2020 Ice Out Update…3.0

April 7, 2020. Went for an afternoon stroll to the swimming point and here’s a view of the lodge on the way back.

Lost treasure…Blood on the ice…

Since the last post we determined that Burbot is one of the best eating fish around! With that thought in mind we decided to make a return trip back into Clearwater Lake to try and catch a few more. Unfortunately only a couple trout were co-operative. Some exploration also went on…

It’s not a burbot.
Above the waterfall and into Long Lake. Do you see my boat?
Ready for the adventurous…
The creek above the waterfall is opening up.
A view from the top overlooking Clearwater Lake.
Probably our last ice fishing adventure on the portage lakes.

Warning….the following images may contain graphic themes including blood, death and violence…viewer discretion advised!

On our way back after fishing we made several discoveries on the ice. Here’s one…

Frozen in time…
Is this your rod? Contact me if you can identify what lure was attached to the end.

Drama in real life. We came upon this fresh deer kill in the bay with the portage trail. Fresh wolf tracks, and drag marks…they must have heard us coming.

You know you’re having a bad day…..
Blue sky, white clouds, red blood….
Mother Nature at work.

Well there you have it. Ice conditions continue to change. Do you have your guess in yet? Let me know your thoughts.

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On behalf of the Boyes Group, I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for hosting the Muskie Madness Week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at VBL and had a great time!! This was our 7th year on Eagle Lake and we have stayed at a few other lodges but VBL takes the cake hands down! You can definitely count us in for next year. I’m happy to see you post some of my pics, they turned out well. Thanks again Gord for a wonderful week of fishing and your stellar hospitality, you run a first class operation, we look forward to seeing you next year!

Trevor Benner

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