Sunday, January 18, 2009

Winter report

Jan. 18, 2009

This is a busy time of the year. We are in the middle of the sport show season and we are also making preparations to travel up the winter road. The All Canada in St. Charles , IL was very well attended, considering the 12” snowfall and groups were shopping. Bookings are doing very well, considering all the gloom and doom the media bestows on us every day. We enjoyed meeting with all of our regular guests and hearing about their fishing stories and families. We also had a great time talking to new prospective guests, describing the advantages of Big Hook. It’s not just the superb fishing but the great environment of the Opasquia Park , with it’s rivers, rapids, boreal forest and wildlife. It’s not a just fishing trip it is an adventure.

Just incase no one has noticed, it has been cold this winter. I just talked to the pilots at Sandy Lake and the winter road will be opened Jan. 18. This is the earliest that anyone can remember the winter road being opened. Right now we are planning the logistics of moving 80 sheets of 12 ft metal roofing, 7 new motors, 5 freezers, 25 bottles of propane, 100 2”x6”x10’ boards, 25,000 liters of gas and 10,000 liters of Avgas up the 237 miles of ice roads. Right after the Green Bay All Canada show, I will head for the Great White North.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Milwaukee and Green Bay shows.

Good fishing to everyone,

Steve, Evie and Nathan