What you can’t see from this vantage point is the remnant of ice that has drifted to the Johnson Point section of the lake. Now, as the contest is not over until it’s over, there is still the open invitation to take a wild stab at the ice out date…..assuming you haven’t already done so. Make yourself known soon!
Sparing no expense, a fly by from one of Ontario’s water bomber fleet was the least I could do to celebrate the upcoming winner of the Eagle Lake Ice Out contest….
Cool video. I assume this is practice for the fire crew?
****Breaking news from the Kenora Sun Post Times Journal Gazette**** After promising to replenish the ice supply for the entire Kenoran metropolis (he must go to Winnipeg for the recipe),local lodge owner Gordon Bastable was released from custody at 12 noon April 11th. He had been arrested earlier that day for the theft of every bag of ice from each and every grocer and gas station. Surveillance cameras caught a silver-haired “Abe Lincolnish” man wearing a beaver top hat initialed with VBL. The getaway vehicle, a silver Toyota pick-up, also bore the distinct VBL. When Kenoran Constable Gordon B. Gordan couldn’t decipher this evil code, a call was placed to the U.S. FBI. Bastable was apprehended later at Vermilion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake. In an apparent attempt to foil the “ice-out” prediction of Mark “Nostradomus” Miszkiewicz, Bastable had been dumping truck loads of ice off the Government dock just off his property. He then photographed this mass of ice and declared “close but no banana” to Mr. Miszkiewiczs’ otherwise amazingly accurate prediction of April 11th. This was all done to circumvent the awarding of a VBL coffee mug and acknowledging that Mr. Miszkiewicz is truly a superior being with much greater intellect than himself. SHAME ON YOU MR. BASTABLE!
WOW!!!! If this was written by my Bro-in-law and not copy and pasted I now know where we are headed for a living.
That was an awesome piece posted above!!!!
Dude you are wasting your talents you should be writing books for a living and give up on trying to fish/hunt!!
…….I concur about the “trying to fish/hunt” part. Leave it to professionals…
Very interesting delusion you had there Mr. Miszkiewicz….or should I call you Nostradoofus? It seems you have saved up all you pent-up verbalizing for this one comment. Hopefully you will have a little left for future topics…….such as “How to lose gracefully at cribbage”, or “Why I can’t win a VBL coffee mug?” or “Why are all my fish so tiny?” Now that would be some interesting stuff!
Good prediction by the way….too bad it was wrong!
Very cool Gord. At first I thought that maybe this was just practice for fighting fires. And then I realized, this guy must have picked an “ice out” day for this day and was trying to speed up the process. This contest is rigged I tell you.
You might call it practice, or you could call it a VBL promotional stunt. If you look closely when the water bomber drops its load at the end of the video, you will see the outline of the actual ice out date for 2012!! Believe it or not!!
Hit the sauce hard right now. Then take a long siesta for the weekend, wake-up on Monday, and tell us if the ice is gone. I thought that was the plan?
It looks like a whole bunch of new siding has been added to the Fish Shack!
And as I went to edit my post I saw Gord preparing his post at this time and it is over!!!
THIS CONTEST WAS RIGGED!!!!!
Cudo’s to Chuck Weiss for being the first to notice the new siding going up on the side of the boat house. What the hell’s wrong with the rest of you people? Quit admiring the lake and take a look at the improvements going on!! Good work Chuck!
Boy Gord you get taken down like that by ol man misky and you don’t have a comeback.
I’m still translating it from “cheese-head” into English……
So this means nobody picked the date so no winners?
WTH!!!! THIS IS BULLDOOKEY!!!!
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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.