Saturday, December 24, 2011

Camp Update for Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, we will be having a white Christmas here. Hope that the Christmas season finds everyone well and healthy. It is pretty quiet around the camp now, I have just finshed up renovations in our house and am ready to take some time for ice fishing . It may not look like it but there is about 7 inches of ice here, although not much snow. The snowmobiles are out and the fishing gear is ready.

My trapping is wound up until we get more snow and I can get around with the snowmobile easier, and my work at the ski hill is at a standstill because of lack of snow as well. I guess we still have lots of time for winter, but it is slow coming this year.

Once again this winter we will be doing work to improve walleyspawn areas, the pile of stone is sitting in the yard and ready, this will likley be done in Mach some time , the stone will be hauled out by snowmobile and sleigh and placed on the lake to fall into place as the ice melts.
I was skeptical the first time we did it this way, but it works well and is much easier than taking the stone all out by boat.

Hoping the New Year is good to everyone,

Paquette' s Camp

Fixing the star

Chad volunteered to climb the tree and retrieve the tools I left at the top while repairing the Christmas Star, glad I did not have to go up again!

That's a big Cat

this gives you an idea of the size of a small Lynx, a large male will be half again as large.


This is the 5th Lynx I have caught for the year, hope to get a couple of more sometime after Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Almost Winter

Wangoon Lake is just freezing over, This is the latest that I remember there still being open water. Tomorrow starts December, mabye it will be completely frozen by then,

A little bit of everything

I have a bit of a mixed bag of fur drying here, There is a Lynx, a Fox, a Marten, and a Mink, and a Beaver.

Beavers ready for sale

There are 70 Beavers in this picture, it takes about 1 hour to skin and stretch each one, and that doesn't count the time involved in catching the animal. Hope the prices are good.

What are they

Do you know what these furs are?

Trapping is underway

Now that the camp is closed for the winter I have started trapping, there are about 70 beavers, 2 Lynx, a few Martens, and a Fisher in this picture, there is more in the shed drying now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paquette's Camp update Oct. 18fth 2011

I have just closed for the season, the last few groups in were hunting Moose and had great success.

It is time to get the water in the cabins drained and everything put away before the snow flies.
The temps went from 80 degrees last week to snow today, feels like closing time!

With the camp closing for the winter I have started my winter projects, I was out on the lake yesterday setting traps, and will be working at the local ski hill again this winter and have work there to get done before it is time to open.

I would like to thank everyone that helped to make this year another successful season and to welcome everyone back again next year!

Paquette's Camp

The sun sets on another season

Paul took this great picture. Looks like a good one to end the season with.

We are closed until spring now, but will keep updates throughout the winter.

A break in the hunting

Ron took some time away from the Moose hunting to go out and catch some fish, these will be the last fish caught in the camp until ice now.


This is the view from Pauls stand while Moose hunting, turned out it was a good spot!

Paul has his moose

Paul got his Moose the 2nd day of the Rifle season while hunting at Paquette's Camp, We had weather around 80 degrees durning this time.

This meant quick work taking care of it so that the meat wouldn't spoil.

Congratulations Paul, but it's about time you let someone else in the group shoot the bull isn't it.

Brent with his Bull

Brent is showing off his Bull shot during the 2011 archery hunt.

Congratulations on another sucessfull hunt!

Showing off dad's moose

Mithcell is showing off his dad Brent's Moose shot while archery hunting at Paquette's Camp!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nice Shot

Dan made a nice shot on this moose, It went down where it stood, not a bad moose for Dan's first Moose, and with a bow to boot!

More of the gang

Good time for a picture, they will look a bit more tired after they haul this one out.

Proud Hunter

Dan looks quite happy with his Bull, but who wouldn't be!

Archery hunters are successful

Dan shot this Bull on the 2nd day of their hunt.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paquette's Camp update Sept. 13, 2011

Fall is here, we have had a couple of hard frosts here last week, and even a few snow flakes!
The leaves have turned colors and are starting to fall, it is a great time of year.

The Bear hunters have come and gone, of the 3 hunters this year, Steve shot the first bear at about 175 pounds , Dan followed shortly after with a bigger bear and Darrel finished up with the biggest bear at about 275 pounds, he also had to hunt the longest for one, but the wait paid off!

We are still fishing, but that will be winding down soon. Archery Moose hunters will be here in about a week and 1/2 and I hope to have some pictures of Moose to show you then.

Hope everyone has s beautiful fall

Paquette's Camp

Veiw from cabin 7

We added a new deck to cabin 7 this year, as you can see it gives you a great veiw!

Tara with a big Small Mouth Bass

While the guys are out bear hunting, the women are out catching supper!

Steve with his first bear

Steve traveled all the way from Texas to get his first Bear, There is some stories about the hunt, just call him CLICK!

Worth waiting for

You can tell by the head on this bear that it is a nice sized bear!

Congratulations Darrell!

Darrell with a nice bear

Darrell was the last of the Bear hunters this year and ended the huunt with this nice 275 pound bear!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paquette's Camp Update August 20,2011

Can not believe fall is almost here, we had a great week this past one. Ryan and Michael-Ann ,Sue's oldest son and his girlfriend from Alberta were here for the week along with the rest of the kids and some neices and nephews. We got in some great fishing trips, campfires and reminising. It was a tiring week but so worth it!

I have been putting out bait for the Bears, there will be hunters here on Saturday, and they can not come soon enouogh. The Bears are eating me out of house and home. The hunters should have an excellent hunt. Look for pictures in the next couple of weeks.

Seems like the year has flown by and I find myself trying to finish up projects before we start waking up to frosty mornings, still some painting and staining to finish up that we need nice weather for. We also have a few old buildings to come down, that should make quite a camp fire.

School will start soon here , Sue still has 2 weeks left but that time will go quickly.

Hope that everyone's summer eases into fall smoothly,

Paquette's Camp

Message to Joe


We finally got to you and Alex's lake this week, we didn't even loose a prop.

Fishing sucked! It wasn't just you.

Pike and Walleye combo

The boys have a nice catch today, note the rain gear looks like the perfect day for fishing for Walleye

Dan with a big Pike

While fishing one of the nearby lakes while staying at Paquette's Camp Dan caught this nice fish1

Julie lands a Pike

Julie lands her first Pike without a net. Remember Julie, tell the school you need a week off next summer we don't want you to miss the trip next year!

Enjoying the evening

What a spot to enjoy the quiet of the evening overlooking Wangoon Lake.

Just wide enough

Are you sure there is a lake at the end of this, if it gets any narrower we won't be able to get thru.

We did get thru and the fishing was great!

Just the begining

I h ope everyone will still be smiling at the end of the day, it will include portages and a creek about as wide as the canoe with about 90 turns. Anything to catch a fish ah!

In the boat

Ryan I and Michael-ann with the results of our Walleye fishing day.

Their in the weeds

It pays to fish the weed beds, Ryan catches another one out of the weeds!

Look at the hook set on this one

Ryan sets the hook on another fish, only time will tell if he gets it to the boat. It won't be the first or the last one to the boat today!

Michael-anne with some nice Walleyes

Not bad for about an hours fishing , fresh Walleye for supper tonight!

What a catch

You can either laugh at the size of the fish or you can be in awe of the fishermans ability to be able to feel one this size bite.

Kevin knows how to catch them

Dad still can not catch the big one, his son caught one and his buddy Kevin caught one. At least Steve has the camera to run. Mabye next year!

Too bad dad can not catch one this big

Eat your heart out dad, this one is mine

Friday, August 5, 2011

A message for Joe T.

Sorry I have not made it to T. lake yet , will let you know when I do.

Nobody Home

Looks like the Beavers are not home right now but the Gulls are making use of the resting place. Looks like a good place to cast into for a Pike.

Catch of the Day

While on a recent fishing trip to Paquette's Camp Shelly caught her biggest Pike ever, of course she was using her favorite Rapala just like always. She kept up toDave and I with the Walleye's that day as well. Nice fish Shelly!

A little sideways

Dave is sitting a little sideways, but the fish is in the right position to swim away, which it did right after the picture. Nice Bass Dave!

Northern Pike Fishing

John with a nice Pike, thanks again for the pictures John.

Do you know what kind of fish these are

These are a couple of nice Whitefish, a favorite dish in many restaurants. They were caught in Wangoon Lake!

Good Fishing

Nice catch, thanks to John Dawes and group for the pictures.

Bull Moose

This is the type of wildlife we never tire of seeing, he will be a monster by fall.

Hope he moves

Looks like a stand off, don't know who will move first, any bets

Friday, July 22, 2011

Paquette's Camp update July 22, 2011

It's hard to believe the season is 1/2 over already, everything at the camp is going well. We are just on our way out of a very hot week,(just like much of the rest of Canada and the U.S.) the temperatures are supposed to go back th the 70's tomorrow. The fishing remained good throughout the hot weather, it was just a bear to stay in the boat very long at a time.

Between fishing etc. I have finished a new deck on my house and am working on improving some of the decks on the cabins. It has been too warm to get into too the projects very hard , with it cooling off I hope to be back at it this week.

This will be Emily's last year of working at the camp, she will be back in school the begining of August and be finished in the spring, she will be hard to replace.

Sue is enjoying her time off from school, we are trying to take some time for fishing etc. for ourselves while she is off, summer will be over before we know it!

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Paquette's Camp

Big Fish

Shawn is pretty proud of this fish, doesn't look like it will win the big fish award though!

Livley fish

Looks like this Northern Pike is fighting right to the end, probably does not realize that

he will be released soon.

Shawn catches his first Walleye

Not a bad fish for Shawn's first ever Walleye. Congratulations Shawn, bet your 2nd one will be smaller!

Another one enters the boat

This mystery fisherman catches another nice Walleye!