July 7…A Shallow Bite, Hot & Smoky!

The walleye bite continues to be good in the shallows as the mayfly hatch ends.   Most guests have been trolling crankbaits with good success.  The jig and minnow folk are also doing well, especially in the evening when the fish move into some of the nearby weed beds.  Not sure what is happening on some of the deeper structure but likely this will be turning on soon.  Bass have still been cooperative as well as a few medium sized musky.  The young fellas that were here this week had several personal bests in terms of size and species.  Here’s a few pictures from the past week……..

The past few days have been incredibly smoky with wind bringing down the smoke from forest fires further north.  You know it’s smoky when you can’t see past Gull Rock!

Orange haze over Eagle Lake.

How is this week’s fishing shaping up?  Well, here’s Matt Haggart with two nice over the slot walleye from this morning!

A few bonus shots…

The boards are filling up fast!
The Sunday night fish fry…a highlight of the week.
When your fishing partners just can’t take the excitement!
Past “Dock Master” Bryce pays us a visit with girlfriend Alysa.

An addition to my fleet….a 73 Beetle with 25,000 miles on it.  Presently sitting in my brother in laws garage in southern Ontario.  Need to get it up here this summer.  Wondering why I bought a Beetle?  Had one when I was 18….it was a 74….paid $2995.00, brand new!

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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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