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Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20th, 2014

Photo by Joanne Micki Agresta
Let me begin by saying I should get a job as a meteorologist! The Lake did the exact opposite of what I predicted last week. The lake level rose  about 2 1/2 feet between Friday and Saturday ... Putting us back to the level we were at just before Memorial Day Weekend!

What can I say other than - you can't get it right all the time (although I do my best!!!)

So what does this mean for us?
Put the dock extenders back on again ... but be aware they are letting quite a lot of water out, so it is going down quickly and you will have to take them back off when we reach the target level of 768 (I would say we will reach it next Tuesday or so)

Sand Island has very little beach and most of the islands are back underwater. The sand bar at Northampton is about waist deep.

Stump ally is navigable at the moment, and you are pretty much safe to boat anywhere with out the worry of hitting underwater hazards. (Use common sense though folks- OK?) 

The Lake is dead calm right now - so other than wakes from boats it is beautiful boating weather.

Lake Temperature
is 70 degrees at the surface
At 20' down it is around 61 degrees


Fishing
Walleye are still biting
Bass (as predicted)are slowing sown a bit for the season opener this weekend.


The Great Sacandaga Fishing Federation is having their Annual Fishing contest this weekend. 23rd Annual Summer Fishing Contest Saturday, June 21, 2014 6:00am-4:00pm  $2,100 CASH PRIZES $6,000 TAGGED FISH PRIZES at Sport Island Pub



Tip of the Week
Make sure to use your sun block this weekend - It's been a while since we have seen sun like this - and you don't want a sunburn!

Afternoon Concert at Captain Nauti's - Join us for Third Rael this Saturday afternoon at Captain Nauti's in Edinburg






Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Photo by Martin Dybas

Lake Level:

Tuesday the Lake was at 768, a good mix of water and beach. Looks like this is going to be the new "normal" for early summer. The new engineer is doing a good job of following the weather!

Even with all the rain the level has only risen 3"-5".

Sand Island has  some beach, but the trap islands and the smaller islands are still under water.

On the up side, you can pretty much boat anywhere with out being overly concerned about under water hazards! (Always use your common sense and be aware  though!!!)

In spite of this week's rain the level is good - and the forecast os for a warm and sunny weekend! Get out there and have fun!

Water Temperature:68 Degrees

on the surface, although it is holding steady in the 60's up to 18' down. Just a couple of good sunny days and we will be in the 70's- excellent swimming!

Fishing:

Walleye - are on fire! It doesn't matter if you are using stick bait or crawlers -they are biting!!! (You need to know where they are though!!!!)

Perch - are doing well

Trout - Have slowed Down a bit

Bass - are still biting well - BUT YOU CAN"T KEEP THEM! The season doesn't open until the 21st - SO if you go fishing for Father's Day - Catch and RELEASE!!!!!

Tip of the Week:

Don't forget the bug spray!
Have it ready - they will be out there!