It’s that time of year again when the leaves are bright yellow, mornings are crisp with frost, and the loons are starting to lose their summer plumage. Fall has arrived on Wabatongushi Lake and winter is right on its tail.
We’re sending out a song and a story this weekend!
Some of you might remember John Legg, who worked with us back in 2012. John is from London (England, not Ontario!) originally and now lives in Toronto. He’s an amazing guitarist and would often entertain us on Loch Island. His chill vibe was contagious and we still miss him playing guitar on the deck at dinner time. Now John is teaching guitar in Toronto. He sent us a little sample with well wishes during these odd times. Enjoy! (After the video, continue with reading the story below…)
Hello all! Hope you are all staying inside and being safe out there! A number of guests have been inquiring about their trips for this summer. First, it’s premature to know what the summer months will hold. No one knows how long this quarantine will last. If by some chance we are not open during the time you are booked due to Covid19, we will be rescheduling those trips to a later summer date or 2021. All deposits and payments for this year will then be honored for the later booking or 2021. Also, any prior discounts on a trip that is cancelled due to a shutdown from Covid19 will be honored.
On a brighter note, spring has sprung! Very soon, a small part of our staff will be venturing into camp to start varnishing boats and get things opened up. We still have another month of ice on the lake, but that allows us to travel via to work at other locations. We are still planning on opening May 16th with a full staff on hand! Stay tuned for current up to date ice conditions on the lake and pictures!
It looks like we may have an early ice out this season. That being said, the Walleye should be in their “typical” spring spots come opening day! Moose River, Tie River, Moose Bay, Tie Bay and the narrows should be hot!
We are all looking forward to getting back to camp. See you all this summer!
– Andy & Amy
Here we are, late February already! The recent mild weather has been melting snowpack and making the lakes slushy. Spring is just around the corner and only two more sport shows to go!
Join us this week in Detroit / Novi, MI for the legendary “Outdoorama” show, Thursday to Sunday! This grand daddy of sport shows has been around for many, many years and is considered one of Michigan’s biggest sport shows. Combined with the Cottage and Lakefront Living show next door, one ticket buys you access to both which are under one roof. It’s a great show to bring the whole family to! Stop by and see us in booth 5506.
- Outdoorama (show link) – Detroit – February 27th – March 1st, Suburban Showcase Collection – Novi, MI
Thu, Feb 27: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri, Feb 28: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat, Feb 29: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 1: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Next month, March 19th – 22nd is the Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids, MI. This year, the show will not fall on the same weekend as the St Patricks day celebration, so the dreaded downtown traffic will not be an issue! We always look forward to exhibiting at the Grand Rapids show.
- Ultimate Sport Show (show link) – Grand Rapids – March 19th – 22nd, Devos Place – Grand Rapids, MI
Thu, Mar 19: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri, Mar 20: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat, Mar 21: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 22: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
After that, we’ll start preparing to head into camp for a month of work prior to our opening day, May 16th.
If you haven’t made your reservation yet for this summer, there still is time! We do have openings here and there at various locations, it’s not too late!!!
– Andy & Amy
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Hard to believe, but 2020 is here… Happy New Year to you all! Our spring opening is just around the corner, and the Sport Show Season is upon us starting next week. We look forward to seeing many of you this winter. Starting this Thursday, January 9th, we’ll be at our first show in Novi, MI! The Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit at the Suburban Showcase Collection in Novi and runs through the weekend. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello! We’ll be in booth 1004. This is the grand daddy of fishing shows in the Detroit area. A huge facility, the Suburban Showcase Collection is jammed packed with all kinds of fishing gear. If you are anywhere near Detroit (Novi) it’s the fishing show to go to.
— Show runs January 9th – 12th and their website has more details: Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit
The following week, January 16th – 18th, we’ll be at the Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show in Mt Hope Ohio. For those of you who have never been to that show, it is way out in the country, quite different from the larger shows we do. Centered right in the heart of Amish country, the Mt Hope area (Holmes County) is a great spot to visit for one of a kind hand made products and home cooked Amish meals. The show itself is smaller, but has a good selection of outdoor products.
— Show website is here: Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show