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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Fabulous Trip

My husband, George, and I just returned from another fabulous week at Errington's Island Resort.  Over the next few days/weeks, I will share some of the highlights and pictures from our trip. 

George was so eager to start fishing that we went out immediately after a marvelous dinner of Cornish hen, rice pilaf and glazed carrots, the first of Chef Joey's many delicious meals.  Although we only had a few hours of daylight in which to fish, it paid off well.  Team Cook landed a 29" pike that evening along with several nice walleye.  The evening was fishing for fun and strictly "catch and release".  We did, however, enter the Team Cook pike into the Catch and Release drawing.

George with 29" Northern Pike

The next morning we hired Larry, one of the lodge's best fishing guides, for a half day of guiding to show us some spots that have been productive this year.  Even though this was our seventh trip in five years to Errington's, we had never used a guide.  It is always nice to learn some new spots on the lake and Larry showed us quite a few that proved to be very productive.  

George and our guide, Larry

As you can see from our stringer, we caught more than enough fish for a delicious shore lunch.  Frankie and Dakota met us at a secluded island at noon.  The fire was roaring and potatoes, fritters, beans and onions were already cooking.  Larry quickly cleaned the fish and before we knew it, we were sitting down to a fabulous, all you could eat shore lunch.

Our shore lunch

Thank you Larry for a wonderful morning of fishing and thank you Frankie and Dakota for an excellent, all you could eat fish fry prepared for the two of us.

Christine Cook

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Shore Lunch

To truly appreciate the complete Canadian wilderness experience, one must take time to savor and enjoy a shore lunch.  Fortunately, Lake Wabatongushi is a relatively easy lake to fish.  It doesn't take long to catch enough fish for a shore lunch.  For our shore lunches, we had several fillets each of walleye, perch and northern pike.  If you have never eaten northern pike before, be sure to try some.  While they certainly do not look like it, Northern pike are delicious to eat and my personal favorite.

Perch, pike and walleye for shore lunches

One of my husband's favorite things about the shore lunch (aside from the eating) is not having to do anything except catch the fish.  The staff at Errington's cleans the fish, makes the roaring fire, sets the table, prepares all the food, and cleans up afterwards.  All we had to do was show up at a secluded island at high noon with a hardy appetite.

Chef Frankie hard at work

Frankie cooked the fish and all the fixings to absolute perfection.  There is nothing like watching a meal being prepared over an open fire in the great Canadian wilderness.  It is a part of the true Canadian experience that should not be missed!

Perch, pike and walleye - yum, yum!

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Another Fantastic Trip

What a fantastic time my husband, George, and I had at Errington's this past June.  The fishing was excellent and the wildlife put on a fabulous display for us.  Thank you to Al, Doris and all the wonderful staff at Errington's for making our trip so perfect!  A special thank you to Bobbi for identifying many of the plants I photographed.  And a very special thank you to Frankie for all the help he provided me on the computer.  George and I can hardly wait until we return in September!

George with our catch of the day

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Moose Sighting at Long Time No See-Um Bay

While exploring Long Time No See-Um Bay, my husband, George, spotted a moose at the far end of the bay.  The moose was leisurely eating grass.  At first we thought it was a female.  But a closer examination of the photos showed the presence of short antlers.  What an exciting time we had watching this beautiful creature up close.

It's a boy!

Male Yearling at Long Time No See-Um

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Eagle Viewing

A special thanks to Marty Mulloy and his fishing buddy, Jeff, for the tip as to where we could view a bald eagle.  The mature eagle was at Bear Point along with a juvenile eagle.  We enjoyed watching them.  Thanks again for the tip.

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Family on Timberwolf Island

A mother bear and her two cubs have been living on Timberwolf Island this spring.  We enjoyed watching her search for insects along the shoreline with her two cubs.

The two baby cubs were so cute to watch along the shoreline.  The cubs seemed uncertain about getting into the water.  It is only a matter of time before the mother will lead the two cubs on a long swim to the mainland in search of food.  Good luck little fellows in practicing your swimming.

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Monday, 26 May 2014

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Catch and Release time!!

Hey everyone! The sun is shining and the fish are biting. We all know that it's that time of year for our Catch and Release winners. So here they are......

Top 5 Northern Pike (7 because of several ties)

 Matt Light 38 inches

Mark Englar 36 inches, Chris Creque 36 inches and Jon Bos 36 inches

John Barrington 35 inches, Kathy Hagerty 35 inches and Jon Bos 35 inches

Top 5 Walleye

Jane Pearson 28.5 inches

Marilyn Armstrong 28 inches

Rick Collins 27 inches

Edward Williams 26.75 inches

Kathy Hagerty 26 inches

Here are our random draws of 2 names per week. Each week are from guests that have logged for our catch a release program.

Week 1- Roberta Heckes Walleye 16.5 inches and Matt Rogers Northern Pike 32 inches

Week 2- Patt Allet Walleye 21.5 inches and Paul Miller Walleye 22 inches

Week 3- Bill Hailing Walleye 17 inches and Bill Clayton Walleye 16.5 inches

Week 4 - Eric Williams Norther Pike 34 inches and W.B Clayton Walleye 16.5 inches

Week 5- Scott Keveller Northern Pike 27 inches and Brian Mach Walleye 19 inches

Week 6- Ronda Huston Walleye 19.5 inches Pete Novak Northern Pike 31 inches

Week 7- Larry Light Walleye 17 inches and Mike Light Walleye 18 inches

Week 8- Sherri Kelley Walleye 18 inches and Don Light Northern Pike 24.5 inches

Week 9- Ed Nagel Norther Pike and Gary Stoner Northern Pike 25 inches

Week 10- Doug Jones Norther Pike 26 inches and Steve Jones Northern Pike 28 inches

Week 11- Ron Johnson Walleye 20 inches and Mike West Northern Pike 24 inches

Week 12- Conrad Romanick Walleye 18 inches and Jane Pearson Norther Pike 26 inches

Week 13- Howard Remaley Northern Pike 28.5 inches and Janice Wilkinson Northern Pike 28 inches

Week 14- Gary Schick Walleye 20.5 inches and Kevin Manning Northern Pike 29.5 inches

Week 15- Jeff Huston Walleye 25 inches and Jess Sullivan Walleye 19 inches