Lake Trout Trilogy…"The Conclusion"

The final 2 days of lake trout fishing… The day Chris and Nick leave is the annual Kinsmen ice fishing derby held just off of the Government Dock here in Vermilion Bay.  It generally does not involve catching many fish, but this year has an interesting twist of fate. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Participants in the derby....can you spot the conservation officer?"]tn_kinsmen-carnival-ice-fishing-derby-eagle-lake[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Susanne distracts the competition"]tn_susanne[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Ol' Flabby....let me know when my face has as many rolls!"]tn_ol-flabby[/caption]

My hopes of winning are dashed when Shannon Elliot catches a nice lake trout!

That’s right.  After traveling miles in search of the “big one”, after fishing the deepest of the deep waters……..two minutes from the lodge and in 8 feet of water Shannon pulls up an 8 pound lake trout! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="371" caption="A very nice lake trout caught and released on Eagle Lake"]tn_shannon-elliot-with-a-8-trout[/caption]  

 A few minutes of lake trout video from the derby…

Next day fishing for lake trout…

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 Later in the afternoon after lake trout fishing we venture to Bottle Lake for ?…

You will want to turn up your volume on this video… Sometimes it is good to not be snowshoeing across the lake at dusk…when the wildlife is frisky!  

That’s the end of that four days of lake trout fishing.

Coming next…..Fishing with the “Polish Connection”….

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3 thoughts on “Lake Trout Trilogy…"The Conclusion"

  1. Nice job Gord would have been nice to see the end of the first vid when she caught the lake trout.
    See the game warden!!! Yes but let’s see how many can catch onto you hitting on the girl your videoing.
    Looks like the locals had a fun day and the weather looked good.
    Good to see you getting along withy the competition Gord.
    Now for the trip to Bottle lake the was GREAT but get me the hell out!!!
    Did you catch any perch?

  2. The polish connection kicked some butt, it must be the excellent guide that worked with them. Or the polish sausage and alcohol. Well done those trout sure look fantastic. Have fun Gord and Suzanne during your excursion to warmer climes.

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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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