The Beaver

I went fishing today with the Professor and my son Shawn. We talked about VBL guests and things we were going to try during our next visit to VBL. I have a new “helicopter” bait I plan on using for jigging for whitefish and trout. The professor is toying with the idea of trolling spinners on a 3-way rig for trout.
I noted that Shawn was wearing a pair of camo pants given to me by Keith Mitchell. Worked great on a day when Shawn couldn’t find his bibs.
Clearly, we can’t wait until our next visit. Clearly the fishing wasn’t as good as it is on Eagle. We had only one lake trout to show for our efforts.
So, my mind had time to wonder. I remembered that NO VBL guests resemble Richard Nixon. But the more I looked at the Professor, I began to think…that’s it! The real Beaver…Jerry Mathers. Now, the Beav has not aged well. But if you could spackle the cracks in his face, I do believe there is a resemblance to the Professor?

Now the Beav/Professor is a mighty fine angler and I enjoy spending time on the water with him. And there is nothing better than a son who still likes to fish with his old man. If you have been procrastinating on a fishing trip this year, don’t miss out on these opportunities. Book your trip now! If you come up in September, you might be able to get your VBL cap autographed by the Beav.

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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.


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