I just had the luxury of four days solo at the Lake. As solo as you can be, when one is accompanied by four dogs. I was working, but conference calls were punctuated with running and swimming the dogs.
The peace and quiet ended yesterday, with the arrival of Grandkids #5 and #8. Over the next two weeks, all 9 grandkids will be visiting at some point; as well as their parents.
The Fourth is always the busiest weekend on the Lake; although it is still relatively quiet when compared to other developed lakes in the Adirondacks. The weather forecast is for periods of rain today and tomorrow; temperatures will reach into the 70s through the weekend. Water temperature is in the low 70s. Black flies and mosquitoes have not been an issue. Deer and Horse flies are buzzing around. The fish (Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass) are biting all around the lake— in the shallows, along the shoreline, near any sort of structure— docks, rocks, and submerged trees. We have had luck with worms, rubber worms, and Rapala surface lures.
We anticipate fireworks off Horsehead Point Sunday evening, at dark (soon after 9 PM).
This is also the noisiest weekend of the year, here at Loon Lake. Please respect your neighbors. Control your wake, and music volume. Be careful in your boat around swimmers, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.
Enjoy, and be safe.