|The final picture of the 2014 season|
|Waiting on the fog to burn off...|
|2014 was a blueberry bonanza|
The weather was an absolute roller coaster during closing weeks at Big Hook. September began with mild temperatures (50's and 60's), which allowed for some great fishing and amazing blueberry picking. 2014 will go down as one of the best blueberry crops ever at Big Hook; in particular at Burnt, Central and South Lake. Guests who were willing to climb some rock bluffs were rewarded with fields of blueberries. The Burnt Lake crop was exceptional since the forest has been recently burned. Mom and I explored the NE corner of lower Burnt near the trappers cabin and after a brief climb, we were just floored with blueberries as far as the eye could see.
|A nice 38.5" late season pike.|
For the first time, Dad and I witnessed hundreds of snow geese flying south across the Opasquia Provincial Park. The snow flocks normally migrate west of the park and later in the year. The Canada geese completed their migration surprisingly early, around the first two weeks of September. We witnessed many geese flying southbound with Sandhill Cranes. The early flocks departing the north can only mean one thing, an early winter. Let us hope the geese have been misinformed.
I recorded some great footage on my Go Pro this summer and will edit up some videos for the blog. Speaking of footage, we are redesigning our brochure for the 2015 season and would love to include many of our guests shots. Send us your photos from your last Big Hook trip, not only are we looking for fish pics but nature shots as well.
Good luck on the water this fall everyone! Time for me to sling for some musky.