Introducing the Vermilion Bay Lodge “Bull Perch Rodeo”
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I am ready to ride.
Andy/Gord…I’m pleased to announce that I expect to ride in 2015. You may recall that I damn-near lost a finger to an enraged bull perch two years back. But modern physical therapy treatments, along with many pain killers, have me geared-up to get back in the saddle this July.
Gord, just a few questions before I commit to the rodeo. What is the time limit in order for a ride to be considered a “full perch” ride? Are chaps required to be worn while riding? If so, does VBL have them on hand for participants? You can only imagine what kind of attention would be drawn to a fella if they had to wear them through the airports on the way up to VBL this summer.
PJ…….“Riding the Perch” is part of the Eagle Lake legend but is totally optional in terms of the contest. Thus, while chaps are not mandatory, they may have potential for bonus points. Unfortunately my crotchless chaps were absconded with by a rather shady guest…”The Perchmaster”. He also left with my riding crop and yellow beret.
Since the “Standard Outfit” for riding bull perch is no longer available and/or required, I’m in. I’ll be the fella in the Stetson hat sporting boxers and boots. As they say in rodeo…. it is time to ” Cowboy Up”. As a side note, the flap on the boxers will be sewn shut…..no need for a senseless injury or loss of bodily parts if a fella were bucked off and muskies happened to be in the area.
Harassment that’s all I get!!!!
exciting and colourful presentation! Perch ! Yellow Perch! Jumbo Perch. bULL pERCH Lert’s have a good clean ride out thar!
Charles the art work is outstanding. However, I would suggest that the cowboy should be wearing a Kenora dinner jacket? That’s what I will be wearing on my ride. It’s all the rage since the River Monsters episode.
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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.