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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good-bye to a friend

We are sad to say we have lost not only a long-time loyal customer, but a wonderful man we were proud to have considered a friend over the last 26 years.  Mr. John Dobson, aged 85, of Phillips Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, April 3rd.  We 1st met John on the opening morning of fishing in 1984 - our first opening day after purchasing Rainbow Point Lodge - We awoke before dawn to be ready for the big opener, and much to our surprise looked out the window to see several cars and trucks lined up in our drive, occupants sleeping, waiting to check-in and get onto the lake.  Needless to say we hastily dressed and wondered what we were in for.  John, and his regular buddies from Orfordfille at the time greeted us with strong handshakes, and laughter.   Every spring since that day we have enjoyed John's company; have enjoyed the customary games of cribbage, and of course the required Manhattan to go along with it.  He loved his fishing, cards and friends.  We know that many of our other guests have come to know John over the years, and wanted to pass this information on to them as well.   We are all better for have known him. 

Our sympathy goes out to John's wife, family and good friends. 

Ice Out 2010

Here we are April 14th, and yes.... the ice is out of Perrault Lake today!  We'll have to mark this one down in our history books, as Bob & I have never experienced such an early ice-out in the 26 years we have been here at Rainbow Point Lodge.  Funny thing is that this is the last day of walleye fishing, which is usually spent on the lake fishing through a hole in the ice.  If it wasn't so windy today we could be out on the lake catching our supper! 

An early ice-out will mean a good chance for the fish to complete their spawn before the opening of walleye season again on May 15th.  Northern pike however is open throughout, so we may be catching a few over the next few weeks to get that taste of fresh northern fish we are all so looking forward to. 

Catch you later!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Early Early Spring at Perrault Falls

In 26 years we don't remember as early a spring as this one! Perrault Lake is black, and we wouldn't doubt if it was out before the weekend. Last year we we were still driving a truck and 4wheelers out on the lake and ice fishing at this time.   Hard to believe the difference.  The bay at camp is nearly open.  Absolutely no snow on the ground. 

Get out those fishing rods guys (& gals)!   Still room for some groups the 3early weeks of season - give us a shout today to book in your long weekend, or week long stay!  1-800-282-9039