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….

The famous Mc Louey fish sandwich.
Proper portage attire to fend off bugs

Brad Walker. He never could handle his booze!

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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!

Trevor Benner

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