Mark and Kurt's opening week

Opening week on Eagle Lake… Well another great trip to Vermilion Bay Lodge for opening week. First off want to thank Gord, Susanne and Mike for making it another great trip for my partner Mark and I. The fishing was good and sometimes fantastic, portage trips to the “unknown lake”  were really good, especially when you know how to get on them! 1/8oz jigs tipped with minnows worked best this year with #14 Husky jerks working good for walleye and catching lots of northern pike. Weather was up and down this year but for the most part can’t complain. Got to fish with Gord on the last day and we made the trek to trout holes 1 and 2 for the first time with only one lake trout coming on the venture but when returning to the Walleye Highway Mark nailed a couple of nice lake trout along with some northerns. Also headed to Sportsman Bay and hit a few walleye.  Seems as though everytime fishing with Gord we have some weather to deal with and this day was no exception with strong winds most of the day. Since the perch fishing was out of this world this year it will deserve it’s own story which will follow in the coming days. Stay tuned… Perchmaster Well between Gord and I we have been trying to set up a gallery but I will just post a few pics and we will figure it out later.

Kurt and Mark’s Fishing Report for Opening Week


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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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