Yes that’s right folks…The Fisherbabe is headed to fish Mackay Lake during the Lake Trout Spawn in the first weeks of September. There are a couple of reasons why this lake rocks with the first and most important being the potential for TROPHY LAKERS. There are also big grayling in this lake which excites me more than I can possibly say.
Another rockin’ piece of trivia about this awesome lake is that it is part of the ice road in the hit show “Ice Road Truckers.” Now…I do not know how many of you watch that show, but I am totally hooked on it. I love Lisa who is new to the show this season (which is in Alaska), but I sincerely hope to see her truckin’ on Mackay someday. I am super excited to get to fish in a place where one of my favorite shows was filmed.
Now, I have never been this far North. That’s another reason I am extremely excited about going to this lake. Mackay Lake is only 150 miles from the Arctic Circle and on the tundra. How cool is that????? Also, if there is a clear night, I will finally get to see the famed “Northern Lights” otherwise known as Aurora Borealis. Seeing this natural wonder is on my “To Do Before I Kick It” list, and I am stoked to cross it off. Also, I get to visit Yellowknife which will be pretty special, as well.
The only thing that concerns me at this point is the cold. It is gonna be freeeeeeezing up there at that time of the year. As you all can imagine, this princess is not fond of the cold, and I am pretty sure the cabin walls aren’t painted pink for my pleasure. As of right now, I am pushing the thought of the cold out of my mind…now if I can just get my hubby to quit asking me if I am ready to freeze my a** off, all will be good. I mean…I just have to pack right and I will stay warm…I hope. Maybe I should start packing…
Since becoming a bona-fide fishin’, exploring, and all around adventuresome babe, my idea of what luxury means has changed drastically. I used to think that I could only be happy if my bed was turned down and a mint was cheerfully placed upon my pillow. Now…there is no better feeling than walking into that cabin for the first time and seeing an ancient wood burning stove and a hot shower. You would be surprised at how a hot shower each night and a running indoor toilet can feel like your own little piece of heaven. Fishing has definitely transformed my idea of what is fun!!
There are so many things about this trip that excite me. It will be an adventure, for sure, as I will be exploring and experiencing things that I have not before. I will for sure find out if I am as hard core as I claim to be when I wake up to 35 degree mornings and the guys are waiting for me at the boat. There will be no staying in the cabin if it is too cold and no complaining if it snows. I will be the only woman fishing on this trip, and it is my goal to keep up with the guys. I mean…I have to REPRESENT!!!
I am pretty confident in my ability to out fish them…even if the only pink I see is on my raincoat!! If you wanna check out where I will be spending the first weeks of September (we will be fishing for 8 FULL days!!), check out http://www.truenorthsafaris.com/.
How Lucky Am I…
Lizzy aka The Fisherbabe
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