Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's to a great Thanksgiving for everyone from all of us here at Big Hook Wilderness Camps. Thanksgiving is a great time of year to get together with family and brag about who caught the biggest fish on the last vacation. Well.....that's what we do in our family.
When everyone is slowing down from gorging on pounds of turkey, Thanksgiving is a great time to drop hints for that new fishing rod or reel that you have been eyeballing on or seen in Gander Mountain on special. On the next post I'll pick some great fishing holiday gifts that are available at your closest fishing out fitter.

Once again, Happy Turkey day to all.

Big Hook Wilderness Camps

Friday, November 20, 2009

Guest Testimonials-Central Lake

Here are several guest testimonials we have received about our base camp Central Lake. We appreciate all comments and suggestions.

Only too happy too give my testimony........

"I have been fishing Central Lake for over 15 years and it never gets old or boring and I have never had a situation where I couldn't catch fish. I have fished it just after the ice goes out and as late as August. While I prefer fishing just after ice-out, I have caught just as many fish later in the season. Where and how you catch them changes, but not the quality or quantity. Central Lake, with its 4 portages offers a huge area to explore and find your own secret fishing hole and, you can fish all day without seeing other fishermen.

Oh, one thing that is very important: the hosts really go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable and that you catch fish.

Lorance Newburn
Martell, Nebraska"

This is REALLY how I feel about fishing at Big Hook. I haven't tried to embellish this at all.


Next Testimonial

Hello Big Hook,
We have been to Central for 7 of the last 8 years and have not been
disappointed once. Both Northern and Walleye fishing is fantastic.
With the camp location you can always get out regardless of wind
conditions. There is abundant water on Central, plus portages for
added opportunities of scenery and fishing adventure. With Central
being the main camp you have the safety and security while still
experiencing a truly beautiful remote wilderness camp. Steve,Evie and
Nathan have made us feel part of their family.
Duane Bunting, Eagle, WI

Thank you Lorance and Duane. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Good luck on the water everyone.
Big Hook Camps

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sport Show Schedule

Here is a list of the sports shows we will be attending this winter. We may add a couple more as the fall/winter progresses.

Chicago - Pheasant Run - January 14th, 2010 -January 17th, 2010

Milwaukee All-Canada - January 21st, 2010 - January 24th, 2010

Green Bay All-Canada - January 28th, 2010 - January 31st, 2010

Other Ontario News

Gun Registration – A bill to scrap the federal long gun registration act passed its 2nd reading on Parliament Hill, with support from all 3 major political parties. If, the bill passes the 3rd reading this summer, the federal ministry responsible for registration will be disbanded and all registration papers will be shredded. This does not affect handguns. They are still no-no in Canada. How this will affect gun registration for hunters at the border is still unclear. A hopeful sign is that registration fees for U.S. hunters, at the border may disappear.

For more border crossing information visit:

Good luck on everyone's fall fishing adventures. We will see you at the sport shows.
Big Hook Wilderness Camps

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Tasty Dish

Since it is the off season for us here at Big Hook Wilderness Camps fishing reports from the outposts are pretty much nonexistent. However, most of you may still be getting out on the water and enjoying the mild fall we have been experiencing. Hopefully the waters are being kind and fish are cooperating.
For, those of you who have fish in the freezer and just don't know how to prepare them, have I got a recipe for you. I just stumbled across this tasty fish marinade about a month ago. Ideally it is for stronger tasting fish such as salmon and trout but it does work with walleye and pike. I hope you enjoy this tasty marinade as much as my family has.
Here is a quick link for the recipe at

Halibut/Salmon Marinade Recipe #10410
Fish Marinade

1 day | 10 min prep


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Place in flat tupperware container and store in refridgerator.
  3. Marinate 6-24 hours .
After it is done marinading I like to slap it on the grill skin side down or place it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
Good luck on the water to all.
Big Hook Wilderness Camps