own and operate 11 remote fly in outpost cabins north of kenora ont. we fly guests in during the season may thru october for fantastic fishing and hunting in the fall. discover the trophy waters region of northwest ont. this woodland caribou park area is among the best in canada.
the top photo is the filled to the brim ice house -foreground, and storage shed -back ground. the cabin and grounds survived the winter fine. trout lake is an underground spring fed lake, and has a stable water level even with this spring having lots of winter run off and higher then normal lake levels. the lake trout bite will be fast and furious for ice out trout fishing in may and early june this year. trophy northern pike at ice out are common and easy to catch here too. the cabin just needs to be cleaned up and the boats and motors put back in the lake, it will be bbq'ed lake trout for supper!
the cabin at separation rapids is 1 hour north 42 miles driving, from kenora. located on the english river the ice is all gone since may 2 here. Sam and Marvin are busy getting things cleaned up and ready for opener. the fort looked good after a long winter. we have a few spruce up carpentry and paint projects we are doing here before the first group arrives may 20.
a sure sign spring is here. the white fuel truck has the snowplow removed and is serviced and ready to go. the tank in the back carries 1,000 litres of avgas and it's full. gonna start burning some of it this wknd. when we fly north to start getting the outpost cabins opened for the season.
the super cub is back in the lake may 2. nice day to check things out. north of kenora. ice is going quick on the big lakes wide open stretches are still white frozen, but the narrows and shorelines are broke away and floating freely. 18 days behind last years start to the float flying season.
the ice left our bay in kenora late afternoon saturday april 30. this photo shows the ice flow in the middle-thru the trees, it is all open water in the foreground behind the trees 2 hours later the last of the ice was all gone. today is wet snow flurries, rain and cold 36 f. friday was sunny and 70 f. i will put the supercub in the lake tomorrow and go for a flight to check the ice conditions north of kenora. i think it will be a week yet before we can go north to start opening the fly-in cabins for the season.