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Staff fishing derby

Greetings from lake Wabatongushi! I hope that you’ve been having a lovely spring thus far. Mother nature has been quite kind to us here at lake Wabatong. The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the fish are biting!

Saturday, June 5th we held the first staff fishing derby of the season and boy what a time we had! Three teams took to the lake: Al, Doris, and Morgan Errington in boat one, Lori and Larry in boat two, and newbie’s A.J and Vanessa in boat three. We took off from Heritage Island, motors roaring as we all sped to our favourite fishing holes.

Who was going to be the one to catch the first fish? Oh, the anticipation!

Categories included first Northern pike, first Walleye, and first Perch. You could also win a prize for the most of each species and the largest. Equipped with radios we were able to relay our information to each team announcing our catch. Cheers and congratulations sang over the radio waves when a call came through of a successful landing.

Each team had different strategies in mind as to how they were going to get their fish. Lori, from boat two, with her own exclusive approach, chose to sing to her Walleye’s and it sure paid off! Lori caught 22 Walleye in two hours. Way to go, Lori! Doris used her speedy skills to catch the first fish of the night. Not only did Doris get the first catch but she also got the largest pike of the night measuring in at 25 inches. Congratulations Doris! Largest catch went to Al for his beautiful 23.5″ Walleye. Way to go Al! Hot on fire, Morgan caught a grand total of 3 Northern Pike for the most pike caught during the evening. Great job, Morgan!

Al, Doris, and Morgan also had great luck with the wildlife as well. Before returning home to dock they had time to admire a beautiful cow moose eating her supper along the shoreline. What a wonderful end to a great night.

Well that’s it for me. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. I wish you a great spring, and an even better summer. Hope to see you on the lake!

“If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.”

Alfred W. Miller

From Errington’s Wilderness Island Resort www.WildernessIsland.com

Thank you for your comments. Al and Doris.

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