Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Thanks and I need your help...

Thanks to all of you who showed up at the Tinley Park Sports show. Jillian went on and on about how great it was to see so many of our friends. I was hoping to join her this year but our crazy schedule just would not allow it. Next year!! It is always after this show that our excitement for getting back up to camp really goes to another level. Only 2 more months for us!!! Lots to do before then, however.

We still have a few openings for this summer, so if you have not locked in your week, please contact us anytime. Also, if you know of anyone who might be interested in our type of "fun", please pass our contact info along to them.

Finally, I need some help...I would like to put together another Black Bear Lodge photo book (similar to the one we sell at camp). This new one, however, I want to be about the history of Black Bear Lodge...when/how it was built, who were the previous owners, what the conditions were like, ect.
I am looking for any old  pictures of how the camp used to look back in the day, or any info regarding  how the camp was run or even how the fishing was years ago compared to now.

Here is an example: I personally have talked to a couple of guests who drove the HWY 105 road right after it was opened. It was ALL gravel from Dryden to Red Lake! The camp itself was built some where around the early 1940's and Black Bear Lodge (as we know it) was established in 1950. There have been at least 4 (maybe 5) different owners. I am pretty confident that fishing has always been great.

You can email any pictures or information to us at www.fishblackbear@yahoo.com
If the photos are not in digital form, you can take a non-glare picture of them with your camera or phone and then email or text them to me. Thanks!

This is what the original fish cleaning house looked like many years ago!
Not sure about the year this was taken (around 1977)??