Well, we survived the last major winter storm. Actually we ended up with half the snow they predicted which was fine by me. In the end we have moved back into a winter wonderland and some cooler temperatures.
What a difference a year makes! It could be “one of those years”… but I can say in the thirty years at VBL we have only had one opener where ice was still a factor, but only for a day. 2022 will likely be a great early season shallow lake trout kind of year!
…a few thoughts about fishing and tackle…
My pic is may xx
Joe…good luck, but I hope you’re wrong!
I may need a do over on the ice out contest.
I know you hate to be wrong, but better luck in 2023.
Now I have seen it all. $4.00 Rapalas at BOBBY’S.?!!! Somebody get some cold water…I’m feeling faint…
I agree, I’m still getting down from the adreneline high. $4.00 Canadian no less!
Happy Easter to you and Susanne. I hope you all are well. I agree those jigging Shadow Raps look deadly. Does Bobby’s stock them? Can’t get in the US. Need to stock up in June. Take care.
Hi Steve…Bobby’s stocks the regular jigging Raps. I ordered these directly from Rapala… http://www.rapala.com
Thanks Gord. I am S.O.L. Shadow jigging raps only available in Canada.
A snow storm in mid April? Ice out inevitably delayed? Bobby’s selling inexpensive tackle?
I blame global warming !
“ 2022 will likely be a great early season shallow lake trout kind of year!”
Makes me SO happy!
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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.
What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.