Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ray does it again!!!!!

Well Ray,Harvey and Neil came back for another round of Brook Trout fishing. Ray and Harvey came last year and brought Neil along this year. The weather was dicey but we did manage to put 3 monsters in the boat. Ray matched his personal best from last year with another 25 incher and a 6lb 8ozer as a kicker!!!!!! Harvey also caugh a Brookie over 6lbs. Neil caught some nice fish as well. Once again you guys were a great group to Guide. Have a great Winter and I look forward to seeing you next year.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The usual, almost......

Well dick and Jane were here again and as usual they provided me with some nice pics. They did catch 3 over 5lbs topping out at 6lbs. Jane missed a real big one1!! Sorry Jane you can't get them all.  Have a great fall and I will see you in the spring!!!!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Top 10 at KRWT

Well what a way to end my Walleye Tournament season!!! The year started with a 2nd place finish with my Dad at the FLWC. The Kapuskasing River Walleye Tournament was the last stop for Simeon and I on the circuit and we came in 9th place, our 1st time on the podium together and he is only 9 years old. We could have won many times over but our "little" mistakes cost us in the end. On day 1 dad lands a 7lber 20 minutes in and follows that with a 3.5lber(over 10lbs at 9:30am) We could not get 4 unders and only handed in 2 fish for the day. OUCH!!! We were in 24th place. Day 2 saw us with 6 fish good for 13.5lbs and we moved up to 9th place and missed first place by 5 lbs. (our 4 little ones) We ended up only handing in 8 fish for the weekend but still had 24lbs. We won $450 . Sim also caught our biggest fish on day 2 just under 4 lbs. He was The net man on the 7lber as well. It was a great year for me as 3 generations of Laukkanens made it on the podium. Way to go Dad and Sim!!!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

another story

Well I took a regular customer out again and we had a good time. The Brook Trout fishing was tough and we only caught 1, but we hammered the Walleye and Tory was the champ. I am not sure why everyone is catching more fish than me but oh well. Way to go guys!!!!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New standards are set

Well I guided a regular and his son and we had a good time out there. Ron caught his 6 lber and also put 5 over 22 in the boat in 1 day. His Son Craig also caught 2 over and this was in the same day. We ended up boating25 with 9 over 22 in 1 day. We also hammered the Walleye and Ron was the champ, way to go Ron!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Geraldton and trip

It has been along time since the Geraldton Walleye Tournament. Sim and I had a rogh time as we missed a big walleye on day one right at the boat(5-6lbs) we would have had big fish of the day and  in the top 10 in standings. Oh well that is the way it goes. We had a great time there and our accomadations were fantastic. We will be back next year. The boat then sat for 3 weeks and last week we finally made it out fishing and had shore lunch for the 1st time this year. My youngest son Jacob also caught his 1st fish a Pike . Way to go Jake!!!
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Son and I learned some things at the Dubreuilville Fathers Day Derby

Well I was not sure what to post about our trip to Dubreuilville Derby so I will just stick to the facts and share some of what we learned. I first went to this town 20 years ago and wore a Toronto Maple leafs hat and this town is all about the Montreal Canadians. I told people for many years that this town was not nice to English out of towners who are Leaf fans. I have been back fishing their Derby now for the last 3 years and WOW have things changed! This town is now very tourist friendly and the people there have treated us well except for a few bad apples, but this is true any where you go. I would like to thank the organizers and volunteers of this Derby as once again they did a great job. Way to go! My Son and I had some troubles but we were still able to fish and my Son handled our issues well. There were some who helped us out as well and I would like to thank those who gave us words of encouragement and helped us out. On day 1 we only caught 1 fish that was 19 inches and it weighed 2.13 pounds. On day 2 we caught 4 fish with the biggest being 18 inches and 3 small ones (none over 16inches) and our total weight was 3.04 pounds for a total of 5.17 pounds for the weekend. The weekend before My Dad and I fished the Frazer Lake Walleye Classic and handed in 6 fish with 2 over 18". Our biggest was 27" followed by a 21" we also had 18", 17.5", 17", 16", 16" for a total weight of  just under 13 pounds. Our 21 incher was 2.4 pounds and the 27 incher was under 5lbs????? I find this interesting. I guess the fish are fatter in Dubreuilville. Some of the issues we had in Dubreuilville was people "bugging us" and my Son was upset but he was happy to be in the Derby. Some people don't like his Dad and bugging a child is wrong. Isaiah Chapter 11 Verse 6 says. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Mathew Chapter 18 Verse 1-7 says.At this time the disciples came to Jesus, saying "Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midstof them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. "And whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."Woe to the world because of offences! For offences must come, but woe to that man by whom the offences comes!

I am not a perfect man and I still make mistakes in life, for those who know me well I once was a very wild man and comited great sins before the Lord. Jesus has changed my life for the better , but I still struggle with some of my old ways. If I have hurt anyone reading this I am sorry. My children are teaching me to not carry grudges and to love my foes, but I am still trying to get it right. I am a blessed man even though I don't deserve it, but that is the Power of Jesus Chist who forgives all sins if we are willing to repent and humble ourselves. I hope this post is a blessing to someone and I am looking forward to my next Tournament with my Son.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's day Derby

Well we are getting ready for the Father's Day Tournament in Dubrieville and I am fishing with my Son again and we will have a great time and a nice Family trip as my wife and other children are all going. Last weekend the Lord Jesus Christ blessed my Dad and myself with a great day on the water and I know he will watch over me and my Family once again on this adventure. We are looking forward to this trip as we have not been out very much this year and have not eaten any Walleye yet. Giddy up!!!!!
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Just a story or two

Well back in May I took my 2 boys out for an evening fish for Brook Trout and we landed 2 fish. My oldest son Simeon caught his new personal best with a 23 incher that was 5 pounds 12 ounces way to go Sim!!! He is only 9 years old and now has 2 over 5 lbs,Dad also caught a 5lber. The next adventure was with my Dad as we fished the Frazer Lake Walleye Classic in Nipigon and we had a great day placing 2nd and winning $2000. I have fished this Derby 4 years with my dad and we have been in the top 10 3 out of 4 years way to go Dad!!!! This derby has some very good fishermen in it every year and I would like to congratulate Roger Mayer and Tom Friday for just beating us out for 1st place and the biggest fish. Way to go guys!!!! Sorry no pics.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Super Jane does it again!!!!!!

Well I have done another group and Jane and Dick are getting spoiled with Big Brookies once again. We put 18 in the boat over 3 days with 3 over 22 inches and Jane tied her personal best with a 25 inch monster good for 7 pounds 8 ounces. Dick had 2 over 5 lbs and I cost him a nice one, sorry Dick. Jane has caught more big Brook Trout than any other customer that I have guided, she has 6 over 24 inches with me. Way to go Jane!!!! This husband and wife team have been fishing together for over 50 years and it shows in their success I look forward to our next adventure.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

out in the cold......

Well I did my first group of the year and it was cold. Al and Dirk came a long way for 2 fish over 4 days. Dirk caught both fish and Al got skunked. Maybe theese 2 "boys"  will have some better luck next time.
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