Echo Lake Lodge Newsletter
P.O. Box 124
Lake, Ontario P0V 2M
Amherst, WI 54406
summer marked the 40th anniversary of Tom’s first visit to Echo
Lake Lodge. He was 17 in 1966 when
he was recruited by the former owner, Hank Faess, to be a fishing guide and camp
Tom 1966 Tom 2006
things came in “twos” this summer!
When the two “Joes” (Joe Ostrowski and Joe Blanke)
went fishing on High Lake, they caught two Northern (41” and 38”)
within an hour. Rick Martens
caught two nice Northern (36” and 40”) two days apart on two
different lakes (High and Detour). Two
brothers (Collin and Alex Flagel) caught two nice Lake Trout
(28” and 26”) out of the same boat.
fishing was great no matter where you fished this season! In fact, four nice walleyes were caught on four different
lakes: TJ Meiners 27” on
Little Beaver, Chuck Friedman 26˝” on Detour, Jim Jones 26˝”
on No Fish and Kevin Bjornsen 26” on High Lake.
This summer six different age classes of Walleye were caught on No Fish.
caretaker, Adam Fischer, proved he remembered where the fish are by
catching a 26” Lake Trout in Trout Bay on Underbrush Lake.
season was successful with hunters shooting 4 out of 6.
Randy Augustinak shot his first Black Bear ever and shot it with a
bow. Jim Carey’s 350# boar
was also harvested with a bow. Jon
Kirsling’s first bear was a nice 325# boar. Charley Whitmarsh’s 400# boar was the biggest this
to Echo saw several new projects in progress.
We built 2 new woodsheds (one by the lodge and one between Caribou and
Moose) as well as a fish-cleaning house. Check
out the pictures on the website. Several
groups were pleased to be able to use the new kitchen and dining room facilities
in the main lodge this summer. The
walk to Detour is getting easier and easier thanks to a dedicated crew who hope
to finish replacing the logs on the last swamp next summer.
new lakes were explored this summer. The
lake between Underbrush and Detour just north of the trout spawning beds is only
12 feet deep and does not seem to hold fish.
Clear Lake on Antler Road is about 70 feet deep in some places and has
northern. Jim Jones
bushwhacked to Trout Lake with TJ Meiners and Chuck Friedman.
It is about 45 feet deep with lots of shallow bays.
Thanks to them, the lake is opened up again after 25 years, but since no
one was successful in catching a trout there this summer, we might have to
re-name the lake!
planted a garden this summer and were able to enjoy fresh lettuce, onions, beans
and peas. We managed to pick
raspberries for some pies, but for the second year in a row, there were few
blueberries. Watching Clayton
Bjornsen and Mike Dennis play “rock to rock” reminded us of
when our kids used to play that game for hours.
An interesting first time visitor to camp was a double-crested cormorant. See its picture on the website, too.
the rising price of gas and propane over the past few years, we are forced to
increase our camp fees for next season. Please
check the new rate sheet. Also
notice that beginning January 1, 2008 passports will be required to enter
always, our mailing list guests have first priority to make reservations for
Summer 2007. We encourage you to
reserve your trip to Echo Lake Lodge as soon as your group has finalized their
plans. We require
that you put 50% down within 2 weeks of making your reservation
and send the balance by May 1, 2007.
you for choosing Echo Lake Lodge for your Canadian vacation.
Remember to send us your favorite pictures so we can post some of them on
our web site. We wish all of you a
healthy and safe holiday season.
the Wisconsin Loon’s Nest,