Hmmmm…muskie?

Mike Boyer with what may be a muskie caught a few weeks ago. The only unequivocal way to tell if it is a Northern Pike or a Muskie is by counting the pores on the underside of the lower jaw since both pike and muskie are known to present clear and spotted patterns....

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Hope Swims Eternal

Jerime Williams caught this young lake trout which had no clipped fins indicating that it is of natural reproduction. Reports from town indicated that others have been catching small lakers as well, all without clipped fins. Young fish are an encouraging sign...

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Counting the Days

I get it now. Why he started counting the days as soon as he left this place. There is magic here. I see it on the lake and in the trees and breathe it on the air. I hear it in the loon's call. But also, I see it in the guests and how the magic sets in after a couple...

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A Season at Light Speed!

Greetings everyone! After focusing on our guests while learning the intricosies of running the camp (along with spotty internet service), we are finally back to the blog! Sorry to have been away for so long! Our guests have continued to be great and so has the...

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Recycle Your Newspapers here!

We have had some beautiful sunny days here at Bow Narrows, but our nights have been quite chilly. This morning is our first A.M. double-digit Celsius temps. So we need to increase the supply of newspapers for starting fires in the wood stoves. If you are coming, even...

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“You lookin’ at me?” (Bull moose sighting)

One of our guests John Andrews took this photo of a bull moose he saw on Red Lake Road between Ear Falls and Red Lake. The moose's antlers are in velvet which means that they are growing in. To keep from damaging new antlers, bull moose don't move around much when...

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And We’re Off!

The 2017 season is officially underway! Starting yesterday, Brian has now boated in all of our first week's guests on the Lickety Split. The weather is gorgeous and the guests are out catching their first Red Lake fish of the season. In the kitchen, Joanne's first...

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What’s up, dock?

It's the eve before our first 2017 guests arrive here at Bow Narrows. In between getting the boats in tip-top shape, Brian tried a few casts from one of our docks. Low and behold, 5 casts later, a 38" Northern Pike...very well fed. Check it out! And it's not the first...

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We’re Here!

Welcome to the first blog entry from the Spillar family at Bow Narrows Camp! We are so excited to be here at camp, learning everything we can from Dan and Brenda. 50-plus years is a lot of great experience for us to draw from, and we are so thankful to have their...

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