Sharing Your Stories: Dave Flaugher Party

March 8, 2019

We want to share such a nice letter we got from Joe Steele, who flew up to Cairns Lake with the Flaughers & the Wamplers in July. Whether it’s your first or fortieth time fishing in the Canadian wilderness, these lakes will keep surprising you.

Dave, Michelle, & Family,

On behalf of the entire Flaugher party, we would like to say thank you to your entire staff. This was our 6th trip with Nestor Falls Fly-In Outposts, and we’re never disappointed. From the guys that work on the dock loading the planes to the pilots to the owners, you are all awesome! We appreciate your focus on customer service and dedication to making sure that each and every one of us has a phenomenal fly-in experience. This certainly does not go unnoticed!

Now to the fishing! We have previously been to Malaher and Larus with some spectacular days on those lakes releasing upward of 150 Walleye per boat per day. But, in the last 40 years or so, we have never experienced Pike fishing like we did on this trip. Our group of 6 released 38 Northern over 36″ with only a few of us really concentrating on finding the big Pike. Additionally, 3 of those pike were over 40″. I (Joe) took the largest one at 43.5″. There were also 2 – 40.5″ Northern caught by Joe and Ron Wampler (both first timers). Dave and Gary Flaugher also caught fish over 40″ over the past couple of years.

We are certainly glad that you have a 99 year lease on this lake as it will take that long to get us to leave it!

Thanks again for everything! 2 in 20! (this means we plan on booking 2 trips in 2020!)

I just wanted to add that all these trophy fish were *successfully* released to fight another day!

We never get tired of hearing about your fishing stories. A big thanks to the Flaugher party for sharing their story with us and an even bigger thanks for choosing to fly with us again this year.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please email it to

Escape to the Wilderness!

Dave, Michelle & Jon

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