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Old 03-23-2012, 08:11 AM
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Every trip is about the same.

First day or two we are on the water by 6-7AM. As the end of the two week trips nears we are lucky to get on the water by 8AM. Like the others said, "It's a vacation".

Our group makes numerous trips and spends a lot of time in Canada, but time on the water is precious to us and can't be flirted away.

The after lunch nap is to important to miss...............

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:56 AM
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We’ve been doing the same trip now for over 20 years. My 2 brothers, me and 2 to 3 others. Normally 6 to 7 guys. We leave Minneapolis on Saturday (Walleye Opener) morning and arrive at Sturgeon Lake (NW Ontario) about 4pm (depending on how many Casino stops we make on the way). Unload gear and setup in the cabin. 1st night we normally eat something easy like Chilly Dogs… Play cards until 10-11 and call it a night. Sunday morning a couple of us will be up about 5am and get the home made Carmel Rolls going and coffee. 8am the rest will start getting up (the smell of fresh made Sweet Rolls will do that). This whole time we get to sit and watch the whole camp empty with boat after boat hitting the water (7 Cabins in the camp). Hey, were on vacation!. Get the boats in the water around 9am and be fishing by 10am. We only go about ½ mile from the dock and don’t have to work too hard for enough for lunch. Back in at 1pm for fish cleaning and prep for shore lunch. This is also about the same time were fixing issues with the boats, radios, live wells, trolling motors… every year it seems to be something. After lunch its time for 2 hour nap and back on the water from 4 to 6. Dinner at 7, cards and drinks until 10 for the losers, and midnight for the winners. Monday it all starts about the same way, on the water about 9am and back by 1 for lunch. We get in about 6 hours of fishing a day. Depending on the weather we fish Northerns a few times in the afternoons during the week and then 3 to 4 hours of Lake Trout fishing at some point. Pack up on Friday morning and back in Minneapolis by 6pm. Only 8 weeks to go.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:56 AM
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Usually someones stiring by 6am, most times breakfast is on your own,usually on the water by 7:00 7:30. Meet for shore lunch about noon, sometimes fish fry but most times sandwiches, take a hour break. Fish again until 5:00pm and make big supper, clean up and fish until dark, then cocktails and card game until 11:00. Can't wait for September !!!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:18 AM
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Routine goes something like this now that I go fishing with the wife:
Up by 630.
Breakfast by 7
Wait for wife to get ready, boat by 830 or 9
Fishing until she can no longer take it - ususally 12
Back for lunch and cleaning fish
Out fishing again by 2-230
Fish until late supper 6-7
Eat and then maybe rarely go back out until dark.
Cards then bed at 10 or 11

Old Routine:
Guys up with hangover 7 - 8
Cycle through the bathroom.
Fishing starts 9 - 10 (Morning bite isn't spectacular.
Eat on the boats for lunch whenever.
Fish until supper at 5.
Back out after fast supper and fish until dark.
Cards, BullS**T and drinking.
Repeat.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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Great thread. I enjoy reading other peoples routines
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:02 AM
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We like to get up early, lets say 8:30.

8:30 till 10:30 Usually screw around making sandwiches, getting minnows, and packing the coolers.

10:30 till dark. Fishing

After-dark till 1-2:00am. Fish cleaning, dinner, clean-up, drinking and lying.

We use to head to Dryden for entertainment on Tuesday night then golf on Wednesday in Sioux Lookout. That's kinda fell through the last few years.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:43 AM
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Usually 6 guys. Up around 5:30 for greasy eggs, bacon and coffee. On the water by 7:00. Fish 'til around noon. Back to camp for fish cleaning, some beers, and a fish fry. Naps for the older guys. Back on the water around 4:00 'til dark. Light meal/snacks, cocktails, maybe some cards. Bed by 10:00. We try to do at least one shore lunch on an all day excursion. We don't complain if we get a day of heavy storms keeping us camp-bound forcing a day of rest, snacking, cards, and cocktails. Is it time to head north yet ?
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:26 PM
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Pooch got it.... afternoon nap
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:35 AM
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On an average day in camp, I tend to get up with the sun. Coffee and stroll to the dock along with a Cuban cigar will start most days. Feeling the warmth of the coffee cup in your hands, watching the mist rise from the water, as the sun begins it course across the sky. Check the boat, see if the otters have raided the minnow bucket. Wipe down the seats, by the time breakfast is a memory, the seats will be dry and ready to go.
Back to the cabin, some days bacon or sausage and eggs, others cereal, more coffee. The gear is in the boat, the boat is gassed and minnowed, off to the first spot.
Catch lunch for the day, head back in, most days we feast on walleye for dinner and lunch. We may take an afternoon nap or we hit the water again. Dinner is caught, back to the camp with a enough light to fry up dinner. A beer, cigar and some time watching the sunset for the day, plan on the next days spots to try. Repeat as needed!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:35 AM
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Coffee is about the only routine in the morning, this yr we have 10 guys in two camps. so getting that many guys doing the same thing at one time is hard to do. We do plan three big meals together this yr. campfire, beers, wine, cigars well after dark. Its all about relaxing, if you need a nap take one. We also are planning a shore lunch at the far end of the lake for the whole group.The lake we fish is one of if not the best walleye lakes in Quebec. only fly to one outfitter on the lake,14"-20" are keepers all the rest have to go back. Have a great trip
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