2007 Echo Lake Lodge Newsletter
** 8927 North Shore Dr.
Lake, Ontario P0V 2M0
Jct, WI 54407
The 2007 season started out rainy.
When Tom left Wisconsin in mid May, it was warm and dry, but by the time
he arrive in Red Lake, it was cool and raining. It stayed cool and continued to rain through June.
In those seven weeks, the Red lake area had more precipitation than it
usually gets all year. According to Pam at Four Seasons Sport Shop in Ear Falls,
“There were only 7 days of sunshine in the first 7 weeks of summer.”
One day when we were in town, Tom inquired about the forecast for the
weekend and was told, “Horrible!”
All that rain caused a few problems, long
grass, wet portages and “prop collisions” with usually visible rocks, but
there were also the positives. There
were fewer forest fires and it was a great summer for berries.
Guests enjoyed picking all the blueberries and raspberries they wanted.
figured out that it takes approximately 2,000 blueberries to make one pie.
Thanks to Gerry Conner
we now have a recipe for “Bead Lily Pie.”
The lodge kitchen windows look and work so
good that Mitzi approved the replacement of the six front windows.
After some chain saw construction, the new windows were installed.
They will help keep the bugs out and fresh air flowing in.
(who insists she is not compulsive) says there are
2,080 steps on the Detour portage. She
only counted them three times. Thanks
to the Fall Portage Crew the walk across the swamps is greatly improved.
accompanied her dad and 4 uncles, caught “cute fish.”
Joe Kok and his group compiled 100 rules you need to know to
become a successful fisherman. “Rule
#68: If a snag moves, it’s a fish.” Tony
Fischer’s group videotaped a painted turtle laying eggs on the path to Moose.
Every season fishing seems to improve, with
this year being no exception. Large
fish as well as many different age classes were caught.
A sincere thank you to everyone who practices “catch and release” and
is careful in handling and releasing fish.
We would like to recognize these anglers for the nice fish they caught.
Northern: 40” Leon Kubiak, 40” Craig Heaverlo, 38” Jeff
Parker, 37” Jake Eggers Walleye:
Sherri Evans, 29” Ben Villars, 29” Scott Meyer Lake
Brian Spangler, 24½” Ken Sadogierski, 24½” Doug Eggers.
a special thank you goes out to all the anglers who provided the delicious
“shore lunch” fish. Everyone
agreed that northern without ‘Y’ bones taste great.
This year’s bear hunt was very successful
with each hunter having several bear coming into the bait.
The hunters were patient and as a result, were able to harvest excellent
trophy boars. 275# Matt Lueneburg,
Kirsling, 450# Jim
Jim also videotaped an aggressive sow while her cub was only a few feet
away. The following night he taped
a 600# boar. (It’s still there!) We
Dudley a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to reschedule his bear hunt in
All 3 of our children were in camp the same
week with Karen
celebrating her 24th birthday at Echo.
They have always loved spending the summer in Canada. Unfortunately, their careers will not allow them to take over
the management of camp in the future. Consequently,
we are beginning to search for someone who is interested in taking over for us
in the future. We hope the right
individual or group will be environmentally responsible and continue the
historic traditions of Echo Lake. If
you or someone you know is interested, please contact us.
As always, our mailing list guests have priority to make reservations for Summer 2008. 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, 2008. Please note that we have moved and our address and e-mail has changed.
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,
Tom & Mitzi