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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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.

What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.

Bruce & Sally

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