The Lake Is Changing…

(I know this is a repetitious note for some of you but this site is how I want to communicate to everyone.  So I’m trying to get everyone to signup for automatic emails like you did.)
… and not for the better.
It saddens me to have to write this note. Too many times this summer I get complaints about excessive yelling, screaming, and loud music with f-bombs late into the night.  Large numbers of people at one place continue their partying well past 11 pm. 
Many of us have young grandchildren that have to listen to loud music and profanity well past their bedtime.  You are responsible for your guests and renters.  This is where we live – it is not a Sandals.
I am not the lake’s policeman, nor do I want to be, but I have talked to the sheriff a few times and they are ready to respond if contacted.  Please do your neighbors the common courtesy of limiting the conversations and music to reasonable hours.
And if you see or hear something that is clearly excessive and/or offensive, do us all a favor and call the sheriff – 231-258-3350.  Maybe if they come enough times it will make a difference.
We want all your guests and renters to enjoy the lake but please have them show respect for your neighbors.

The Winner of the 2020 4th of July Boat Parade is …

… the Abe Lincoln boat by Rebecca & Scott (Abe) Toney & family on Hillcrest.  Their son, although he can’t be seen in the photo, was dressed like our ninth president, William Henry Harrison.  

See all 27 boats in the Photo Gallery tab.


A Big Fish Story

It’s not often I get a phone call offering a free gift.  But that is exactly what happened last Tuesday.  The Jordan River Fish Hatchery delivered almost 750 brook and 2000 rainbow trout to Bear Lake.  And these fish are beauties; average length 10-12″, although there were several at 15″.  (The DNR stocks Bear Lake each year with brown and rainbow trout that average 5-7″.)   If you talk to our group of volunteers, nothing is free!  Rich Vervisch, Don May, Phil Resko, and Craig O’Brien provided manual labor carrying heavy nets full of fish from the tanker truck to the waiting tub on my pontoon boat.  It took 10 trips to the deep water of Bear Lake to dump the fish into the coldest lake water.  During the boat ride to the fishes’ new home, my grandsons, Mason and Landen, kept the fish entertained by playing with them on the pontoon.  These big fish did get away!