The Canadian Esox Association had our 7th annual outing to beautiful Cedar Point Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario, with Pat Hron and the Hron family as our hosts. The members, as usual, had nothing but great things to say about the incredible accommodations at the Eagle’s Nest Lodge and Loon’s Nest Lodge. Complete with hot tubs and a pool table the Eagle’s and Loon’s Nests are able to accommodate 22 of us comfortably with plenty of extra rooms in the 4plexs and other cabins for additional members. To top it off, Pat built another lodge which is ideal for our communal dinners. A 50 inch plasma TV to watch the Jets game, ping pong, and pool tables, and a kitchen with an industrial dishwasher...we were spoiled....and lovin’ it.
This year, we boated a total of 28 muskies with 2 over 50”(congratulations Todd Jensen and Craig Ferris), 2 just short of 50 (Louis Lachuta and Mark Ruml), 10 in the 40” range, and the rest of varying length, not too shabby. Of course we caught tons of pike and a few incidental Lake Trout. Todd Jensen caught a nice 34 inch Laker and Mark Ruml caught a 40.5 inch monster laker. Both were quickly released as Lakers were out of season and we were after big muskies.
Ryan Marlow, lifetime CEA member and owner of Figure 8 Baits in Kenora, announced that he would donate $1000 to Cancer Care if Ping Pong (Ron Edwards) let him cut his hair. Pat Hron kicked in another $200 and the rest of the CEA members kicked in some more cash and we raised a total of $1700 for Cancer Care (Kids Fishing for a Cure). Thanks to Ryan Marlow for initiating the challenge, to Ping Pong for agreeing to it, and to everyone who threw in some money.A huge thank you to Pat Hron and family for hosting the event, to the Executive for organizing it, and for all the members who pitched in to cook, clean, and purchase supplies. The camaraderie and good cheer is what makes these outings memorable.