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June Trip to Crane Lake

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I am planning a trip the end of June to Pine Point Lodge on Crane Lake. Wondering if anyone has stayed her before and what your experience was like? Also interested in how good the fishing is close by.

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You do know their aren't any roads to PP. It's about a mile by boat. I like this alot. Really peaceful. Cathy & Jeff are wonderful. They will do all they can, along with their energetic staff, to do whatever it takes to make your stay a good one. Their cabins are just adequate, in my opinion, but we don't spend much time in them anyway. They are clean. If you are an average fisherman you can catch plenty of fish in Crane. Pike, walleyes, smallies, crappies & rarely a musky. The Vermilion River Gorge is a great place to fish & is literally five minutes away. Very scenic as well. You'll enjoy your stay there. Trust me. We've been going to Crane (PP various owners) since the '70s & haven't found a reason not to go there yet.

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Have stayed at Pine Point twice, and I can confirm the previous post . . . .Kathy and Jeff are great, and are constantly upgrading the resort. Fishing Crane can be very good, and offer all the species and quantities your ability will allow you to catch. Be sure to get a McKenzie or Fisher map of Crane/Sand Point, as it will be of great help. Ask Jeff to mark the reefs, not so much for the fishing, but to keep your boat off of them . . . not all have markers! I'll be up that way the very first of June, and again later in the summer camping somewhere on Namakan, but I've always enjoyed my time at Pine Point.

Terry

Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Thanks for the info. June can't come fast enough. Can't wait to get out and explore the area.

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