March 26, 2017….Ice Out Update plus “bonus video!”

Finally, an actual ice out report from on location!  I’m happy to report sufficient ice to do some of the preparation on the portage lakes……taking in fuel, repairing seats and other minor repairs.

A view of Vermilion Bay from the lodge on March 26, 2017

As an added bonus to those “backwoods adventurers” I am happy to report a new trail has been created into Otter Lake (thank you Burton Penner).  No more wandering aimlessly along the creek and tall grass…unless that is to your liking!

The next photo has nothing to do with ice or Eagle Lake, but is me standing by a cactus.  Enjoy!

Bonus Video courtesy of “PJ” and a report on his trip last year to VBL…

Just a reminder, there’s still plenty of time to get your ice out entry into the contest.  Good luck and here’s to a great summer of fishing adventures in 2017!

3 thoughts on “March 26, 2017….Ice Out Update plus “bonus video!”

  1. Well, my prayers have been answered. I don’t think my naughty bits could take another season of wacking while walking in to Otter on the old “trail”. The slides on the boat launch at Clearwater look nice and Teflon-ish…….Andy is going to be able to just give the boat a hip bump to launch.


  2. Hi Gord…You are to be commended for the launch and trail upgrades that a senior (and partially demented) backwoods adventurer such as myself now needs in order to justify risking life and limb to fish.

  3. Can’t wait to see the new trail…although I was fond of whacking my through and then experiencing the joy of the launches!

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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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