Summer at VBL…2012

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Eric Sawyer with a fine looking Eagle Lake “fifty incher”…

A great summer to “Fish, Relax & Unwind”

As the summer of 2012 begins to come to a close I thought I would select a few representative photo’s of what it was like here at Vermilion Bay Lodge this season.  As the muskie photo demonstrates, the fishing on Eagle Lake is a big part of everyone’s trip, but there are other aspects too.

Deck on the bay
There were plenty of opportunities for relaxing and enjoying the view this summer.It was a beautiful warm summer and the beach was popular.
Sandy (a coincidence?) and Noah on the beach.
Jersey and vs. boy.

…and the fishing was great too!

foggy morning fishing
Foggy morning walleye fishing.....Paul and the grandkids.


fish cleaning at VBL
The fish house “staff” was kept busy this summer.

The walleye bite was “on”….

Darn good would sum up the walleye fishing so far.  Plenty of 16 to 18 inch walleye that seem to have been made in the same mold.  There were a few slower periods, but this has been one of the most consistent fish catching seasons we’ve experienced……..and it isn’t over yet!!!  Trout action has been excellent on Clearwater Lake, with the bonus of low water meaning VBL guests have the lake  exclusively to themselves!  Pretty selfish of us, but I’m hoping for more low water years all the same.  Plenty of muskie caught so far…’s looking pretty good for a fabulous Fall bite.

Getting together at VBL…it’s all about having fun!

Good friends and family all together at VBL


Nick Mueller is the big winner of the 2012 Walleye Madness Week at VBL!
Checking out the porch...
Full house at the Sunday night fish fry...
muskie release
A careful release means there will always be big fish lurking in Eagle Lake.


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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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