Ice Out Contest Winner!

May 7, 2018 is the official “ice out” for Vermilion Bay on Eagle Lake.  Congratulations to BOB SWANSON for guessing the winning date.  Bob was actually the first person to send in a guess, and the only one to pick May 7.  In an interesting twist, the last person to guess was Dustin Kaehr who was last year’s winner….picking May 6th……oh, so close!   Here’s the official document….

Here’s the view from VBL as of today…

Thanks to everyone for participating.  If you had asked me a month ago when the ice was going out I would never have believed it would go so fast.  Buds are starting to open and the annual spring emergence of the flying ants has started today.  Water levels are still low and things look pretty dry.  Here’s some shots from today.  The unwrapping of the deck musky…


8 thoughts on “Ice Out Contest Winner!

    1. You should! By the way, the winner gets to choose anything from the vast bling selection of stylish clothing at Vermilion Bay Lodge. Congratulations! Perhaps a nice pair of crotch-less chaps?

  1. The ice is gone right? Was there a “fish kill” from the long winter or are people actually catching fish? More importantly how is Gord handling the dock master duties?

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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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