hello to you from Nungesser Lake Lodge 2008 Ltd.
The weather was on our side for Opening week as the ice had gone out completely by May 4, 2015. The water was very low the first couple of weeks but after a goodly amount of rain in June it was right back up to normal. By the end of the year it was actually up by about a foot. Rubber boots were needed to take the trail into Farrer Lake. The number of fish caught and released was exceptional.
The largest walleye reported to us was caught by Cody Corfits and was 30 inchs long. The largest Northern was 51 inches. The measuring tape and trough in the boats were not large enough to accommodate the fish so he measured it alongside of a paddle and then checked back at camp. This monster fish was caught and released in North Bay. Both fish can be seen on our Facebook page.
For those of you who remember Doug's son "Bugsy" (Ryan) he became a dad on June 11, 2015 to Curran Duncan Van Dusen who arrived at 12:20 am, 7 pounds 15 ounces, 21 inches long. First eagerly awaited grandson for Ryan and Cari-Ann's families.
Four new 17.5 Lund Outfitter upgrade boats arrived for the week of June 12, 2015 and proved to be quite popular with groups who requested them. This brings the number of upgrades available to twelve. We have ordered eight new 18 foot Alumarines for the 25 HP motors for next season which will mean that every boat and motor in camp will be three years old or less.
Our provider for Wi-Fi and telephone had a major upgrading of equipment in July and service was greatly improved. The telephone was clear and the Wi-Fi had a much stronger signal. The system is still susceptible to weather patterns but works much better than it used to.
Three charcoal grills were placed around camp and they got a lot of use. We will be adding a cover to them that will help with cooking out in the rain. The fish cookers had been moved off of the decks for safety reasons.
Deluxe cabin 8 got new (to us) living room and dining room furniture in order to better accommodate the number of people that the cabin can hold. A new rocking chair for Jon and several other amenities were also put in.
A new river landing on the camp side has been planned for next season. The lumber that had been placed there in 2009 all needs replacing. A longer, wider deck will be installed for easier handling and loading.
We have received an NSF check back this year for a two people trip from a new guest. Also, we had one person who has come to camp several times that said he forgot his checkbook and has never paid us for his three person trip. We have contacted both of these persons several times and have yet to get any money from either of them. This is very disheartening and may lead to changes in how we accept final payments. If you cannot afford the trip or have other pressing financial issues PLEASE do not come to camp. You must understand that this may be your holiday but it is unfair to our business and what we dependupon for our living.
This year we had a total of 9 bear hunters, all of whom were successful. One hunter chose to take a 20 minute video of his bear rather than shoot it. The second of the color phase bears was harvested but there is still a fully cinnamon colored bear out there.
Also found on our trail cameras was an extremely large bear who only came to feed at night. This is probably why he got so big but he would be a challenge for any hunter. Pictures of him can be seen on Facebook.
Once again we will be attending the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show held at the Indiana State Fair grounds but ONLY for the dates of February 24 to 28, 2016 during the Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl portion of the show. Our booth number is C-154. Morne information can be obtained at www.indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com.
One of the new sport shows will be the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel show at the Century Link Center in Omaha the week of February 25 to 28, 2016. Our booth number will be 1037 and more information can be obtained by accessing www.omahasportandtravelshow.com.
These two shows run at the same time but either one of us or our representatives will attend at both locations.
Once again we will be at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport show which is on March 2 to 6, 2016. We have been assigned booth #436 which is the same place as the last years. You can check out the show by going to www.milwaukeesportsshow.com and following the links. This is being held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin.
The last sport show that we will be attending will be in Scottsdale, Arizona from March 10 to 13, 2016. The Inernational Sportsman Expo will be held in the West World of Scottsdale on 16601 Pima Road. We will be in booth #514 and more information can be obtained at www.sportsexpo.com and clicking onto "Scottsdale". We have never gone to this show before and are excited to be trying these new locations.
There will be no price increase for the 2016 season. The rates shown on the web site of www.nungesserlake.com are what will be charged.
If you have any fantastic pictures of your trip to Nungesser please feel free to share them with us and others on our Facebook page.
2015 marked our eighth year in business. Time flies when you are having fun! Barring any unforeseen circumstances or health issues we plan on continuing this adventure for quire some time yet.
We will be at home for most of the winter until we begin to attend Sport Shows starting mid-February 2016 but can always be contacted by calling our cell number of 1-807-728-2368 or e-mailing to our address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
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