By: Jennifer Bateman | Sunday, March 24, 2013
If you follow us on Facebook, you've seen plenty of pictures and comments referring to the fact that we still have LOTS of ice and snow! Last year our lake ice was melted and gone by March 27th, which was actually about three and a half weeks earlier than "normal." Our ice usually goes out around April 20th, so last year's spring was freakishly warm. We currently have about 45 inches of ice and snow combined on the lake. And while permanent ice fishing houses must be off the lakes now, and the walleye and northern pike seasons are closed until May 11th, you can still take a portable house out for an afternoon and fish for panfish and crappies.
We're keeping busy with work in the house and shop. Bob is building more adirondack chairs in the shop, and the paper work is forever on my to-do list. It's weather like this this time of year, however, that makes us feel like we're just kind of sitting around. We're rearing to go on the summer season! We're ready to get outside, get in the cabins, start some yard work, move furniture, get the docks in, and the list goes on. But Mother Nature is going to dictate when that work can begin. Right now we have to wade through three feet of snow to GET to the cabins, then shovel through another two feet of snow that's in front of each screen door, so getting TO and INTO the cabins is a monumental task.
We'll keep waiting.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Frying walleye helps ward off cabin fever.
Frying walleye outside is a common activity at Minnesota resorts.
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Bob Bateman, married to Jennifer, is an avid walleye fisherman, and just so happens to think that the walleye caught at Two Inlets Resort is the best in Minnesota.