Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wrapping up another fantastic week!

With one more fishing day to go, this has already been one of the best weeks of fishing we have ever seen. The walleye fishing is absolutely awesome. Lots of 16-20 inch fish that are thick and healthy, and and abundant amount of 25+ walleyes.

It is only June 15th and here is the Fish Wall summary...
Lake Trout - Biggest 40 inches - 100 total
Pike -            Biggest 46 1/2 inches - 16 @ 40+ inches
Walleye -      Biggest 30 inches - 122 @ 25+inches
Perch -          Biggest 12 1/4 inches - 14 @ 10+ inches

And yet again, this week we saw big fish honors change hands. Jackie is our new perch leader @ 12 1/4 inches, Rick T. is the new pike leader with his 46 1/2 inch monster, and Jim Kalina is the new walleye leader with his personal best 30 incher. Jim is also our longest returning guest, and this trip marked his 50th year at Black Bear Lodge!! We also want to thank Dick Haen for visiting us for another year, as he is our oldest guest at 87 years young!! See you next year Dick.

And of course thanks to our returning groups and new guests this week. I realize this may sound like a broken record, but, this was such a great week! My family and I can not express our appreciation enough, we just truly enjoy everyones company...so THANK YOU again!



Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks to the Kirgan, PHS, and Cargola groups

The three groups combined put us over the 50 mark last week. But, because most were returning guests, the week went amazingly smooth. Jillian and I can not thank you all enough for such a memorable week. And lets not forget about the fishing...pretty awesome! With a camp full of skilled fishermen(women), we saw lots of numbers and sizes of all species of fish. As mentioned in the previous Blog, lots of fish titles were broken. I wish I could post all of the great pictures that were given to me (believe me, there were LOTS)!

Thanks again everybody!!!

Kirgan Group -














Arkles/Harris - 















Monday, June 5, 2017

Holy cow we have been busy!! 50+ in camp this week.
So, once again, just a quick update...
Fishing remains very good (see the pics).
We have new leaders in every category I believe. We even had a female guest catch every species
of fish on her first trip. Way to go Tara!
The Lake Trout title was just surpassed today, sorry to all of you who were tied at 37 inches.
John Kirgan caught a monster 40 incher this morning.
And the new pike leader is Vic Mead with 44 inches. He also caught a 40 inch pike off the swim dock earlier in the same day.






























Sunday, May 28, 2017

Spring Bear Hunt

Here is a quick summary of how the spring black bear hunt went...

We had 5 hunters last week. While the trail cameras showed some pretty good bear movement, only three of the hunters harvested a bear. All of the hunters did see bear however.

Thank you to all of the hunters for another very memorable week. Jillian and I miss you guys already.

Here are some pics of the bears...stories to follow...




Olivia's Bear









Cyndi's Bear











Brody's Bear