Fishing has been fantastic this spring, even though we are having a short spell of cool, wet weather. Our guest have not let that deter them from getting out on the water. Things are expected to heat up again starting this Friday. This year we have added an adult sized and a youth sized paddle board, as well as one more single kayak, for guests to enjoy.
The unusually warm weather this April, plus the low snowfall over the winter, has led to a very early ice melt on the lake. Our bay is open up to the island already. Other parts of the lake are experiencing the same, with still the bulk of the ice sitting in the middle, away from the streams and shallows. The blackbirds, Eagles and ducks are back, so it shouldn't be long before we see our Loons. Their arrival is always a sure sign that Spring is here. No swallows yet, but they can't be far behind.
We are enjoying the sites of winter in the Chilcotin. This herd of Caribou were cavorting on the lake for quite awhile. We have also seen coyotes, fox, owls and various winter birds. We had a not-so-welcome close encounter with two moose on the highway, on a dark, foggy night. Calls are starting to come in again for summer reservations and it looks like it will be a busy one.
September started out very cool, but are now enjoying a spell of really warm, lovely days and not too cool nights. A welcome change from the frosty mornings a few weeks ago. Fishing is still great. We plan to stay open while the warm weather lasts, so feel free to call if you want to head out this way. We still have openings for Thanksgiving weeked.
We have had a terrific and busy summer. So busy that I have not found the time to post here. Fortunately we had no forest fires in our region but we do feel bad for all those who have suffered from the many fires in BC. Rain is expected in many regions today, so we hope this helps out. Fishing has been great, as have our guests. The nights have dropped off to very cool temperatures, but the days are nice, and no longer too hot. We have a few openings left in September (not many) if you are thinking about coming up, call ASAP. We hope to stay open through Thankgiving weekend (mid Oct), weather permitting. I have posted some new photos on the Nimpo Lake Resort Facebook site over the summer, so check there if you get a chance.
We are experiencing a warmer than usual July. The water is absolutely perfect for swimming and the guests are taking full advantage of that. Fishing is a bit slower, but you just need to go down deeper where the fish are hiding to keep cool. Beautiful days and nights. We have no smoke from fires right now, it is all crystal clear. There have been some white pelicans in our bay, and the usual loons calling out in the night. There is a province wide camp fire ban, but our gazebo is a perfectly legal place for a fire, with its concrete floor.