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Where would you stay?

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Thinking of coming up with a few guys in early to mid-September. We rented a house boat out of Ash River in the past. We had good luck fishing Namakan (also like this part of the water system), have also stayed at and fished Crane with a little less success. This time we are staying at a cabin, which end would you stay at? Some earlier posts had mentioned a few places to stay on Ash River, I emailed them and got price quotes that varied enough to make a difference. Can you all tell me which one you like better, Sun**t or Ash*****r. Only tell me good things....we can't mention bad:) The place we stayed on Crane-you had to get to by boat and the mice out numbered my family....maybe it was a fluke. Any other ideas on Crane. I don't care to fish Kab, so I want to keep it between Crane and Namakan. Thanks in advance.

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Hey Wallabee, Voyagaire Lodge on Crane has some very nice cabins that have thier own private dock. I know they recently did some renovations to them and are very nice with no mice. They are just down the road from the main lodge, so they are more private. On thier website they call them lake homes. They also have pics of them on thier website. Check them out Jim is also a great host and will do anything to make you trip great. I know from experiance. Good luck and have a great time!!

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Wallabee; My friends and I have been staying at your first mentioned resort for about the past 17 years. We've tent camped, rented cabins and stayed in seasonal trailer sites. I came back from there 8/5 and had a great time. You won't be disapointded with that choice.

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Thanks and keep the thoughts coming. Does one area have better fishing than the other this time of year (mid- Sept)? It looks like one you have to cross the road to get to river and the other has cabins on the river side of the road, is this correct?

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You do have to cross the road at the resort I mentioned but thats about 18'wide and 2 cars in sight at the same time is considered a traffic jam. The cabins are setback about 30' from the road and it's another 30' or so to the river. They do have one riverside cabin that sleeps about 12 people.

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Just heading up next week to Ash Trail Lodge, the other resort I believe you were mentioning. We have been going to the Ash trail for lots of years and love the log cabins, the location right on the river!!!! with your own dock steps away from the cabin...we find that very convenient in my family! The owners can't do enough for you and we like having the bar/restaurant right there too to check out the fishing reports and have some happy hour fun in the bar! We had trouble with our boat last year and their son spent the day fixing it...no charge! just so we could get back on the water. All the resorts are nice--owners are great but we like the layout and hospitality of the "first one on the trail by car" (heck, we never have minded the 12 minute ride down the river either...get our tackle in order, relax, enjoy the scenery...no problem for us!!) Good luck in your decision! We go again for the local Ash River Fish Contest third weekend of Sept.--maybe you'll be there??? Lots of fun too.

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Thanks all for getting back to me. Tell me about the fishing contest if you would please.

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Don't have all the details on it but its a one day local event and they give small prizes for each species and a party that night at one of the local resorts (it moves around on the Ash River). Its not real serious at all but kind of fun for the day while we are up there. I just know its the third weekend of Sept and don't even know who's hosting it this year. Last year it was Ash Trail Lodge. Hope this helps in your weekend choice. I would call the resorts and find out more of the details (I do remember it was $10 to enter and that got me dinner too!)

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