Laker Action

I like the suggestion of posting some of the lakers from the fish board last year. It was an impressive year. However, let me be clear that these fish can be caught all year. It just becomes much more of a challenge and one has to venture out of the bay to find them later in the year. The early spring bite is appealing because the fish are shallow, they are close to the lodge, and one can use light tackle. All of the following lakers however were caught in very deep water in August (Yes, trout are the exception when it comes to adjusting their bladder but they do require some attention to release them back to deep water). Unlike the spring, you are not going to “accidentally” catch lakers in the fall. You have to be targeting them and not many people are doing that. Thus the board won’t show as many lakers other then in the spring. Nothing is a guarantee. That’s why they call it “fishing” rather than “catching”. However for the last 3 years the professors gone wild have had great success with the day we set aside to catch lakers late in August.

8 thoughts on “Laker Action

  1. I just noticed that even the partners of the Professor cover their hands with gloves or towels. Could be a secret society of some sort?

  2. Andy…Please don’t reveal too much, too soon about the deep water summer lake trout action that awaits VBL guests. Especially the “covering of the hands”. Gord will start getting lots of questions that he will have problems answering. Keep in mind that he doesn’t like to talk about things he knows a lot about, let alone things that are outside of his experience. If only he would let us teach him how to catch summer lakers this problem would go away. Frankly, he’s more sensitive about this matter than I am about my hand.

  3. I can attest that the Professor is actually very handy! He is not only an outstanding angler, but a superior chef and handyman around the house. You know what I mean if you've ever eaten his Asian Trout on the Grill (trout to die for). I can't wait for it.
    …Let's talk Muskie, even though the season is not open yet I'm sending out a challenge to the ladies to join me in friendly competition during Musky Madness Week, September 12-19. I'm going to be fishing with the Professor and he guarantees I will catch fish. He knows where they live and what they like to eat.

    Nancy (the missus)

  4. I think you guy's need to stop picking on the Professor and his hand!!!!
    The poor guy is going to get a complex with all the bashing you guy's do on him.

  5. Hi Perchmaster…Thanks for the kind words. It’s not easy being made fun of, but I’ve learned to live with people who have difficulty accepting my hand. I only wish to be accepted for who I am–a mostly decent human being and hard-core VBL guy. I just returned from a trip to Chicago where I had my hand worked on by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearence and function of my hand. I will be posting the results on this blog after the swelling goes down a bit.

  6. O'boy I might want to make sure I did not just finish dinner when I look at those pics?
    The main thing is you can fish and if you can out fish the others more power to you Professor

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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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