2023 Ice fishing is just around the corner. Snow sledders are more than welcome and enjoy the miles of trails @ our door step .
January 27th, 2022 update It has been an excellent / early Jan.1 start to the 2022 ice fishing season . The earliest ever . No pictures to prove it The fishing remains @ a 5 star ratting. The "Catching " remains @ "room for improvement".There are still
2020 starting ice fishing report.Fishing /weather pretty good.The catching part of fishing needs some major adjustments. Hopefully these adjustments will come into effect come Feb.No pictures to brag about this month .Keep posted for next month report
Spring of 2019. pickerel egg collection just a few days away.there is an ongoing 50/50 lottery available on behalf of the hatchery.A $10.00 guess when the (ICE OUT DATE) will win you 50% of total .Guesses can be sent to me @ johnny.matthews .camp@gmail E
2019 winter has arrived! Ice in and safe travelling. All of the ice fishing huts are out and ready for our first ice fishing guests to arrive this Fri. Jan 11.
2019 opening of Trout season
Jan 11 first a 10 pound pickerel then 20 min later a 10 pound lake trout.
Both catch and release. His call not bad for a first time guest @ MLPC
I really thought that ice out would be @ a normal date.
April 18 to 21 plus or minus
I am pretty sure that I am wrong again
What is normal as far as the weather goes now a days?
We still have 18 inches of ice on the Lake and 8 feet of piled up snow on the camp grounds.
Looking like it's going to be later than sooner
No more predictions
Winter has come and gone
Spring is just around the corner.
Ice out is part of the early Lake trout fishing enthusiast.
Early spring lake trout fishing is always productive.
Close to shore trolling /downrigging after first ice out has proven to be very successful.
Accommodations @ MLPC at this time of year are very easy to reserve
Come and give it a try
ICE out usually by April 18 to 21
We are approaching the fifth winter weekend of ice fishing for this winter
The weather has been comfortable except for last weekend.
The fishing & my Guests have been great.
As usual the "Catching could stand a little touch up.
We only have 4 more weekends to go.
The Camp is booked for those weekends but still have some vacancies during the week from Sun to Thurs
The coloured leaves have come and gone to be replaced with the first sign of winter. Our first snow. I am looking forward to the return of our "Winter Guests" Ice fishing Snow slenderer's and my Trapping guided tours. The fall season of 2015 is here,Th
The spring of 2015 spring pickerel fishing has arrived. The Sag Lake Pickerel Hatchery has another 1 million pickerel eggs incubating to be released approx May 16. That will make 32 million pickerel that the hatchery has introduced into the waters of Lake Me Me Sagamesing!
What has been been happening @ MLPC since May 16 ??
The year class of 2011 1 million pickerel are coming back to the frying pan . just the right size before the release size.
Another thing to check out is my Matthews Little Portage Camp Face Book Page .
See what my Nephew Chris Soehner has done For me
This is what "catching" is all about.
Bass with a couple of pickerel thrown in
Sat June 21.
The first day of Bass Season
The " Why" part of fishing has taken a turn for the better.
Catching is now a part & parcel of fishing as of yesterday.
Sorry that their are no photos to prove it
My guests had them cleaned & ready for their first fish fry since arriving on Thurs.
After putting 32 million pickerel fry into the waters of Lake Me Me Sagamesing for the last 32 years that this spring in particular the pickerel don't want to "BITE"
Could it be that??
Upon release I tell them
Grow up to be just like you Mommy's & Daddy's
That's what you can call "CATCHING"
Due to some unexpected Cottage Cancellations !!
There are several Cottages during different dates available this summer.
One in particular is the all time favourite #6 " Log Cabin"
The Cottage availability link on the Home page will give you a pretty good idea what there is available
There has been four pickerel fishing week ends since the opening of Pickerel Season May 17
I can tell you that the "Fishing " has been great but the "Catching "has a lot to be desired
Maybe this weekend??
The "Catching" will get back to normal.
Bass season is just around the corner .
That's when the "Catching " becomes more realistic.
Catching is something like this
This is what we like to see.
And,more of them
The magic of the "Catching" part of fishing
Sometimes called the "no brainer fish "
Anybody can catch Bass
It takes a little more know how to catch the Pickerel
The winter of 2014 will long be remembered as an old fashion winter.
Lots of snow ,lots of real cold tempertures too much wind.
The winter ice fishing clientèle has increased to the point that I had no time to get out on the Trap Line.
Come Feb 15 I pulled all the fish huts off .
Since then I have being on the trap line every day.
It looks as if I am going to have more cold weather to do some more trapping
As much as I like spring, I can handle another week of winter
The spring of 2017 is just around the corner.
We have a lot of dock repair to do due to the severe ice push towards the south.
After that is the collection of the 1 million pickerel eggs for the Sag Lake Pickerel Hatchery;
21 dqys later we release the day-old fry.
Then come Sat May 20 we start catching the ones we set free 3 years ago.
The 2017 spring pickerel season will begin. Don't forget to book early @ MLPC for your next pickerel adventure
The 2016 winter ice fishing season got off to a very slow start due to lack of ice thickness. The first weekend Jan 22 has come & gone. Fishing was good but results (catching) were poor. Hoping /wishing for a better "catching" this weekend coming.
AuthorWinter ? the first signs came this morning,Green grass turned white. Waiting for the ice to cover the water
First Signs of winter arrived this morning
Summer is almost past us. Where has it gone?