VBL Guest Profile #1…"The Round Island Boys"

In this new series, “The Guests of Vermilion Bay Lodge”, we will shine our spotlight on those folk who make the annual trek to Eagle Lake in NW Ontario. Who are they and what makes them tick? The “Round Island Boys” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin….an enigma wrapped in a shroud of mystery? A group of walleye anglers led by a leader driven by the need to catch as many fish, and drink as many beer, as possible? Let’s view the details…….

Back row (left to right)…..Arnie Novak…..known for catching geriatric walleye and landing the “big one” while fishing solo. Steve Blatter….has been seen trimming trees at the lodge around cabin #6 to allow for better monitoring of Round Island…a seasoned walleye veteran. Rob Hanel…don’t let his sleepy demeanor fool you, his walleye catching prowess is second only to his ability to smoke cigars and consume Labatt’s Blue. Front row (left to right)….Pat Mitchell…reluctant bottom bouncer and accidental muskie angler….knows his way to the beer fridge. Mike Mitchell…known for his ability to navigate Eagle Lake and, in particular, a route to Round Island in a fog. Also, passionately driven to try and pull the starter cords out of the camp motors.


Favourite time to fish Eagle Lake Ontario…………end of August, Early September


Favourite cabin at Vermilion Bay Lodge……………cabin #6


Favourite activities……..jigging for walleye, shorelunch, campfires, sitting on the deck by cabin #6, cigars, beer, fishing Eagle Lake, relaxing in the screened porch, harassing each other.

Favourite fishing hole……..it might be Round Island??

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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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