Monday, April 14, 2014

Just watched the ice leave

Well, the ice has been broken up and with this crazy wind, it was blown out.  Not saying it can't come back but it was amazing to watch it leave.  I am so glad we caught it and didn't miss the show. 
This is a couple of pics we took but it doesn't come close to experiencing it.  The noise and the power of the water, ice and wind connecting.  Notice the ice on the shore that was pushed up.  Really amazing to experience it.  Something to remember for years to come.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Ice Is Slowly Disappearing

These last few days have been hard.  Patience is beginning to wear.  The ice is melting but of course not fast enough.  Sigh...  Oh well, the ice is going and soon we will be back at it.  Reminder of the CSF.  E-mail or call us if you need any information.
Here are a few pics of today and the shore.  A bit of a rainy, foggy day but the rain is helping the ice along... 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring is coming

Today the sun has been shining and above 10 degrees so far.  The ice on the bay has changed.  It is looking thin or something for it is looking greenish.  It is definitely not the white or grey like it has been for a very long time. 
Now I can feel us chomping at the bit to get going.  Andrew has been trying to loosen the boat from its icy grip.  I have gone into the plant and made a mental note of what needs to be refilled or fixed before starting up.  We also turned the water back on in the plant.  We are making baby steps towards fishing again but at least it is slow and steady in that direction.  Next week I will spend a day or two scrubbing the walls and floors.  Then when that is done, just waiting on the ice. 
Please participate in our CSF this year.  Winter has been incredible and this spring will be a difficult one to start up from.  It has been 4/4.5 months with no fish.  Normally we can fish into February and return to fishing around March Break.  Not this year.  It looks like we will be back in the water this month but it is painfully slow. 
Took the camera out to capture the changes of the ice.  Andrew even walked out just a bit off shore on the ice.  I had to keep the camera on him for I thought for sure he was headed for a foot/leg soaker.  Didn't happen but I kept the camera on him anyways.  :)

Get off of the ice

Seriously, get off the ice. 

Knives at the ready