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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.

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Bird’s Eye View Of Thunder Lake

Friday, August 6th, 2010

We had the luxury of hosting a pilot this week who actually flew his own plane into Longville and then drove to visit us at Thunder Lake Lodge.  We would like to thank Danny & Doris for the great photos they took of Thunder Lake Lodge from the air.  Thought we would share them with you.  For those of you that have been here before, you will have an appreciation and understanding of the water color from the photos.  Enjoy:

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Timberwolf Sighting

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Back in early August, our guests in Cottage #7 had an extraordinarily rare encounter on their drive back from town on County Road #7, only a couple miles away from Thunder Lake Lodge.  One person in the car pointed out the gray wolf on the side of the road.  So they got as close as they thought they could get to take a picture.  After taking the first photo, they decided to try get a little closer and get an even better photo.  Amazingly, the wolf did not run as they approached closer.  Apparently, the wolf didn’t really pay much attention to them.  I still have yet to see a wolf myself, although I know there are plenty in the area as our deer hunters in November see them quite frequently.

Thanks for the photos, Dolan family!

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Scenes From TLL

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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Fun on the Sandbar!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Thunder Lake has a sandbar that many our guests frequent throughout the summer.  It’s an area in the main basin of the lake where anchored boats and pontoons from all over the lake congregate to socialize, swim, grill out, play games and just flat-out relax and enjoy the sun.  Here are some photos of the fun from a couple weeks ago:

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Scenes From TLL

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

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Scenes From TLL

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Here are some recent random photos of our guests enjoying Thunder Lake Lodge from the last week:

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Wood Duck Hatch!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

In the spring of 2008, we built and put up a wood duck house on the red pine in front of Cottage #7 & Cottage #8.  However, we didn’t get any nesting takers.  This spring, I went up and put in new bedding in the house with hopes it would attract a female wood duck for nesting.  After a few days, we began to see activity in the house and soon thereafter, there were 9 eggs.

Two days ago, I checked to see if they had hatched again and they hadn’t.  Today, our guests notified us that the chicks had jumped out of the house and walked down to the water.  We ran outside to try get good pictures, but they had already made their way down the shoreline.

According to wikipedia, wood duck chicks jump from the house a day after they hatch and are immediately able to swim and get food on their own.  It’s pretty amazing how well-developed they are following the hatching from the egg.

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The Graczyk’s

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Gerry & Bea Graczyk have been coming to Thunder Lake for over 20 years to fish for walleyes.  So it’s safe to say that the couple from Silver Lake, MN have done their homework and alot of research over the years on how to catch Thunder Lake walleyes.  Their time and persistence has paid off.  Over the years, they and their sons have caught some giant walleyes.  In classic fashion, a great fishing story usually follows each big walleye they have caught on Thunder throughout the years.

Last week, the Graczyk’s joined us again in their favorite cabin, Cottage #7.  According to them, last week’s fishing was one of the better weeks of fishing they have seen in a while.  They caught numbers and good sizes of walleyes.  Ask Gerry and/or Bea and both of them will tell you that Bea outfished Gerry yet AGAIN this year.  Don’t be misled by the photos below.  Gerry claims to be able to hold them more properly and get them back in the water faster, but I just think he likes to try and take credit for Bea’s walleyes on camera (just kidding Gerry).

The Graczyk’s shared their photos with us from last week and we thought we would post them.  There are details of each fish in the photos.

Thanks for sharing with us, Gerry & Bea.

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Scenes from TLL

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Just thought we would post some random pictures from the last couple weeks of our guests enjoying their time at Thunder Lake Lodge recently:

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