Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thanks to everyone

A big thank you to all the guests of Canada's Gods Lake Lodge that came up in 2010. We look forward to seeing all our friends in 2011. Check out our web site soon for updates.

Lee and Lynn Nolden

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

another year done

Our last guests left on Sept. 2nd this year. We had a big storm that mixed the water in Gods Lake and brought the Lake Trout up to get ready for their annual fall spawn. Too bad we didn't have any one to catch them!

Shirley finished putting away the kitchen and getting all the linens and rooms cleaned and ready for winter. Neal arrived for his winter stay and we finished putting the lodge into hibernation.

As soon as the guests leave and the generator is off the wildlife shows up. Taz tried to make friends with a bear and a skunk. He found out the "locals" are not the friendliest of creatures. Thank God "stinky's"aim was off and Taz didn't get the full shot.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blaine Anderson's trip - Anderson Guide Services, CT

Blaine has been coming up to the lodge for a few years now. On top of being a fantastic fisherman, he takes the BEST photos. They didn't have the best weather at the start of their week, but they did well when they DID get out fishing. Blaine also caught at least one 47" pike that was over 30 pounds. AND he got the picture! Fantastic! Those are some young bald eagles in the tree - a traditional shore lunch of fresh fish, beans and pan fried potatoes - one of our famous sunsets - and Blaine's friend Jimmy with a very heavy pike!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fishing for Catfish on the Red River

Blaine and Jimmy went fishing for catfish on the Red River on their way up to the lodge. We have a few clients that like to tack on an extra day to catch some master angler channel cats. As you can see - they did well!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The first week of August done...

We are very lucky to have some great fishermen that have become friends over the years. One of our regular clients passed away this month - it would have been his 20th year of fishing with Lee. He usually brings members of his family with him - wonderful, warm people that it is a pleasure to know. He will be missed.

This month some of our old friends are bringing new friends, and we are lucky to have a few groups that are coming to our lodge for their first time. Hopefully they will all come away with some excellent fish stories.

I understand that fishing was slow the last 2 days, but I see there were still about 10 master angler cards handed in. Northern pike, walleye, brook trout and sauger. We have had several saugers registered this year - something we haven't seen in the last 4 years.

A few of these guests will be back in January when Lee is ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg - we look forward to seeing them again. They can fish for walleye once more - big "greenbacks" this time!

Friday, August 6, 2010

August Pike fishing success

I love the pictures as they come in - the big, beautiful, healthy fish that are found in Gods Lake. I don't even know the measurements on these ones - most of them are master anglers (over 41") and they have all been caught in the last 2 days. I also love that they are all released, and that for the most part our fishermen are really careful with these older fish and do as little harm as possible.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

a short update!

Fishing is still going well - 150 fish today with one 42" trophy northern pike.