Miles Bay Camp Blog

So we are still enjoying the cold weather and the, not really, we are more than ready for spring to come.  Matt just got back from a weekend at the camp.  He went out to shovel some snow off the buildings, because we have had so much snow and it is getting very heavy and he was worried about some of the roofs collapsing under the pressure.  Thankfully, there were no problems.  He tried to do a little ice fishing for walleye in Arrow Lake, a fly-in lake in the summer that can be accessed by snowmobile in the winter, but after getting stuck in slush and deep snow for over an hour he decided to abandon the trip and headed back to camp.

In other news, I hope to get the newsletters to our guests in March, so look for them in the mail.

Can't wait for the season to start - see you in May....and June, July, August, September, October..


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.  This year I am going to try to put in some more Blog entries.  It is just not something I think of doing very often with all the other things that go on around here.  I hope everyone got to spend some quality time with loved ones and had a chance to relax over the holidays.  

We haven't been to the camp yet since the lake has iced up, but we are hoping to get out there soon.  Matt's uncle Fred took a quick snowmobile trip to the camp to make sure everything was okay, and he said things looked good.

We have a ton of snow up here, so hopefully that means the lake level will be good this summer.  

Just a reminder to those of you staying with us this summer to send in your deposits.  June is filling up quickly, so anyone interested in staying at the camp should send us an email or call soon to make a reservation.

Until next time.....

So apparently I am horrible at this blog thing, you'd think since I have nothing else to do in a day (hahahaha) that I would be more on top of this! Maybe Matt should be the blogger in the family!

So what has happened since I wrote last? Well....a lot of people have come and gone and lots and lots of fish have been caught. We just finished up with a great week of Muskies with many caught in the 40"+ range with the biggest one coming in at 49.5". There were four "personal best" catches of 49.5", 48", 47" and 44".

As for the walleyes and northerns, we had many walleyes caught this year in the 25"+ size and the biggest northern coming in at 43". Even the perch were big this year in the 10-12" range and boy are they plentiful!

The weather has been great as well, but we have had many thunderstorms, but no damages thankfully. The water is currently 77' and clear in Miles Bay, however, some green has come and gone and probably will be back.

Projects that we hope to complete this summer are: renovate the second shower room, construct a lumber storage shed and add a couple of panels to the solar system. We might have to put the tear down and construction of a new cabin #1 off until the next year. We might just have the walls constructed (log) and then save up for the rest of the building materials and get it built on site for the spring of 2012. So don't worry those of you who stay in cabin #1, the same cabin will be waiting for you next year.

Hmmm, maybe the problem with this blog is that instead of writing a little bit at a time, I save it all up and put it down all at once, maybe I should spread this news out a little bit so I have more entries :)

Until next time....

So on my last entry I said I would let you know when we got out to camp.  So we are here (ha ha, we got here on May 10, I am a little behind with this entry) and we have been busy since we set foot on the island.  Matt got #7 completed the day before guests went into it, it has been raised a foot and a half off the ground, has a brand new deck, a refurbished outhouse and some of the brush has been cleared out around it for a better breeze off the lake. The first 2 weeks we were pretty much full and the next 3 weeks to come we have every cabin booked, except for the week of the 12th, we had a cancellation, so if anyone is interested in coming in June this would be the time to do it.  We don't have anymore openings until July 3rd, with only a couple of cabins open that weekend.

The water is almost back up to an average level, the water is 65 degrees and the island is wet, wet, wet.  We have had a lot of rain this past week and the clay just isn't soaking it up anymore so bring your rubber boots!  However, next week is looking great with warm days and lots of sunshine.  The mayfly hatch is done, and the fishing has been great.  Several walleyes over 26" have been boated in the last 2 weeks.  

That's it for now, I will try to write again soon, however, I haven't planted my garden yet so the next post will have to wait until after I have done that.  If I don't plant those seeds soon we won't have any fresh veggies this summer.

If any of you have pictures of the great fish you caught, just send them to our email (please don't send them large, in the 1200 by 1000 pixel range would be great) and I will put them on the website.

So since my last entry a lot has happened.  Matt (& many helpers) filled both woodsheds at the camp, took the deck off of cabin #7 so he can replace it this fall and cleared out a lot of brush around there as well.  The ice went out early, we took a day trip out to the camp on the 18th (of April). to set the docks up.  We have had beautiful weather, but we need rain, and lots of it.  The water is the lowest I have ever seen it; and is warm for this time of year as well, Matt said it is 48 degrees.  If it keeps warming up I will be out there swimming in no time.  We are looking into having some new items in the "store" this year to sell.  Hopefully some new baseball hats and hooded sweatshirts. Make sure to check them out when you come into the office to get your fishing licenses.

On the topic of fishing licenses, make sure to bring your Outdoor Card if you purchased on last year, it is good for 3 years.  

If anyone has heard any rumors about having to have a boating license, you can rest easy, it is only required for residents of Canada, or for those staying for extended periods of time.  You can view the full details at:

We will let you know once we are out on the island.