Another hard fact of this winter is the lack of ice on inland lakes much to the chagrin of ice fishermen (and women) who delight in sitting for hours on end pulling fish out of a 8 inch hole in sub freezing weather. Sadly this may be a year known as the year without ice and all the ice fishing gear and shanties will remain in limbo. There is still the option of loading up the boat and going at it the way it as it has been done in the rest of the year. I have a large row boat but my preferred method has been fishing off the shore which has remained as productive as any $25000 bass boat. The strangest thing I ever caught was a large muskrat who thought my rubber worm was the real thing. It was around daybreak so I didn’t know what I had until I hauled him on shore at which time I promptly cut the line and let him go his own way. Poor little fellow.
We had a high temp of 50.2° yesterday before it started dropping off into the upper 40s after midnight. Our rainfall was at .21 of an inch. Any residual rain showers will change over to snow later today which will bring in a winter weather advisory for the lakeshore counties which begins at 5pm and lasts through 7pm tomorrow. The advisory isn’t for huge snow amounts but rather the freezing of the roadways and the wind. Our temps will fall into the 20s tonight through Thursday night with snowfall amounts of three inches through the period.
As I stated yesterday I had forced upgrades to this site yesterday which raised all sorts of havoc – I have fixed most of the serious formatting errors with the exception of some of the tabbed features which I have to re-code and will take some time – I have a least been able to keep the site open for business. Forced upgrades are the ones which are software changes for security reasons such as the ones Microsoft does much to the irritation of its users. This can cause errors and formatting issues and sometimes make a system unusable and unstable. This is why I hold off from any changes to coding until I absolutely have to. My philosophy has been if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. This is like someone throwing a rock through your window and repairs have to be made….