2012 Musky Madness Week

Nine muskies caught during the 5 day Musky Madness week……..

The contest ran Sunday through Thursday with an evening break for the Wednesday night shuffleboard tournament at the Bay-view Hotel.  There wasn’t a day that a musky wasn’t entered!  The “Boyes” group in cabins 5 & 6 did particularly well for their first time at VBL…a 44 incher caught on day one by Trevor Benner.

September sunrise
Early morning September sunrise over the creek as taken by Trevor Benner

Calm September Eagle Lake

Foggy September morning of fishing
Foggy September morning of fishing

Musky Madness Week Results…

2012 musky madness
4th place Chris Boyes with a hand carved Charles Weiss "Pike Punker"
Musky madness at Vermilion Bay Lodge
3rd place Trevor Benner (44 inch release), holding a half gallon VBL engraved flask!
Kevin Black wins 2nd place
Kevin Black wins 2nd place with a nice 46 1/2 incher. The prize...a very nice Teal River jerk bait rod....thanks Brad!
Musky Madness trophy
......and the winner of the coveted Muskie Madness Week is.....???
Co-winners of the Muskie Madness week at VBL
A first for VBL.....a tie with two 47 inch muskies!! Norm Lecy (L) and Pat Brown (R) are this year's co-winners. On the flip of a coin Pat took home the Chuck Weiss painted paddle plaque. Norm will receive a newly commissioned plaque from Charles...

Planning for 2013…..

Musky Madness Week next year will be September 7-14.  Already half the cabins have been booked for next year, so if you are contemplating joining in on the fun the time is now!


Muskie Footnote…

Kevin Black’s 46 1/2 inch release on the last day of the contest (Thursday) was Kevin’s personal best muskie “ever”.  Little did he suspect that the next day he would top that fish with an exceptional 50 inch Eagle Lake muskie, caught in the same spot and on the same lure!  Congratulations Kevin and to everyone else that caught a personal best during a very successful Muskie Madness Week.!

7 thoughts on “2012 Musky Madness Week

  1. Hey! That is a good report on the Muskie Madness Week.
    I like reading about all those muskies being caight and released.
    The “Pike Punker” lure should probably be re-named the “Muskie Punker” ?

  2. Gord,

    You might be able to lure back team professor if you had a teal river rod as a prize for walleye madness week? Nice results, and what a nice set of prizes and trophies. I really like what Charles did with the paddle trophy.


  3. It was indeed musky madness at Eagle lake , Id like to thank Gord and everyone at VBL for the great vacation and wow what a great Jerk bait rod ! Very nice suprise winning that for doing something I love – Catchin Musky! We’ll be back for sure

  4. Don’t worry about the wheel chair ramp yet.There are products to correct beard color from gray back to original the original color.we’re going to try to get there this year.Hope to see you. Paul

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