The Fly-In Fishing Experience – Once in a Lifetime Trip?
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Dan, I want to say thank you again for our trip up to Andrew Lake Lodge. September 16-20, 2016
As you are aware it was my father’s 70th Birthday this year. Earlier this year my sister and I were trying to decide what would be an appropriate way to celebrate the milestone when my wife suggested the obvious….take him on a fly in fishing trip.
My father has always been an avid fisherman and instilled the same in me from an early age. We have many great memories of our time on the water but the one thing missing was a northern fly in trip. For as long as I can remember we have seen your booth at the Calgary Sportsman Show. Every year we would look at pictures and take some brochures, for us though life never seemed to afford us the opportunity to make the trip up.. until this year.
We had realistic expectations heading up as we know fishing is never a sure thing. That said from the time I first contacted you about trip until it was all said and done, every expectation was exceeded. Your operation is run first class right from yourself, Dave and Jim at the lodge and Pierre rushing us to make our flight out.
We loved the camp, it was simple, rustic and exactly what we hoped it would be. A long day’s fishing followed by a relaxing night in the lodge (loved the bear chair) could not be beat.
As far as the fishing went, what can I say…. As I said we were very realistic with our expectations and know that nothing is guaranteed as far as catching fish. We came up simply hoping to catch some lake trout and have an opportunity for a trophy fish. We could not have wished for more that what we experianced. We fished hard for four days and as I look back, really cannot believe our catch. Numerous lake trout in the 4-8lb range all caught in 3 to 5 feet of water capped off with 2 giant Lake Trout of a life time. I was aware that likely the pike fishing would not be as “good” as it is in the spring and we may not catch the numbers that we would have in the spring. Well we caught lots of pike and 5 GIANT’s well over 20lbs with the largest a 48″ 30+lb brute that simple blew us away. The fish, the fall colors, the lodge were simply outstanding.
I have attached some pictures for you to enjoy,
I will say it again, thank you for helping making my fathers 70th Birthday something truly special.
Del Bialowas & Kerwin Laumbach – 5 Trips
Bob Dale – 5 Trips
Nolan Klier – 5 Trips
Gaylen Larson – 20+ Trips
Bob Nemec – 20+ Trips
Gary Zacc – 15 Trips
Todd Regan – 15 Trips
Tony Kozyrski – 3 Trips
Gord Trenholm (L) & Pierre Frigon (R) 16 consecutive trips
Rick Marshall and Nikeae - 8 Trips
Jim Kirkman, Terry Russell,
Dave Hill – 4 Trips
Paul Roy – 3 Trips
Lee Giles – 6 Trips
Greg & Jeff Stone (Centre) – 6 Trips
Reg Cook – 12 Trips
Kerwin Laumbach – 4 Trips
David Krause (Left) – 7 Trips
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What Our Guests Say
the surface of northern Alberta’s Andrew Lake just after ice out one June.
Canada Day. He couldn’t lift the fish, which is why I’m holding it in the picture.
Thanks for another great trip. We hope to see you again next year.
excess of fifty 40-inch-plus northerns.
the best 6 weeks I can remember in my life. The timing was perfect. I was at the narrows between
Beverly Lake and Aberdeen Lake when the Caribou began to cross the river.
I watched for 2 days as they came by in groups between 12 and 100 animals.
As soon as one group crossed, another was approaching the river. I saw lots of Muskoxen, a few moose,
and best of all — I had lots of time alone on a beautiful land and river.
12 Hours a Day
Carl won most overall fish. Over the 4 days on average he caught a fish every 12 minutes !