February 20, 2018
First of all, sorry for the long delay between posts. We are still figuring out the new site, but have made a lot of progress and I hope to start posting at least weekly!
The weather has been sporadic here this year but the one theme that stands out is COLD! We have had warmer days thrown in the mix but generally it has been very cold and very windy. Snowfall is a little lower than average but the forecast is calling for more so we may catch up to seasonal averages. It’s hard to say right now, but based on the high water levels last fall and decent snowfall this winter, we should have high water in the spring.
Ice fishing has remained good all winter. In February the trout fishing slows down at my ice hut on Paguchi, which gives us a reason to travel to some other lakes. The lake trout remain hungry in other lakes so we target those as well as walleye and brook trout. There is no shortage of water around us so we try to explore new lakes as we can.
This past weekend was the annual Poker Run. A snow machine ride from Ignace to the White Otter Castle and back. We attended and had a great time. The weather was beautiful for the 60 mile ride, and over 120 riders attended.
Our Christmas mail out is finished and sent out thanks to help from Mom, Hali’s mom Yvonne, and Colleen. Hopefully everyone gets a calendar, and if not please do not hesitate to email us your mailing address and we will send one your way.
A friend of mine who works for the MNRF flew over camp a few days ago and took this pic for us. Looks like everything at camp is wintering well.
We hope everyone is doing well and staying warm this winter!