The normal fishing season opened last week in Ontario but we decided to hold off our opener for this coming week just to better insure the potential for better weather. We know the Walleye & Pike are not going anywhere since we are the only lodge on our lake system.
We are excited for the season to start and for everyone to experience the phenomenal fishing here on Stormer and Kirkness Lakes. Our staff along with Linda and I have fished a few times this past two weeks and it has been nothing short of fantastic. And we know it will only get better as all species will get back to normal after spawning.
Linda and the girls have all the cabins in great shape and the lodge is ready for some fish stories to be told at dinner time. Kenny, Mike, Mark & I have been busy getting the boats ready at the dock and we also had time to finish a couple of larger projects. We installed a new water line out in the lake which feeds the entire camp. We also rebuilt the entire shore lunch docking system. It took 4 of us 4 long days to complete but we think it looks great.
Some of our guest have asked us if there have been any changes to fishing regulations or any new policies for crossing the border. The quick answer for both is NO. There is still a poultry ban in place but for poultry only originated from Indiana. We know Stormer guests do not have to worry about that since all meals are provided. Fishing limits and rules have not changed for 2016 but there are still rumblings about possible changes coming in 2017. We will always try and keep our guests informed to any news that is pertinent to Stormer Lake Lodge or Ontario Canada.
In addition to offering our standard frozen tubs of minnows for sale for catching Walleyes, we have been able to acquire Leeches and Nightcrawlers that we will sell at the dock. We believe that by offering leeches and Nightcrawlers at a fair price, it will potentially save our guests the hassle of buying them somewhere else and trying to keep them fresh for the week. We also hope that the cost of buying from us will average out fairly equal compared to spoilage or unused bait that our guests have purchased.
We also want to remind our guests to purchase their fishing licenses prior to arriving to the lodge. They can go online via our website homepage or stop at one of the local sporting good shops along the way up.
That is all for now. Keep watching our blog as we will try to post more regularly with weekly fishing updates. We also appreciate and look forward to your comments and feedback.
Remember, it is not fishing at Stormer Lake Lodge, it is “Catching”.
See you soon.
Dave & Linda