Two years ago at the St. Judes fund raiser silent auction, I was the lucky winner of a gift certificate to Pasha Lake Cabins…
Previously I had seen the show that James Holst has filmed up there and thought that it looked like an awesome trip. Well shortly after that, my wife and I attended the St. Judes fund raiser, and there at one of the tables is a Gift certificate To Pasha Lake Cabins. I entered a bid,and I won. That is where this adventure started.
For two years I had tried to make various plans to go with each attempt failing for one odd reason or another,luckily for me on the other side of this story was Chad & Michelle Thompson, owners of Pasha Lake Cabins. Their patience and willingness to help us arrange this trip is second to none, and greatly appreciated by my son Corey and I.
On Sept 3rd, my son and I packed the truck and headed out at 3:00 am and started our trip to Pasha Lake Cabins,it wasn’t long after we started our journey that we realized how special a trip this was starting out to be. We hit the North-Shore of Lake Superior just as dawn stated to break, on this cool morning there was a fog that was rising of the lake that hid the waters but revealed the true beauty of the Lake Superiors Islands and bays.
We witnessed a pair of timber wolves standing on a rock outcrop along the road as we passed through the town of Grand Marais. Could it get any better? It surely did… As we crossed the US Canadian border it did not take us long to realized that we were headed out on an adventure into a land that has withstood the test of time. As we passed though this part of the Canadian wilderness it was one spectacular scene after another, the trip up Highway 11 and along the palisades, waterfalls, tall timber forests, will never be forgotten.
We arrived at the resort and promptly unpacked and arranged all our gear for the coming days of fishing. On the first day of fishing with all our gear and minnows in tow Chad sent us to a Lake called Tyroll, we caught quality fish all day and only left because we ran out minnows. We caught our largest fish of the week on this day a 23.5”beauty.
A jig and minnow combo from Dean’s Tackle Shop, and B-Fishin Custom Jigs put all our fish in the boat,the most productive colors were two tone black and purple, black, and white jigs. This was a continuos theme all week, there are far to many lakes in this area to name each and every lake we fished, we caught fish all day. (insert a wink and a nod here! Chad I think you know what I mean!) To be able to go to a new Lake each and every day, one you have never been to before, one that is as wild as time began, and to be the only boat on that lake, and to go out and and catch multitudes of walleye each day, well I just can’t say enough.
However I do have to mention one spectacular Guided trip we took with Chad, and several good friends we made at the resort. That trip across Lake Nippigon and up to the Little Jackfish River will forever leave a mark on my soul. I suddenly had this wave of emotions roll over me knowing that this land is truly special.
This is truly God’s county!
I think the good Lord has forgotten to feed his walleye’s up there because they will eat all that you can feed them.
I need to give Chad a special shout out.Thanks for the time you put into making sure that all your customers were treated first class.
To all, I would highly recommend and encourage a trip to Pasha Lake Cabins.
Thank You Chad and Michelle
Jeffrey and Corey Huberty