August 27, 2019 – Starting to feel like fall!
Well for the last couple of days the temperatures have dipped into the 50 to 60 range and the weather has been a rainy and windy. This was especially unfortunate for me yesterday as I had an appointment in Dryden to take my final motorcycle road test and had to drive there in the rain. We have a very complicated graduated licensing system in Ontario that means a written test, followed by another written test and a road test, and then a final road test. Well after having my license for 5 years I am finally done the last road test and have my full license. I rode over with a lady from town who also had her test, and fortunately the rain held off for most of the ride there and for our tests, but it did rain pretty good on the ride home. I have nothing but great things to say about Cabela’s Guidewear rain suits, as that is what I wore over my leather and despite not having a windshield on the bike, was bone dry when we got home.
As for the fishing, the walleye are actively feeding on the reefs, but seem to be scattered. Occasional schools can be found feeding and large numbers are produced when they are, but it takes jumping from spot to spot quite a bit to find them. In the meantime it seems a couple walleye are caught at every location, and that is about it. I was at the Rapids at the north end of the lake last week and we were able to produce some really good numbers! Most were smaller in the 13-15″ range but a number of 16-20″ fish were also caught with a couple exceeding that. I also lost about a 24-25″ right at the side of the boat. It was definitely a fun day.
The new shop beside the lodge is just about finished! All but the finishing work on the two rooms inside is complete, and I have been able to start moving my tools and spare parts back in and getting organized. Having room to work and lots of shelf space has been absolutely AMAZING! I am thrilled to have the new shop already, and it has only been a week or so. I haven’t been great with progress pics so I will post some on here of the start to finish build.
If you need me, I’ll be in my shop!