Friday, January 16, 2015
I believe that weight of the snow is not the real problem. The roof was probably dented by a heavy load of ice that builds up at the bottom of the snow pile. If I can keep the snow from accumulating over the winter there should be less ice and the van should be ready to go in the spring.
Join us at Rockwood Lodge for a June 12-14, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Weekend! This package includes a cabin rental, instructional classes, guided smallmouth fishing in and around the BWCAW and a free canoe rental. What a great opportunity for anglers new to this sport to learn, have fun and catch fish!
Our experienced staff will help you to enjoy this fantastic sport. Some of the best smallmouth fishing to be found in the Mid-West is located in our front yard. You don't have to have expensive gear or travel to far away destinations to catch fish! If you thirst for fly fishing knowledge -- Rockwood Lodge is the place to be.
Join us in June for a weekend adventure.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
We completed our long road trip to visit family members in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska before Christmas. Now we are looking forward to January with a chance to relax, do some fishing and to enjoy living in the north country.
The winter season for fishing Lake Trout opens on January first for lakes entirely within the BWCAW. When I checked yesterday, hikers and skiers have already opened a trail into Duncan Lake. Getting into Duncan and Daniels Lakes should not be a problem. If the weather turns nasty around the opener I may have to wait another week to get some fresh Lake Trout. Fishing will get easier starting on January 18th when lakes outside the BWCAW like Moss, Ram and Clearwater are opened to Lake Trout fishing.
|Trails from Bearskin Landing into Duncan Lake.|
The Forest Service is not going start accepting entry permit applications for next summer until January 28th this year. I plan on getting several fishing trips in January before I need to start hanging around here at the Lodge to answer the telephone.
The day after Christmas, we had a group stay in our Lakeside Suite before heading out to start a winter camping trip. They have a winter tent and a stove to keep warm and lots of experience. (I suspect that they will have to spend a lot of time looking for firewood.) Lin and I just turn on our gas fireplace and look out our slider door widows at Poplar Lake when it gets cold. If it gets real cold, I have serveral weeks worth of tackle box cleaning that needs to be done!
|Summer is only 4 months away!|
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Outdoor work in the Winter is limited to projects that absolutely have to be done, can be left unfinished until conditions improve or projects were working will keep you warm. I suspect that most of our "Winter Work" will be completed before January first -- the opening day for the Lake Trout fishing season. Meanwhile I need to clear the driveway from our house down to the Lakeside Apartment so that one of our neighbors can use the apartment next weekend.