Finale to the March Break Ice Fishing Frenzy….

It has been March Break here at Vermilion Bay Lodge, and while in the past this has been our chance to split to warmer climates, this year we decided to hang out at the lodge and do more ice fishing. Over the past two days we have fished Clearwater Lake (Holly above with a whitefish)….

……and a lake trout. These were the only two fish we caught! (###note: NewMexicam has pointed out the “snowmachine lure” that this trout was caught on. Yes, it’s true, and it almost swallowed the whole seat!)

Even with a number of holes and fishermen! That’s fishing………

…….there is always the fire and some food to take your mind off the slow bite.

When things get real boring then take a drive. Here we are at…….can you guess where? If you said Caribou Lake then you are correct. Anyone who has ever been there will have caught bass around this large boulder.

The next day Susanne and I ventured back to Teggau Lake (500 feet deep, remember?). We did pretty good in a couple hours……….

……probably 7 fish caught, with these four kept.

On the way home we did some adventuring and came across a fresh deer carcass and some wolf tracks………also a whole pile of deep slush. This picture doesn’t do it justice, but getting stuck in 12 inches of slush is not for the weak hearted. We survived to tell the tale. Weather has warmed and things are wet……..perhaps a trip to take gas into the portage lakes needs to occur soon.

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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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