Archive for December, 2010

Ice, Snow and Fishing

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Winter is in full swing now after 8 inches of snow fell in our area yesterday.  Lots of the fluffy white stuff needed to be plowed on the resort.   This was actually a good thing as the snowmobile trails needed a solid base for the groomers to work with.  We would imagine the snowmobiling activity will start picking up this weekend.  A new snowmobiling trail report should be coming in the next day or two.

Last week, ice conditions on Thunder Lake were becoming much better as I measured 7-8 inches pretty consistently throughout our bay and into the channel.  There was only about an inch or 2 of snow cover, so moving around was easy on the ATV.  Had a chance to get out again yesterday and drilled a hole in the middle of the lake in about 50 feet of water and had 10 inches of solid ice.  Some smaller area lakes have measured 12 inches already.  It’s a little more difficult however to get around on the ice on an ATV now because of yesterday’s snowfall.  Better have good tires and/or chains for your wheels if you plan venture out on an ATV.

Haven’t heard much regarding actual fishing reports yet.  Didn’t get out and do any serious fishing yet for myself.  Still waiting to hear some word of mouth reports to pass on to the blog here.  We are noticing that the ice houses are starting to make their way onto the lake.  The snow on the lake now however has made it more difficult now to get houses out on the lake.

We’ll keep you updated!

Happy Holidays to all!

“See You At The Lake”

The Ice Is On…..Finally

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Our bay on Thunder Lake finally froze over completely on December 3rd.  In late November, the ice started to form on the edges, but then a warm front came through and we actually ended up losing some ice.  With the cold temps during the last week, we now have a full sheet.  Thunder is always one of the last lakes to freeze over.  Most other area lakes have been froze now for a week or two.

We took some photos again this year over the last week to show you the gradual freezing process.  I hope to venture out on the ice soon to see how much ice we have.  We’ll keep you updated.

In the mean time, time to start planning your snowmobiling, ice fishing and winter weekend getaways.  Give us a call if you would like to come stay with us this winter.

“See You At The Lake”