Our 2017 Season is Officially Underway!

by Randy Duvell May 22, 2017

The Opening Crew

Gorgeous Sunset view from the lodge



2017 Staff

2017 Slippery Winds Lodge Staff

The Slippery Winds opening crew all met in Ft. Frances on May 9th and headed into the lodge the next morning.

The weather was perfect with bluebird skies and light winds.  The great weather conditions made the numerous trips via boat and barge hauling supplies across Straw Lake to the lodge’s back dock a less challenging task.  Mother Nature co-operated with us the first few days by continuing to provide warm, dry weather – which made the task of getting the camp open and ready for our guests a much more pleasant experience than if it had been cold, wet and windy.

Our first guests arrived at the lodge on May 19th and enjoyed warm (65 F), sunny weather for their first day of fishing.  The second and third days were much cooler and mainly cloudy with periods of rain.  The group of returning guests from Birmingham enjoyed two excellent days of largemouth bass fishing on CrossRoute Lake, with two of the group catching and releasing over 100 largemouth – all in the 16″ – 20″ range in only a few hours of fishing late inthe day.  On the third day they targeted lakers on Bluffpoint.


James, one of our guides, was evening fishing for bass on Yoke Lake just five minutes from the lodge when he hooked into a monster muskie.  After an epic battle, he landed and measured the fish.  He had to estimate the length as the fish was much longer than the 48-inch tape measure on the side of the boat.  His best guess was that the muskie was 53 – 54 inches.  After the quick measurement, the muskie was released back into Yoke Lake – no worse for the wear.

We are off to a great start to the season with quality fish being caught on all of our lakes!


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