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As the last week of August kicks off we wrap up a week that was short on great weather – kind of a gloomy week, finding us often wishing it would just let loose and rain, rather than threaten to rain for hours on end. When the sun did poke through things warmed up quickly. Last Saturday night it looked like it might be a great week for muskies as 16 year old Justin Fuller boated his 46″ personal record… Read More »
“Is it gonna rain?” That was the question of the week. As June 21st found us already 50% over our usual June rainfall total, with 2 of those 6 inches falling last week, the Local Weather Radar was the most popular webpage. Hard to make one blanket statement about the fishing because those who did the best were the ones that raced out each time weather conditions improved, having their best luck just prior to the approaching rain. For example,… Read More »
The consensus is in: Once the ice finally left the lake, the fish were ready to eat. We appreciate the business of those who spent the past weekend at the resort, and the reports at check-out were much the same. As John Tasky reported, they had a good time, they ate fish and they each had a limit to take home. Just what we like to hear! Some of our guests told us about the following fish they caught: 27.5″… Read More »
Everett Bay is down to just the stubborn remnants that the wind decided to deliver right to the resort shoreline. The first two pictures are from the east end of the bay near the narrows, with open water as far as the eye can see! The 3rd picture is the same location on Big Bay, that yesterday had all this dark ice off in the distance before the wind brought it toward the end of the peninsula. Black as can… Read More »
With winds from the southeast prevailing, the current from the ice free Everett Bay narrows had begun to work on the Big Bay ice, which has become increasingly black over the past few days. Thunderstorms on the way, so we’ll see what happens to that already fragile ice. This is the view from the end of the Everett Bay peninsula looking out toward Big Bay and Jack Rabbit island.
Everett Bay ice proved stubborn over the weekend, but it has made great progress in the last day. While the area in front of the resort was about clear, a wind shift this afternoon brought the south shore ice our direction, and boy is it thin. Just like crushed ice as it comes toward shore. We scoped out some other areas, and the Everett Bay narrows are wide open with a nice flow of water heading into Big Bay. There… Read More »
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Even with bright sunny days, the trail conditions have been fantastic thanks to the last bout of snow that top dressed things nicely. Great melting progress is being made as the mounds of plowed snow once piled about as high as we can remember slowly lose some of their volume.
Lake Vermilion Ice Out 2014 – As the calls have begun, curiosity got the best of us and we did a little research to see what the long term spring weather forecast for Lake Vermilion and the rest of the area looks like. As you might guess, March continues to show colder than average temps, making it a fitting end to a cold and snowy winter. APRIL LOOKS BETTER. According to the forecasting models, predictions are for an April with… Read More »
We are happy to make our way to the Sioux Falls, SD Sportsmen’s Show at the SF Arena & CC. Day 2 kicks off at noon today, and looking over the various Show Features, can’t help but smile when recalling the fun Eric & Val had at the shows as youngsters while taking in things such as the “Great Bear Show,” “Fur-Ever Wild,” and the Live Trout Pond. They probably had the most fun on their tireless jaunts to walk… Read More »