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Barry
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 05:09 PM 03/26/10 (CST)
We will be on vacation to Mineapolis mid September. I have three days to take off fishing while my wife does some retreat (or whatever). There is so much fishing in your great state that it is bewildering to know where to start. Ideally I would like to find a cabin or lodge or something (not too expensive) on a nice smaller lake where I could rent a boat or canoe and hangout for three days. Ideally less than four hours from Mineapolis. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have wanted to do this for a long time.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:50 PM 03/26/10 (CST)
There are a lot of options within 4 hours of Minneapolis.

By mid September things will be cooling down and it can get chilly on the lakes but this is also a great time to be fishing.

Giving an idea of what kind of fish you would like to target would probably help get some suggestions!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:26 PM 03/27/10 (CST)
Hey Barry,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

I agree with Logan... lots of options here. What type of fishing and how far are you willing to travel?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:50 AM 03/28/10 (CST)
Thanks for the reply. I usually fly fish for trout around here so getting into smallmouth, walleye, pike, bass, whatever , would be a nice change. I will bring my fly gear along with spinning/bait casting. Ideally I would like to find a place on a smaller lake where I could stay for three days and rent a boat. I don't need any place fancy either. I am willing to drive up to four hours out of the twin cities.

Thaks again. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 07:00 PM 03/28/10 (CST)
I would give Echo Lake off Crane Lake Rd a try. It's a good lake 3.5 hours north of the cities. Closest town is Ore. Trails End Resort on the NW side has boats and cabins for rent. Fishing is usually pretty easy. Cabins vary from spendy to reasonable. Restaurant is excellent. Bait usually available. Golfing just down the road. That time of the year the lake will be very beatiful with the fall colors starting to ramp up. Moose, deer, wolves, birds, lots of wildlife as well! And no, I don't own the place either. Just been going up there for 30 years. You can check them out online. St Louis County, MN. Good Luck, and enjoy MN wherever you go. Walleyes, smallmouth, pike, bluegills, perch, and crappies are all present in this lake.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:28 PM 03/30/10 (CST)
That is awesome thankyou so much!
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 09:30 PM 03/30/10 (CST)
the cass lake chain north of waker is great fishing in the fall. the wife and i have a seasonal lot on lake andrusia and spend alot of time on the water. 4 to 4.5 hours from tc
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 04:42 AM 04/03/10 (CST)
Howdy Barry,
If I were you I would check with some of the resorts around Mille Lacs lake.You maybe able to get a pretty good deal with a room & launch package at that time of the year.I would think it would have to be on a weekend because the launches usually need a minimum amount of people before they go out and that isn't their busiest time of the year.Try calling Gregorys resort or Twin pines resort.Some of them will give you unlimited launch fishing with your room rental.This could be a real good deal.All you need to bring is your cooler full of beer,they supply rods,reels,bait and these guys will more often than not put you on a pretty good bite.The bigger resorts can be spendy but with a little research I think you could find yourself something alot cheaper than renting a cabin,boat,motor,gas,bait,etc.Good luck!P.S. Lots of fun on those launches.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:11 PM 04/03/10 (CST)
I could guide you up in the Aitkin area.
C'mon over to see the reports of fish www.ckoutdoors.com
2.5 hours north of MPLS.
Mid Sept I'm spanking slabs all day and walleyes up to midnight.









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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:08 PM 04/05/10 (CST)
Thanks, I have been looking a it at the Mille Lacs area and it looks god too, thanks for the info. And CK, if I can pony up for a guided day I'll look you up for sure.
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