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Big Tuna

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Just got back from 3 days of heaven -  Fishing, Drinking, Snowmobiling and Eating...   A big THANKS to Bruce at Holiday Harbor Lodge.   He's a great host all around.    I can get into the details later but I wanted to get a few pics posted... 

Some pics from our 2012 outing to Holiday Harbor Lodge...

BASE CAMP


Bloody Bar   ;)


Chef Jeff working his magic

AND now to the fish.........


My first Pike through the Ice - Not huge but my first.



My best on the weekend about 29.5"


Chef Jeff getting in on the action

Some of the crew's catch


































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Holiday Harbor is awesome....been going there before Bruce owned it and it's always a fun weekend.

Looked like you had the three essentials...drink, food and fish! ;D


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Great post! Nice pike! Love the bloody bar!! I'm gonna do that next year  ;D

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Base camp looks awesome! I wouldn't leave that table!

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Looks like on hell of a trip :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Looks like a great wknd. lots of nice fish and one heck of a bar.

Big Tuna

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Thanks Guys...   Trip was great.   Flags going off left and right.  Old friends and new.   We had also rented 2 of the Hard-Sides from Bruce and he pulled them all together for us into a small community...   Good thing too, wind picked up on Saturday with at least 40MPH sustained wind...  Needless to say the tent had to come down or risk having to drive to Canada to get it.   I hear we already reserved for next year.   

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Wow...nice trip...love the bar and the food....and the pike... ;D

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Nice Pics

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It looks like an awesome  time. Love the Bar.  I agree, great place. He has everything you need. It looks like he updated the shanties.

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Great pics!  How much ice did you guys have?  I'm heading up there this weekend for my final time out, though I'm fishing a little further north from Holiday Harbor.


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Good friends, great food AND fish....... outstanding!  :clap:
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That there looks like some serious good times  :woot:



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Good friends, great food AND fish....... outstanding!  :clap:
That is a good time right there, great post.....Jimmy and our trip gets cancelled  ??? Looks like we book the Harbor soon for next year, let's get this going. I know we got six that will go.

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Those are some great pics.  Fish look healthy, too.  Congrats! :tipup:

Big Tuna

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Great pics!  How much ice did you guys have?  I'm heading up there this weekend for my final time out, though I'm fishing a little further north from Holiday Harbor.

The area has it's typical spots of current and open water but the safe ice ranged anywhere from 15" to 18+" .  You'll have plenty of Ice and I heard they had a good freeze up last night after the melt off of a lot of that new snow.    Good Luck!

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I usually go up to Swanton at the end of August to Campbell's Bay for a great 4 days of Pike fishing.  This year, we are going to Grande Isle for a change of scenery and will be right around what the call "The Gut".  Hoping for pike, lg and small mouth bass and catching my first walleye.

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Great pics!  How much ice did you guys have?  I'm heading up there this weekend for my final time out, though I'm fishing a little further north from Holiday Harbor.
We've been single digits overnight and not above freezing for the last 2 days.  It is supposed to reach 50 deg F on Thursday.  I bet there will be safe ice, but exercise caution as always.

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Big Tuna

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It looks like an awesome  time. Love the Bar.  I agree, great place. He has everything you need. It looks like he updated the shanties.

 The bar was great, thanks.   The Shanties couldn't have been a couple years old in my opinion...   You could comfortably sit 6 in each or squeeze 8 if you had to.  There are 6 covered jigging holes in the floor and Bruce will move the shanties with his tractor if you'd like. He even supplies the wood and kindling.

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that sounds like a pretty good place to take a trip. nice fish.
"give a man a fish and he will eat for the day. teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

 


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