Ice out update #8

Ice Flows and High Water

Here’s this mornings view on Saturday May 14th. A north wind has moved ice to the south and away from our docks.

Highest water levels since 1947…

…and still rising! Yesterday Eagle Lake reached 1191 feet above sea level, which is 6 inches higher than we’ve seen it since being at VBL. The top of the Eagle River dam is 1192. Here’s some shots from yesterday afternoon when the south winds picked up….

Nesting at Gull Rock has come to a sudden and dramatic climax!
Not liking the look of this ice movement! New feature at VBL…a swim up fire pit!
Our trailor parking area is currently under water.
The last time the water covered this grass it was full of Pumpkinseeds (a type of fish)……will have to check it out.

We’re getting close to determining an “Ice Out” winner…

…Did you pick a date in mid May? Are you feeling lucky? Stay tuned…

As we get ready for our delayed opening we are hoping the water levels drop, the weather remains stable and the fishing experience remarkable!

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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.

Bruce & Sally

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