Muskie Madness Week, 2010……

Seven muskies were caught during the 2010 Muskie Madness Week here at VBL……..unfortunately none were of the caliber pictured above!

Midweek we all took a break from the high winds and took shelter at the Bayview Hotel for the annual shuffleboard tourney……..
Dan (Honourary Dick) Kornelyck, and Bob (Chicago Dick) Kaufman, with a combined total shuffleboard experience of 156 years, shake hands before duelling it out…..
Tension runs high when it comes down to a fraction of an inch……….
Seems plaid is back in fashion……..or is it?

A smiling Ken Zipzow is crowned the 2010 “champeen”, kicking the butts of Gord B. and “Good Dick” Miller. Tracy from the Bayview steadies Ken, in what must have been an emotional moment for the tall Minnesotan………..
Sweeping ahead to the wind up dinner and awards night, Norm takes the prize for the smallest muskie caught…….16 inches of muscle and teeth! Norm walks off proudly with his VBL coffee mug and burlap sack.

Henry and Phil battled it out for the northern division and tied at a solid 38 inches…
Phil was back up again to the deafening applause of an appreciative crowd…..3rd place in the muskie tourney. What’s that……..another lure for his extensive collection?
Big time trout fisher Marty McVicor scores big with a second place finish and a lovely VBL t-shirt and Dominatrix lure.

The grand prize winner, holding the original hand carved Chuck Weiss muskie trophy, is none other than the “Garlic Ring Man”……also known as Hugh Ferry. A dark horse contender, he surprised even the grizzled old muskie dudes with his perseverance and good luck! Congratulations Hugh………….and to all who participated in the “Madness”!

5 thoughts on “Muskie Madness Week, 2010……

  1. Sounds like you had some fun with Muskie Madness Week, 2010…… At least this year from the pics it looks like Gord was not on an all week bender.. HAHA!!!

  2. Hi Folks…Many of you have been asking about this year's second place finisher, Marty McVicker. Well, Marty is my friend. We have fished together for several years, including four of the last five while guests at VBL. He's a damn fine angler, refered to by some as the "total package" and "big time trout fisher".

    While either of these monikers are suitable, I prefer Gord's introduction of Marty during the Muskie Madness awards ceremony. Let me quote, "Marty is a hunk-and-a-half, whose hung like a horse, kicks like a mule, and fu**s like a bunny."

    I've never seen Gord more sincere nor Marty more proud. The crowd responded enthusiastically with a standing ovation that featured much hooting and hollering. It was a beautiful moment that made the 2010 Muskie Madness Week extra special.

  3. Great pictures, Gord. Susanne and Gord really are great hosts and although the fishing was tough a great time was had by all. Thanks for the trophy and picture and other stuff. The trophy and picture are on my wall and it reminds me to look forward to the next time. It was a fun competition with all the other anglers being good sports. Thanks again.

  4. Professor……I don't recall those descriptions of Marty, but then again I didn't share a cabin with him!

    Charles..check your capslock function on your computer!

    I agree, the muskie week was special. 2011 is going to be even better!

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