We are having our fair share of sporty weather in and around Crane Lake. Even in the cold times the warm beauty of the north country continues to shine through. Now there are some snow birds that probably do not agree with me, but at least I get all the ice I want for free.
Crane Lake nice can have some interesting twists and turns throughout the year. As I found out ice fishing with my Granddaughter. You can take the girl out of California, but you can’t take the California out of the girl. Well guess what, we almost did. Old Gramps was undone by the new ice fisher person. After multiple trips and multiple fish there was no beginners luck to it. I think we found a natural. When Grandma asked how her day was she replied,” I spent the day with a bunch of ice holes!” Grandma pondered that comment for a moment and I thought that was appropriate given the state of confusion I was in. Life is good.
Even though winter has set in around Peaceful Valley, Missy is still trying to combine boating and snowmobiling. After an hour of casting on the dock for bass and only catching ice chunks she quit. With a foot of ice on Crane Lake there are some fisherman that have made the conversion to hard water fishing. I have seen few folks doing some crappie and walleye fishing. Trout fishing is my favorite winter activity and kick off for the season is January 1st.