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Tiffany and I have purchased Lunge Lodge! 

After 18 years of being guests on the Upper French River, The love of the river has officially swept us off our feet! Tiffany and I are extremely excited to continue the tradition of this long standing and historic landmark on…


Added by Scott Siler on March 22, 2018 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Toronto show

Mike and I were in Toronto last week attending the Toronto sportsman show Tuesday thru Sunday promoting the lodge. Attendence was strong all week. I think we booked two groups and alot of serious inquiries. We anticipate a handful of groups to book in the next couple of weeks.. the weather was good and we had an uneventful trip. Dave Hancoupe joined us for dinner one of the nights we were there at the hotel restaurant...

 Mike and I will also be at the Akron-Canton outdoor hunting and…


Added by Scott Siler on March 20, 2018 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Buffalo show

Mike, Big bob, Brian B and myself just returned from Buffalo last night. All in all I think it was a good show. Lots of interested people that said they would be in touch to schedule a trip. We had a lot of Buffalo guest's stop in and hang out for awhile. That's always a good selling point to have local people there to give there opinions and experiences of the lodge. Tuesday morning Mike and I will be heading to Toronto till Sunday for the outdoor and fishing show there. This will be my…


Added by Scott Siler on March 12, 2018 at 6:46am — No Comments

Buffalo show

Mike, Scott, Big Bob and Brian Bernhardt are at show this weekend...

Added by Scott Siler on March 10, 2018 at 1:38pm — No Comments

The count down....

33 more days....

Added by Scott Siler on February 28, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Spring is coming!!

I'm counting down the work days I have left in this concrete jungle. Counting today, I have 41-8 hr. Days!! 


Added by Scott Siler on February 23, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments

Musky week video

I want to take a minute and thank Brian Bernhardt for another great job on producing the Musky week video. If it weren't for you we probably wouldn't have a video/videos at all. I'm looking forward to the coming seasons and future videos at the Lodge.... Spring is right around the corner and with spring brings new beginnings.......!!! We'll see you then.


Added by Scott Siler on February 19, 2018 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Your welcome!!

Your welcome!!


Added by Scott Siler on February 16, 2018 at 9:45pm — No Comments

2017 Bass tournament

Great job Brian on the video. Love the song selection..

Added by Scott Siler on January 25, 2018 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Hey Stephen!!

Happy Birthday old man

Added by Scott Siler on January 21, 2018 at 12:22pm — No Comments

2018 Outdoor Shows

Lunge Lodge will be exhibiting at two sport shows this year, both in the month of March.

The first is the Western NY Sport Show scheduled for March 8th through the 11th at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075 and the second is the Toronto Sportsmen's…


Added by Lunge Lodge on January 16, 2018 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

2017 Highlights Video (Please Submit Pics Asap)

Hello friends of Lunge Lodge!  It's that time of the year again where we recap this year's Lunge Lodge/French River successes and look forward to the 2018 season.  This is addressed to all of the guests from the 2017 season.  I am putting together the annual highlight reel.  I am asking everyone to please email me any pics or video you may have from the 2017 season that you think would be worthy of a highlight reel.  It doesn't have to be…


Added by Brian Bernhardt on January 1, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tiffany and Scott would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.. Have a warm and safe winter and we will see you all next season at the Lodge....

Added by Scott Siler on December 25, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

October winddown

Bernie and his crew arrive today to assist Mike with a number of camp closing chores.  Their talents, combined with Mike’s and Scott’s result in a very orderly and efficient process.  Mike expects October 20th to be his last day on the grounds.

Meanwhile, guests have still been coming…


Added by Lunge Lodge on October 5, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments

September’s end

With the coming of October, we’re just a few weeks away from the end of the 2017 season. 

Those in camp are strictly on the housekeeping plan now that Mary has returned to her home in North Bay.

Our September guests enjoyed some beautiful days on the water and reported some fine catches.…


Added by Lunge Lodge on October 1, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments

This just in - Roger Merics with his 54" Musky

Added by Lunge Lodge on September 19, 2017 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

Pettry/Collins Bass Tournament


Added by Lunge Lodge on September 17, 2017 at 7:53pm — No Comments

8th Vatter Trip

Just back from a 5 day trip at the Lodge. I guess we brought the good weather with us as reports of the week before were cold and rain. Fishing was slow at times but the weather and scenery reminded us how lucky we were to be there. Thanks to Mike, Mary, Scott for helping make this a memorable trip. Special thanks to Mike for taking me Musky hunting. Caught a 29 1/2 " Musky with the rod/reel combo that my co-workers bought me as a retirement gift. Guess I'll have to wait till next year for…


Added by Joe Vatter on September 14, 2017 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Musky Madness 2017

Only two muskies were caught during the 3-day Musky Madness tournament.  Pictured above is Bob Collins' 49.5" musky, his personal best.  It was…


Added by Lunge Lodge on September 11, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

4th week of August

Bob Collins made a pre-emptive visit to the Lodge this week and he’s scouting out new bass locations for the upcoming Pettry-Collins Bass tournament scheduled for Monday, September 5th.  Last night, though, he was casting an orange…


Added by Lunge Lodge on August 22, 2017 at 8:06am — No Comments

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