Readers of the Electric Beaver may recall Gord’s review of the book “Time on the Water” by Bill Gardner. Its a classic muskie fishing tale that I enjoy reading every winter. In order to help all of us “muskie hunters” make it to opening day I thought I would periodically post a quote from the pages of the book. I would encourage anyone who has ever fished for muskie to read the book in it’s entirety. You won’t be disappointed!

“I suppose many people think I must be nuts, quitting my job in Southern California and dragging my wife and daughter off to the north woods of Wisconsin so I can spend my time pursuing a particularly slimy fish that is rarely caught and doesn’t even taste good. However screwy I may be now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait till I’ve spent 200 straight days fishing for muskies. Nobody ever came out saner for dealing with muskies. Jason Lucas, probably the most famous fisherman in the country during the 1940’s and 1950’s when he was fishing editor of “Sports Afield”, once put it this way: “If a man wants to be made a complete fool, there are but two quick, sure and convenient methods of going about it. One is to fall it love with the wrong woman. The other is to fish for muskellunge.”

-Bill Gardner

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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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