Ice out update: April 12, 2014



Some warm weather this past week has taken it’s toll on the snow.  You can actually see some grass here and there.  Gull rock is showing it’s face and the gulls have arrived back from wherever they winter.  We’ve even seen the odd flock of geese flying about.  The lake has taken on a very slushy tone and I’ve avoided the temptation of getting stuck in it.  Right now we are into a cooling trend….things might firm up enough to catch a few perch tomorrow.



At least the road looks bare.  It also looks frozen on this cool Saturday morning.  Some snow in the forecast for today.  It looks like a good weekend to work on my taxes (or not!).

There’s still some dates open in the ice out contest.  Give me a shout if you feel lucky!

7 thoughts on “Ice out update: April 12, 2014

  1. Gord,
    I love these updates. I finally got around to raking some leaves to unearth some emerging flowers. Of course now we are expecting another cold blast as well. I can’t wait to have you regale us with tales of the winter of 2013-2014. You obviously had lots of time on your hands and our expectations for improvements are very high. Like the perchmaster, I am happy to see you honing your perch catching skills.

    1. Yes, Andy. I love it when Gord regales us with stories such as the “Back-in-the-Day” trilogy. Stories like these fill in a lot of gaps and help me understand how he became the man he is today. I feel much more accepting and tolerant of his behavior now. It’s like a heavy burden has been lifted from my shoulders. Now I’m inspired to do some sharing of my own on this blog.

    1. They fished a bunch of lakes. I believe they caught the musky on Dinorwic Lake. They also fished Cedar, Lake of the Woods and Shoal Lake. I think Pete Maina also caught a musky on Lake of the Woods.

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