Hello to you from Nungesser Lake Lodge 2008 Ltd
Opening week was stressful again this year as the ice did not leave the lake until May 22 and not all parts were open until a couple of days after that. After last year’s late ice out many people waited until our second week of season before coming into camp. Fishing was phenomenal and many people have told us it was the best they have ever seen.
The water was high at the beginning of the year and this helped with fewer lower units and props having to be replaced. We and one other camp placed markers in new and other older “popular” spots to help with navigation. Because the water was so high many of the usual problem areas were now safely under water but the rocks usually up on top of the water became new hazards.
The new Boat cache on Farrer Lake was popular and people found it held many smaller Northerns quite a few walleye and the occasional perch. Because that lake is strictly catch and release they are all still there for you to try next year.
Four regular boats have been replaced this year and there will be another four replaced next year. We have a total of eight of the upgrade boats and if you would like to book these it is better to do so as soon as you decide you might like to have them. Some weeks all of the upgrades are already booked out.
We all had to contend with the construction on the Nungesser Bridge all summer long with up to one hour delays. It was particularly frustrating on the days that we had to go back and forth and ended up getting stopped every time. However, they did not usually start until everyone had already left camp early on Friday mornings. It was completed a couple of days after we closed camp on September 20, 2014.
The biggest change this year was having Doug around the camp full time. He had officially retired from his other job April of this year after almost twenty nine years there. Many outstanding projects were completed and others are getting closer to being finished. The new kitchen cupboards were put in Cabins 1 and 2. The ceiling in Cabin 1 has been paneled. The fish house and various other buildings got levelled. One of the tasks we are planning on completing next year is putting electric outlets in all of the bedrooms and bathrooms of every cabin. We are hoping to shingle the roofs of the remaining cabins that were not completed last year.
Two separate groups held memorial services on Nungesser Lake this year. Signs have been placed in their loved one’s memory. Our oldest person in camp this year was ninety six year old Grama who came out to say good bye to her son.
We had a special visitor come to camp and he allowed us to take pictures of him with the kids. Thanks so much to Santa Bob for being such a good sport. Thanks to the kids that week for posing with him for our Facebook page.
We had an excellent bear hunt this year with all nine of our hunters being successful. Our new areas and stands are paying off with many locations being hit the first day that bait was put out. We had two uniquely colored bears come in on the baits and get picked up on the trail cameras. The cinnamon striped bear was harvested but the “skunk” looking bear is still around for one lucky hunter next year.
Also, a variety of animals were seen including a caribou, a couple of rabbits and two bears fighting. Pictures can be seen on our Facebook page.
We have had several inquiries about bear hunting next season so if you are interested we still have a few spots available.
Doug went out moose hunting on Nungesser Lake with three of his four sons and a nephew and they saw five moose but not the right kind for their tags. That is hunting!
For the first time we will be attending the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV show from February 18 to 22, 2015 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. You can check out the show by going to www.shamrockprod.com.
For the second year, 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 26 to March 1, 2015, during the Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl portion of the show. More information can be obtained at www.indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com
Once again we will be at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport show which is on March 4 to 8, 2015 and you can check out the show by going to www.milwuakeesportsshow.com and following the links. This is being held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin.
We have new brochures printed and if you would like a copy please let us know and we will send you one.
There will be no price increase for the 2015 season. The rates shown on the web site of www.nungesserlake.com are what will be charged.
The Opening day of fishing season is May 15, 2015, with the first week being May 14 to 22, 2015. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.
We will be away off and on throughout the winter until we begin to attend Sport shows starting mid February 2015, but can always be contacted either by calling our cell phone number of 1-807-728-2368 or e-mailing to our address of firstname.lastname@example.org
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Doug and Cathy