The winter of 2013-2014 will definitely go down in history as one of the coldest, starting with the arctic front that came through on November 22 and ending (hopefully?) today, as temps are projected to skyrocket into the mid-40’s! The long range forecast puts us into the high 70’s by the end of the weekend, and no major drop is expected after that. Maybe spring will get here after all!
The best news in all this is the gradual temperature drop which gave the fish a chance to acclimate to the conditions, resulting in no loss of fish due to the extreme cold. The worst part is that with only two fishable days per month, the fish have been hard to keep track of. And with lots of days of highs in the 30’s and a water temperature below 40, finding them is only half the battle.
As a result, a shockingly low number of fish have been taken from our bay system this winter, leaving more to catch during the warm spring and summer. By the time the lodge opens in March for 2014, the fish will be hungry and active once again.
On another note, we just finished replacing all of the mattresses, box springs, linens and towels at both the main lodge and the Ruddy, so guests can expect a cool new look and great nights sleep.
Don’t forget to go to our website or Facebook page to vote for the winner of the 2013 photo contest. Also, be sure to bring your camera if you are going to be a guest at Redfish Lodge in 2014. Maybe you could win a free trip in 2015!
Book your trip soon. We hope to see you during our 22nd season at Redfish Lodge!