Spring has arrived in Northwestern Ontario - a little bit earlier this year too. My ice out prediction of on-or-before May 1 is going be pretty accurate. Here's a look at the Deception boat launch on April 16th.
Yes, the water looks low. That's completely normal for this time of year. It will come up. It always does.
As soon as the ice is gone and we can get to Winoga Island, Troy and I will be over there daily getting ready for the upcoming season. We'll be finishing the inside of the new main lodge and doing some other tweaks and repairs to other cabins. One thing is for sure - we'll be ready to rock by opener!
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We finished strong on the ice this season at Winoga! Our last group of the year put over 100 lake trout on the ice in the final 2 days of fishing. Talk about an awesome way to end it! Here's a handful of pics from our last few groups.
In case you missed it - I'm no longer with Moosehorn Lodge. Read the post below for full details on my move to Winoga Lodge. I have some holes to fill in my guide schedule - but not many - so get in touch soon if you're interested in a trip.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.