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.

It's Not Always About the Fishing!
The Martinson gang taking in the view.

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.

Walleye Highway Lake Trout
Mark with a good Eagle Lake trout.

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

Walleye Catch
Susanne with an evening Eagle Lake walleye.


Eagle Lake Walleye
Trolling a Rapala Tail Dancer for May walleye.


Eater Walleyes
Some eater walleyes for dinner.


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!

Colourful Smallmouth
An attractive bass from Caribou Lake

Bass Profile
Smallmouth bass and a Rapala Skitter Prop

…….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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