Saturday, February 26, 2011

Winter Time at Yes Bay!

There is never really a slow time around Yes Bay Lodge. The winter activities are much different than the summer activities, but many are the same. Generators and fuel levels need checked, water still needs to be pumped although more difficult because you have frozen pipes and ice to deal with. Lots of snow shoveling. All the boardwalks need to be shoveled and if the snow load is big the roof on the main Lodge will get shoveled as well. Rooms are checked daily for leaks and any other issues. There are always scheduled maintenance projects some which last all winter, refurbishing rooms and bathrooms. Dock has to be maintained, the ice needs to be broken up around the dock to prevent damage.

This year we had a project to repair the railings on the front boardwalk which was abruptly removed by a very strong windstorm early this winter, including the weather station wind gauge which departed Yes Bay with a final reading of over 130 MPH winds!

But there is also time for some fun....the girls Michela and Saylor had some fun in the snow recently....

Looking out beautiful Yes Bay in the winter!!

Stay tuned for more details as the 2011 season draws near, we are all anxious to get back to the Bay and have another great year of adventure fishing!

Capt Jim

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fishing matters to Me Rally!! Plan to attend!

If you care about your fishing rights and happen to be near St Petersburg on Friday this is a must do! Everything starts at 9:00 am on Friday and will run to about noon.

We need to Protest the unfair new regulations and the bad data that is beong used to make the rules.

Full details on the Rally can be seen: HERE

Plan on attending!! Support our fishery!!

Capt Jim

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February Season Update

The sports show season is in full swing and Kevin and staff are busy on the road meeting new people and booking the Lodge for the 2011 season. Bookings are strong but there are still some openings, so if you want to fish Yes Bay this summer, now is the time to call Kris and get your reservations in!

Here is our latest email flyer for the beginning of the season opening for King Salmon!

I just got an email from a couple, previous guests, who are a ton of fun and great fisher people! They are returning for another round of silver fishing Sept 2-7! Can't wait to fish with them again, this will be year 3 - welcome back Pam and Rob!!

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

Captain Jim