July 14-Wet And Wild!

Sometimes bigger is better.  A bigger musky or walleye is always nice.  How about a record fish…nice!  We just set a record that wasn’t as much fun…192 mm of rain, which is 7 1/2 inches in one day!  Let’s see what that day was like…

On a positive note, this was not our first wash out experience.  Everything was back in shape the next few days with minimal disruption.  At least this year no boats went under.  Another one for the history books!
Speaking of history here’s an interesting video featuring First Nations elder Leonard Skye discussing some of Eagle Lake’s past from the native perspective.  Some of the individuals who he brings up were people I guided with back in the day (Albert Skye, Joe Napish) which makes me somewhat historical I guess (or just old).

While we are still into history, here’s a shot of the old Johnson outboard that you may have noticed by the fireplace in the lodge…

The motor was given to me by Jim K. from Minneapolis a “few” years back.  Turns out this motor was in the family since 1955 when it was a Christmas gift.

Here’s a young Jim (on the right) with his brother Tom and mom.  Note the motor on the right.  Jim and Tom were at the lodge this past week and gave us this memento. 
Of course we needed to try and recreate this…

What about the fishing?  Of course fish have been caught.  More activity on humps and deeper water, but still shallow water action as well.  Here’s a few shots from Dave & Dan Witzlib’s recent trip…

If you take the time to view the link with Leonard Skye you might recognize him from the River Monster episode “Canadian Horror”.   If you haven’t seen that episode check it out.

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This is a first class resort located on Vermillion Bay on Eagle Lake. The cabins are very clean and well kept. The boats are new with new motors and are in great shape. The owner will also clean your fish for you after your day on the water. Make no mistake the fishing on Eagle Lake is world class.

The Lodge is owned by Gord and Susanne Bastable who will make you feel welcome and before you know it you feel like family. They are the best of hosts. The atmosphere is low key and laid back leading to a great vacation.

This is my 19th year of enjoying the hospitality of the lodge and i can’t think of going anywhere else on Eagle Lake.


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