S: Lake of the woods
BC: Hurry Back! Thanks to Jim Beaton for starting us on this journey, Darryl and Steve for giving us a place to stay, the entire Gate family for being good landlords and better friends. Thanks to Rick Gate for the use of pictures and phrases from his journal. Thanks to all who have given us tips and encouragement. Special thanks to our friends and family who join us and allow us to continue this incredible adventure. | Your Name Here
FC: Lake of the Woods
2: Five Hours North N 49 08' 06.11" W 94 18' 28.86"
4: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau~
5: Lake of the Woods is 1,485 sq mi, 70 mi long and has more than 65,000 miles of shoreline. More than two thirds of the lake is in Canada. A remnant of former glacial Lake Agassiz, it is fed by the Rainy River and drained to the northwest by the Winnipeg River. It has 14,552 islands and separates the Northwest Angle, from the rest of Minnesota. Abundant in fish and game, it is a sportsman's paradise.
6: Discovering this idyllic place, we find ourselves filled with a yearning to linger here, where time stands still and beauty overwhelms. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
7: The Boys 2002 The news around here is the storm on Sunday night. It dropped 12 inches of rain, knocked out the power and the phones and washed out our boat ramp. It also washed out all the roads in to the resort. All of Northwestern Ontario was underwater. June 13, 2002
8: Jim "Bat Man" Sinclair | Steve "The Geez" Swanson
9: Jim "The Fire Bug" Anderson | Tom "Bass Eyes" Anderson
10: Deanna Sinclair | Jerry "The Weez" Janz | Stephen Sinclair
11: Matt "The Rookie" Anderson | Lauren Sinclair
12: Jim Sinclair "Grampa" | Terry Koenig "Sarg"
13: Kyle Kessler | Ryan Swanson
14: Pat Swanson | Deanna Sinclair
15: Katie Regan | Pat Regan
16: Dave Baer | Tim Lamb
17: Mason Pender | Brady Markuson
18: Eli Disse | Amy Anderson
19: Steve Lockwood | Jesse Disse
26: by Jill Brown
33: First 31.5 inch Walleye caught by Jim Sinclair on June 12th, 2009 at Fire Bag Island | First 30 inch Walleye for Fish Camp. Caught by Jim Anderson on Memorial Day weekend 2009 at South side of Fadden Island
37: Damn, I'm Hot!
40: Steve Swanson fished for a few hours Saturday and caught three walleyes 4.5#, 7#, and 8#. Not bad for a few hours fishing. June 22, 2002 Steve Swanson, Jim Sinclair and Stephen Sinclair fished for about 6 hours on Friday and 4 hours on Saturday. We caught at least 150 fish. They averaged around 17" with several over 25". It was the first time Stephen(8 yrs)had ever caught a walleye. He said he caught 35 by himself. I don't doubt it. June 2002 | Six bears have been ravaging the camp. The night before last they tore up all the garbage boxes. Another night they tried to steal Dean's moose and they ate the hind quarters off a deer hanging in the boat shed. Oct 12, 2002 Alex Gibbons, lifelong BVR guide died a week before opener. Steve Swanson and Jim Sinclar just handed me their list of walleyes from yesterday. They released walleyes weighing - 8.5, 6.5, 6.8, 5.7, 5.1, 5.1, 4.5, 4.0, 4.0, 4.0, 4.0. They caught over 50 fish. May 18, 2003 | Beaton hit a rock yesterday but only bent his scag sideways. June 12, 2003 In August 2009 Jim S. took Jesse & Eli Disse out with Stephen. Stopped for shore lunch and realized Jim had forgotten the oil and plates. Luckily borrowed some Crisco from Ron Chapman at Fadden Island. Two weeks later, Jim A. loads cooler and Tom A. checks it with list. No oil again. Ate poached walleye. Fines instituted for forgetting oil.
41: Watch for Rocks!