Summer Camp is back. Last years event was a huge success. Multiple Master Angler fish were caught, new lakes were explored, and some experienced their first ever sporting clays.
We moved back the date to be able to chase monster river pan fish. Late ice out this year should be slowing the warm up and putting out timing just about right. We have learned a lot about some of the lakes we have fished in the past and we have landed some pretty nice fish.
Our lodging is an old 4H camp and the names of prior 4H campers are still written on the wall. Bunk type cots and two wings filled with beds are our lodging. The top bunks are used to store your personal belongings. Last year we had 12-16 people per wing.
The large dining hall hosted our group meals. Chest freezers are available and gals keep their drinks in coolers. We hold a cribbage tournament and have a craft night. The facility can hold a lot, but we decided to keep the numbers manageable. That means space is limited. We choose to remain way under the lodges capacity.
Sporting Clays will return and this year we are adding intro to crossbows! One day of golf will also be an option.
Last year, many members brought boats, and it worked out so all the campers could jump in one of the boat that went off exploring. If we don’t have people with boats, we are pretty grounded so tickets will be sold to boaters and non-boaters.
The lake we are on is Sawyer lake and I actually grew up there. Nice blue gills and crappies are present along with bass and pike. The camp has canoes that are available to use.
Nearby is the Michigamme River and it is the perfect kayaking river. We have learned the river well and there are always lots of fish to be caught including giant small mouth bass and nice eater walleye.
Take a look at this slide show to see some fun from last year.