A nice Lake Trout taken on May 18th, 2011, just north of the island.  About twenty minutes later we landed his twin.  Both had smelt in their stomachs which we took as evidence of voracious spring feeding.  A few of the smelt looked so fresh that they might have been able to swim away had they been given the chance.

After fishing we stopped off at the island and inspected how our shelter withstood it’s first Lake Superior winter.  A small pine–about 6 inches in trunk diameter–had fallen across the roof and come to rest, which we easily cut and cleared.  The structure and footings otherwise held strong.  Rustic improvements and finishings to come this summer as part of the artist residency plan.   

*Related trout post here.

May 22, 2011