As the holidays approach us, we hope that everyone is doine fine, feeling healthy and are getting into the Christmas spirit. Our family is doing great! We, (Opa & Oma) are so happy to announce the birth of grandson #2. Oakland Adrian was born Nov. 14th to parents, Ryan & Alyssa and big bro Hunter. He is healthy and doing well. Adam is still employed with the M.N.R. but relocated to Sioux Lookout in May where he & his girlfriend Tina purchased a home. Steven is still teaching in Korea and will be arriving in December for the holidays. On a sad note, Lori's dad Tom passed away on October 1st from esophageal cancer. Now, both he and Lil are watching over us all.
When we arrived at the resort to open in the spring, we found that everything was in great shape so our opener was smooth. However, water levels were very low but soon came back to normal due to a wet May & June. As the season continued, the folks managing the dam opened it thinking that we would receive a lot more rain in July & August. We did not which left the lake at a record low level in Sept. The fishing was pretty decent this year with many large walleyes and northerns caught and released. Walleyes ranged between 16" - 24" and the largest northern measured 45 and a half inches long. Bass is on the increase and many of those were caught and released as well. Thanks again for you conservation of the lake!
Unfortunately, grouse hunting was terrible this year due to the wet spring. Our fall bear hunt was a success with the largest bear weighing in at 375 pounds. We have lots of bears out there so anybody considering a fall bear hunt, now is the time to book it. Our government has decided that our area doesn't have a good moose population so they cut back moose tags from the general public as well as resorts. This left the resort with one adult bull tag which our hunters filled in one hour of their hunt (No shortage of moose here).
Your road fund donations have helped to cover the cost of many upgrades on Blind Bay Rd. such as culverts, gravel and widening so again, a BIG THANK YOU for your generosity!
We are going into our 23rd season of owning and operating Lac Des Mille Lodge and have made so many great friends that we now consider as family. We again thank you all for making our place, your place as your vacation spot for fishing, hunting and relaxation. Just a few reminders: there are a few rate changes for 2017, be sure to go online to purchase your fishing licenses as we no longer sell them, your deposit of $100 per person with a minimum of $300 per cabin must be in by Jan 30th and check-in time is still 1pm.
From all of our family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and the best for the New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017.
Steve, Lori & Family