As we look out our windows in Grand Marais during the second half of April, we ask ourselves: “Is this winter ever going to end?” We have fishing opener coming up in less than a month and it is snowing, with predictions of more to. At Stone Harbor we had a steelhead fishing tour set up for last weekend which never took place and we aren’t sure when they will start running this year. The cross country skiing and snowshoeing are still going great, so we really don’t have anything to complain about. We only hope the ice is out by July 4th!
But we are not just sitting back complaining, because that gets us nowhere. We have joined forces with Sarah Hamilton at Trail Center and her sister Anna at Hughie’s Taco House to sponsor the First Annual Ice Out Prediction Contest. If you want to the predict when the ice will be out on Poplar Lake, check out the Ice Out Prediction Contest Details.
This should be a fun event. Sarah is our only and final judge. I am not sure if she is taking any “gratuities”.