CHUMMY HAS COME BY HIS LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS HONESTLY AND IN 1956 AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 13 HE STARTED GUIDING GUESTS AT PLUMMER'S GREAT SLAVE LAKE LODGE.
HUNTING AND FISHING HAS BEEN A PART OF PLUMMER'S HISTORY FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS. BOTH PLUMMER GRANDPARENTS WERE CHAMPION MARKSMEN WINNING INTERNATIONAL TRAP & SKEET COMPETITIONS FROM CUBA TO ARGENTINA IN THE 1920'S AND 30'S.
IN THE 1930'S CHUMMY'S GRANDFATHER & FATHER LIVED AND OWNED A POOL HALL IN YELLOWKNIFE. THEY STARTED TO FISH TALTHEILEI NARROWS ON GREAT SLAVE LAKE AT THAT TIME AND EVENTUALLY BUILT A LODGE THERE IN THE 1950'S.
SPORTSWRITERS CLAMBERED TO COVER THIS BREAKING NEWS AND FISHING LURE MANUFACTURERS
WANTED THEIR LURES TO BE PART OF THIS UNCHARTERED TERRITORY.
The Ithica Progressive Minnesota
When Warren Plummer did his first trip to Taltheilei Narrows, Great Slave Lake with his first group of 4 guests flying from Sioux Narrows Ontario to Taltheilei in 1948, the Minnesota newspaper published an editorial diary of the trip.
Northern Miners Use "Chasers" of Ice Cream
Excerpt from Yellowknife newspaper: Miners in Yellowknife may still like the gold old-fashioned fire water that has always flowed freely at mining camps but they are going to be able to wash down the exciting draughts with tasty, cool chasers.
"Recently we flew a ton of soda fountain equipment into Yellowknife and C.C. Plummer is setting it up in his swanky new poolroom at the mining town.
Newspaper - "First Prize for C. C. Plummer ,Field & Stream
C. C. "Chummy" Plummer local sportsman was awarded first prize in Field and Stream's 1942 lake trout contest. The prize is valued at $ 50 and ordinarily comprises $50 of fishing equipment. As this equipment is now difficult to obtain the donors have suggested a war bond instead. Awarding of the prize to Mr. Plummer was made on the basis of a trout weighing 42 lbs. 8 oz. caught in Great Slave Lake
Great Slave Best Trout Lake, It's yours for $ 400
1950 ROD and GUN by Jimmy Robinson
"Great SLave Lake which lies several hundred miles north of Edmonton is the greatest trout lake in America. These were the words of Chummy Plummer, former All -American trapshooter, trapper, hunter, gold miner and angler of note who passed through Minneapolis yesterday.
Newspaper clipping - "Aerial Oddity"
It is easy to see where Chummy gets his passion for pushing the envelope on aircraft innovation. Chummy's Dad Warren made a lot of "firsts" on changing to aircraft.
I Landed a Fighting Char in Icy Arctic Waters
Charles Elliot, Field Editor, Outdoor Life
The Coca Cola Refresher 1964
Excerpt: " I wanted to belong to the most exclusive club in this hemisphere. It consists of those anglers who have caught Arctic char weighing twenty pounds or more. I even had visions of breaking the world record, which in two years has been shattered five times, with the current champion a 27- pounder. This is rather remarkable whe one considers the remoteness and inaccessibility of Arctic char waters, and
that for only about five weeks each summer and fall they may be taken by hook and line as they ascend those fresh water rivers around the Arctic Ocean to spawn."