Ice out update

..with gratuitous ice fishing action..

Well, a sudden warming trend has dramatically changed the landscape.  Here’s a view from the lodge…

Sorry, it’s April 1, right?

Oh yeah, so funny!  Back to reality.  Here’s a few shots in front of the lodge yesterday.

Snow levels are gradually shrinking and the lake is close to showing us some glare ice…but based on drilling a few holes yesterday there’s still a few feet of good ice.

The perch go wild…

Wearing her bear bell and machete, Susanne pauses to catch a “bull perch”!
Not to be outdone….
It’s looking like perch for dinner!

A week or so ago I had the chance to travel into a lake I’ve never fished before.  Here’s a short video from that trip! 

Still haven’t made your ice out guess yet?  When you’re ready contact Gord to submit your entry!  Good luck!

6 thoughts on “Ice out update

  1. I was looking as that first pic and thought that’s not right from watching Gillespie show from this past week. Looked to be fishing the secret lake. They hammered them pretty good

  2. Well, it looks like we have a new “Perch Queen” in town, with Susanne stepping up to fill the void left by Perchmaster. There was a time when he could do no wrong when it came to catching perch at VBL. That era has ended, but it was a good run while it lasted. Please join me in saluting Perchmaster. Gone but not forgotten.

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