Winter Lake Trout Fishing

Susanne and I managed to get out for a few hours to catch some lake trout. This “lunker” was caught while I was checking the depth. I was using a large orange clip-on weight attached to the treble hook on my spoon to figure out how deep I was when the fish hit! I never did get my weight back……

Winter Lake Trout Fishing

Susanne was putting the new Otter Ice Lodge to a good test……keeping out of the wind and catching fish!
I thought this was an artistic shot of a technique that caught squat. I’m not sure why I bother with live bait, tip-ups, or in this case a “rattle wheel”. Seems 90% of our catches are on jigging spoons, without live bait. It is always a cold, wet chore at the end of the outing to pull in the tip-ups…..made even worse when they don’t produce.
Most of the Vermilion Bay Lodge  guests who do the portage trail to Clearwater Lake seldom get to see it in the winter months. Let’s just say it is faster in the winter and the chances of getting attacked by mosquitoes is slim to none!

Well, we didn’t set any records but we did end up with a good meal. We had some other bites and lost two fish on the way to the hole, but not bad for our first trout outing!

Winter Lake Trout Fishing

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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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