Ice Out Report, May 6, 2018…"Is the contest rigged?"

Some strong winds on Friday really dealt a blow to the ice out in front of the lodge.  This picture from yesterday shows lots of open water developing.  Here’s what I see this morning (standing in my underwear on the lodge deck)…

Still lots of ice out there but we are getting close to revealing a winner.  Now there has once again been some rumblings from past losers that the contest is rigged in some fashion.  These bitter individuals (see photo later in post) are to be pitied, but as usual, we here at VBL will take the high road and once again spell out the process.  Guesses are recorded on the master sheet as they come in (remember first come first served).  If you pick a date that someone else already has well too bad for you.  Here is what I go by  (note: dates and names have been altered to preserve contest integrity)…

Now that the “controversy” has been put to bed here’s some photos updating the progress on cabin 4 and spring in general…

…and as promised, some of our more unsavory guests….

[caption id="attachment_5230" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The famous Mc Louey fish sandwich.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5106" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Proper portage attire to fend off bugs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3507" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Brad Walker. He never could handle his booze![/caption] ]]>

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Thank you very much for making my get a way week so enjoyable. Dan and I had a great time. You and Susanne should be commended on how clean and well maintained your cabins and lodge are. I will recommend you to anyone that is looking to go to Canada fishing and I look forward to the time I can come back.

Jody Hansen

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