Ice Out 2023: Update #3

The weather has finally broken!

So big news in terms of rising temperatures and melting snow. The picture above is from today, April 11. Out in front of the lodge there’s probably 4 to 6 inches of water laying on top of the ice. It’s been a drastic change from a few days ago. Yesterday we went ice fishing….

It was good travelling on the lakes with plenty of snow… least in the morning!

Scott and Lynn joined us!

Some of you can probably guess where we went from this photo clue…

Take note of the snow color. The last major snowstorm ( a Colorado low) brought along some southern US dessert dirt mixed in with the snow. Definately a brown hue! Can’t remember ever seeing that before.

Several trout were caught. Note the classic Zebco Cardinal 3 reel……

Apparently Susanne had the hot hand…..

Gord: “You’re doing a fine job Susanne, keep up the good work!”

“A man and his sausages” Scott with his homemade venison sausages over some hot coals. Excellent!

By the end of the day we had very little snow and probably 3 inches of water on the lakes. It was a boggy trip home!

So, back to today we have this. Plenty of water, warm temperatures and some predictions of rain for later in the week. The creek is starting to flow and it’s feeling like spring!

6 thoughts on “Ice Out 2023: Update #3

  1. Gord I am going with **** for “Iceout”
    Thanx for the pic
    I won’t be able to pick up any prizes until August

  2. You have not been a very good custodian of Cardinal 3 reels. I think this one should be a prize in this year’s ice-out contest?

    1. Andy…should ever the impossible happen and you manage to win the ice out contest, I will award you the coveted Cardinal 3.

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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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