Scott’s June Fishing Trip to Eagle Lake…

by Gord on June 18, 2011

Scott's Crew

Can these dudes catch fish, or will they get hosed?

Scott Stroupe, from the Twin Cities, has been a regular at Vermilion Bay Lodge for a number of years….always during the middle of June for an action packed 4 days of fishing Eagle Lake.  This year a bigger group with the addition of several rookies………from L to R … Scott, Dean, Wade, Steve, Dave, John, Kerry and Craig (kneeling).

The fishing trip to Eagle Lake starts out rough…

Trailer Destruction

This is not how you want to start the trip!

Hwy 594 and the axle decides to break loose from Kerry’s trailer!  This is bad luck, but fortunately no damage to the boat, or to anyone else!  Call to the lodge and a rescue is facilitated.  Now, if this was the middle of the night, full of mosquitoes, on some desolate stretch of nowhere…..

Road Hazard

Time to drag it up on a flatbed...

Some serious equipment comes into play………..


Bert to the Rescue.

Bert's Trailer $$ Wrecking?

Thank you Bert’s……and driver Rocky!

The fishing trip to Eagle Lake is looking better now!

Interesting Launch

Full service.....right to the lake.

A nice touch…..launch the boat and trailer.   The latter heads to the scrap yard….the former down the lake to the lodge….

Eagle Lake Desparado .

Let the fun begin....

…where fishing sombreros are donned and shopping bags poised.  Nice outfit Craig!  Let the fishing trip to Eagle Lake begin!

Let the fishing begin...

On the water at last!

Scott, finally on the water!  Will this trip have a happy end?  Stayed tuned for Part 2 of the June fishing trip to Eagle Lake……..

Part 2 of  Scott’s June fishing trip

to Eagle Lake…coming soon!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

chuck weiss June 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

It’s always worth the effort to visit Vermilion Bay Lodge!


Perchmaster June 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

You mean adventure Chuck!!!
Even when you don’t have Gord with you it is an adventure..


Gord June 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

The lodge is like a remote island where once a week a whole new batch of refugees wash up on shore……


Gord June 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

I had to reply to my own post…….very “deep”. I think this should be the first line in my autobiography……..I wonder what the title would be?


Professor June 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

Gord…Here’s a possible title for your forthcoming autobiography, “Gord Bastable: Sharpest Knife in the Drawer”.


Andy June 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I have seen worse carnage on the way up to VBL. It sounds like the damage was short lived Gord always takes care of his guests. Can’t wait to see part 2


Perchmaster June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I can remember a couple of years ago on our way up we came around a curve to find a couple of guy’s lodged between the ditch and rock wall with there truck and boat, said they saw a bear..


Andy June 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

That picture of the “boat launch” reminds of the Red Green skit.


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