Father-s Day 2008 in Jackman

What an incredible weekend to enjoy Father-s Day in Jackman. It is about 80 degrees, a gentle breeze, the sun is shining and the skies are blue and best of all, no humidity ❗ We have a couple families here this weekend spending time with the Dad-s including father/son and father/daughter combos enjoying the trails on their ATV-s, fishing, and just exploring the region.

If you are not here, we hope you all get to spend some time with your Dad tomorrow, and if you can-t, at least think of him.

Have a great weekend ❗ ❗

Spring Fishing on Big Wood 2008

The spring fishing this year on big Wood Lake, from our guest reports, has been great. Most only Catch and release but are amazed at the number they are catching 😀

One guest said “Wayne had one on line before I even got my pole out ❗ “

“The weather this past weekend was perfect for being out there. There was little wind, the waters were calm, slight overcast and occasional showers.”

March Snowmobiling

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As you can see from the photo above which was taken only 2 days ago, there is still plenty of snow in the region to ride. The temperatures are moderate yet cold enough to keep the trails in great shape.

Riders we have here this week say that from town north and east are excellent riding conditions. “There is easy an 8 inch crust below everything that makes even off trail riding incredible ❗ “

And for you Ice Fisherman, the fish are still biting out there on Big Wood.

Best time to Snowmobile in Maine

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As you can see from the photo above which was taken only 2 days ago, there is still plenty of snow in the region to ride. The temperatures are moderate yet cold enough to keep the trails in great shape.

Riders we have here this week say that from town north and east are excellent riding conditions. “There is easy an 8 inch crust below everything that makes even off trail riding incredible ❗ “

AND don-t forget, the fish are still biting!

Open Water Fishing coming soon

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.

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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 lures…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!

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And, as you can see, open water fishing is possible in our yard. 😆 Our shoreline is about where the ice starts.

ICE OUT BEGINS

It-s hard to believe that about 10 days ago, there were still crazy snowmobilers riding the lake to get to the trails…
Last weekend, the temperatures were in the low 60-s with a warm factor (the temperature in the sun),
of about 80. Wow, it was beautiful out. The sun was shining through crystal clear blue skies and yet, everything was still white and pretty. Sun glasses were a must.

With all that warm sun, I knew that the snow was slowly melting. The mounds of snow here were slowly getting smaller and the lake was slowly rising.

The video on our weather report (should be posted by the 30th) titled April 26 shows the beginning of ice out on Big Wood Lake here at
Cozy Cove Cabins. Our “”bottom 40″”, (our lower yard) which is now under water, ends where the ice begins on the video. Even since Thursday, the lake/ice color is getting darker and darker which means the ice is getting thinner and thinner…soon the ice will break apart and we will see the last of winter.

So, even though open water fishing may not be possible on Big wood on May 1st, it will not be long. Worse case, I suppose, you can fish in our “”Yard”” ❗ It is open water 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

GREAT SALMON CATCH

Father and son have been here fishing all week. When the temperatures were in the single numbers and the wind was blowing, they built themselves a snow wall right on shore to watch for their flags. These are ice fisherman!!!!

They have done great all week right off shore here at Cozy Cove but I think this was their best catch…of course by Corey, the son, was this big Salmon ❗ 8)

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I think on this second picture, Dad is hiding his Splake a little…or maybe the salmon is just too big to see Dads catch 😉

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