|A foggy Central Lake morning|
|The colors popped in early September|
During the storm, Ryan and I had a black bear visit us at Central. We typically feed the grey jays (whiskey jacks) the left over crackers accumulated from the season, helps them fatten up for the winter. I sprinkle a couple at a time on the picnic table adjacent to main cabin at Central. Well, Mr Bear thought he could help himself to a couple and quickly wore out his welcome. A quick shot in the rear end with a pellet gun deterred his feast and he high tailed it back into the woods. I incurred another interesting wildlife encounter the very next morning. I overheard a pack of wolves yipping just north of my cabin at Central Lake. They were quite vocal for an extended period of time. It was pretty hair raising and I told myself "wolves don't show up for the crackers." The geese were also active and heading south in massive flocks; that's really when you know winter isn't far behind.
|Catching some late season walleye at SW Lake|
|Ed Jones, a dedicated fisherman|
Ed Jones, a long time guest and friend of Big Hook Camps lost his legs, half a hand, and almost his life last year. Needless to say, he was unable to make the journey north in 2017. However according to Ed, the dream of fishing at Big Hook again helped him through his difficult times. And in August of 2018, with the assistance of his friends, family and sheer determination, Ed once again fished the waters of Central Lake. His beaming smile and positive attitude infected everyone at camp that week. Thank you Ed for being a passionate fisherman and a true friend to all of us at Big Hook Camps.
Finally, thanks to everyone for a great 2018 season. We could not do it without all of you. I read a great quote today, "Fishing knows no borders and never discriminates. Its can be visited and revisited many times with losing its charm...but sharing it with others, is the best part of all."
Good luck on the water for the remainder of 2018.