Every spring mama snapping turtle lays her eggs in our sand volleyball court. Rarely to we get the joy of seeing the life cycle continue. Between the raccoons who dig up the eggs and all the volleyball games on our court, it’s not often that the turtles survive to hatch. On Friday, Milos was our turtle savior! He was cutting grass near the court and saw all this movement. Upon closer inspection he found 31 baby snapping turtles! He rescued them and with the help of Nik and Dasa they helped the babies find their way to the water. Applause, applause to our international staff! Thanks Nik for the great photos.
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Congratulations to Gabe, our 2018 rock bass contest winner. All summer long guests competed to see who could catch the most poundage of rock bass. On Thursdays we had a weigh in to find out the winner. Each week’s winner went into a pool to be drawn on Labor Day. Today, local guide Mike Errington, picked our winner. This week we will be mailing Gabe a brand-new Fenwick crappie rod and reel. Happy fishing Gabe!
Through-out the summer we donated 79 pounds of rock bass to Wild Instincts wildlife hospital to help feed injured animals.
On Wednesday, we celebrated our summer international staff by taking a day trip.
We started our day having a lumberjack breakfast at Paul Bunyans.
After breakfast, off to the Porkies (Porcupine State Park in Michigan). It started off as a dreary, rainy day, so the viewing at Lake of the Clouds wasn’t as spectacular as it usually is.
But by the time we got to the Presque Isle River, waterfalls and Lake Superior it was beautiful.
We left our mark during our journey to Lake Superior. The great rocks on the shore we perfect for building cairns. Milos definitely was the bravest building his with lots of different shaped rocks. Took balance and patience.
Our day ended with a great dinner at Little Bohemia and having fun checking out all the bullet holes still visible from 1934 . The staff had watched the movie Public Enemy before we left, so they new the story of Dillinger and the shoot out that took place at Little Bohemia. We also shared the highlights and hard parts of the summer coming form different countries and working in the USA. It was a wonderful day!
Everything was biting this week.
- Crappies in 16′ of water suspended over weeds at 10′.
- Perch in 20′ of water laying on the bottom in grass.
- Northern Pike taking almost anything over weeds.
- Bass shallow and deep over weeds.
- Slow musky and walleye this week.
Cousins having fun getting their first picture on our fishing photo wall.
It was a great day for one of our guests. David was on Irving fishing midday along the shoreline structure. He caught a nice large mouth bass on a Senko worm. While he was reeling it in he saw he had more than one fish; hanging onto his bass was a 38 inch musky. He was able to land both of them. The Timble family said it was great Northern Pike bite all week using spin baits.
Crappies were biting last week in the shallow wood. They moved out with the cold front and should finish up this week with our day time temps in the lower 70’s every day.
Bluegills and bass are on the beds now and should finish by weeks end.
Walleyes are in the emerging green weeds in 10′ of water, biting on minnows and jigs.
Northern Pike are biting on everything-look for weeds.
Muskies are starting to bite in this past spawn period.
Don’t forget to match jigs with type of cloud cover and keep the muskie/pike small to medium size.
Friday morning was a successful day for our guests who went out with one of our preferred fishing guides, Mike Errington. Click here to check out Mikes website.
Dock day marks the start of our season. Once the docks are in the resort looks ready for guests. Mother Nature must not have gotten the memo that today was dock day. The sun is shining and the temps are decent!!! This never happens as you will see in the photos below. The last sunny dock day was 2012.
It’s that time of year for the spring triathlon’s.
On Saturday, May 12th the Journey’s Full Marathon started here at the resort. To learn more about the marathon be sure to visit https://eagleriver.org/featured/journeys-marathon/.
It was beautiful morning, sun shining and a pleasant 40 degrees, which means no bugs . The eagles didn’t disappoint us. Just after they finished singing the national anthem 2 eagles flew overhead. It was an amazing sight and perfect timing.
This Saturday is the 4th annual White Deer Triathlon in Boulder Junction. For more information please visit: https://boulderjct.org/event/4th-annual-white-deer-triathlon/. It’s a great Triathlon that includes paddle, bike and run. We are proud sponsors of this great event in Boulder Junction.
It’s hard to believe that just 2 days ago ice covered the entire lake. I took a walk tonight around 8PM along the lake shore because the spring peepers are in full chorus. Low and behold I saw 2 loons on the lake. It doesn’t take them long to find open water. Half of White Birch Lake still has ice on it, but the loons are swimming around. The picture isn’t the best because it was getting dark out.