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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This is a first class resort located on Vermillion Bay on Eagle Lake. The cabins are very clean and well kept. The boats are new with new motors and are in great shape. The owner will also clean your fish for you after your day on the water. Make no mistake the fishing on Eagle Lake is world class.

The Lodge is owned by Gord and Susanne Bastable who will make you feel welcome and before you know it you feel like family. They are the best of hosts. The atmosphere is low key and laid back leading to a great vacation.

This is my 19th year of enjoying the hospitality of the lodge and i can’t think of going anywhere else on Eagle Lake.


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