We drive down to Clearwater Beach instead. We were based out of Orlando but we always drive down for the day. There were many piers to fish from down there and alot of people using them. I did not see to many fish caught but it looked interesting. I fished out of coco beach for tarpon before also. I hired a guide for that.
The biggest problem I had was trying to economically fly into one of those places. How are you getting there?
we are flying down with the kids but i want to go out on one of the big boats i know clearwater has some that run 2 times a week so i think we are renting a car so it shouldn't be to hard to get there.i'm a little nerves thought since there is 3 bodies floating around out in that area right now.i havenet heard today if they found any more.
where a bouts do you live that you go up to the lake all the time too
I live just outside a little town called Grasston. It is settled in-between Mora and Pine City. It is 4 1/2 hrs from my doorstep to Baudette with no snow or ice. Driving doesnt seem to bug me and the worst fishing up there would be considered great around here. I spend my summer in McGregor at a seasonal campsite on Big Sandy. It is about a hour from my doorstep. That is how I found this site and met these wonderfull people. Seasonal Campsites are great for the family. I have 3 kids that I follow around most times.
Not to derail your thread or conversation, but if you go out on a big boat from Clearwater or somewhere else in that area you should be OK. The four guys that went missing were fishing from a 21-foot boat and from what has been reported the conditions were way too rough to be 20 or 30 miles offshore in that size boat. We had a cold front come through Fla. late Sat. and I would guess the seas were probably 8-10 feet. It is tough to say but I suspect when the CG is done investigating the accident and they have time to debrief the survivor, they will conclude that based on the weather those guys never should have been where they were in the size boat they were in.
On top of that, the professional captains will not go out in rough weather for two reasons: 1) the casual fisherman/tourist does not enjoy it, and 2) they do not want to spend the rest of the day cleaning up their boat from people getting seasick.
thanks for the report bkchreo i'm not to worried about hopefully its a good time.hey sand i live in avon not to far away from ya i build alot of buildings in the mora area and have even done some post frame cabins in the mcgregor area nice place to get away from the city.i'm trying to find some land on the rainy and just build a place but dont know about the hole 4.5 hr drive on the weekends
I camp at Eagle Point Campground just over the bridge from Pier 65. Camping runs from the first weekend in May until the first weekend in October. Rent runs $1350 which includes electric but not a boat slip. Boat slips are extra. Campground has a mixture of old and young with plenty of kids running around. It is a great place to camp for the summer! Let me know if you need more info. You can get my email in my profile if you have questions about other sites.
Isacson, 4.5 every weekend to get away is just to far for me. I can get to Big Sandy in a hair over an hour and be fishing in 1 1/2hours.
my buddie is on his way back form the lake and he fished in 16ft west of morris point and did outstanding 2 guys 2 days 138 fish i havent saw numbers like that for years.the fish only bit from 630-1100 then from 300 -till a little after dark and they also caught fish on the minnow trick after dark