This Week’s Mystery Spot! (March 1st, 2023)

It’s officially March!!! The beginning of spring is here! You wouldn’t know it right now up at the lake, but soon spring will arrive and slowly the ice and snow will start melting. This weeks mystery spot photo was taken last summer on a beautiful July afternoon. It was one of those days where you just want to get out on the water, turn the engine off and drift along looking at the shoreline and listening to the loons. There wasn’t much wind to speak of, so instead I decided to take a little hike along the shore. We are so fortunate to be able to work and live in such a gorgeous environment for the summer. As for last weeks Mystery Spot, that photo was taken last fall, just north of Napoleon River looking northeast towards the little narrows! Congratulations to Leo Lavoie and Mark O for getting it right! It was a bit tougher than normal, good job!

Mystery Spot March 1st, 2023

Our first monthly photo contest winner has been drawn! Congratulations to Steve Miracle! Steve was randomly chosen using our very sophisticated, computerized drawing procedure. Steve has won a high quality, embroidered Loch Island T-shirt!

Steve Miracle’s Winning Photo

Thank you to everyone that contributed photo’s! Don’t be surprised if you see one or more of those pictures used on our website, brochures or sport show booth at some time in the future! We are continuing the photo contest every month, so go through those pictures and send in as many as you want for a chance to win free apparel! Send your photos to:

— Andy & Amy

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Mystery Spot for the week!

Good morning all! It’s time again for another Mystery Spot for the week! Congratulations to those who correctly guessed the Mystery Spot two weeks ago, it was Otter Island off the three bedroom cabin. Congratulations to Mike Rorabeck and Ron Deplae for getting it correct first! It’s crazy how trees can grow right around rocks like that. Nature is indeed a sight to behold.

Last week we were up at camp, working at Camp Lochalsh, so we missed the Mystery Spot for the week, but got a lot done! This week’s spot is a bit more difficult, so put your thinking caps on for this one. Here it is:

Mystery Spot for February 22, 2023


Photo Contests!!

And keep in mind we are having our monthly photo contest still… with your permission for us to reuse your photos, send us your fish, wildlife and trip photos via email at: and we will randomly pick a winner each month for some great Loch Island apparel. Our next drawing is March 1st, 2023, so send us your photos this month and/or any month this season… before, during or after your trip(s)! We look forward to seeing all the great memories you have had at the lake!

Thank you and let us know if you have a mystery spot guess below, or on our social media!
— Andy & Amy

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Regular Mystery Spot is Back! …and Monthly Photo Contests!

It’s that time of year when we are all hunkered down inside, spring is just around the corner and thoughts turn to summer at Wabatongushi Lake! We thought, given the cold spell that just went through, it would be a good time to revive our mystery spot series! See if you can name the spot below and if you get it right, we’ll give you a shout out and a pat on the back for your keen knowledge of the lake! Leave you guesses in the comments below….

This week’s Mystery Spot:

Announcing Monthly Photo Contest!

We’re looking for good photos of the lake! If you have any from the last few years, fish, landscapes, people, wildlife, etc., forward them to us! As an incentive, give us permission to use those photos and we’ll enter you in a monthly drawing to win free Loch Island clothing! Our first give away will be on March 1st, so send those photos in now! Send your contest photos every month for potential use on our site and social media to — … Can’t wait to see the great photos of your upcoming and past trips to the lake.

We are already in February… Spring opening is near!
— Andy & Amy

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We’re at the Ultimate Fishing Show through Sunday!!

If you make it to the Ultimate Fishing Show going on now in Novi/Detroit (Suburban Collection Showplace), come by and see us at Booth 1104! We love seeing you all in the off season! Joon is at the booth here too!

Show Website:

Show Times:

Thursday, January 12: 1pm – 8pm
Friday, January 13: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 14: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, January 15: 10am – 5pm

Next week we are at Northeast Ohio Sport Show, and then the Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids in early March… see this blog post for more info on those shows!

Hope to see you! – Andy and Amy


Fishing Shows are Back! — Detroit/Novi, NE Ohio & Grand Rapids

Winter is upon us! The lake is blanketed with ice and snow, cold and desolate, asleep for the winter. Another four months of ice, then it comes alive again. In the mean time, we can all dream about waves lapping on the side of a cedar strip boat, the lonely call of a distant loon and hungry Walleye eager to just leap into that frying pan! To help you all get through the long winter, the fishing shows are starting this month!

This year we will be back exhibiting at three sport fishing shows in the U.S. …

First will be the Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi, MI, January 12th – 15th. This is a huge show. We have not done it since 2020, but it’s full of tackle and just about everything you can think of fishing related. Visit us in booth 1104!

Detroit/Novi Show website:

Right after the Ultimate Fishing Show is the NE Ohio Sportsman Show in Millersburg Ohio. This is a smaller, more diverse show right in the heart of Amish country. It’s not a big show, but their fry pies and homemade ice cream are worth the trip! The dates are January 19th, 20th and 21st. Keep in mind this show is not open Sunday. It runs Thursday through Saturday. Stop by and see us!

NE Ohio Show website:

We take a break after the Ohio show for a month and a half, then are off to Grand Rapids for the Ultimate Sport Show right downtown at the Devos Center. The show runs March 9th – 12th. This is the grand daddy of shows and probably the largest and most attended fishing show in Michigan. Tons of tackle, fishing seminars, exhibitors of all kinds and usually some really annoying indoor chainsaw lumberjack shows! We’ll blog more about this show as it gets closer.

Grand Rapids Show website:

I know for most of you, going to sport shows is part of a tradition. It’s a nice way to break up the long winter months and give us all hope that spring is right around the corner. We really look forward to going and seeing you all there. If anybody would like to volunteer working our booth, let us know and we’ll see if we can make that happen!

— See you hopefully soon!

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