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B. Amish

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B. Amish

I'm looking for a place to go with my wife for our one year anniversary. It would be July 20-22, Fri-Sun. I was thinking the Walker area would be a nice place to go for an extended weekend. I would prefer something on the lake with a A/C room and a hot-tub. I'm sure the casino has nice rooms, but I would like something more private, if you get my drift ooo.gif. Room rates need to be reasonable, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if the place was worth it.

Anybody have some suggestions for me?

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B. Amish

Cheffrey,

I'm having a problem viewing your link....I'll try again later.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Northlander

My wife and I are headed to Trappers the second week of Aug. for our anual vacation. E-mail me a report when ya get back B. Thanks I would appreciate it.

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sparetime

I stopped by and checked out Trappers landing while on Leech over the 4th. Seemed to be a real nice place. They were working on some new condo's on the west end, but the cabins appeared to be in real nice shape. Didn't go inside.

The food was great at Beachfire grill. We only had burgers, but I heard everything else was great too. Service was the best we had up there.

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LakeDocktor

We also stopped in Trappers Landing and had just the opposite experience. We had the worst service we have ever had at any establishment. The bartender wasn't to be found. When she would come around, it was like pulling teeth to get her to pour us a beer. She told us she didn't want to be there and that since she lived onsite, she always had to work. She left to shower and left the bar unattended. At times it took about 30 minutes to get a beer and we were the only group in the bar/restaurant. I had to go upstairs to ask another lady, who was actually pretty nice, to serve us. We asked for a couple pickles and she reluctantly gave us some, but said not to ask for anymore. Anyway, I doubt I will ever step foot in the place. I just can't justify spending over $100 again in a place where you don't feel like you or your business is welcome.

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B. Amish

Northlander,

Looks like I won't be able to give you a report. I had to push our trip back until August 24th - 26th. I'd appreciate if you could post a report on your trip though.

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Northlander

LakeDoctor Im sure Cheffrey will see this and take care of it. I know they aim to have the best service in town.

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Northlander

B.Amish I will do so. I hope I have something to report anyways. smirk.gif

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LakeDocktor

Northlander, he has taken care of this in a very professional manner. I retract all the comments I made regarding Trapper's Landing and the experience we encountered. Maybe we just were in there on a bad day? Either way, I would like to thank Tom Linderholm and Robin Bucholz for their "over the top generousity". We ate at Trapper's Landing last Thursday and I can honestly say it was the best food we ever had. I would highly recommend visiting their restaurant if anyone is in the Leech Lake area. Robin personally waited on us and the service was second to none. Once again, thank you Tom and Robin, we will definitely be back soon!

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Northlander

I know Tom and his crew aim to run a very customer friendly place to stay and eat. I can honestly say every place I have eaten at that Tom over sees has had very good food and great service. Tom doesnt accept average thats for sure.

Im glad Tom took care of this in a timely/ professional manner for you. I knew he would.

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Northlander

Well here is my Leech Lake Report for 13-16th of Aug. PERCH PERCH and more PERCH. It was nice to have action but no matter what I tried and how deep I was I only caught perch. Did manage a few small eyes but just couldnt hit a keeper to save my rear. I fished crawlers, leeches, cranks of every sort and even tossed some plastics.

Later I talked to a couple guides and they said the ever change in winds these past fews days has made it tuff.

One thing I can say from talking to many fisherman from the area is get out early and late and hit anyplace from 6' to 12' with a lindy and crawler combo and either drift it or slow troll it. Wind was tuff most of the time I was there and had my magnum sock out to kep on the spots long enough to hit a few fish.

Oh well it was great experience and the food at Trappers Landing more than made up for my lack of walleye catching ability.

BIG Lake and beautiful. Tons of reefs to fish. I probably only saw 1/20th of the lake in 3 days. Ill be back next year for my walleye revenge. tongue.gif

Those who live close have a real Gem.

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    • Naturboy
      Those were caught from a shallow lake (17’) in 9 feet of water at the bottom of the first shoreline break. I was using a UV buckshot and minnow head since the water was murky. The crappie is still swimming the walleye not so much. I didn’t get the exact location. Sorry  
    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

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    • cat44
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    • Hoyt4
      Most likely our last trip up this year unless we go up for crappies but i'm running out of weekends. We had another great trip this weekend the fish are so fat this year more than I remember in the past.  Got my old man out for a good walleye bite he had a blast and caught a ton of fish. One day they just attached the bait as it was coming down they would come up and smash. Next day you put in the bottom and not even see the lure on the vex bring up a tad and they would smack it. Fun and a lot of snow hitting yesterday when we left.
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      Agreed!!
    • SaintPaulPaul
      Switch to regular Budweiser and they seem to just jump out of the hole. No, seriously the way I improved my landing success through the ice was to go to small treble hooks. One small one on a 6' leader, a weight and Colorado blade above the leader seems to work for me. If you are on the flag right away, you don't risk gut-hooking them. I also recycle my Power Pro musky line and put it on tip ups. Also, I should add that I always  have a jaw-spreader and 8" forceps for quick and easy hook removal.
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      Funny...seems like when the Emerald run slowed down up there 4-5 years ago, the fishing followed suit!
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      they only ran for a couple days.  They have them on the canadian side but its illegal to transport live bait across the border
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