I don't want nobody "breaking the seal" in my lake--use your empty Mountain Dew bottle 🤔
(But seriously, I hope the DNR isn't so blinded by the AIS lingo in proposal that they don't seen how blatantly and dramatically it will decrease access... Furthermore, I can't believe every lake-association isn't watching this intently; ready to file their own versions as soon as they see what the outcome is...)
You get the seal and drive away. Who will break the seal at minnetonka or Mille Lacs or White Bear or Osakis or whatever? This is the first I heard of this seal business. I would certainly be interested in how it is supposed to work.
I can imagine how something like this would possibly work but it would need to be a statewide thing, or even multi state.
Right now, I go to the cleaning station and get inspected and get the seal. Sometime later I show up at an access and they look at my seal to see if I am allowed to launch. Is that how it works? Does the seal have a timestamp? Is the seal where my boat connects to the trailer, so launching boat automatically breaks it? Somebody has to break it?
So many questions.... And it isn't even a lake where I go....
^^ thats what i thought. Just needed confirmation. Here is a picture looking East from Nelson landing Monday 3-25 (Not my picture, stolen from Facebook) Shouldn't be too long now. It seems to always hang up on the final stretch haha!
Spring hockey practice starts April 8th. 5-6 practices for the month only. BUT,
...April means the start of Travel and JVL baseball as well.
It is turkey season(scouting anyway), I can work around athletics!
The water rushing at the falls in Big falls is a yearly occurrence. No big alarm this time of year. Big falls is a long ways from the Rainy.
Now, the if the ice capped river builds a up ton of pressure and it has a sudden blowout, that will certainly change things. The temps forecasted are working in our favor, a nice slow/normal melt.
The Big fork seems to have a lesser impact than the Little Fork. We should be ok for a couple weeks I HOPE!
Last year’s spot will likely be my fall back spot, along with maybe checking in at that other place you mentioned before. The good news is I just heard today the birds appear to be doing well at last year’s spot.
The “new” spot is a property that we seem to have “limited” permission on.