Fishing trips, like dancing competitions, require stamina, patience, and the ability to flail more purposefully than the opponent. Rehearse an aquatic duet with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-night fisherman's getaway package including a one-day boat rental at Windsock Lodge on Long Lake (a $230 value).
Family owned and operated for 25 years, Windsock Lodge accommodates fishermen, fisherwomen, and families in the wilderness of Eastern Manitoba. The fisherman's getaway package enables a group of up to four and their respective pets to spend one night in one of the resort's three lakeside L.H.K. cabins (a $150 value). Guests commune in a living room and a full kitchen with a gas barbecue, or test their mattress-flipping ability on double and single beds inhabiting two bedrooms. Each cabin outfits lodgers with indoor plumbing and a central shower, with all bedding, cooking, and spear-whittling utensils also included. Boarders survey potential fishing areas from windows overlooking the lake or engage wall-mounted trophies in staring contests in the event of poor weather.
The included boat and motor rental (an $80 value) carries angling adventurers on a one-day jaunt to staff-highlighted fish caches on Long Lake. Using their own rod and tackle with live bait provided, fish whisperers coax up catches from crowds of walleye, small mouth bass, northern pike, and perch. When not engaged in one of nature's primal battles, visitors enjoy swimming, hiking on the resort's nature trails, casual lake boating, or visiting the ghosts of one of the area's historic gold mines. Customers are encouraged to bring their own sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, seasonally appropriate clothing, and bathing towels. Boat fuel is available at an additional cost.