Greetings! Thank you to all who came and stayed with us this year.
The fishing was excellent this past summer! We would like to congratulate our big fish winners.
Biggest Blue Gill - caught by Krista Wulber – 10 oz., 9” long
Perch – caught by Jake Bowman – 11 oz., 11 ½ “ long
Crappie – caught by Chuck Howard – 1 lb., 12” long
Walleye – caught by Sam Woods – 2 lb 11 oz., 19 ½” long
Small Mouth Bass – caught by Gord Farewell – 5 lb 11 oz.
Large Mouth Bass – caught by Tyson Wengerd – 5 lb 2 oz., 20” long 15 ½ girth
Thank you to everyone who brings their fish to the store for a weigh in, it truly makes our day to see the excitement and happiness in our guests faces when they catch the big one!
Fishing Derbies are held every Monday afternoon at 2 during the summer, for a lot of children this is their first introduction to fishing. They have so much fun trying to catch the big one, it is not unusual to catch a nice bass or yucky cat fish off the dock as well as many sunfish, perch & bluegill.
Our big winner this year is Kayla Bowman who caught 131” of fish. Way to go Kayla!
Water skiing and especially the tube rides are always a hit, especially the hot dog. We had a few survivors this year, so they walked off the dock with their heads held high & proud and were given their winning T-Shirt! J So kids work on your hanging on skills and maybe next year you can win the T-shirt!
Turtle Races are always fun and this year was no exception. It is not unusual to hear the cheering all the way up at the store. The kids always come up with some great names, this year we had “Dirt”, “Peter”, “Jerry”, “Squid”, “Luigi”, “Larry”, “Sparky”, “Fastie”, “Cheeseburger” and of course “Franklin”! The turtles were released during the last race of the season and I’m sure are wintering well in the weeds.
Speaking of turtles, some of you were here to see the little baby snapping turtles hatch this year in late August. The last couple of years we have had, what we believe to be the same turtle, laying her eggs in the volley ball court. We found about 20 turtles all over the resort and helped them get to the lake, it was quite a spectacle, check out our facebook album –“protecting the snapping turtle” for pictures.
The Balloon Toss was fun as well this year. Many try but so far no one has been able to beat the 51 foot mark! This year’s winners are Joel Vlietstra & Calvin Halma who threw the balloon 46 feet clear! Congratulations J
Now the weather is getting colder, the docks are on the shore and the cottages are all closed down. The weather this fall has been much nicer than last so Fred & Mike were able to get quite a few roofs done, this is a hard job to fit into the schedule!
Again, thank you to all of our guests for staying with us in 2013. We look forward to seeing you again next year. If you have made reservations the deposits are due January 15, if you haven’t yet we do look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 905-352-2621 or firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our facebook 2013 album for pictures of all the winners.
May you all have a blessed holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2014.
Fred & Anita, Mike & Jodi, Haley, Marcus, Alex and Devin
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” –Doug Larson
Our website should answer most of your questions. If there's anything else you need to know, contact us on facebook, by email or even pick up the phone. We try to post regularly on facebook with pictures of what's going on and links to things that may be of interest to our guests. Even if you're on of the very few not using facebook you can still go there and check out the pictures. There are recent photos of ALL of our cottages.
There are links below to albums of many photos taken on or around the resort. Check them out!
FMZ 17 fishing regulations
The government is not sending out reminders so check your card. If it expires in 2013 you may not fish legally until you replace it. Go here to renew
How to renew your fishing licence
|When you get it, make sure the date is CORRECT as there have been some errors.