Bearskin’s former fishing guide, Mark, would sometimes return from a fishing trip on East Bearskin Lake grumbling about it being like “fishing on the Dead Sea.” This was in spite of the fact that he almost always came back with a nice stringer of fish. The lake has always had a good supply of fish, but sometimes catching those fish has taken a little extra sffort. Plus, some years the fishing is just better than other years.
So far, this is a very good fishing year. It’s been a cool start to the season, with many folks saying we’re 2 weeks behind the normal fishing schedule. That just means that the easy fishing season could extend farther into the summer.
This year Bearskin has a great new fishing guide, Curtis Blake. Curtis has lived on the Gunflint Trail for 20 years, where he was taught to fish by his father, Mike Berg, the owner/operator of Seagull Fishing Camp. Curtis has been fishing area lakes almost all his life. He’s been successfully guiding on Sag, Seagull and Northern Lights Lakes for the past 5 years. Curtis is knowledgeable, articulate and helpful.
If you haven’t hired a guide before on a Bearskin visit, this might be a great year to do so. The fishing has been excellent, if you know where to find them and what to use on this lake. Many guests hire the guide when they first get to Bearskin so they can find out right away where the fish are hiding, then continue to use that knowledge all week on their own.
Our rates for guided fishing trips can be found at here. If you think you’ll want a guided trip with Curtis, call our front desk to schedule it now so you’re sure to get the times and dates that you want.