May 10 “”Ice is out!!!!
May 9 Ice out update!
Where did it go?
Let me start with how the lake looked yesterday. There was open water on both sides of the lake with patches of water throughout the ice in the center. Then the winds started; high winds, which continued most of the day. We could see white caps on the water at the other side of the lake. As the winds continued, it seemed like the ice on the west side was jumping on top of itself. By last night, I was amazed to see how much open water there was…except of course for a couple hundred feet along the eastern shoreline.
This morning I woke to a calm almost clear lake. The sky and mountains were reflecting off the calm waters. It looks like, from what I can see this morning, that there are only a few ice sections over the whole lake.
So where did it go over night? Did it melt? Does it sink?
The good news for all of you fisherman is I believe that it should be all gone by tomorrow, perhaps even by later today? We-ll let you know!
BTW, this morning I heard the first calls of the loons…yeah!
May 6th Ice out update!
The weather yesterday morning was not good for a photo shot but let me tell you…the ice is definitely beginning to move. You can see patches of water now all throughout the ice. And I believe that the ice by the river outlet has already moved on. At least it looked that way last evening.
Today the sun is up and I think it is going to be a gorgeous warm day. I believe the ice just needs a little more nudge and it will be gone.
My “”prediction”” for ice out is Tuesday at 3pm….LOL
Below are a couple shots I took this morning…again, hard to really see clearly how the ice is breaking up on film. One shot is the front of our cabins the other is looking out toward the river outlet.
May 4th update!
No photo today but the ice continues to thin out and it is getting darker and darker. You can even see pools of open water scattered throughout the ice. Not widespread yet, but as long as it is beginning to break up. Seems like last year, the ice looked about like it does today then all at once, the ice was gone. Another good thing in our favor, it is very windy so this should help move it along.
I will try to get a photo tomorrow morning for comparison. (Best to do this at the same time of the day.)
Until next time………..:wink:
Happy May Day (May 1, 2007)
Usually by this time, open water fisherman are scrambling for their luresÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦but not yet this year.
But the way it looks, the ice is very dark in areas and what we can see from shore, is thin….so there is a good chance “”Ice out”” may be later this week.
This is a shot we took from Cozy Cove Cabins today. It looks whiter and thicker than it really is!
And, as you can see, open water fishing is possible in our yard. 😆 Our shoreline is about where the ice starts.