Archive for November, 2009
It is once again a beautiful sunny day in Eagle River. We are getting all our outside chores done in preparation for the snow. The roofing is done on all the lodge home buildings and they just started on Boondocker’s today. The hedges are trimmed and snow fence is up. Bring on the snow! It was frosty this morning so I’ll keep you updated when we do get any measurable amount of snow. We are hoping for a nice white Christmas.
Here’s a fishing and hunting update from Muskie Matt: Been a typical fall muskie bite. Shorter feeding windows but action can be great for that 1-3 hour “window”. Trick is you have to be out there on the water to catch that feeding spell. You never know just when that window will open on any given day. I’ve been bouncing around lakes quite a bit, that’s pretty typical for me this time of year… Plum, Tom, Crab, Twins, Banana, the Chains… fish are heavy now, even the smaller 36in fish are chubby little fellers. You can have a pretty good size fish on and underestimate its length by 4-5 inches because it looks so thick compared to its length. Jerk baits, crank baits, and live suckers have been working best for me. Anyway you look at it, it’s an adventure this time of year. They’re a hard fish to catch, weather is a dominant factor on both fish and fisherman, and the search isn’t an easy task…. but it’s hoot!
Oh, and water temps are running 36-46 depending on where and when you’re on the water.
I’ve also been out doing some scouting in the woods and I’m beginning to find deer scraps and rubs. Not a lot yet but it indicates the bucks are starting to get competitive for does in the area, which signals the start of the fall rut.
Don’t forget to tune in to the RFRG Internet Show tonight at 7pm to get all your fishing questions answered.
Last night was the annual Northwoods Children’s Museum Business Bowl fund raiser. A team from Wild Eagle Lodge took part in the event for the second straight year. Julie and I were two of our 5 person team, although our bowling skills were not that great it was still a fun night for a good cause. For some reason we were better at the “wacky frames”, where you would bowl between your legs or backwards, then we were at the regular frames. Our first game was not good but we improved on the second game, it gives us a ray of hope for next year’s event. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Children’s Museum here in Eagle River, if you would like more information about the museum please visit their site here and stop by on your next visit.
Thanksgiving through Christmas in the northwoods is the most memorable time as the snow blankets the beautiful landscape. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away we are decorating and looking forward to the holidays. Our greenery is expected to be delivered any day and then Chris and the maintenance staff will be busy decorating the grounds for the winter season. We’d love to see you for the holidays. If you do want to come up for the holidays our Holiday Package will be perfect for you.
Things are winding down in Eagle River and everyone is getting ready for the winter season. The hunting season kicks off in a few weeks and we have had a few snow flurries so hopefully that trend will continue for all of you deer hunters out there. There are plenty of attractions to see in Eagle River all year long and one of them is the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. It recognizes people from Wisconsin that have helped promote the growth and success of amateur hockey. Wisconsin is the only state so far to have its own Hockey Hall of Fame and it is a great spot to stop in and see the next time you are in the area. For more information on the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame click here.