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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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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