Some might say it’s a bit harsh to categorize those who fail as “losers”. I only use the term in the way Mother Nature intended. A herd of deer who are overtaken by a pack of wolves would not refer to the slowest deer as “a winner”, nor be recognized for it’s “participation”. That deer has lost, it is the loser. Harsh but true. Unlike the deer, your participation in this contest will not result in you being torn to shreds, physically. Some of you may be left emotionally scarred. That is the chance you take to aim for greatness, and for some swell VBL swag (the winner gets his / her choice of any nifty lodge fashion item…excluding our line of spandex musky fishing pantaloons).
So about now you are probably wondering how you too can win big in this contest. Here’s how it goes. The winner is the first person to email me the correct date that Vermilion Bay will be ice free (as judged by a panel of experts…me). Understand this critical point. You may pick the correct date BUT if you are not the FIRST person to send me that guess, you will not win.
Now for the strategy. I will be posting updates on the ice conditions. Should you wish to bide your time, take stock of the conditions, monitor my posts, and then take a rational informed guess, that might result in victory. However, those who throw caution to the wind may, in the end, beat you to the punch. What to do? Don’t ask me, I haven’t won the contest ever!
If spandex is not a qualifying prize choice , please cancel my contest submission.
Ice out date is May ??. Just a dilly of a guess and perhaps it’ll be a good one!
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On behalf of the Boyes Group, I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for hosting the Muskie Madness Week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at VBL and had a great time!! This was our 7th year on Eagle Lake and we have stayed at a few other lodges but VBL takes the cake hands down! You can definitely count us in for next year. I’m happy to see you post some of my pics, they turned out well. Thanks again Gord for a wonderful week of fishing and your stellar hospitality, you run a first class operation, we look forward to seeing you next year!