Ice out update #7

May 11, 2022…heading to higher ground!

Seems our wish for higher lake levels has come true…

…but things could start drying out now! Another Colorado Low coming our way tomorrow (bugger off Colorado!) with some possible intense rain events. Anyways, the dude will abide…..

What I refer to as the “pontoon dock” is looking more like the submarine dock.
The ice is looking black but still hanging in there…..halfway to Gull Rock. Interesting how small Gull Rock is this spring with the high water.
Even the neighbouring island seems to be half its size from last year!
Another perspective….glad most of the docks made it through to this point.
A trumpeter swan seems to like our location. Susanne has taken to calling him/her/it “Swannie”. He has become friends with a lone Canada goose…
The walkway to the floating docks is still dry. In case you were wondering that’s a rogue piece of old floating dock I have secured to shore… was looking to head out to sea!
The Government launch…….plenty of water and still plenty of ice!

My cabin 5 project continues…

…to progress slowly, in between rain storms. Overall things have been delayed and the ice conditions don’t inspire confidence in a normal opener. For that reason we’ve moved our opening week guests into the following week…..glad that everyone was flexible and was willing to make the change! Even if the ice does go out with the rain and wind I think giving it an extra week can only improve the fishing, and for sure it give us a bit of extra time to get things in order. We look forward to having a full camp on May 27th……see some of you then!

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Thank you very much for making my get a way week so enjoyable. Dan and I had a great time. You and Susanne should be commended on how clean and well maintained your cabins and lodge are. I will recommend you to anyone that is looking to go to Canada fishing and I look forward to the time I can come back.

Jody Hansen

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