Is it time yet for the Spring fishing?

Can Spring fishing be far away?

Spring fishing


While it may be the end of March, it still seems like we are in the dead of winter here at Vermilion Bay Lodge.  There are signs though that Spring fishing is not far away.

An axe emerges from the snow, apparently left in a chunk of firewood down by the fire-pit.

Essential ingredients for successful walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass and pike fishing


It’s also nearing the time when conditions right for getting into the back-country by snow-machine are fading.  Time to put some gas for the portage lake boats in place.  On the agenda for today….Clearwater Lake, McGregor Lake, Caribou Lake, and Long Lake.  Having the gas in place means Spring fishing for lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass and pike is much easier.

Caribou Lake


Back in Caribou Lake a shoreline boulder makes a good perch for Susanne.  You can be sure the smallmouth bass are not far away.  Spring fishing back in this remote lake for smallmouth bass and pike is a real treat.  Catch and release…..always.

Long Lake


Meanwhile, in Long Lake a boat ramp takes shape.  Long Lake is an area we hardly ever fish.  While we know there are pike that inhabit these waters, we are not sure how big they grow back here.  Perhaps Spring fishing in 2011 will solve this riddle.

Spring fishing

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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!

Trevor Benner

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