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brentalan1

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Can someone recommend a resort to rent a fish house from for the day, Im taking the wife and 3 kids and for 2 of the kids it will be their first time.

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i know zipple bay has some nice big houses.

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How old are the kids? Maybe we can give you some advice on how to keep them entertained if the fish are not cooperating. Heck, my kids would get bored even if the fish WERE cooperating.

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the kids are daughters are 6, 17 and son whos 10. my oldest daughter and my wife just started fishing with me this year and unfortunately with my job i dont get a lot of free time to take them out . My wife and i were up friday out of adrians and she had an absolute blast so now she has the fever and combine that with the 6 year olds b-day this weekend she wants to go .

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im sure they will have a blast.my 8 and 6 yr old boys have fun out on the lake in my sleeper.just your youngests fav thing to do if the fishing gets slow.

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we are looking into staying at a motel that has a pool and other things the kids could do if they get bored

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SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A BLAST AT ADRIANS AS EVERYONE DOES I WOULD GO BACK THERE

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I agree with Roger

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Im still looking , Idont have a lot of time to search around for places.

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I am pretty sure Sportsmans on the south end has a pool. Probably a pretty good place to take a family.

Good Luck

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Sportsmans Does have a pool, but you don't have to stay there to use it. Just pay a few bucks at the desk and they let you swim there too. we've did it quite a few times. Beats hearing the kids get bored.

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Perfect sounds what im looking for, they can go swim while we enjoy some piece and quiet.

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