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Gods Lake Haven: Blog

232 Pike

Think 232 northern pike on a 5 day trip for a pair of Texans is a great trip, how about in one day……Carl Alford and Bill Putnam did just that, and on their last day to cap a great trip – great fishing and great weather!

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Pike Mania

Last day for the Texans, Carl Alford and Bill Putnam, how did they want to spend it….on the pristine but challenging Gods River trying for the legendary large brook trout, or chasing the plentiful northern pike. Yep, they opted for the pike action and let their friend Len Batcha  spend his final day doing battle with trophy brook trout. [&hellip

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Pair of Pike

Everything’s bigger in Texas? Well Carl Alford, part of the Len Batcha group of Texans doesn’t think so, with partner Robert Klein, another 100 fish day with many trophy northern pike landed, including a double header of masters!

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Pike Peak

With extraordinary pike fishing the past week, with the arrival of the Len Batcha group from Texas, would 100 pike per boat per day continue?  Not only did the fast and furious action continue, with each boat landing over 75 pike the first afternoon of fishing, numerous pike in the high 30’s  and lower 40’s  were netted, [&hellip

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Brook Trout Bounty

Last day and their choice was the very challenging Gods River; with guide David McKay at the helm, James and son Jade were treated to rapids not for the faint of heart.  Travelling another 12 miles  past the treacherous 6 mile rapids, would their streak of novice luck continue…..would they be rewarded with golden hued treasure? [&hellip

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Northern Pike Aplenty

Almost novice fishermen James and son Jade from Fairview, Alberta listened well to the instruction from their guides Bobby in the morning and Kevin  in the afternoon; their reward, 130 northern pike and walleye the first day; with many of the pike in the high 30’s and even some masters in the 40’s. First time at [&hellip

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Walleye War

Coming from Gettysburg, Norm had some thoughts of wars past, but not on a fishing trip to Canada.  Gods River is one of the top 5 brook trout fisheries in the world   but Norm did not  realize it is also a great walleye and pike fishery, and using the current to their advantage,  these hefty fish can provide [&hellip

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Brook Trout Blast

With hooks traded from another client at the lodge, would first time brook trout fisherman Brian from Pennsylvania and his uncle David have success.  His guide, David McKay, was confident, the sky was clear, the lake was calm…..the river always a challenge  but inviting.  By afternoon a multitude of trout were landed, including 10 masters, talk about [&hellip

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Pike Power

Would the charm of the brook trout pass on to northern pike for Brad and son David of Fargo, North Dakota?  Early August and the cabbage patches were coming into prime, the rewards were a multitude of fat and scrappy northern pike, easily the heaviest pike per inch they had ever caught – Gods Lake [&hellip

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Father and Son Brook Trout Masters

Would Brad experience the trill of sharing with his son the experience of David catching his first master brook trout on the Gods River, as he did himself years ago.  The afternoon was wearing on, David had caught his first beautiful golden walleye and had a 20 minute tug of war with a large pike, yet the brook [&hellip

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Brad’s Trio of Trout

A thirty, a forty and a fifty pound trout in one afternoon – and 32 degree Caribbean weather and dead calm waters.  Part of the Kevin Rome group from Calgary, Brad Fedora caught probably the largest fresh water fish he will ever catch.  The rest of the group did almost as well, Kevin sight casting a [&hellip

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Guides Day Off

So what does a fishing guide do on his day off – fish some more!  The rushing rapids and unforgiving rocks and  currents of the pristine Gods River is challenging at the best of times, now Adam and Lance faced relentless winds as well; there is no room for error navigating this mighty rock strewn river. “After all these rapids we [&hellip

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Old Friends Unite

Mitch Peters and Murray Olson; our friendship has spanned over 3 decades. It was great to spend  a bit of time with old friends, Mitch a laugh a minute, Murray a bit more serious, especially at the cribbage table;  Mitch might have out fished Murray – maybe, but Murray won hands down at the card table.  We were [&hellip

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Gods Lake Haven Opens

Here we are, a group of excited guys and we have just landed on our airstrip, much drier than we anticipated, but a close inspection of the main lodge and buildings unveiled the daunting task ahead of us.  Roofs, floors, generators, water works, septic, boats, motors, and more;  those were the areas we knew needed TLC, [&hellip

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Brook Trout Bonanza

Thought 10  brook trout over 20″ on a fly rod was a good day; the next trip on Gods River, Al Keffen and son Darien  hooked 28 in fast water and managed to land 18 beautiful fat brook trout  up to 24 inches in length, with most over 20 inches

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Father and Son Final Day on Gods River

I awakened to the rumble of thunder and raindrops dancing on the metal roof, 5:00 am and I decided to stay in bed a few more minutes, the downpour subsiding to a light refreshing drizzle. By 7:30 it was breaking and Al Keffen and son Darien from Innisfail, Alberta elected to spend their last day on the [&hellip

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Walleye Wonder

Golden and gleaming, non stop action on trophy sized walleyes, many clients releasing over 100 fish a day

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Bow River Substitute

Al Keffen and son Darien, from north of Calgary, fled the flooded waters  of southern Alberta to challenge the legendary Gods River Brook Trout.  Another 28 degree clear and sunny day,  11 fat and feisty beauties were landed, all over 20`inches. 

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Lodge Luxe

Before we opened the lodge for the season plans were already in the works to construct a solid dining table where guests could come together at the end of the day and share their stories and enjoy a good meal. We put 100 year old planks cut from a larch tree on the plane and it [&hellip

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Legendary Lake Trout

Guide Adam Ryan succeeded in tiring out Don and Dennis from northern Alberta with 22 Lake Trout after lunch; that evening he took out Rick and son Tim for another 17 landed. 

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