|Oct 29, 2019Premier Canadian Trophy Grand Slam Outfitter News|
Gangler’s 2019 Season Wrap Up
Gangler’s 2019 fishing season has wrapped up yet another incredible year of great angling – and it was a magnificent year at that! Over 1200 Master Angler fish were caught and released with the largest pike being a 49″ monster and the largest laker, a 44″ beast. Over 100 trophy pike were landed in the 45″- 48″ range and we had over 30 trophy lake trout ranging between 40″- 44″. In fact, the fishing action was so great this year, we had many 100+ fish per days reported and several astounding 200+ fish per days noted – an experience that left our guests shaking their heads in astonishment. With 117 boats on 45 different lakes spread out over our 5.5M acre watershed, it would take many years for a guest to explore all of it !
The 2019 season began with uncommonly low water levels leaving the fish nowhere to hide! As the season progressed, the water kept rising to the point where we had to raise the North Seal River Lodge dock by fall. Based on what we saw leaving in early October, water levels will be excellent for opening next season. Weather-wise, June was uncommon with cold temps suddenly easing into tropical highs in the 80s by the third week. The fishing was absolutely tremendous and our guests displayed Bahamian suntans and great fish stories going home. The weather then cooled and remained on the cool side until mid July. The remainder of July and August were normal, comfortable temps and weather. September was excellent if not a bit on the mild side. The fishing in Manitoba’s Sub-Arctic was quite comfortable !
We had some new additions in 2019. In late July and early August, angler extraordinaire Mike Borger of the Canadian Fishing Guide hosted two weeks at Bain Lake. The weather wasn’t great but the guests seemed to really enjoy the experience, so much so we are repeating it for 2020.
Another new trophy fishing experience we offered in 2019 was our Maria Lake Fall Laker Fishing frenzy. 2019 “Frenzy” fishing guests experienced everything they dreamed of and more as the big lakers flooded into the shallows. Fishing was so incredible we had sold-out The Frenzy in 2020 but by popular demand, we’ve added more Frenzy availabilities to Maria and now at Bain Lake Outpost. Fall trophy fishing and spectacular Northern Lights make for an incredible trip. We’ll have more on the 2019 Frenzy in a later issue of ‘Current’.
I do want to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests who joined us in 2019. From the moment you arrive at Gangler’s, you are part of our ‘family’ and we value your loyalty immensely. And because of you, our repeat clientele ratio has risen again and it’s now up to 70%! I also want to thank our staff for their dedication, hard work, and devotion to our guests. The atmosphere they create is wonderful and our guests compliment us on their dedication time and time again. A great fishing lodge is about great fishing but lodge atmosphere and the combination of great guests and staff made for a truly special season.
A Great Lodge Must Have Great Staff
Our 2019 season featured many new faces. At The North Seal River Lodge we gave a very warm welcome to Dave & Robbie who worked extremely hard this season. Previously camp managers of Maria Lake, their great organization and work ethic kept things running efficiently. Our shore staff led by chef Ben Hunter, assistant chef Cody Sellar and bartender Trinity Cyr ensured our guests had a wonderful 5-star experience.
Our 70% guest return rate is holding true at 70% as we continuously re-booked many of our 2019 guests for 2020!
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