Tuesday is starting out with snow falling. They say it is just flurries, but as the sun comes up it looks more like a blizzard. Guess it will only be short lived. Today is also a one day reprieve from the frigid temperatures of the last few days. Wednesday is predicted to be back into the deep freeze. The news on Monday brought the usual cautions about being out on the ice. There were 4 successful rescues of fishermen through the ice on the Bay of Quinte, and unfortunately, there was a fatal through the ice accident involving an ice fisherman in the Marmora area over the weekend.
The snowmobile trail conditions map on the TRAILS page of this website is being updated as warranted. There are a lot more trails showing yellow (limited) or green (open) in the area, especially just to the north of here. Please stay off those trail segments that are still closed.
And on that subject of riding on closed trails, this from the Old Hastings Snow Riders late Saturday:
Big thanks to the riders out destroying a closed trail south of Limerick Lake. Not only that, tearing up farm fields and even ripping across a weigh scale. Land owner very upset, if we lose the trail south of Limerick lake we can kiss that whole section good bye. OFSC has a trail map for a reason, that simple. Report these guys and gals when you see them or lose the trail system.
Now a follow up on that story from Saturday. This on Tuesday:
Quick recap to the post regarding trespassers off trail south of Limerick Lake.
Not only did we send volunteers out to tape off the private property but today we will be adding numerous closed signs to the area hoping this will keep the trespassers off the land of a hard working private business owner.
Thanks to the volunteers for taking the time from their busy days to attempt to stop off trail riding on private property.
Hard to believe this is what it takes.
The lodge is just about booked full for winter season weekends. Only the weekend of March 1-2-3 has any availability left if you were thinking about experiencing the lake during winter.
Lake trout season began on the 1st. The 2019 Ontario fishing regulations book is now posted on the MNR website. Zone 15 has no significant changes. Bass season remains the 4th Saturday of June through Nov. 30, and lake trout remains Jan. 1 thorough Sept. 30. The slot size (16 to 21 inch trout must be returned to the lake) and one line restriction for ice fishing remain in effect. Not sure if this is new or not, but non-resident children (under 18) now must have a license "somewhere" in the family. They do not need their own, but a parent must have one. (not grandpa or an uncle, but a parent) Also new is a paper print out called a license summary that you will have to carry with you when fishing. You will be able to print replacements as needed. Family Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and the week of June 29 to July 5th are free fishing periods for Ontario residents.
Very little to talk about on the real estate front. Everything except #310, water access in Greens Bay has sold.