Our area was hit with winds clocked at about 100KMH. There was all kinds of damage around us. Trees on buildings, trailers knocked off of their footings, and add-a-rooms were destroyed.
The wind was so strong that it almost blew me off the dock when we were trying to move boats.
The barge was shifted, a couple docks were moved and some damage was done but all in all we were spared. While others lost docks and suffered more damage than we did it was still a harrowing experience. All of this while we are still trying to get caught up from all the wind and rain.
Our troubles are only a minor inconvenience compared to the devastating storms they have been experiencing in the southern states. After experiencing the wind we had on Thursday and being without electricity for 12 hours gave me a different view on what the survivors of the tornadoes down south are suffering through. My heart goes out to them.
On a lighter side The Ontario Chinese Anglers Association held their Crappie and Perch tournament here on Saturday. There was a good turnout and the weather was most cooperative. Approximately 10 boats launched and there were several happy faces at the weigh-in.
It was a pleasure to have the Association here and I hope to see them again in the future.
The Rice Lake Spring Fishing Festival is now only days away It Starts on May 14th. It is time to start getting ready. First by purchasing a button either from us or go on line at www.ricelakespringfishingfestival.ca and follow the links. Or you can register when you get here and at the same time We are offering a super deal on boat an motor rentals.
Festival Day Tripper Boat Rental Packages
Mid-Week Rentals: Daily rental $50 includes 10L gas, taxes extra.
Weekend Package: Daily rental $60 includes 10L gas, taxes extra.
- Packages include 18hp elect start motor, 15ft flat bottom boat, and emergency equipment.
- A minimal gas surcharge will apply.
For more information check our website and follow the links! Contact us for other cost-saving Fishing Festival specials!
If you are looking for accommodation check out
Highland View Resort www.highlandview.com There are some fantastic deals