Wed night was nice & calm so we grabbed some old anchors, buoys & rope. The ice moves & destroys some buoys so it’s important to check them to see if some need to be moved or replaced. We usually have 20-24 buoys out to make for safe conditions on Cedar Lake for our guests & other folks on the lake. Structure is great for fish but not so great for boats. The water stayed calm for us when putting out buoys but we ran out good light so we’ll make a run another night.
May 17, 2012
May 15, 2012
The time is ticking away for completing projects & painting before guests arrive for the opening of walleye season on May 19th. It has been dry & warm so we have been able to take advantage of the weather & get some painting done. Ice out caused damage at the dock by the big unit so that took quite a bit of time to repair but it’s all set & ready for guests. It’s hard to believe that some fishermen said they didn’t want to come for the opener because it is too cold. The forecast is calling for 82 degrees on Saturday! Of course, it will be cooler on the water but that is still pretty nice for May. Still not much for rain but they are calling for a good shower on Friday.
We’re looking forward to having guests in camp & hearing all their fish tales. Here we go for 2012! Jerry & Ellie
May 10, 2012
We arrived at camp on April 26th to find no snow, no ice. Folks in the area say the ice was out on Cedar Lk on March 2th or 28th which is the earliest ever. Not wanting to see the water to warm too soon, we weren’t happy to hear that but the weather has been cool ever since that early ice out so the water temp is slowly warming as we like to see it happen. All in pretty good order over the winter but did have dock damage at the house dock with ice out. Jerry has worked on it quite a bit & it’s just about in order. Of course, he had to have some help from his right hand man (woman).
The loons have returned to the bay & we are enjoying their calls. On a sad note we found the remains of a deer by cabin #11 & haven’t seen any of our deer in the campground which is a given when we first arrive. We think the wolves have taken out our “pet” deer.
This time of the year is “Hockey Night in Canada” so after a hard day of work we are taking in the Stanley Cup Playoffs while relaxing. Opener is fast approaching so we’ll keep at it to have everything in order when our first guests arrive on May 19th.
Jerry & Ellie