Well it only took me three weeks to fall behind in writing the weekly blog. No surprise there. There was definitely a lot going on over the two week period here in camp. Straight line winds one night threatened our floating docks survival AGAIN, as well as rearranging camp furniture, patio chairs, garbage cans, roof shingles and even snapped off a tree near Cabin 3 that fortunately fell away from the cabin. We also endured our two hottest days of the year with temps near 90 on Sunday the 19th and 95 on Monday. The swim ladder was definitely getting a workout those two days!
We opted to break away from pizza night for one of the weeks with a gourmet smores charcuterie board at the firepit which was enjoyed by many of the guests.
Our water level has dropped over a foot now and we have been able to reclaim most of the parking area at the roadside landing. I am hopeful that within a week we will be able to tear out the makeshift dock we have been using and go back to the “normal” permanent dock. Out at the camp, the southern end of the permanent docking remains floating and requires weight to keep it on the cribbing. With still nearly a foot of water over the dock there it will be a while before we can assess and repair the damage done and get our floating docks firmly anchored back to the permanent dock section. One-day-at-a-time…
As far as the fishing goes, it has held up very well especially given the wide array of weather throughout the period that we experienced. Many guests reported catching personal best fish of about every species highlighted by Brent Tikkanen’s 30″ walleye caught Friday afternoon right before boat turn in time. What a way to end your trip! Our guests have been very understanding of our policy of releasing all walleyes over 18″ as we do our part to improve the post-Covid shutdown size of the walleye here and it’s working as we continue to see more and more fish over 20″. Same can be said for the northern pike as guests continue to report catching more northern than ever before over 30″
Onto Week 6, after which we will be 1/3 of the way through the season already. Looking forward to many more great weeks this year! Hope to see you soon.