Back in the archives of Vermilion Bay Lodge and the Electric Beaver lies documentation of the Eagle Lake ice out situation as it unfolded in 2010. This was a record breaking ice out that occurred on April 14th. Follow this link “2010 Eagle Lake Ice Out” to view the final days of this record breaking year……and to see the winner and runners-up in the 2010 Eagle Lake ice out competition.
Seasonal, Stunning and revealing , dramatic photography
Thank you, winner of the 2010 ice out contest.
Nice pics but this contest is still rigged
Thank you for your input. Some day you will guess correctly and perhaps your bitterness will diminish….
how will the early ice out effect fishing?
Some downsides to an early spring will be:
-if water temps are warmer than normal then forget the shallow water bite for lake trout…..not a complete loss though, just use a deeper diver
-some of your favorite shallow water, spawn and post spawn walleye spots may not produce as the fish may have either scattered or moved to deeper structure.
Some of the upsides to an early spring will be:
-some of the best walleye fishing, in my opinion, occurs when things start warming up, new weed growth is emerging, and the walleye seem to be in more locations. Generally there are more potential good fishing spots closer to VBL than in a cold spring.
-no snow to shovel off your boat seat
I hope you got some well deserved rest, went to bed early, woke up and declared April 10’th the winning date?
No Andy…A reliable source at VBL has assured me that ice-out will “officially” occur this Saturday, April 14th.
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Thank you very much for making my get a way week so enjoyable. Dan and I had a great time. You and Susanne should be commended on how clean and well maintained your cabins and lodge are. I will recommend you to anyone that is looking to go to Canada fishing and I look forward to the time I can come back.