The Lewie Rig in action….Jigging for Lake Trout

Some people enjoy navigating the 100+ turns on the river to get to Clearwater Lake. I do. However, I have to admit that I prefer low water conditions. When that is the case, as it was this summer, Vermilion Bay Lodge is the only lodge with boats on the end of a 20 minute portage. That means you have a beautiful lake with lots of fish all to yourself. What better place to put the “Lewie Rig” to work…..jigging for lake trout in the Canadian wilderness?

Jigging for Lake Trout

I posted on this technique earlier this year, but a few of you wanted a video. Please note two things. First, I had a brain fart and described the blue and silver cleo as 3/4″. I meant 3/4 ounce. Secondly, please note the nice live well that was installed on one of Gord’s VBL boats. He promises to improve upon this for 2012 and to add new motors. See:

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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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