Ice Out Update, April 6 2014.


Some subtle changes are occurring here on Eagle Lake.  Warmer temps and longer days are starting to make it feel like spring.


A foggy morning start to the day….



Wondering about the ice thickness?  An auger extension would be handy, but half of what might be ice is actually frozen slush and snow.



Conditions for sledding are good but things get a bit soft and warm in the afternoon.  Jason and Holly on a classic 1968 Polaris Charger.




Some perch and whitefish action in front of the lodge.






The evening before Cal Ritchie and I checked out a nearby spot where the walleye were biting.  Once you open up a hole things get a bit slushy.  Plenty of air holes are starting to be visible around the lake…..sure signs of spring melt.



Not much longer till we start seeing bare road.


Still some time to put in your ice out guess!

5 thoughts on “Ice Out Update, April 6 2014.

  1. keep the photos coming! I check this site daily for updates with ice out. Red Lake is booked late May. Fish on! Thank you!!

  2. The first half of this post had me worried….I was expecting a shot of Admiral Byrd at any moment. Good finish, though.

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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.

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