Photo of the Day

Thursday May 31, 2018

Thursday May 31, 2018

Here's another walleye that was caught the first week of walleye fishing. Bob caught and released this big guy along with many other dark walleyes. Don still has work to do on the docks today, along with other jobs on his never ending list. Today's forecast -A few...

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Last evening we were sitting on our deck when we saw it raining at the far end of the lake. The next thing we knew the wind was whipping across the lake creating huge waves. The waves were coming right in on the docks. A couple of guests were able to pull their boats...

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Janice caught this 41 inch Northern while fishing at one of our outposts on the last day of their trip. This guy looked very healthy. And with all northern pike over 29.5 inches it was released back into the lake. Don had a busy day yesterday with portages, checking...

Monday May 28, 2018

Monday May 28, 2018

Lonnie has the first walleye of the season photo for this year, and it's a beauty of a fish. This one and several other big walleyes went back into the lake for another day. I still haven't got out on the lake to do any fishing, maybe today I'll find some time....

Sunday May 27, 2018

Sunday May 27, 2018

Morning fog rolls in on the lake this calm morning, the sun is trying hard to break through the fog. Although I don't have any pictures of guests catching fish they do report that the walleye fishing is beginning to pick up as it was slow earlier on. Not sure if our...

Friday May 25, 2018

Friday May 25, 2018

Mike and Diane are up early this morning to get in some morning fishing time. Yesterday was a hot, humid day with many storm watches being issued so they took their boat out of the water to be safe. We did end up with a storm around 3 am this morning so they would be...

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Wednesday May 23, 2018

The girls, Alex, Sheryl and Danaye are heading to Sandbeach to get the last of the outpost cabins ready for the season. They certainly have a beautiful, calm, sunny morning for the ride there. It's already 18C this morning so it's going to be a hot one, that's for...

Sunday May 20, 2018

Sunday May 20, 2018

This is what Don has to contend with today as he finds his way to one of the minnow ponds. All the trees down are a result of the storms we had last fall. He cut for an hour and a half and still hasn't reached his destination. He's going back there this morning to...

Friday May 18, 2018

Friday May 18, 2018

This morning's view, the sun is trying to appear despite the rain. We are in a special weather statement for rain, so today is going to be a rain event. Since last night we have received 26.16mm of rain. This system will pass this morning and then we will receive...

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Don and Alex were busy with solar panels yesterday. First they assembled them at the main camp then transported them to Mount Lake. The new solar panels were needed to run the solar fridges. We are in an extreme fire danger and yesterday we were placed in a Restricted...

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Lots of ripples on the lake this morning, 4C, a little brisk to sit on the dock this morning. More preparation work for the season continues today. There always is a lot of repair work that needs to be completed this time of year. Today's forecast -Sunny. Becoming a...

Monday May 14, 2018

Monday May 14, 2018

Looks like Don has a bit of dock work ahead of him, once again broken docks are a result of ice moving the docks. It's very calm this morning the lake is like a mirror as the shoreline is reflected in its image. More cleanup and organization to get accomplished today....

Sunday May 13, 2018

Sunday May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day! It's another beautiful morning perfect time to relax with morning coffee and a good book on the deck. Yesterday was a great day for organizing the dock at Pettit as it was very calm. Kevin is here helping Don with the docks that had got pushed onto...

Saturday May 12, 2018

Saturday May 12, 2018

Alex and Don got the main dock in for the season. Don has some other docks at our main camp to repair as they were damage with the early ice last fall. The dogs enjoyed the activity yesterday as they always love a boat ride. Although it was brisk it has been a...

Friday May 11, 2018

Friday May 11, 2018

Our view this morning, the lake is like glass, before the wind comes up. It's a chilly morning, minus 5C but the sun will warm things throughout the morning. Spring cleaning, yard work and small projects continue today. Today's forecast -Mainly sunny. High 16. UV...

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Our view this morning, just a little foggy and cool - 6C. We've received 4mm of rain since yesterday so this will green things up nicely. We definitely needed the rain as things were very dry. Don has been working on installing shelving in the laundry room, he should...

Tuesday May 8, 2018

Tuesday May 8, 2018

These guys had a great time at Sandbeach this past weekend. The old ice house is now gone and a lot of brush has been cleared. The ice is all gone from Manion Lake, it will likely be another couple of days before the ice is off the trout lakes. It sure is great to see...

Monday May 7, 2018

Monday May 7, 2018

Don and friends had an adventurous weekend as they went to Sandbeach and did a lot of cleaning up. The old ice house is now gone and a lot of brush was burnt. They had a fire pump handy and kept the area well wetted down so nothing got out of control. You can see in...

Sunday May 6, 2018

Sunday May 6, 2018

Well the ice isn't completely off the lake but it has left our bay and the bay infront of the cabins. It looks wonderful to see the many reflections of clouds and trees in the lake as it's a very calm morning. The ice won't move much this morning. It's so nice to be...

Saturday May 5, 2018

Saturday May 5, 2018

My view of the lake this morning. Those are clouds, in the foreground, reflecting off the open water out in the lake there's still ice. We had a very windy and warm day so the ice really looks crystallized. There's a lot of bird activity this morning, ducks, gulls and...

Friday May 4, 2018

Friday May 4, 2018

Another glorious morning at Manion Lake, sunny and clear. The lake is looking better and better, more ice went off yesterday. Now all we need is a good wind and maybe a little rain would help too to make it all go away. Today's forecast -Mainly sunny. Wind becoming...

Thursday May 3, 2018

Thursday May 3, 2018

The lake this morning, more ice has left and it's crystallized on top, snowmobile tracks are very dark, all good signs. Yesterday was our first day of spring cleaning cabins, more happens today. Today's forecast - Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Tonight...

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018

We have more open water along the shore line and the lake ice is looking greyer and you can now see holes within the ice. Yesterday was a dreary, cool day but Don still got a lot of work accomplished around camp. Our day began again with fog but that's lifting, plus...

Tuesday May 1, 2018

Tuesday May 1, 2018

Our lake is enshrouded with fog this morning, this is a result of thunderstorms that rolled through very early this morning. There was also some heavy rain so this will all be good for ice out, we lost a lot of ice yesterday. We've had ducks landing on the open water...

Monday April 30, 2018

Monday April 30, 2018

This morning's sunrise, you can see the clouds reflecting on the open water along the shoreline. The ice that's on the lake looks grey so rain and wind will help make it go away. Today's forecast - Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers late this morning...

Sunday April 28, 2017

Sunday April 28, 2017

Doesn't look like much has happened with the lake but there has been a little more melting. Temperatures have been warm during the day but have gone below freezing at night. But this is going to change as temperatures are not going to drop below freezing and we're...

Friday April 27, 2018

Friday April 27, 2018

This is the view of the shore line along the lodge and yes that's snow that you see but it's not going to stay around for long. There was a fair amount of melting yesterday but the ice is still thick enough to hold the dogs as they thought it would be wise to go out...

Thursday April 26, 2018

Thursday April 26, 2018

There's open water along the shore line and the lake is getting soft. It won't be too long before the ice begins to move and it's gone. Yesterday was Don's last day to be out on the ice. The snow machines, sleighs and ice fishing gear have been put away for the year....

Wednesday April 25,  2018

Wednesday April 25, 2018

We have returned from our weekend away. There were warmer temperatures over the weekend so much snow has melted, the yard is now bare and ice on the lake is beginning to move away from the shore. The girls did some fishing, it was slow but they certainly enjoyed...

Friday April 20, 2018

Friday April 20, 2018

This is what the lake looks like this morning after a just a few days of above freezing temperatures. That black dot that you see to the left is Jasper coming back from the morning's walk about. Both he and Hannah like the conditions of the lake makes for some easy...

Thursday April 19, 2018

Thursday April 19, 2018

The work at Pettit Lake cabin is just about completed Don says he has one more day of work left to do there. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny, warmer April day and more snow has melted. We're starting to see some bare ice in spots on the lake this morning. We should...

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Wednesday April 18, 2018

The side by side has had it's annual check up so Don loaded it up with supplies for the Pettit cabin and then he left it at the portage for the summer. Lake conditions were great for doing this in the morning by late afternoon the snow on the lake was a softer....

Monday April 16, 2018

Monday April 16, 2018

Well this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone as much of Ontario and south of us has been experiencing a major winter storm. At least we didn't get freezing rain. And what a difference a year makes. This time last year the lakes were all open. Weather reports are...

Sunday April 15, 2018

Sunday April 15, 2018

We had a bit of an issue with the old truck on Friday. As we were coming home from fishing we heard some clanging and something dragging, looked like the steering assembly had broke. Don tied it up and we slowly made our way home. We got to the old burning pile and...

Friday April 13, 2018

Friday April 13, 2018

This is Don's latest project, he and Brian finished all but the gable end yesterday so today is a day off. Some more melting happened throughout the day but it was minus 10C again this morning so things froze overnight. Today's forecast -Sunny. High plus 1. UV index 5...

Thursday April 12, 2018

Thursday April 12, 2018

This is Sandbeach cabin 1 with it's dressing of new siding, there's still a bit of work left to do including some cleaning up around the cabin. Don and Brian are back at Pettit today, that project is going well. We've had some mild days but it's still below freezing...

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

The guys can now check off 2 of the 3 major projects for this year. This is Sandbeach cabin #2, siding is done, looks great. Don and Brian were a bit late getting home last night as they moved tools and equipment to the Pettit cabin where they will be working today....

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Tuesday April 10, 2018

The lake remains solid, great for getting to the outpost cabins by snow machine, or going for a walk on the lake. But we'd rather see the lake begin to open up - doesn't look like that will happen soon. It was minus 14C again this morning, any melting that happened...

Sunday April 8, 2018

Sunday April 8, 2018

Minus 23C earlier this morning but Don I thought "to hell with it" we're going to enjoy morning coffee on the deck. The sun does have a lot of warmth and there's no wind this morning. Don took yesterday afternoon off as the wind continued to blow and he wasn't going...

Friday April 7, 2018

Friday April 7, 2018

This is the project that Don and Brian have been working on this week, it's still in progress. They're back there again this morning but are going to stop early this afternoon as they need a bit of a break. It's yet another cold morning, minus 16C and sunny. Today's...

Thursday April 5, 2018

Thursday April 5, 2018

Don had to take a wee nap while we were out ice fishing on Sunday after he had cooked us lunch. When he woke up he did a little fishing and caught a couple of walleye. Brian, Gord and Don continued working on cabin 2 at Sandbeach. Brian and Don will be back at it...

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Wednesday April 4, 2018

We always enjoy some lunch that Don cooks for us when we're ice fishing, here we are enjoying smokies. We all had to make sure we had a heater in our huts as it was cold. It's another cold morning, minus 23C and sunny. Brian L. is here helping Don with the siding on...

Monday April 2, 2018

Monday April 2, 2018

Well we all got out fishing yesterday afternoon. Allison caught and released this beauty but it was a slow day. We really didn't get many bites until around 6pm, we brought home just enough for dinner. It wasn't a pleasant day for fishing. We had gale force winds and...

Sunday April 1, 2018

Sunday April 1, 2018

Happy Easter! This was last nights full moon but with the clear skies it meant cold temperatures. Jared and Alex went fishing in the afternoon and stayed will dark, they caught a couple of fish. Allison and I went out later in the afternoon but the wind and cold sent...

Saturday March 31, 2018

Saturday March 31, 2018

Don freighted more supplies to Sandbeach yesterday. He's going to take a couple of days off from working this weekend. He might go fishing, or at least cook us lunch. It's another cold morning, minus 19C and sunny. Today's forecast -A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent...