Another hot one on Monday with the mercury just a hair under 90F. That made it about 2 degrees F cooler than Sunday, but who is counting when it is this warm. Looks like 2 more hot days, then autumn returns on Thursday. Lots of folks made the effort to get to the lake to enjoy the sunshine and lake water temperatures close to the warmest they have been all summer this past weekend.
Quinte Bass Anglers were on the lake Saturday for some friendly competition. Most of these guys are regulars here. The winning stringer on Saturday was a little over 17 pounds, and the big fish was just a tad under 5 pounds. The fishery continues to be quite healthy. Glad that most of us do catch and release all season.
A friendly reminder that lake trout season ends on the 30th.
While on the subject of fishing, a big "Thank You" to Ashley Rae, curator of "She Loves to Fish" for choosing Limerick Lake as one of her 5 favorite fishing spots in Eastern Ontario. She stayed here back around Labor Day, and in spite of lousy weather caught some nice fish that weekend.
The marina store is open weekends. Store hours are Friday 1 to 6, Saturday 8 to 6, and Sunday 9 to 6.
Hard to give guidance on the fall leaf color watching. With the rainy cool summer, and now this 3 week dry spell, the leaves are not turning color in their normal fashion. They seem to be turning brown and falling off the trees. Given the current forecast that has no sign of frost, and with Thanksgiving being early, my guess is that Thanksgiving weekend will probably be about peak for leaf colors this year.
The LWRA has erected invasive species signage at the 3 launch ramps around the lakes. (here, St. Ola, and Mephisto) They are very nice. A far cry from plasticized red stop signs that have been posted. Thank you for all of their hard work. Now lets make sure we obey them. They will be providing additional information shortly on the actual steps to take before launching a boat.
Limerick Lake Lodge will be back at the fall ATV and Snowmobile show in Toronto on the weekend of October 20, 21, 22. We will once again be in the group of Ontario outfitters and clubs in Hall #2.
A re-stocked supply of the "Canadian Backwoods Coloring Book" is in the store. The book contains three pages that are created from paintings that were done by local artist Ketha Newman and are of Limerick Lake. They are available in the marina store for $16.95. With adult coloring books all the rage these days, it makes a great gift for the Limerick Lake enthusiast. There are also 3 copies of the Limerick History book remaining. These are the last new copies. They are $50.
I recently got permission from a land owner on the north east end of the lake to install an Internet signal repeater on his property. That will bring coverage to virtually 100% of Limerick Lake. The plan is to do that project in November to be ready for the 2018 season. To inquire about service please send us a message and we will see if it is available at your location. For seasonal residents the service is a flat $300 per year. (plus $200 installation the first year)
Into a quiet time of year for real estate activity: #462 North Shore was reduced in price to $299. It is water access near the north end of the lake. 257 feet of shoreline, 3 bedrooms and complete bath room. Lots of attention to detail in the interior finishes. Insulated. Rustic, hand sawn cottage steps and large deck. Screened porch with a lovely view of the lake. A terrific buy at this price. #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed as well as #316 Greens Bay that was listed recently. Both are lovely places in that bay. Finally, there is an up-scale road access cottage on the north-east end of the lake listed. It was just reduced again, now to $759k.