April 21, 2013……Ice Out Update……



I hesitate to draw your attention to the “lack of progress” that is occurring here in the frozen wastelands of NW Ontario…but, alas, the current conditions are bleak.   As the snow falls over a frozen Eagle Lake I can only say that those who guessed an ice out date in April were delusional.  I’m sorry for your loss.  To a brighter note, the forecast seems to indicate a slight warming trend for later in the week.  Hang in there, open water season will eventually come.  In the above photo what is not clear (due to the snow storm) are the gulls that have been back for several weeks forlornly sitting on Gull Rock…….man, do they look pissed off! 


9 thoughts on “April 21, 2013……Ice Out Update……

  1. Gordon
    We are wondering if winter will ever end here in Kansas, we have snow forecast for Wednesday and a high of 37. Not as bad as your area but for us it is not nice.

  2. Gord…Andy and I will arrive in about a month and we have a few questions. Will the “trout-troll-o-rama” still be going on? Will the angler catching the largest trout receive a VBL mug? And will the bike-riding lady with the better than average ass be in camp?

    1. Professor, in answer to your questions, yes, “trout-o-rama” will be in full swing. Sadly, I am out of the coveted VBL mugs (I believe Andy owns three dozen). Lastly, yes, Susanne will be in camp.

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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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