Good Evening from Sultry Happy Camp Ontario, Happy Campers! Catfish Chris with a brief update with whats going on in the region.
The heat is back, after some rain Friday and Saturday, it was cooler on Sunday, but today, the heat is back on and should last for the rest of the week, enough already! This summer has been nothing short of hot and dry, we need rain. The rain we got Friday made berries ripe and what is out there is being gobbled up by the Bears!
This week we have Bernie and his son Joe from Edmonton, Alberta in camp. They have been spending time fishing and hanging out. They have had some luck with smaller walleye, a few Jumbo perch and Pike.
Mike from Toronto stopped in on Saturday for coffee then he and I went for a drive. We took his Jeep down the hill to Hillsport Lake, and after many tries, he roared it back up the hill! What a sigh of relief that was as with my shoulder in the shape it is, there is no way I would have pushed that beast out of the sand! Anyway, after that we tooled down toward Mann Lake then up South Pincers and found some Rasberries and lots of Bear sign. After that we rode down to Bound Lake, checked on the boat and headed back home. Mike and I chatted lots and it was nice to see my old friend again, sometimes an old friend stopping in is just what one needs!!
Bear hunting is on the horizon and the baiting is keeping me busy. Just yesterday I saw a nice sized Sow with twins, sure were looking healthy with their plump bellies. As I walked into a bait called the ROCK, I noticed a hole in the ground about the size of a baseball around. I looked into it and walked past to the bait. After filling the bait, I walked back down the trail, and looked into the hole.
As I got closer towards the hole, I noticed one, two, seven, thirteen and then like 742 of them, a whole SWARM of hornets were buzzing around in the hole working hard at something! Oh my I thought they must have something sweet to chow down on! Interestingly, I did not spend much time at the swarm and quickly got back to the Jeep! As I baited the spot today, I looked again, and sure enough the SWARM was alive and well doing whatever they are doing in that hole!
With Bear hunters starting to come in tomorrow, we will be extremely busy until we end our hunt in late August. We are looking forward to all of our old hunters as well the new who are coming from all over to have an adventure with us! It will certainly be a wild ride and come August 15th, Bear Hunt 2016 will be upon us!
As I try to often, we can not thank you enough for choosing to come and spend time with us at Happy Camp Ontario! Each and everyone of you brings something special to Happy Camp and we are truly grateful for each of you, thank you! Also, thank you to our partners, RayoVac, ThermCell and now ScentLok Enforcer for working with us to make our Hunts the best they can be!
That’s all for now folks, take care, keep in touch and whatcha waiting for, give us a call or shoot us an email today to save your spot to Come and Catch the Good Life with us at Happy Camp Ontario!!!