A White Opener

     When I went to bed last night it was raining.  I fell asleep to the sound of the rain falling on the roof and when I woke up this morning the ground was covered in white.  There’s nothing like a good old fashioned blizzard on the morning of the Minnesota Opener.

     Jake, our crew member, went out on Saganaga bright and early this morning in spite of the weather.   He suffered through snow squalls and white out conditions and came home half frozen with a single Lake Trout.  At least he wasn’t skunked.

     Adam Maxwell, a returning crew member, left for a week-long solo canoe trip yesterday.  I sure hope he packed his long johns and cold weather sleeping bag.  Too bad he doesn’t have his padling partner Billi with him; snowy BWCA scenes always make beautiful pictures. 

     As for me on this opener I don’t plan to wet my line.  There are enough beautiful days of the summer when I can bask in the sun and relax in the warm glow of the sun while waiting for a fish to bite.  I’ll stick to wearing a snowmobile suit when I’m out ice fishing but not on the Minnesota Opener.