May 21-28, 2011…."The Walleye Opener"

Walleye Opener 2011…  

The “walleye opener” on Eagle Lake was memorable here at Vermilion Bay Lodge…..even if you weren’t fishing!  The Martinson group from Winnipeg seemed to enjoy the long weekend visiting, playing horseshoes and taking in the scenery.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]It's Not Always About the Fishing! The Martinson gang taking in the view.[/caption]

Fishing the walleye opener….

Weather for the walleye opener was all over the map… sun, rain, warm, cold… in other words, a fairly normal opening week.  Fishing was constantly changing as well.  Water temperatures fell during the week creating some interesting opportunities for species such as lake trout.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Walleye Highway Lake Trout Mark with a good Eagle Lake trout.[/caption]

…and what about the walleye during the “Walleye Opener”?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Walleye Catch Susanne with an evening Eagle Lake walleye.[/caption]   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Eagle Lake Walleye Trolling a Rapala Tail Dancer for May walleye.[/caption]   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Eater Walleyes Some eater walleyes for dinner.[/caption]  

It was an interesting Walleye Opener in 2011…

From fishing Eagle Lake for the various species, to getting back into Clearwater Lake for trout,  portaging into some of the “back lakes” for bass …it was an interesting week.  Thank you to all of our guests and friends who spent the week with us!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Colourful Smallmouth An attractive bass from Caribou Lake[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"]Bass Profile Smallmouth bass and a Rapala Skitter Prop[/caption]

…….We hope to see you back for the Walleye Opener in 2012…till then good fishing!
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4 thoughts on “May 21-28, 2011…."The Walleye Opener"

  1. I will get my post up this week just have not had time with personal matters to take care of.
    But is was a GREAT trip again this year with some of the best perch fishing ever

  2. Yea well if you were in doing your job making us happy you would have been elbow deep in perch.
    The Perch killers are back!!!

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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.

What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.

Bruce & Sally

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