This was our second trip up to Pickle Lake for some visiting and fishing.
We drove from Thunder Bay (which is along Lake Superior) to Pickle Lake which is a 7 hour drive. Hwy 599 isn’t too bad though there are parts that are gravel and I’m not sure I’d want to be driving it late at night.
After spending a night at the base camp visiting with our friends Dwight and Karen who own and run North of 51 Outposts
We flew out in the morning to Bow Lake (Northstar Air)
Thank you to Pam our great pilot (who is the same age as my eldest daughter..when did they start letting kids do all these jobs?)
nice smooth landing! The gear on the dock belonged to the fellows who were leaving, ours was being unloaded. Our pilot Pam not only flies but loads and unloads the plane..though the guys pitched in.
then we were left on our own…..
The second day we portaged through the bush to fish on the other side of the rapids, it was work carrying in everything we needed. (It made me think of some of the things you see on the Biggest Looser) But the fishing was great and well worth it, I think Erik would agree even after carrying our limit of walleye on a stringer through the bush! (thankfully there were no bears looking for easy pickings!)
We had a great couple of days of fishing, and eating Pickerel aka Walleye.