Today Luke & Becky stopped into Shing Wako to introduce themselves, (and it turns out I graduated with Luke’s sister – small world(-:), and to offer you, our guests, a free appetizer when you purchase a meal at The Woods Bar/Restaurant, Event Center, Lodging & Weddings! They are busy!
Just ask for a guest card at our office and head on over!
They also have BINGO on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
Their address is The Woods 19624 County Road 3 Brainerd, just 6 miles south of Shing Wako.
Tell ’em Marty & Sue sent you!
Hi! The following covers any power loading of boats, however my intention is to help keep our guests at Shing Wako Resort informed so they have a positive experience launching their boats at the public access on Lake Edward.
“Power loading”, can cause damage to launch ramps that may not be visible from the surface of the water. “Power loading” is a term used to describe using the motor to load and unload the boat onto and off the trailer. many of the state’s 3,000 public launch ramps were not designed to sustain the forces generated by today’s larger and more powerful boats or the practice of power loading. Propeller wash creates a significant force that can erode the lake-bed and create a large hole at the end of the ramp. Eroded material is often deposited beyond the ramp to create a mound, which can result in a barrier for launching and loading. Boats and equipment can incur damage if the boat or lower unit runs aground on the mound or if the trailer becomes stuck in the hole. In the worse cases, the end of the ramp could collapse, resulting in an unusable launch ramp. In low water conditions the mound created from propeller wash can obstruct launching and loading.
DNR crews have been busy rehabilitating damaged launch ramps statewide. Staff are repairing the holes and extending the ramps by adding additional concrete planks. When possible the mounds are leveled with excavation equipment. These launch ramp repairs are time consuming and expensive.
The DNR recognizes that some boaters are accustomed to power loading. However, it is preferable that boaters do not race their engines while on the boat ramp. Slightly more than idle speed should be all that is necessary to load and/or unload the boat. The best practice is for boaters to refrain from power loading and use the winch to load and unload their boat.
Power loading boats causes damage to launch ramps!
10 in possession if less than 22″
The new northern regulation limits took effect this spring. Lake Edward is in the north-central zone, the largest of three zones in the state.
Overpopulation of small pike was the reason the DNR requested the change. Anglers will be able to keep 10 northern pike. All from 22 to 26 inches must be released. No more than two pike taken by spearing follow the same rules except one pike may be between 22 and 26 inches and one longer than 26 inches.
The last DNR survey conducted on Lake Edward was 2014. The next scheduled survey is 2020. In 2014 3% of the northerns surveyed were 24″ or larger. The average size trapped were 17.1″ and 2.0 pounds.
Both of these birds were caught on our webcam in May 2018. A red-winged blackbird and a black tern? I enjoy viewing our webcam, which is set up and away from the beach – our goal is to provide you with our Beautiful Lake Edward sunsets, the weather and a few birds and other surprises year around at Shing Wako. Thank you for sharing it with us!
May 24 – 29, 2018… what glorious weather. We had temperatures in the 90’s! Swimming and paddling were happening and all three of our pontoon boats were rented out – guests were busy all over the lake! At Shing Wako we don’t see this every year – especially when the ice just went out on Lake Edward May 4th this year. Some areas the frost was still in the ground… Minnesota weather makes great conversation. Guests were catching fish and one caught her first fish ever, actually two, both were Northern Pike. fun, fun, fun…
In Honor Memorial Weekend 2018! In Memory of all who served and continue to serve our country. Thank you!
Last year at this time the daily high temperature was 75 degrees and the low was 52. This year we have a high today of 91 and a low tonight of 62. We have guests playing in the lake today; swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, pontooning (?), boating and of course fishing! What a treat to enjoy Beautiful Lake Edward on Memorial Weekend! Yea!
You still have 5 days left of our May Special – “Stay 3 Nights, Get Your 4th Night Free!”
Dinner In A Packet
Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.
1 boneless pork loin chop (4 ounces)
1 medium potato, sliced
1 large carrot, sliced
1/4 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon onion soup mix
Place the pork chop on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 14 in.). Top with potato, carrot and peas. Sprinkle with soup mix. Seal foil tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 30 – 35minutes or until the meat juices run clear, turning occasionally. Yield: 1 serving.
Pineapple Doughnut Dessert
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
5 cake doughnuts
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
10 maraschino cherries
Cut doughnuts in half horizontally; spread with butter. For each packet, place two doughnut halves cut side upon a 12-in. square of heavy duty foil. Sprinkle each with about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Top each with a pineapple slice; place a cherry in the center. Seal foil tightly. Grill over indirect medium heat for 2 -4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
The service animal bill has been given final approval and sign by Governor Dayton.
CHAPTER 106—House File No. 3157
“NOTICE – Service Animals Welcome. It is illegal for a person to misrepresent an animal in that person’s possession as a service animal.”
Why does this affect resorts? We have had service animals at our resort. They are highly trained and we hardly notice they are with us. I have heard accounts where pets passed off as service animals have actually attacked service animals and the service animal is trained not to fight back and was badly injured.
There are also those grocery store incidents where service animals are trained to void at appropriate times and places. Pets being passed off as service dogs may be using your groceries to relieve themselves. Seriously.
I have a brother who is blind and find it disheartening to hear folks who simply want to take their pets on vacation with them would try to pass their pets off. There is a real need and laws for service dogs and their person, and we take this important job they do seriously. Hopefully the possible fine this new law may pass will discourage people who misrepresent their pets.
Another couple of inches of snow yesterday, along with ice and some pretty treacherous driving. I hope you are all safe! The photo is simply a shot from our webcam of snow falling in the night. Spring is really here and we will get to work outdoors again soon I hope. Somehow it works out – right?
There is always the weather to talk about(-8
Well, I ordered new clothing for our store last week. Here are some samples to look at. We will have some ladies performance wear, that is longer in the back than the front and has thumb holes in the sleeve. What a comfy and flattering look! They come in black or pink.