The trout fishing has been steady. I have had some success on Gunflint, Magnetic, Portage and Birch Lakes over the last few days. Although, the weather has been keeping me on my toes! A week ago we had the February meltdown with temperatures as high as 50 degrees last Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the snow melted off the lakes with lots of slush and water as a result. This was followed by sub-zero temperatures that resulted in extremely hard and rough lake surfaces. Then we had a dusting of snow accompanied with 50 mph winds. I spent that day in my portable shelter which would have blown down the lake if it had not been hooked up to my snowmobile. I later found that my permanent shelter down by Campers’ Island had been rolled on its side by the wind. Then yesterday we had about four inches of snow and now everything is good again on the hard water.
Besides all of this there was the great snowmobile ride up on Northern Light Lake, being stuck in the slush on Loon Lake and taking an hour to get 6 machines up the hill leaving Moss Lake heading east to Hungry Jack.