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August 19th - 25th. 2018 continued...

Also joining us this past week was the Burnham's.
Shown Above: The Burnham's -Frank, Paul, and Tim.
Consisting of Tim from Powell Ohio and his father Frank From North Olmsted Ohio and Frank's brother Paul from Poughkeepsie NY. This has been an annual trip for this group now for the last 3 years. And they plan on…

Added by Lunge Lodge on August 27, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

August 19th - 25th. 2018 - In Memory of Richard Kassnel

Shown Above: Richard Kassnel.

This week at the Lodge we had very long time guests Matt Kassnel from Chagrin Falls Ohio, and his 27 year old son Cody who now lives in Washington, along with Matt's brother Mark, who now lives in Florida and their cousin Ken…


Added by Lunge Lodge on August 27, 2018 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

August 12th - 18th. 2018

Shown above: Scott Siler and Jim Saric - The Musky Hunter.

Well, the big week has come and gone and it was a huge success!! We had a full camp with a lot of great people.

We'll start with a long time guest and Penn State Professor Ken Boyer. Ken only comes to Lunge Lodge to pursue the world-class Muskies…


Added by Lunge Lodge on August 20, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rounding the second week of August and heading into the third

Sarah Sirkin’s group of 8 concluded their annual week at the Lodge.  Marcel worked his magic and put the ladies on some prime walleye locations.

Mark Beavan completed his second trip and is looking forward to his third.  He’s made a separate post and provided some great…


Added by Lunge Lodge on August 8, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments

Second visit this summer

Well, we made back up for another week at Lunge Lodge.  This time I brought my friend Jessica Lunshof and her son Brayden along with my son Colton.   

As expected we had a FANTASTIC TIME!!!  The walleye fishing was little slower then it was back in July, but we still were able to land a few keepers.  My son lost one that would have been over 5lbs....oh time.  

We spent some afternoons top water fishing in some of the back bays, and Jess was rewarded with a huge…


Added by Mark Beaven on August 7, 2018 at 10:38am — No Comments

August is upon us!

Ken Ray comes to the Lodge every year and for this trip, he brought his daughter Melissa and her two daughters Madeline and Alexia. They had fun catching bass & pike, and although Ken says he saw musky, he never did get a hookup. 

Joey Bray and his friend are leaving today after arriving on the 30th.  They brought their own boat and reported connecting with some nice pike.

The Byers two-week stay ends tomorrow. They have equalized their time between fishing and…


Added by Tony Petras on August 3, 2018 at 11:18am — No Comments

Brian Bernhardt's 30th Anniversary Trip

Hard to believe it's been 30 years since I first set foot on the docks of Lunge Lodge.  It was 1988, I was 14 years old, and it was the first and last time I was there with my grandfather John Bernhardt who started going to the Lunge in 1963.  He passed away the following winter.  Since then I've gone with my father Gary Bernhardt almost every year, twice a year, his first trip was 1972.  Scott affectionately calls my dad "The Mayor" of Lunge Lodge.  Lol!   And now my son Alex Bernhardt,…


Added by Brian Bernhardt on July 31, 2018 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Bass & Musky Tournament

Musky Week is coming!!!! 

September 1st - 8th 

Mon & Tue Bass Tournament 

Wed,Thu & Fri Musky Tournament

  Call and book your…


Added by Scott Siler on July 27, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Closing out July, thinking about August...

Gary Bernhardt has brought his family along to his 30th anniversary trip to the Lodge!  Gary, his wife Jeannie, Son Brian, along with Duke, Don, and Pat got in on Saturday.  Walleye are the preferred target and Duke and Don are leading the way with a 22 incher as their best.

Jack Jordan, his son Jeff and grandson Jackson were in the week of the 14th.  They caught a lot of bass and their best pike was 31 inches long.  Jackson also "wore out the rock bass" who call the docks their…


Added by Lunge Lodge on July 24, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

Mid-July news

The after-effects of forest fires in Northern Ontario are reaching the Lodge in the form of smoke in the air.  The actual fires are still far removed, however, so there's no danger to the Lodge itself.

Numerous reports of musky sightings have been made, a few of which hit on light tackle but escaped capture!  Small spinners and…


Added by Lunge Lodge on July 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Lunge Lodge - 1st Trip 1978 - Last Trip 2018

Kudos to Scott, Mike, and the rest of the staff. This was my 8th trip to Lunge Lodge. The first since Barb and Wolfgang owned the lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful and the accommodations were about the same. I do admit that I did miss coming in for lunch for some type of cooked food, but all of the meals were both plentiful and good, (Scott's fried fish and Germaine's tomato rice soup- fantastic) The fishing was a little off, but 90 - 95 degree weather was a part of it, however I did…


Added by Michael Twigger on July 11, 2018 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

What a week!!

Well, we made it back from our fishing trip of a lifetime.  I don't think I can describe how great this year's trip to Lunge Lodge was but I will try.  

First of all, the weather was unbelievable!  If there is anything close to being too hot, it was!  But having the cool comfort of jumping in the lake made it perfect.

The food that Germaine and Scott prepared…


Added by Mark Beaven on July 11, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

First week of July

Mark Beavan is in with his daughter Julia. She hit it big when a very large pike nailed her Blue Fox spinner. Scott posted a picture earlier. Unfortunately, they didn’t get a measurement on the beast before they released it. Nonetheless, it was a beauty!

In addition to that huge pike, Julia caught a 27" walleye and her father got himself a 29 incher. They’ve also reported a huge musky follow, but as of yet, no hookups on one. Mike Pettry plans to take Julia out today in search of the…


Added by Lunge Lodge on July 6, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments

Congratulations Julia Beaven

Added by Scott Siler on July 4, 2018 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

June 16 to 23 musky week opener!

The Knecht group of Bill, Mark, Doug and Steve had a nice week of fishing. Caught many muskies, bass and northerns. The largest pike was 34". Mark caught a nice 36" musky in the rapids between fighting the fish and the current it was a thrill. Doug got a nice 40 musky. Steve caught several bass in the 4 to 5 pound range. Bill Knecht topped us all with a 49" beast on light tackle.…


Added by Mark Soeder on July 1, 2018 at 10:59pm — No Comments


June 25-29 

With high expectations after reading many other reports from previous weeks we began by fishing for smallmouth. Using both walking baits and whopper ploppers/buzzbaits along with shad colored diving cranks the five of us landed a total of 90 smallies ranging from perch-sized to five-pounders. We also totaled 42 pike during the week. Occasionally caught some walleye even though we were not targeting them, and some largemouth back in the weedy areas of Bob's Bay. The…


Added by Mitchell McGreal on July 1, 2018 at 11:46am — No Comments

Closing out June

After one of the best opening musky week's in years, the annual lull is upon us.  With at least 5 groups in camp chasing the top-of-the-line predator, all are struggling to locate and catch them.

The Karpinsky group, a contingent of 7 from Buffalo, NY, Wisconsin, and Michigan are searching for musky.  Their only reported catch so far is a 27 incher.  They are on the housekeeping plan and will be in camp through Saturday.

Bob Farrell, his wife and son are in from Buffalo as…


Added by Lunge Lodge on June 27, 2018 at 7:54am — No Comments

Bischoff Group June Trip

Our Group of 12 just returned from another great trip at Lunge Lodge, in fact our best trip we've had.  For the 4 days, we landed 12 Muskies(2-20", 3-26", 28", 39", 40", 2-42", 44", and a 46").  We also lost several at the boat.  In addition, we had plenty of pike, a few largemouth, tons of smallmouth, a handful of Walleye, and a couple perch.  The black fly were pretty much gone, and the mosquitos were horrendous, but well worth it for the fishing success we had.  I will attach additional…


Added by Brian Bischoff on June 21, 2018 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

Musky Season Opener

The musky season for Zone 11 opened on Saturday, and many catches of 40+” muskies have been reported, just 4 days in!

Jeff Eggleston from the Akron, Ohio area caught a 40” musky and some good pike.

The Bishoff’s, a group of twelve from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have boated 9 muskies! Their largest is a 46 incher.  Today is their last day and the contest is on for topping that big one.

Bill Knecht, Mark, his brother Doug and friend Steve are on the prowl for…


Added by Lunge Lodge on June 19, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

June Trip

As Tony mentioned in the prior post, my group of 4 recently returned from our annual trip to God's Country.  It was a phenomenal trip as always.  Things were a bit different without Mary in the Lodge, however it was a pleasure meeting Germaine and we certainly left a few pounds heavier than when we arrived!!!  The food was great as always and the fishing was even better.  I added an album which I assume folks can see??  If for some reason you cannot view the photos, please let me know and…


Added by Gino Ciotola on June 12, 2018 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

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