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 like GREAT fishing, hospitality and affordability, Vermilion Bay Lodge is highly recommended. I have been making the trip to Vermilion Bay Lodge for the past 10 years and have never once been disappointed. If you like great walleye, northern, musky and trout fishing, this place should not be overlooked. The fishing has been excellent… no matter what time we went. Gordy and Susanne are wonderful hosts that will make you feel right at home. Check it out – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


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