Our forecast is not very favorable and there is nothing we can do except wait it out. Temps are expected to warm up to possibly 40 – however –keep in mind it only stays that high for a couple of hours and then drops. Even still – we are going to have challenging conditions for several days. Temps next week are expected to drop and there is snow in the forecast for 10 days beginning on Tuesday. Daytime grooming will not be possible during the warmup but depending upon the temperature groomers may be out at night. Watch for wet areas to possibly reopen and stay off of streams.
Please remember that you are not allowed to ride the highway through town and may be ticked. You can only access the gas station by following the trail through the park and crossing directly across from the gas station from Antonio’s Restaurant. If riding the roads through Merriweather (down to the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern or to the lake) please remember to ride at the posted speed limit of 25 mph and stay to the side and as always be aware that this is a residential area and watch for traffic. Also, there is no trail access through the parking lot of the Walleye Lodge as that access is limited for their guest use.
I wish we had better news to report – but for the moment that’s all we got. We’ve still got a lot of winter left so don’t lose hope!
The Walleye Lodge Ice Fishing Tournament is Jan 28-29 for all you fishermen!
Thanks much and be safe.
Jim & Mary Beth – Walleye Lodge