Early spring is a season many VBL guest just don't get a chance to get it on as by the time most guest start showing up the waters have warmed into the 60's.
Eagle Lake is known more for it's walleye, northern pike and musky but the lake trout is one species that you should give a try if you ever make a May trip.
Targeting these monster fish is not all that tough, trolling the "walleye highway" with husky jerks or trolling the shorelines can produce some mighty fine fighting fish.
During the month of May when the waters of Eagle are still in the 40's and low-mid 50's lake trout to 30"+ can be found feeding the shallow waters all day long with early evening being a time when these monsters cruise the shallows feeding on bugs and minnows.
2008 was probably the best lake trout fishing for many VBL guest as the chalk board down at the old fish house filled lines daily with 30+" trout.
I am sure many of the VBL guest looked up at the chalk board during the summer and ask Gord many times about those huge Lake trout.
So if you ever get a chance to do a May trip to VBL bring along that 6 1/2 med light spinning rod and spool your reel with some 8lb test and troll those cranks along the many miles of shoreline within minutes of VBL.