September 1st…What The Heck, It’s A Crappie!…

The past week could be characterized by gusty winds, rain and cool temperatures.  The fireplace in the lodge has been fired up and it sure feels like fall is here.  The Hamm family from Manitoba made the best of it on their first trip to VBL…

As you can see it wasn’t all bad in terms of weather.  Even so, the walleye were cooperative.

Something Unusual…

Randy Edwards may have his name in the record book as the first angler to catch a crappie on Eagle Lake.  Not sure if this is a good thing, and it seems by the size of the fish (13 inches) it was likely transplanted to the lake by some misguided (I have another descriptor, but will not use it here) angler.  What does it mean going forward?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

We reported in the last blog that the boat on McGregor was out of commission due to motor issues.  Well, Hugh and I made the trip back to swap out the motor and tank with a replacement…….

Hugh G. on the verge of having a stroke after carrying gas cans over the portage trail.
My thoughts on those who used the boat but didn’t put the lock back on or tie up the boat….this is what it should look like when you are done! If the boat was tied to shore we wouldn’t have to do these rescue missions!!!
On the ramp, and tied to shore….ready to go for the next adventurous anglers.

Thanks to Bob  Wilson for entertaining us at the Sunday night fish fry!

Still time left to hit the lake…….

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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!

Trevor Benner

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