2019 Safety Summit - EPSCO

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September 22-25, 2019

Lake of the woods • Oak Island, MN

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Trucks leave Border States Electric in Brooklyn Park


Trucks leave Bemidji Airport

5 – 7PM

Arrive at Sunset Lodge

7 – 9PM

Safety Briefing/Dinner/Opening of Summit

9PM Network Social


6 – 8AM

Breakfast in the lodge

8AM – 5PM

Guided fishing

5 – 6:15PM

Happy Hour

6:30 – 7:30PM

Safety Summit Presentation

7:30 – 8:30PM Dinner/Fishing/Prizes
9PM Network Social


6 – 8AM

Breakfast in the lodge

8AM – 5PM

Guided fishing

5 – 6:15PM

Happy Hour

6:30 – 7:30PM

Safety Summit Presentation

7:30 – 8:30PM Dinner/Fishing/Prizes
9PM Network Social


6 – 8AM

Breakfast in the lodge


Boats start leaving

Travel Details

There will be two meeting locations Sunday morning where you can join us to travel with the EPSCO Team:

Minneapolis/St Paul

(8am Departure)

Border States Electric
9100 Wyoming Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55445


(1pm Departure)

Bemidji Airport
3824 Moberg Dr NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

If you plan to make it to one of these locations, please be sure to inform Matt Vernon (matt.vernon@epsco.co [not .com] or call 651.968.6296) so we don’t leave without you. If you’ll be driving yourself, see driving directions below.


What to bring

Those driving through Young’s Bay will have a Canadian Border crossing and will need your passport or passport card. Because we’ll be fishing in Canadian waters, it’s a good idea to have it with no matter what.

Cash for any extras you may want along the way, cash bar, or for games (Left-Right-Center/cards/etc.)

Fishing License
If you purchase your license in advance, please make sure you bring it with. If you already have a Canadian Outdoors Card, bring that as well. (See additional fishing license information below.)

Rain Gear
A decent set of rain gear can make the trip more enjoyable.

Toiletries & Shampoo
The rooms have towels and bedding for you.

We’ll be taking advantage of the meal plan at the resort, and supplementing it with additional snacks and beverages. However, if you want to bring your own food, there are small fridges and some rooms even have cook tops.

If you would like to bring fish back, having a cooler will help. EPSCO will have some coolers, as well, to get fish back to your vehicle, if needed.

Fishing Gear
The guides will provide all of the gear we need. You don’t need to bring anything.


We’ll be fishing Canadian waters, so you’ll need a Canadian Fishing License. While you can purchase your license at the lodge, there is only one terminal to do so. To expedite the process, please try to purchase your licenses ahead of time.

You will need:

Outdoors Card 8 Day Sport Fishing License

To purchase your license and outdoor card, log on to www.huntandfishontario.com
You will be able to specify the dates to be used at the time of purchase.

On Monday and Tuesday, we’ll be breaking into groups of about 4 and heading out on the water for some Guided Fishing Adventures. Our primary targets will be Walley, Perch, and Crappie. If you have specific requests other than these, please let Matt know and we may be able to make it happen.

Driving Directions

We’ll be using the Roseau border crossing. Use Young’s Bay in your GPS for directions. Remember once you’re in Canada, speeds are in KM/hr (about half the posted for MPH and you will be close).


Directions after crossing the river

  1. 310 N through border crossing to Hwy 12 (right turn)
  2. Hwy 12 to 308 N (left turn)
  3. Follow 308 for about 40 min., then right turn on 525
  4. 525 turns into 330 when you cross the border back into Minnesota. Keep driving until you reach the 331 intersections.
  5. When you get to the 331 intersections, pull into the parking lot on the northeast corner. Each vehicle MUST call back into the US at this point.
  6. Make sure you have the license plate number and all passport information for each person in the car ready when you call using the phone at the shack.
  7. Once you’ve called back, continue east on 331 and follow signs for Young’s Bay Resort. (Call Sunset Lodge for pickup.)
  8. Pay for parking at the resort office.

Important phone numbers

Sunset Lodge 218.223.8211
Matt Vernon 651.968.6296
Jason Esler 651.433.4550