The Lunge Lodge

The Lunge Lodge on the Upper French River

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DeRuyter/Rosky trip report

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:55am 1 Comment

2014 trip report

Posted on September 6, 2014 at 10:08pm 3 Comments

Official Regulation Changes for Lake Nipissing/Upper French River

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:20am 4 Comments

Effective May 17. 2014

The new minimum size limit for Walleye is 46 cm ( 18.1 inches ) only fish larger than 46cm ( 18.1 inches ) can be kept.

The daily catch limit for Walleye stay the…


New Musky show!!

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:03pm 0 Comments


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Another restricted fire zone order has been declared by the Ministry of Natural Resources for much of Northeastern Ontario including all of French River Provincial Park.

No open fires for any reason until the ban is lifted.

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At 9:45am on January 13, 2015, mary sipprell said…

Hey Jay..  Nice to hear from you.  I hope you and your Dad had a great Christmas and New Year.  Also, hope your winter isn't as cold as it was last year.  For breakfast the charge is $7.50 and dinner is $29.95 Ihis sounds like new guests are thinking about staying at the lodge, hope so.  By the way, the animals are great.  I think, Maya, can't wait to get back to the lodge.  See you both in the summer.  Say hi to your Dad. Mary

At 1:21pm on January 8, 2013, mary sipprell said…

Hey Jay,  I apologize for taking so long to answer back;  thanks for the concern e-mail with Lucky.  He only suffered a little over a week but I think he suffered severely the last couple of days.  You could see the tumor on his liver was quite large, so I suspect it was growing since the summer.  If I go back in time, Lucky wasn't quite himself during the summer months.  I got another dog but only had him about two weeks and then returned him to his owners.  This dog had a lot of issues.  He was raised as a outside dog so therefore he dirtied in the house.  He was also had social issues and therefore was extremely nervous.  I couldn't imagine him at the lodge or even trying to go on the pontoon boat.  It would of been a disaster.  The only good thing about this dog was he didn't bark.  He is four years old and has never barked.  Anyway, it's going to be difficult to find another dog like Lucky.  So, I guess no more dogs.  Instead, I'm bringing my daughter's cat out this year as well as N.C.  He's quite the hunter so Mike will be happy about the new addition.

I hope you and your Dad had a great season.  See you both in August.  Say hi to your Dad.  Mary

At 4:42pm on September 2, 2010, Steve Fickes said…
Hopefully Boga & laketrout will make it back up next year.I really enjoyed talking to them.Ken is register on the lodge site now.
At 2:37pm on September 2, 2010, Steve Fickes said…
Glad you used some of the pictures, we should be booking about the same time for next year usually the 3th week of August. Depends on Ken’s class schedule. I thought you would like the picture of BOGA. Tell your Dad i said hello.
At 9:59am on August 31, 2010, Joe Lackovic said…
Incorrect email.
Talk to you soon.
Cheers Joe
At 9:49pm on August 30, 2010, Joe Lackovic said…
Congrats on a great trip. You were hitting it pretty hard. I don't know if you noticed the 19ft. crestliner named "muskeye" but that is my boat. Your boat must have passed us a dozen times throughout the two weeks. We fish many of the same areas! I cottage by Allison isalnd (table rock to the locals) and have been renting or cottaging on the river since 1976. I believe we know a similar acquaintance the dock boy at riverview named Peter. Thank you for being kind to him, he also has musky fever! Shoot me an email at Again congrats on a successful trip for you and your Dad. Trust me the big ones are around!
At 7:28pm on August 30, 2010, Steve Fickes said…
Jay, just talked to Ken he has been busy with school starting. Read your article nice of Steve to take Mary for the aerial view of the area.glad five mile paid off for you.
At 5:42pm on August 29, 2010, Steve Fickes said…
Hi Jay, how was your second week of fishing. Any bad weather?
At 12:38pm on October 3, 2009, Rick Langford said…
Been a friend of Marc Pitre for many years. We have fished the the Upper a Lower River a few times together. Did you make it to the Pickerel River Pigout this year. there were a few from Sudbury at the outing. I have a place on the Pickerel River and grew up in Magnetawan.
At 5:08am on June 18, 2009, bigbob said…
Thanx Jay. I will be ordering it from Cabelas. I can put the paper map off to the side then

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