2015 Echo Lake Lodge Newsletter
P.O. Box 1137
8927 North Shore Dr.
time flies when you’re having fun!! Next year will be our 30th
season at Echo Lake Lodge. Each
summer brings fond memories of the many friends who have visited Echo throughout
the years, as well as brand new adventures of first time visitors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our
guests for their support of our dream.
crossing the border this spring on May 12th on our way to camp, we
were rewarded with watching the Northern Lights all the way to Red Lake.
This summer many guests also had the opportunity to see elaborate
displays of the Northern Lights.
to camp this summer saw Cook Road was wider and brushed out. The outpost cabin on Detour was renovated this spring.
It now has a new roof, windows, door, and counter top.
We also cleaned and painted the inside.
The outhouse now has a door with a window.
We opened the trail to No Name that has been closed for 2 years. We put approximately 40 yards of gravel on the 4-wheeler
trail and fixed the pump dock.
days after we opened camp we awoke to 28⁰ F and a snow-covered yard.
The weather improved after that and the rest of the summer and fall were
very pleasant. We left camp on
September 21st in short sleeve shirts with a temperature of 76° F.
Block took the
first swim of the year on May 24th 2015.
Two days later, Dawson and Ladia
Block went in, but not by choice. Casey Kedrowski caught a snapping turtle with his secret killer
bait. Luckily, the turtle gave back
his bait. When Gary Kuchenbecker saw the beer cooler the Wolf Pack designed, all he could say was “Wow”.
Amanda Breuer was bummed after
losing 2 jigs, but she got her green jig back when Stacy
Shulfer filleted her northern. Darryl
Somers netted a 37” northern that was attacking Mary
Somer’s walleye as she reeled it in.
Shawn Leonard came up to camp
for the 1st time. He
used his dad’s pole and bait to catch a northern off the dock on his 1st
Kasperzak was excited to catch a 27” walleye, but even more excited when
she caught a 31” walleye the very next day. Gary Pribyl and Company
caught 60+ walleye in one “honey hole” on Detour Lake.
Greg Krogwold will tell you he
caught and released a 45’ Black Spruce on High Lake.
Jim Carey achieved the Echo
Lake Grand Slam by shooting a 500# black bear and catching a walleye,
northern and lake trout in the same week. Barb
Mueller’s homemade banana cake with cream cheese frosting was so good, it
was like “a party in your mouth.” On
July 15th I officially declared “Rabbits Win” in my garden. There was no chance to keep them out, but watch out next
year, silly rabbits!! The first
annual Wolfpack Triathalon (horseshoes,
kayak and swim) was held in August. Guests
found out some words of wisdom this summer:
“If it looks like rain, take your rain gear. If it doesn’t look like rain, take your rain gear.”
Just ask Glen Henry or Johnny Shulfer. One
of the sincerest (and most unique) compliment we ever received came from Gary
Kasperzak: I can tell how much
you care about Echo by the way you stack your woodpile.
to these fishermen and hunters:
31” & 27” Becky Kasprzak
(Detour), 30” Doug Eggers (No
Name), 29” Joe Ostrowski (No Fish),
29” Tom Ehr (Detour), 28” Jake
Eggers (No Name), 27” Glen Henry
(Detour), 27” John Shulfer (Detour)
42” & 37” Mary Somers
(High), 42” Steve Ihns
(Underbrush), 41½“ Tim Ostrowski (High),
41” Wayne Gizzi (Underbrush), 41”
Curt Klinkner (Detour), 40” &
38” Jack Rasmussen (Detour)
Trout: 28” and 27” Charley
Whitmarsh, 26” Ken Kedrowski,
25” John Ehr, 25” Dexter
Block, 25” & 24" Wayne
Gizzi, 25” Jim Carey, 24” Casey
Kedrowski, 24” Corky Filtz,
24” Jack Rasmussen, 23½“ Gerald
Bear: Jim Carey 500+#
boar with crossbow; Kurt Adamski
300# sow with
rifle; Jared Dombrowski 250#
boar with bow; Nate Shulfer
225# boar with bow; Michael Ehr
200# boar with rifle
the rising cost of beer and alcohol in Canada, some guests have been
taking advantage of the lower prices at Duty Free before crossing the
border. Get more information and
hours of operation at: www.dutyfreeamericas.com
now taking reservations for the 2016 season.
As always, our mailing list
guests have first priority to make reservations, so we encourage you to reserve
your trip to Echo Lake Lodge as soon as your group has finalized plans. Our rates include boat, motor, and unlimited gas.
We request that you put 50% down within 2
weeks of making your reservation and send the balance by May 1, 2016.
the Wisconsin Loon’s Nest,