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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Great Photos… Great Fishing…Great Family Times at Rainbow Point Lodge

I just had to take a second to share some pictures a few of our groups from last week shared with us.
Rainbow Point Lodge smallmouth bass fishing
Charlie, Gary and Max Triple Slam
This was the 2nd visit from the Meyer family from Wisconsin, and they have had great luck fishing both years.  You may recognize them from our photo album from last year too.

Trophy Northern Pike caught & released at Rainbow Point Lodge, Perrault Lake
Gary Meyer released this 40" northern pike on Perrault Lake!
Besides the bass and walleye, we are seeing or hearing about a lot of big northern and musky being caught.  Perch are also turning on.

Young Grace and her brother Roger and parents have spent their vacations here at Rainbow Point Lodge for 8 years now. 

Rainbow Point Lodge walleye fishing
Grace Grube's walleye poses for pic

 Cheryl and her extended family have been regulars for nearly 20 years.

Rainbow Point Lodge walleye fishing
Cheryl Prazak with a nice catch
All of these catches represent the kind of great action that our guests were having on Perrault Lake last week, and are continuing to have this week!   (28" walleye yesterday caught by Cheryl Gardebrecht).  Great action all around!It's always great seeing our repeat guests year after year, and to see the kids grow up and enjoy fishing and vacationing with their families.

I'm working on a new album for 2012 guest photos, so will let you know when it is up!  In the meantime, wish you were here!! Maybe these photos will tempt you to make a trip up before the summer is done!

Have a great week…  Drop us a line or visit us on FACEBOOK for regular updates!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just a quick note to let you know I have put up a new link on our FAQ's page of our website.  One of the upcoming guests called the other day with a few questions, and I thought it was a good idea to put more information out there for all of you to make your planning easier.   The link on the FAQ page  has a comprehensive list of things you should remember about your trip to Rainbow Point Lodge.  Info on border crossing, lodge services, driving instructions, and much more.  Take a sec to read it if you are planning a trip up to Canada!
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Grabbed a couple of minutes!!

How is everyone doing this spring? Gale and I are having one of the busiest springs we can remember and that is a" Good " thing. The season started slow but we are in full tilt fishing mode as I write. The fishing has been great and they are showing up in some of the strangest places due to the early ice out and warmer water temperatures.
  Last week the walleyes were in 4-12 feet of water and feeding on the mayfly larve that comes out of the mud on the bottom. This made the fish of all sizes easy to access and they were hitting just about any live bait you would troll by them. Some people said crawlers, others minnows, and also the leech contingent. The largest one I saw was 30" and there were many in the 23-28 inch bracket. Just about 100% were photographed and released, some of which are on our Facebook Page, and many will be put into a new photo album coming soon on the website.
  The rain came down last week and we had 6 inches of rain by Wed. Just by accident Gale knocked over the gauge one day and broke it , so I don't know how much we got after that! I kind of think she might have given it a kick instead of the accident story she tells me.
  I forgot to mention the northern fishing during the past week was real good also with a 40" being the weeks largest C&R. The bass are everywhere, and for the best fight pound for pound in the lake, you must take advantage of it if you haven't in the past. The perch are coming into the weeds as they grow taller and the catches are starting to get real nice. We had a couple of 13's and a 12 in one catch and the average seems to be around the 10" mark. This fishery only gets better as the summer goes on. The numbers of perch seems to be increasing and I think it is due to the possession limits that were implemented a few years ago.
  We are still trying to get our live web cam hooked up and hope to have it in use in a couple of weeks. You will be able to use this feature by going to our webpage and clicking on the webcam link. Our first trial camera will be hooked up a the main dock bait house, with a view of the dock, bay and down the lake, and we hope to have another one put up after we work the kinks out of the first one. The slow process of getting it up and running is not because of the equipment availability, it is trying to get the proper technician here to install the stuff as that is not my expertise!
  I am going to get going now but will try to keep up on a any notable news down the line. Try and make it up this summer if you can and if not keep us in your vacation plans for next year. Take Care and will talk with you later.   BOB & GALE

Friday, June 08, 2012

Early Season Fishing at Rainbow Point Lodge

Can't believe it's already June 8th.  We have already had 3 weeks of camp guests this season, and it's been so busy we have neglected the Blog.  Sorry guys! (& gals)

Bob and his gang had a very busy spring re-building a couple of the docks…then the never ending "honey do" lists from me for misc. cottage repairs.  My gang of staff have been great helping me with all the cleaning and prep to get the cottages just perfect for the 1st guests.  I'm sure many of you will notice the improvements all around camp as you drive into the lodge this year.  Always something to change up to keep things interesting.

The opening week of fishing saw great weather for awhile, then fiercely cold and windy weather too, so a typical May opener I guess.  The fishing was nothing short of outstanding for smallmouth bass opening week which is really kind of odd.  The best smallie fishing that most guests have ever had.  Northern were also very active.  Walleye were smaller, but plentiful opening week, so it was apparent they were still in their post spawn rest period.   Fish were scattered throughout the lake, from the Ord right up to the bay in front of the lodge.  

The 2nd week of season saw really chilly weather, which even included a morning snow flurry one day.  Everybody still went fishing, and it was great that some of the best fishing was just in the bay near camp, and into 1st & 2nd bay.  More action in the walleyes, with more larger fish being reported to have been caught (& released).   The bass & northern still continue to be aggressive

The 3rd week had unbelievable summer weather, with temps daily into the low 80's + and little or no wind.  Everybody had a great time this week in above normal temperatures, sunshine, and great fishing.  Amazing to hear how everyone was actually SEEING the walleye schools swimming in the shallows.  26" walleye I believe was the biggest caught this week, with many fish being caught and released in the low and mid 20" range; 14" perch, lots of bass, and I mean LOTS.  Again the smallmouth seemed to create the most excitement, with one guest commenting that they were nearly jumping in the boat.  Great fun for all!   Regulars had to find new fishing holes since the water temp was up in the 60's instead of the usual 50's or less, but it didn't take long to get into some action.   A soggy day at Perrault Falls today to end off the week, with  2" of rain so far, and a bit more forecast for over night.  Nice to have a rain to dampen down the forests and bring up the lake level after that hot stretch. Should be clear for the new group of guests arriving tomorrow.   I've got a few pictures shared from the guests, but haven't got them uploaded to this computer yet, so watch for some pictures in the next few days when I get caught up.  

Big day tomorrow, so I'll sign off, but either Bob or myself will update you again soon!  If you really wanted to follow us more often, I am keeping the Facebook page up with short posts more often.  "Like us" on Facebook or through our website link, and you'll be able to keep in the loop!