Time for walleye fishing in Manitoba

IMG_8057 IMG_8064 IMG_8138 IMG_8131An evening at the Assiniboine River, a day on the Lake of the Prairies and some great walleye eating at Big Grass Outfitters,  but no worries we hope to have a fish fry this fall when hunters are here.  |It was nice to be in the boat on a nice day.

Manitoba Ice Fishing Derby in the Russell area.

IMG_7147IMG_7261IMG_7264Our 7th annual Ice fishing Derby on Lake of the  Prairies held Feb 27, Judy did the photos at the derby..    You know the Papparazzii thing she is always got the camera.. Well 556 people attended 1200 holes were drilled, we caught 39 fish, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Perch.. largest fish 68cm Northern Pike took home $12500. second fish 64cm northern $5000,  Winners choice raffle tickets and she took home a Polaris Side by side.. not bad for a little ice fishing  derby here in Manitoba.  If it wasnt for our volunteers and our local sponsors we would not survive.. but it brings some Tourism $$ in and some good fishing stories of the one HE didnt catch.. but all have FUN IN MANITOBA!

Big Grass Cabin Rentals

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Mr Bear has some amazing stories after all these years, and all the people who hav partied in the Lodge.  Lacey and her friends returned again this weekend for a fun filled  weekend.

 

Hunting season

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squirrels hav the right to travel a wide trail around the lodge,cabins and the house , but Jazzy spotted one inside that trail.  Tom grabs the 410, opens window,  Pop,  we hav removed the problem. sAmmy has a new toy to throw around, and Jazzy is happy to have been the spotter.

Stealth camera

STC_0115STC_1267A few of the small bucks we have hanging around the creek bottom where we have a stand and I spend some time. I had one big fellow 10 point with long brow tangs but someone seems to have nabbed him or his horns have fallen.  Earlier they were showing in afternoon but lately it is just dark time.

Manitoba whitetail Buck Night

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Russell Big Buck Nite over 20 heads were brought in to be scored and for show..  Some great animals masses of 3.5-4 inches is always great to see on our trophies. Our past winters and the pressure of predators has had a negative effect on our whitetail herd of late..  the Conservation has limited our season to 2 weeks with only Bucks to be harvested, hopefully giving our herd a chance to rebound.. Now just finished the second year we are already seeing the results of this..  Bigger bodied animals, larger horns, but our numbers still have not rebounded to the numbers we would want in our area. We have a good number of Youths showing up with nice horns so our hunting enthusiasts are still in the field, young and old…

Yamaha Viking is our Choice!

IMG_4421IMG_4418IMG_4416IMG_4410If you know Tom of Big Grass he is up to the MAX.  We got the Viking in June, then in November Paul of Yamaha offered him these tracks and we ordered a Blade.. Well now he has become a Monster. I did request a few trails to snow shoe on, well few became trails everywhere… the power that Yamaha has with the tracks is amazing, Well Paul said beware Tom dont wreck it..   but I do love the new trails the girls and I can snowshoe and walk on.. Yamaha is our Choice!!

Mikes group returns

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Oct 3, Mike John from Mn,, and Dave from Wy, return again for the 7th time.. They love to hit the honkers and Ducks.. Mike always says we like to shoot but the Ducks is what we really like to hunt..

Limits of Frozen Canadas and ducks

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From the field to the freezer and Home, Hunters take back their limits of Canadians and Ducks for processing at their homes. Here are frozen breasted out Canadians and ducks which have a wing left on for Identification when travelling across the border. Then they can remove the wing and pace to freezer for use in making Orange duck casserole, duck breast in Mushroom gravy and many other favorite recipes of the regular Joe hunter. Our Bird man Warren is well trained in Birdcleaning.