|Shagawa Lake, Ely. Public landing off Pioneer Drive|
All it takes as these kind of days come our way to make the ice disappear is some rain or wind or a good combination of both. You can see that much of the ice is black and "rotted". Underneath it is riddled with honeycombed type pockets. While it may be thick in many places, it has long ceased to be safe or predictable when it appears like this.
It looks to me like it'll be around for another week at least, but all that could change in just a matter of hours if we get a few more warm and rainy days. As we've shared, the waterfowl have come to back to town and more Loons have been showing up daily. Spring is in the air, even if winter is still holding on to our beloved waters.
Get ready for fishing opener, May 14! If you're coming up to Ely and need a canoe or plan to use our outfitting services, give Bert or Drew a call! 1-800-223-6565.
|Shagawa Lake view from Grand Ely Lodge|
|Shagawa Lake Ely|
|Shagawa Lake, Ely, large hole near center of lake. Remains of ice road?|
|Shagawa Lake, Ely -- view from Semer's Park|
|Shagawa Lake Semer's Park view -- rotted ice further out.|
|Middle of Shagawa Lake, still pretty thick.|
|Beautiful clouds reflected in the water. Public Landing view of Shagawa.|
|Miner's Lake view from the Trezona Trail, Ely, Minnesota|
|Cool Aquamarine color of Miner's Lake in Ely. Getting Closer!|