Just spoke with Jeff, my snowmobile tour guide spy guy, and he says that the main part of Moosehead Lake probably only has a couple of inches at this point. They didn’t get much snow, as you can see in the Rockwood cam, but just enough to make reading the ice very difficult. But lots of cold and not much snow is on the way so maybe we could check it out later in the week. He said there is more ice on the south end near Greenville, but it formed on windy days so the surface isn’t very good. The web cam shot from Rockwood yesterday was everything we’ve ever wanted, so under the dusting is an excellent surface.
Then I checked with an ice fisherman in Newport about Memphramagog and they received less than an inch of wet snow. He thinks it will become crusty: perfect for walking on without slipping and pulling out big trout, but it doesn’t sound so good to me. (he said that one guy today couldn’t fit his fish up through his 4″ hole) Yesterday the surface was very smooth, as Ramblin Roger had reported.
Mid-coast Maine received a layer of sleet covered with three inches of snow. The only joy around here is a nice fire in the woodstove.
Anything in New Hampshire?