Sunday, July 21, 2019

Fishing on Long Lake with a Fishing Guide

The Richards family was inspired by our LLAA speaker at the annual meeting last year and hired a fishing guide for a day trip on Long Lake.

They had a beautiful June day.  The fish, however, (in keeping with Long Lake tradition) were especially finicky.

Only their son caught fish.

They all had fun.

               Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Long Lake Memories: Annual meeting and 4th of July

It has been a fun filled weekend on Long Lake with our annual meeting on Saturday, June 29th and our 4th of July Flotilla.  We know there were many picnics held around the lake as well as many fireworks displays.  Here are some of the pictures of the events.

Congratulations to our new LLAA board members:  Ken Retzer, Robert Nelson, Jim Seifert, and Dawn Hammerschmidt.  A very big thank you to Monika Wilkins for her service as President of LLAA and to Betty Larsen for her service as secretary.  Thank you to Jack Derr and Ron Taggart for your service on the board also.  (The Board Members page on this website will be updated soon.) 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Shoreline Buffer Zone Presentation given at Annual Meeting

Thank you Shannon Henrickson of Touch of Eden Landscaping!

Shannon gave us all a good overview of Long Lake shorelines and ways we can help protect the lake from the hazards of erosion.  Many people wanted to have his slides and notes in order to review the information and these are the links (below) to that information - one to the color slides and the other to Shannon's notes.

Link to Shannon Henrickson's Slides
Link to Shannon Henrickson's Notes

Monday, July 1, 2019

Decorate Your Boat for 2019 Flotilla Fun

Long Lake Area Association will be having the 2019 Annual 4th of July Flotilla on (Thursday morning) the 4th.  Below is a screen shot from with that day's forecast.  If those thunderstorms do appear in the morning, check this website to see if there is a cancellation notice. The decision on whether the the Flotilla is a go or will be cancelled will be made at 9AM and if it is to be cancelled, that information will be here on the website and also on our Facebook page by 9:30AM.

We are hoping for the best, so get decorating!  Follow this link if you need inspiration for decoration ideas:
Video of 2017 Flotilla

Meet at the New Frontier Resort at 9:50AM.  There will be two routes.  Follow either the North or South Leader as they begin their routes at 10AM. Forecast from Monday, July 1st for July 4th:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Noah's Fish Story

This is the information we were given on Noah's entry into the Kids Fishing Contest:
  •  Noah - age 5
  •  Fishing with dad on the boat using a trolling motor.
  •  The bait used was some sort of “fancy jig”.  (Mom doesn’t remember the specifics.)
  •  This large mouth bass was caught just off the point on the north end of Long Lake.
  •  Noah caught this fish during a last ditch effort before we headed back to the cities on Sunday, June 23rd.
  • This kid LOVES to fish. He spent countless hours on the dock, walking along the lakeside on the rocks, and out in the boat with his dad over the weekend. The rain and wind didn’t stop him - and he is one determined little boy. This bass was a dream come true, because it was the first time he landed one completely on his own. His last experience over Memorial Day was with dad catching, and him helping to net the fish. This weekend those roles were reversed and the smile on his face and the pride in his heart was evident for many miles and for many hours after the catch. ❤️
Reminder:  LLAA Annual Meeting June 29th, 9:30 am at Hubbard Community Center.  Find out who won the quilts and the prizes for the kids.