Archive for December, 2009

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

We got 3-4″ of snow here and it is still snowing a little. I don’t think we’ll get much more accumulation. The roads here are snow packed so be careful.— Still 3 days to get that last deer with the muzzle loaders.— The lake is still open and there are some waterfowl hunters getting out. Lots of geese in the area.—As soon as I hear about the Christmas tree drop I will post it here. Anyone that has Christmas tree’s to donate can bring them here and drop them off.

Update 12/27/09

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

We here at South Fork wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Update 12/18/09

Friday, December 18th, 2009

It feels like winter around here, but it really doesn’t look like it. The lake is still open. I know the 107 ramp is open and the Southfork ramp is open. I assume most of the others are as well. Lake level is down around 608. Water temp is at 32 according to the Corp site. Not to sure I believe that though as it dropped from 42 to 32 in a 1 hour timeframe on Wednesday. In talking with some duck hunters this week it sounds like the duck flights in this area are winding down. It was good while it lasted. On my way back home yesterday from Iowa I saw a lot of geese in the air so I assume we can expect to see some of those in this area.—–Deer hunting! A strange season to say the least. it will be interesting to see the final numbers from the state to see how the harvest fared compared to other years, but I have to think it will be down quite a lot. Just to many conditions working against widespread success. Still all in all I enjoyed hunting this year with Travis as it really was our 1st year of deer hunting since we moved away from Wyoming 10 years ago. I guess I didn’t realize how much I missed it. Muzzle loader season starts tomorrow and runs through December 29. There are a lot of squirrels around this year and I think rabbits also so you may as well get out and enjoy a nice walk in the woods and take home a meal of good eating. What better way to get out of the house and check out some new hunting areas. Call it scouting with benefits.—We haven’t had a fisherman come through here in a couple of weeks, but I would bet the crappies are still biting on those nice sunny days. I wish I could have gone yesterday when it hit 50 here.— 1 last note…..please put some comments on here or I’ll think I am talking to myself. Let us know how you did hunting or fishing, or we can just talk about some new equipment you are thinking about getting. Like I said in a comment on anothoer subject, it is going to be a long winter so we may as well discuss some things on here. If nothing else it will keep us connected to the outside world through the cold days. Thanks

Update 12/11/09

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Just a quick note to let you know that the ramps are still open. I just left the South Fork ramp and there was no ice at all there. I have to think that Robert Allen is open if South Fork is. When I was at the ramp there was a boat that just came off the water and they had their limits of mallards and said there were a lot of geese out on the water as well. Good luck out there and be mindful of the weather.

Update 12/8/09

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The ducks and geese have been flying pretty steady through this past week. This storm front that we are having now might change that though. I will post again on Friday with an update on that. Hopefully we are still hearing them.—-Last week we had a catfisherman stop in and he had some decent blues. You just have to be crazy enough to brave the elements I guess. We also had a couple of guys stop in that have been out crappie fishing and believe it or not they are doing quite well. Not a full limit, but nearly. Again, they said the weather is the limiting factor, if you can brave it the fish are there and willing.— The lake level is at 615 and the temp is at 47 degrees.—Muzzle loader season starts on December 19 and runs until the 29th so come and enjoy the area in the winter. Rumor has it the rabbits and squirrels are pretty abundant as well.