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Fishing Is Phenomenal

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 To say that the fishing is phenomenal is an understatement.  The lakes around us have not had much if any fishing pressure for the last two years with the U.S. border closure.  It has been a tough time for us to be without our guests, both socially and financially.  But we are oh so thankful to have four cabins with guests in them now since the border has reopened.   Joanna and I have been fishing on Indian Lake quite a bit since we got here on June 20th.  It's been amazing to be able to catch fish so easily even in the middle of the day.  We usually have only been going to the first point after coming out of the river and we catch both Walleye and Pike, nice sizes too.  We feel so spoiled.   Now we are hearing from our guests what great fishing it is.  The Landa group came in from fishing a short time on Saturday evening and were beaming from ear to ear.  They said it was some of the best fishing they have ever had.  I believe they caught 40 fish between the three of them in abou

The Border is Opening

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 We hoped and we prayed, but we didn't know for sure if it would happen this year.  Sure enough, we have received word that the Canadian border is now opening on August 9th to those Americans who are fully vaccinated no less than 14 days before crossing the border.   We have notified all our guests to let them know in case there are some who are able to come on a moments notice.    We also have posted on our website the new rate changes for this year.  Cabins 1 through 7 will be $380/person plus tax and the waterfront cabins 8 and 9 will be $390/person plus tax.   Here is some info you will need in order to cross the border.  I hope you find it helpful. I have checked with the Canadian border to find out exactly what will be required of each person crossing the border and this is what I am told. 1.  Each person will need to provide proof from a doctor that they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival into Canada 2. You need to go to the app store on your cell pho

Fishing Heaven

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 Boy oh boy oh boy did we have some fun fishing last Sunday on Indian Lake.  Sandi Duncan, a friend from Dryden came out to camp to spend a few days with us.  She loves to fish and brought along some fresh minnows besides.  It was a perfect day which was a bit on the dark side even in mid afternoon due to smoke from fires burning north west of us.  Wind was from the west blowing right toward the point we were fishing around.   All of a sudden, bing, bing , bing, we were all getting hits and then hooked some Walleyes.  We only had one net with us, so had to take turns lifting them into the boat.  In less than an hour we had our limit and tried to catch some pike.  It was the best fishing I think I've ever had.  They were the perfect size, 16 - 17 inches with one a little over 18 inches.  Sandi and I caught all but one fish.  Joanna bemoaned the fact that sitting in the middle she assisted both of us in landing our fish and didn't get her line in the water as much as we did. But

Your Virtual Agimac River Outfitter Experience

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 Greetings to all our wonderful Agimac River Outfitters friends.  We finally made it back up to camp on Father's Day (same as last year) after jumping through all the hoops required at the border.   Just trying to get the correct covid test to be able to cross the border was a grueling story in itself.  We were told by a border agent on the phone that if we came up to the border and did not have the correct test taken that was negative, we would be charged $6,000 each.  Isn't that amazing? Thankfully we had the correct test and were able to get our work permits after waiting for three hours.  It's always a good feeling to leave the border behind.  Everything was in order here at camp when we arrived and it was good to be back. Since none of you will probably be able to come up this year again, I thought I would send you some photos and videos to let you have a virtual experience at least.  It truly is a beautiful place to spend a summer.  To save on fuel since we have no gu

Joanna's Copper Dog Race 2021

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  This is Joanna's write up of the race. Just got home from the Copper Dog Sled dog race last night and as always such a great race/event they put on!!!! Thank you so much to all the race directors/organizers/vets/volunteers/sponsors who helped to make this race happen this year with all the difficulties!!!!! Thank you also to our awesome friends and host family Mike and Suzi who have hosted us for 8 years now!!! Usually its just for the one night in Copper Harbor but this year with the changed format we stayed with them three nights! Sadly one of my two main leaders was out of the race before it began, which was very discouraging. She had been fine before we left to the best of my knowledge so somehow got hurt during loading from home as she was limping slightly at our first drop:( Had the vets checking her out every day and on Sunday morning they thought possibly a partially torn cruciate ligament but not sure.) I hope not but will get it checked out soon. So that was not good

Fantastic Fall

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 After talking to long time residents in the area, we all agree that this has been the most long-lasting, colorful autumn in many years, certainly as long as we have lived here.  Who can fully explain the effect  that those bright yellow, to orange, to red colored trees have on our soul?  It is such a good time to slow down, take long walks on forest trails, allow the kaleidoscope of colors against the deep blue sky to thrill us to internal depths, smell the fresh, richness of the woods and enjoy the peacefulness it brings us.  I am amazed at our God who created such beauty for us to enjoy. Joanna and John have started up this year's season of dogsledding with dog training using the four wheelers on cool, early, mornings.  The dogs are beside themselves with eagerness to hit the trail.  A few of them actually self harness as John and Joanna hold the harness open and they thrust their front legs and head in the holes.  I believe she has a team beyond all others this year.  Hopefully

Better Late Than Never

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We arrived at our camp in Canada June 21. It was so good to be back. John spent about four days mowing the lawn which was almost 3 feet tall. I worked three days in the garden to rid it of weeds and plant some bean and lettuce seeds left over from last year. With a bit of weed whacking and landscaping, the place is starting to look shipshape. Now we just need our guests. We finished our two week quarantine on Monday and gleefully headed to Dryden for some much needed sup plies. What a fun day that was!! We ran into some good friends and had a very nice visit in town. We were in desperate need for some social interaction. No one seems to be wearing masks up here and it’s so refreshing to shop without them. The last two weeks here we have experienced unusually hot temps in the 90's- too hot to do much outside. Joanna and I have motored out to the lake on the pontoon boat almost everyday to swim. It's turning out to be more of a vacation for us. We've done more fishing