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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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.

What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.

Bruce & Sally

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