Uncharted Territory. Familiar Waters.
April 7, 2018
Dave and I owe everything we have to bad weather. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? But, in a way, it’s the truth. You see, it all started over 33 years ago when Dave was flying in the Red Lake area trapping minnows. When the weather took a turn for the worse, Dave was forced to make an impromptu landing at Larus Lake. The guests staying at the cabin were heading out to fish and Dave decided to join in.
What a sight!
The surface of the water was covered in ciscoes and created a feeding frenzy for the Walleyes below. Dave caught a 2lb. Walleye. Then a 3lb. Walleye. Then a 10 lb. Walleye. Then another. And another. And another. After catching and releasing numerous Walleye the weather cleared, and Dave continued on to Keeper Lake to pick up his load of minnows.
From that day forward, every time he flew over Larus Lake Dave dreamed about fishing there again.
[A few years later] when we were in negotiations for the outpost at Herod Lake, Dave took our son, Jon, fishing there. Being 200 miles north of Nestor Falls it wasn’t easy to get to and as a result, hadn’t been fished much before. Jon had never experienced anything like it. Jon came home with amazing stories about fishing with his Dad—stories he still talks about today. It was the same rush and excitement that Dave felt that day fishing in Larus Lake.
Dave and I always knew we had something special with our lakes. That’s why over 29 years ago we were the first in our industry to implement the Catch & Release policy on all of our lakes. We wanted our customers to have the same amazing fishing experience that brought us to where we are today. This visionary policy has served us well throughout the years and has allowed Nestor Falls Fly-In to continuously provide world-class fishing for our customers.
Escape to the Wilderness
Dave, Michelle & Jon