the lodge, we feel a strong obligation to educate and create an awareness of the responsibilities we all have when fishing as guests here in Canada. The future of our fisheries demands that we understand the principles of catch and release practices and what effects it has on the quality of fish being caught.
We started off Saturday with our regular camp meeting going over fishing regulations, meal times, camp rules, and various other items to help make everyone’s week enjoyable. The group was made up of a lot of first-time guests so I spent a lot of time educating them on our catch and release practices, our catch and release replica program, and the importance of releasing trophy-sized fish. The extra time and effort was rewarded as several of our first-time guests caught and released trophy-sized walleye, pike, and a rare musky!
What a feeling! How exciting it is to have a first-time guest catch a fish of a lifetime! The unexpected muskie gave a heck of a run and an unforgettable fight! But the real reward comes from knowing that that giant of a fish will live to grow even bigger, produce future generations and live to fight another day simply by understanding the values of catching and releasing.
Remember memories last forever and so should trophy fish!
Thanks for a great week!