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Welcome to the 2013 season!
As I write this, it's THREE degrees outside, our entire state is covered in a thick layer of icy snow, and I'm wondering what the bass are doing in our beloved lake. Probably sitting on the bottom in the dark depths, daydreaming about warmer water, daydreaming about throwing the hooks of our zig-zagging topwater lures right next to the boat while we curse them.
Those of you who are long-time members of the Shenipsit Lake Association (SLA) have seen the contents of this letter many times. Hopefully receiving it is a milestone in the year for you: the time you can really, really start anticipating warmer, sunnier weather, and time spent floating around Shenipsit enjoying all of the sights and wildlife it has to offer. It's a unique place, uncluttered by houses, free of motorboats and jet skis. It's a place we go to get away from civilization and enjoy the natural setting. I absolutely can't wait to get back out there this spring.
Community clean-up day this year is Saturday, April 7th. We meet at the boathouse at 9 am for doughnuts and coffee. All members, friends, and family are welcome. Hopefully, with all the snow we've gotten, there won't be much garbage so it will be more of a nature walk than a trash clean-up.
Boat check-in is Wednesday, April 17th at 6 am, first come, first served. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold again.
Please note the importance of arriving early to secure a spot. All boats must be accompanied by their operator(s) in order to qualify. Form a single-file line on the lake side of the road, facing the boathouse. Illustration below.
Get your hooks sharp for what will be an excellent fishing season!
Shawn LaForest, SLA President
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