They each got a brook trout over 5 lbs. Dick had a 6 and 7 pounder. Jane had one just under 6 pounds. They caught 25 fish over three days. Dick got the most and the biggest brook trout, but Jane still managed to get a dandy 12 lb laker. Not bad for people who just turned 80 years old. I was glad to see them this spring as it wasn't about the fishing as much as it was to just actually see them. We had nice weather and Dick requested bacon, eggs and home fries for shore lunch. And I have to admit, it was one of the better shorelunches I have ever had. These two people have been blessed with a reputation for people who love fishing and the outdoors and each other. As long as you two continue to come fishing, I will continue guiding. My family looks forward to your visits. I have said in the past about Dick and Jane being apart of our family. My wife and children enjoy visiting with them when I guide them when they come. As I am typing this for Barry, thank you for the Nutter Butters. We all hope to see you in September. May the Lord bless you this summer
Dick and Jane, once again came in September. They only managed nine fish over two days as a thunderstorm took away their third day of fishing. But in the first two days, they caught nine brook trout with five over 22 inches was right behind her with a seven pounder. I am not sure who is spoiled more, Dick and Jane with their big fish or my family with their gifts. Either way, everyone seems to be happy. Have a good winter and a Merry Christmas and with God's grace we will see you in the spring.
Rick and Lucy came for three days. Rick is Dick and Jane’s son. Rick still has not beat his mom and dad yet
as they both have a bigger brook trout over 7 pounds. But yet, Rick managed one over six pounds and
that is still quite a limit to be set.
Rick and Lucy had 31 brook trout, three over 22 inches. Rick caught the biggest one at 24.5 inches which
is good for 6.25 pounds. His wife Lucy
had two over five pounds. They were a
delight to guide. I wish them well and I
will see them again. By the way, not many women can brag of a brook trout over
five pounds to their name, but Lucy did it, twice.
I first met Dick Bjorem at a Walleye tournament in Dubreuilville, Ontario. He saw the brook trout sticker on the side of
my boat as I was also a brook trout guide in Nipigon. At that walleye tournament, Dick and his partner
finished in fourth and my partner and I finished in ninth. Dick took my name and number and brought his
wife Jane brook trout fishing on the Nipigon system. After their first trip, they came a second
time and have been coming twice a year for the last six years. Jane, Dick’s wife, has always managed to
catch the big one while Dick catches the most.
These people have found a way into my heart as they always go out
despite wind, rain, snow, water spouts and thunderstorms. Jane never stops fishing until lunch is
ready. They are now respectively 78 and
77 years old. I have never met a couple
that reminds me so much of my own mother and father. This year they did not get any monsters, but
managed to catch 16 brook trout and tied 8 each. Once again, Jane got the biggest. As you can see from these photos, out of their
16 fish, the majority of the fish were between 20 and 22 inches. Dick and Jane have been spoiled over the
years as they have both caught multiple fish over 5 lbs.
I want to thank Dick and Jane for making me
look good and for showing a zest for life.
My family welcomes you into our family as things have progressed into
more than just guiding. My children and
my wife and I think of you as more than customers and welcome you into the family
of big brook trout. We hope that you
will have extended time to continue this journey of life. You have taught me a lot about family and I
have shared with you about my own family.
I have learned over the years that you don’t have to be related to share
the same beliefs. May God bless you and
keep you ready for next year.
Well Ron was back again. This time he was Ron Senior, his dad. The fishing was tough, but they both managed to the biggest brook trout of their lives. Ron Senior got one just under 5 lbs. And Ron got a monster, just over 24 inches with a whopping 17 inch girth. Good for 8 lbs 2 ozs. Way to go Ron. Ron also managed a monster lake trout that was 20 lbs. Ron's brook trout is now the biggest of any of my customers, a new benchmark.
Well Dick and Jane were here and it was a tough bite. They only caught 11 fish over three days, but they did manage 5 over 5 lbs with Dick catching the biggest just over 6 lbs. I don't ever recall when so few fish were caught, yet they still managed to get a 5 lb plus brookie with every second fish caught. Way to go Dick and Jane!