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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/11 to 8/18 2018 Part 1

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/11 to 8/18 2018 Part 1   

This week started out with some of our warmest temperatures of the year reaching 88.5F on Saturday and    on almost 90f on Sunday. We had heat and smoke warnings from fires burning all the way out in British Columbia and Alberta. Towards the middle of the week we did get a cool down but not a bad cold front.  

Long time guest of Fireside Lodge Mark Reese from Coldwater, MS returned with his brother Todd from Arlington, TN and their nephew Aaron from Coral Springs, FL. They were uniting at Fireside Lodge to celebrate Mark & Todd’s father, Tom’s life, who frequented Fireside Lodge for many consecutive years with Mark making priceless fishing memories together at Fireside Lodge. 1st day had these three catching both Smallmouth Bass and Aaron within the first few casts caught a Big Trophy 18+inch Smallmouth Bass and Todd had the Northern Pike of the day with a hefty 30 incher.

2nd day was terrific catching many fish, a combination of Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike and Aaron proved that the Yo-Zuri Sinking Shrimp Lure works on Little Vermilion Lake. 3rd day was a flat calm beautiful day and these three mixed it up portaging into Closs lake for a few hours getting some nice Muskie follows, then came back into Little Vermilion Lake to catch Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. 4th and final day was a great day fishing catching a lot of fish and Mark was the hot hand as he caught 3 trophy Smallmouth Bass measuring 19, 19.25, and 19.5-inches and Aaron finished their day with a 30-inch Northern Pike. All left having a fantastic trip making wonderful memories fishing together while commemorating their father Tom.  

Wayne Busdiecker, son Todd from Centerville and Dayton, OH returned for their 12th time with Son-in-Law Chris Diatte and his two sons Jonathan & Josh from West Chester, OH for their 6th time. This group had a phenomenal day of arrival catching at least 50 Northern Pike, Todd catching 25+ by himself with his secret spoon technique, and Wayne had a Big Muskie up to the boat the threw his lure before they had a chance to net the fish. 1st full day of fishing Wayne and Todd had 44 on their counter; all Pike, by suppertime and Chris with his boys caught a mix of 10 fish. When I went to their dinner table on the

2nd day they all gave me a thumbs up for their fishing as some caught Northern Pike and other did very well catching Smallmouth Bass all enjoying the day despite strong winds. 3rd and final day was great as each boat caught over 40 fish meaning over 80 for the group mostly being Northern Pike. This finished the traditional family fishing trip on a very high note and all left making many memories. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend your special family vacation time.  

Jim Stark from Mission Viejo, CA met up with good friend Dave Powell from Springfield, IL for their 5th visit with us at Fireside Lodge. DOA Jim said they broke the ice and got the pressure off of being skunked for the whole trip. In character Jim said this jokingly and with a great big smile he always carries around with him. 1st day the ticket for Jim a was a double bladed Mepps catching 4 fish in a row after having to straighten his lure time and time again because the Northern Pike were beating it up.

2nd day was another very good day of fishing as Jim phrased it, they caught a bunch of Northern Pike, and Dave also caught Smallmouth bass and while doing so Dave said he hooked into the biggest fish he had ever seen taking his surface lure with lite line and no leader. Well it was a win-win situation as the big fish jumped clear out of the water throwing Dave’s lure right back at him. Win for the fish that it got away and win for Dave that he got his lure back and his equipment survived. 3rd day they portaged to Closs for a half day but came out a noon to fish Little Vermilion Lake with Dave getting the hot hand pitching a Blue Fox Spinner, and at one point caught 3 consecutive Northern Pike. 4th day and final they had loads of fun catching fish. These guys will tell you that the fun is automatic, catching fish or not. Both said they had a great stay and hope to return to do it all over again.  

Don & Audrey Holesinger from Fulton, IL with Son Matt from Roscoe, IL made their 12th consecutive appearance at Fireside Lodge to enjoy our Exceptional Smallmouth Bass Fishery on Little Vermilion Lake. 1st outing on day of arrival they caught 17 BIG Smallmouth Bass right across from the lodge before supper, with a final total of 23. 1st day was a super day catching all quality big fish, Matt having 3 trophy Smallmouth Bass at 18-inches, Audrey caught a Trophy measuring 18.5-inches, and Don got the largest at 19.5-inches landing a total of 33 Smallmouth Bass. Matt while fishing with a 4-inch fluke and no leader managed to hook and land a huge 38-inch Tiger Muskie, and was it ever a fight as it jumped clear out of the water near the boat. 2nd day was very windy which made things difficult but Audrey was the top fisher today as she caught an 18-inch Trophy Smallmouth Bass and the total for the day was 19 Smallmouth Bass.

3rd day was a 21 Smallmouth Bass, which was a good day under post cold front conditions. 4th day they had what would have been a very good day 11 years ago but Matt said it was a slower day catching 32 big Smallmouth Bass including 3 trophy size, Don & Matt both landing 19-inch Trophies and Audrey caught an 18.5-inch trophy Smallmouth Bass. That’s a good day fishing anywhere but the expectations tend to go up over time when you regularly catch 40-60 fish per day. 5th and final day Audrey decided to stay back and enjoy her day resting and relaxing. Don & Matt caught 15 Smallmouth Bass 6 Northern Pike and a 30-inch Muskie to top off their trip. In all they caught a total of 14 Master Anglers Award Trophy Smallmouth Bass between 18-19.5-inches. They left having another wonderful fishing trip full of family memories. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to spend your special family time together.  

Make sure to go to our website below to see some GREAT Fish Photos. For Fabulous Fishing Video, Wildlife Events, and Current Happenings go to our Social Sites From Our Websites Below.  

Hot Lures: Blue Fox Spinner, Mepps Spinner, Fluke, Sinking Worm, Spoons,   

Catches of The Week: 19.5-inch Smallmouth Bass, 38.5-inch Tiger Muskie, 37-inch Northern Pike  

Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan

[ Last edited by  Fireside at 11-3-2018 22:25 ]
11-3-2018 09:19#1
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