Things are taking shape around Crane Lake in preparations for the 2016 season. With an early ice out and normal water levels should be good for the spring fish spawn.
Even with the days getting longer and the snow cover dropping we haven’t starting putting boats into the lake. There is still some ice fishing going on, but it only will be a couple of weeks and lake travel will be over until ice out.
The 2015 Walleye fishing opener is on Saturday May 9th. It is too early to predict how the Spring fishing will be, but all forecasts predict a mild winter with below normal snow fall. This normally leads to a typical ice out in April with good water for the walleye spawn. The only thing I know for sure is that fishing is always great and the catching is the individual challenge.
Mr. SPVR Bear has come out of hibernation and is saying the end of winter is over for Crane Lake. He watches as the snow continues to melt and the water flowing into the lake. After a walk on the ice in the warm sun he senses that open water is just around the corner. The quote of the day from him was ” I may not be a ground hog, but I know the sights and sounds of spring. It is here to stay”.