Three this morning and two this afternoon. Yes both groups came from the South over the lake. The second group landed in the field looking for left over grain. They are the vanguard, there must be open water in the marsh or near the edges.
This is good, if that’s right we will be moving docks in about 3 weeks. Heavy rain is in the near future and bright sunny warm days will melt the ice fast.
The nice weather is good to stimulate the Spring desires. Desires like fishing and boating. The Crappie and Bluegill and lets not forget Perch are going to be hungry when the ice goes out and we will have boats in for the eager day trippers. The Month of May has some fantastic savings Check it out http://bit.ly/15AUQwl ”The Eager Angler”
News From the Rice Lake Tourist Association.
There is news that the Rice Lake Tourist Association will revive the spirit of the Festival. Here are the details. Not sure if these are the official rules but there may be more clarification check the so you will get the jest of what is happening.
"We are going to make use of the left over tagged fish from the Festival
(which is no more ) by having a RICE LAKE FISHING CONTEST. Official contest rules will be posted on the RLTA website http:/www.ricelakecanada.com
Starting Date: May1, 2013. Concluding Date: At our discretion , to be
Rules: 1) Fisher person must be a registered client of an RLTA Member
Business. Can include Camping , Cottaging and Boat Rental.
2) Catch must be verified by an RLTA Member or representative
and must be a legal ( in the slot ) fish with the tag still attached.
3) A prize of $ 100 will be awarded to winners
4) Decisions by the RLTA are final
5) perhaps even offering prizes of your own in addition to ours "The Rice Lake Fishing Contest.""
See Rule #5 Yes Highland View Resort will top up the prize here is how we will do it.
If you catch a tagged fish in accordance with the RLTA'S contest rules and are a registered guest of Highland View Resort we will:
1) Registered weekly guests of Highland View Resort, in addition to the RLTA prize will be awarded an additional $100.00 (One Hundred dollars) from Highland View Resort.
2) Registered weekend or midweek (less than a week) guests of Highland View Resort, in addition to the RLTA prize will be awarded an additional $50.00 (Fifty dollars) from Highland View Resort.
3) Day tripper boat rentals Guests of Highland View Resort, in addition to the RLTA prize will be awarded an additional $25.00 (Twenty Five dollars) from Highland View Resort.
The crowns have been non-stop all day many remarkable people, most are familiar with Rice Lake. Sure is a lot of fun talking to these folks here at the London Boat and Fishing Show. http://bit.ly/139y9ME
This is what it was like before the doors opened
We will be there getting things prepared and packed. Last year it was a good show met a lot of people. Hope to meet them there again this year.
I’m here at the Spring Fishing and Boat Show. There is just 2 more days left to check things out. If you need something or not it’s the place to be. There are some great deals on fishing equipment and supplies. Stop by and visit me at booth 1605 and check out some of thew great Spring Accommodation Specials, Lets talk cottaging at Highland
Happy New Year to all my many Chinese Friends and those that follow the lunar calendar.
What a beautiful day to celebrate. Bright sunny warm for this time of year.
It was a fantastic day people were out on the bay ice fishing. This was the first time that I noticed snowmobiles traveling the lake. The conditions were perfect just enough snow to keep the sliders lubricated. Just a perfect weather to spend outside and enjoy nature at it’s best.
It started last night and continued all day and this evening. I think that work crews have forgotten how to deal with snow. It was like we no longer know how to deal with snow. The roads were not plowed, it is only 12′ of snow we can deal with that!
I must admit the snow was welcome ground cover. Now it really looks like winter even though we are on the down side of the frosty season. It’s winter everyone.
The count down has started First the Sportsman Show. Second will be the Spring Fishing and Boat Show next I will that will be at the London Ontario Boat and Fishing Show.
This picture was taken early this morning. There is over double that now.
Just a little snow
Once there were none, then there was one, but now there are three. Yes three, three ice fishing huts out on the Bay. They are walking, four-wheeling and getting out there any way they can. Guess what, they are catching fish in the bay.
After all this clod weather there is good ice out on the bay. There are now 2 fishing huts out there and several folks fishing. Just remember to use caution when out there on the ice.
Although it has been cold outside the sun rays are getting stronger. Before too long spring will be here. January is almost over and the signs of spring are beginning noticeable, the cats are spending more time in the window soaking up the sunshine. Although it is -18 C outside the the sun’s rays are melting the snow away from the house on the deck.. The nest snow fall will change that But that is to be expected. All in all the winter has not been that bad so far.
Yesterday I ventured out on the lake for a walk in the sunshine. This was the first time I felt confident enough to go out on the bay, With this cold snap the ice has taken hold and is at least thick enough to support at least a person. Might even take the Gator out there if the ice is thick enough.
A Cold winter's day