Ice out update: April 16, 2014



News Flash:  Remains of outfitter found on Delano Lake…suspected cause of death linked to never ending winter!

Well, things aren’t that bad yet but the skull is proof that long winters can be deadly.  Here’s a photo journal from today’s travel over four area lakes.





Pretty much all lakes are down to a skiff of snow over frozen slush / bare ice.  There are some signs of coming spring, such as the creeks that are starting to flow….



…and of course the evidence of a harsh winter such as this deer carcass on Delano Lake….


This weekend seems to be the turning point for winter to spring temperatures which is about time!  Mid 50 degree F. days predicted for next week will go a long way to getting us to ice out……Have your guess in yet?

7 thoughts on “Ice out update: April 16, 2014

  1. Gord,

    I am aware of several good spots on no name lake. I was unaware of THE hot spot. Would you mind placing an “x” on our map so that we might be able to produce yet another great virtual fishing trip for the Perchmaster?


    1. Andy, I’m afraid the Perchmaster has become a permanent “virtual fisherman”. From now on he will be living vicariously through web postings and commentary from “actual” VBL guests. Let us hope that he will come to his senses soon and return to the fold.

      1. Well, all things have a beginning, middle and end. The Perchmaster had a good run and distinguished himself as a fine multi-species angler. He still is capable of writing a sentence or two on occasion for this blog. And given his condition, I admire that. Is it true that he wants his ashes scattered under Cabin 2?

  2. Gord I think he will come around. Life is too short not to be an actual fisherman. I lost a colleague a few weeks ago who dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 36 while jogging. A neighbor of mine who is about 40 broke his hip this winter, they then discovered lymphoma cancer and now he lost his dad last week. Some things like fishing just can’t be put off too long.

    1. O Professor thanks for the compliments if that is what they were.
      No my ashes will be scattered on my evening walleye spot and maybe a little on the portage lake and the perch honey hole.
      Believe me Andy that is why I play hard while I can you just never know when your number will be coming up.

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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!

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