Eagle Lake Ice Out Update

by Gord on April 27, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like spring!

Cloudy morning on a frozen Eagle Lake

The progression of the Eagle Lake ice out continues.  As it melts back from shore and turns black one can only speculate what will eventually cause it to leave.  A slow melt with warming temperatures?  A quick demise with strong winds or rain?  Your guess is as good as mine!

What happens after the Eagle Lake ice out?

One observation.  Water levels are quite high and things are looking good for some great fishing opening week.  Access into Clearwater Lake and other portage lakes should be easy.  Once again the MNR has asked Vermilion Bay Lodge to catch some  lake trout from Eagle Lake for their tagging studies.  A tough job, but someone has to do it!

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Perchmaster April 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm

From the looks of it I am guessing ice will be gone by the end of the week-end?
Or is it deceiving from the picture?
I was really hoping for a May 11th or so ice out so those pesky lake trout would be very active in the shallows, which they should be.

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Gord April 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I don’t see it happening by this weekend. Lots of wind yesterday and the ice didn’t move. It is turning black though…….

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Terry Wessel April 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm

You need to turn the freezers back on, the ice needs to last until the 18th.

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Gord April 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

Well Terry, it is supposed to get cooler this weekend, but rain as well. Not sure if it bodes well for the 18th, but stranger things have happened.

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hugh ferry April 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

So much for April 28th ice out Gord. So psycho might be right. Oh well, It at least looks like it’s disappearing although this weekend is getting cold again. See you soon Garlic Ring Man.

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Perchmaster April 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

18th would be a long shot looking at Gords pics but I am hoping for around the 10th that should make for some awesome fishing this year along with those higher water levels…

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Gord April 30, 2011 at 4:20 am

We had some wind from the south today and some ice has started piling up on the Gull Rock. Rain in the forecast tomorrow. Rain and wind could really get things going!

Hey, when are you guys going to upload an image of yourself so we don’t have to see the “G” on it’s side next to your comment?

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Perchmaster April 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hey it’s not like I did not try to get a profile pic added… For some dumb reason it will not show up, I have tried several times now and no go..

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