All in a day’s work! Good day, good progress!
All in a day’s work! Good day, good progress!
Rick & Scott!
Thank-you for your great help this week! Appreciate your work so much!! We rocked it!! Literally “ROCK” ed it! Sure is enough of them right!!
We filled holes from the rock removal, cut root’s, filled, leveled, haul from the pit, made RCA pads for this winter!
Oh, yes, manage to tear down our power lines and break off two of our power poles! They were rotten, didn’t take much! Glad it was Dale!!!!? Glad the power was off!!?
Save travels back home guy’s!!!!
Dale & Connie
All in a day’s work! Happy with the progress! Have 2 Super Great Friends coming tomorrow to help Mon-Wed!!!
We have placed two culverts as we have requested 2 “Keep It Clean” dumpsters this winter, making a new pad for the dumpsters. Good, much needed improvement in the “Keep It Clean” dumpster location.
Clean up of stumps and troublesome rocks continues. Taking care of all the low spots and we are hoping all the changes will solve the spring time standing water issues! Too dark for final result pictures. Will post pictures tomorrow of the end results!!! Sweet dreams people!!!
FISH REPORT 9/6/17
Received via email from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau 9/7/17. Enjoy!!!!-c-
Fishing Report For September 6, 2017
Fall temperatures are here and excellent fall fishing has come with it. Good numbers of walleyes moving closer to shorelines. Walleyes in front of Lighthouse Gap increasing. Crankbaits and spinners with crawlers or shiners doing the best. Big schools of walleyes in no man’s land of Big Traverse Bay. Reefs producing well! Hammered gold, glow, perch, crayfish all good colors.
Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening still the best. Some shiners starting push back up the river with hungry walleyes on pursuit. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline rock, bridge embankments and feeder streams. Sturgeon anglers finding great success while moving around until you find the right hole. Many sturgeon over 50″ and 60″ being boated.
Up at the Northwest Angle, in Minnesota waters, mixed bag of walleye/perch limits. Fish are being found in many areas; shallow 14-18’ and deeper 25-28’. While fish are spread out, bottom bouncing continues to be a popular and effective approach. In Canadian waters, crankbaits have been producing larger walleyes, while bottom bouncing and jigging the deeper waters between reefs is yielding fish as well. Crappie season is in full swing with fish in 30 ft plus off of points with a jig and minnow. Muskie action continues. Anglers experiencing multiple fish days and seeing big fish move on a variety of baits such as blades, top water or minnow baits. With the approaching full moon, it should only get better.
Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau. 9/7/17 www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com
At least it was only one bee and only me, Connie, that got stung!!
New chalkboards on bottom side of each bunk to track fish caught. Plexiglass cut for LOTW MAP going up in each sleeper, interior painted in Connie’s B12, nice job Lisa!!
Never-ending wood being cut, clearing for our Lodge/house, and making our new roads according to new RCA design!
Ok – breathe!!!. 2 more days to finish projects! Big Campfire tonight, activated burning permit!!!?
Ready – Set – Go!!!
The projects weekend is on it’s way! B12 home -interior spray-foaming completed.
This is what we hope to accomplish between today and Monday afternoon!
Thank-you Zemke family,Larry & Lisa for volunteering to help us this weekend and to all of you who are with us in your heart! Many contacting us that would be here but couldn’t, we Thank-you for your love & support from where ever you are!!!!
Dale & Connie ?
Compliments of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!
Fishing Report For August 23, 2017
Fishing is going excellent. Lots of fish of all sizes. Spinners with crawlers and pulling crankbaits in the mud in 28-31 ft still doing the best. Areas south of Garden Island great. Reefs on fire! Gold, glow, crayfish, and bright colors continue to fill coolers Pike all over the lake, perch mixed in with walleyes and a few sturgeon roaming the lake.
Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening. Fall fishing on the Rainy River coming soon as shiners will push back up the river. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best now. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline rock, bridge embankments and feeder streams. Sturgeon anglers finding great success.
Up at the NW Angle, fishing as we get later into August is showing no signs of slowing down. In Minnesota, trolling is filling coolers daily. UV colors in 26-30’ smashing fish. Good bite near Little Oak. Up in Canada, jigging walleyes has continued to be the go to tactic. Muskies on bucktails in shallow weeds and rocks.
Copied from email received 8/25/17 – Lake of the Woods Tourism-c-
Looking for volunteers again!!
Scheduling 2 Work Weekends for Sept.
Shout out to anyone that would like help with development projects on any or all of the day’s listed below. You choose, a day, a weekend, 2 weekends! List of projects will be posted at the end of this post as to what we are going to try and accomplish.
If you can make it, just let Connie know the day’s and hours you wish to help out! Dale and I will be working full day’s but you can choose the day’s and # of hour’s you wish to help out!
***Please call Connie at 320-630-6734! So we know who will be here on what day’s to better plan the work load!!***
Labor day Weekend
Fri 9/1/2017 – Mon. 9/4/2017
Friday 9/8/2017 – Sun 9/10/17
We will provide a place for you to Sleep and provide meals!
The wetland delineation and our walk through with Hydrologist and LOTW’s County came out with good results.
Call made to Minnesota Dept of Health (MDH) to verify approval of wetland delineation, also given the OKAY to make changes in the layout/design. So Dale and I are designing a whole new layout of the location for the RCA sites.
It is different these day’s, not like the good ol’ day’s! The MDH and LOTW’s county must approve all the steps of development and they will inspect each phase of the development and when all said and done will issue the license if we pass all inspections.
With the walk through completed, we are ready to build our RCA sites!! My hope is to have the new design completed and approved by DALE by the end of this week!! Burning the midnight oil working out a new design!!
So……. back to the “Work Weekends”
Chainsaw work and debris clean-up through all mowed/groomed area’s of property.
Dirt hauling, Road work, Dirt work building RCA sites and continued clean up of cabin area.(experience with Excavator, Dumptruck, Loader, Bobcat, Dozer)
Welding frame of Sleeper and 3 Day houses
Wood construction – Window replacement, build rafter’s and wall’s for Sleeper and Day house’s
Fence Removal – Garden fence take down. Put all wire and post’s in storage for another year!
I know it all sound’s like a lot of work. We will start our day right after breakfast between 8 and 9 am and will end the day after the evening meal (6-7pm)