Nothing better than a big smile on a big boy with a big fish.
July fishing has been good. Walleyes, northern pike, bass, and pan fish have all been on the bite. With summer weather settling in the water has warmed up and stabilized. The May Fly hatch is past us and all the little fellers are getting hungry.
Fishing season is open and things are looking good. The early out led to a good spawn and the water is approaching its normal level. Memorial Weekend is approaching with a great weather forecast.
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”.
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.