13 July 2015
If the weather could get any better (for the droughts sake) we would have feet of snow on the ground. It has rained almost every day here on at least some portion of the reservation. Now a lot of people have still been calling asking if the drought it over, Folks I cannot answer that, but what I can say is that this is the first year since I have been here where we have at least stabilized if not gained a few inches of water. All of the lakes have come up a few inches which does not sound like much, but this time last year we were down a foot or more. Being an optimist this means it is the first year over the last 16 that we have not declined but improved and or stabilized. So good news all round, if we end up with an average or above average snow fall this winter, next year should be even better. So let’s all put some positive energy, prayers, etc. toward furthering that cause.
Fishing has been excellent. I have seen quite a few awesome stringers full of all warm water species. I ever had a report of a 15lbs. channel catfish captured. Trout fishing has been slowing down during the heat of the day, which is to be suspected in summer. Lots of thundershowers have been forcing anglers off the lake due to lighting in the afternoon/evenings. Please be careful as this lighting has been pretty intense in areas. Yesterday an angler reported a 17” bass and a trout that was 18” being caught.
I know anglers are getting out there, but reports have been incredibly slow.
FYI The Fish Crew, Youth Employees, and college intern as well as a few wildlife biology members, last week finished the landscaping of the Mundo Pavilion. There still is a little gravel to spread but it is 99.9% done. You will notice a large fire pit and two large wood benches overlooking the lake, as well as one serious railroad tie retaining wall.
Little Beaver Weekend this weekend come up and enjoy the festivities. Mundo Madness II will be held August 1st. Details will posted again in this blog and around the web or call the office.
Have a good week,