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castagain

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heading up to the Alexandria area first week of June. Have never fished there or stayed in the area. Am humbly looking for some useful info regarding lakeside cabins to rent and a good diverse species lake to be on for a week. anxious to book a spot soon as I know it can get busy in June.

many thanks!

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hoggs222

Crappies can be hot in the pools on Le Homme Dieu and walleye throughout the chain can be OK. I've done good on walleye near the Darling/Cowdry bridge when there's a current going through

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hhguide

If you stay on the chain there are alot of different places to stay do you have an email I can send you a list of them that I would recommend! what are you looking to be fishing?

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castagain

email sent hhguide! Looking to fish walleye, crappie and gills, and northerns too.

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Wayne Ek

Castaway jump on the Alexandria Chamber site. They will list accomodations according to the lakes. The FM site also has a number of resorts from the Alexandria area that are sponsors.

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alex1

Another option would be Woodland resort on Miltona. All of the species you are looking for but restrained to the one lake unless you want to trailer the boat to another.

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Any kids in the group? Do you need a smaller lake, or is this a bunch of guys and wind and waves are considered a good thing?

LeHommeDieu has a couple of resorts and then there is one right throught the channel to Carlos. You would have access to good panfish and big water walleye. Plus good bass and pike fishing.

If you have kids and want to keep them busy with Gills and still have a chance to go out later and fish Walleye Geneva would be a good option too.

Osakis would be another good lake, but you would be 15 minutes from Alexandria.

Good Luck!

Steve

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Zach

we are mainly looking for a nice walleye lake with species to fall back on if the bite isnt happening. preferrably bass, crappie, and sunnies. something for a nice meal if we dont get into what we are looking for...any lakes like that good for walleye and other species as well?

- castaways son

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walleyewild

The panfish bite is great that time of year on the chain.

We have been going up the 2nd week of June for the last 5 or 6 years. Walleye's are scattered in the pre summer pattern, some in weeds some on the deeper mid lake structure, it takes a little work to find the eye's but can be quite rewarding when found.

I like the chain because there are several different lakes to fish and you don't have to trailer the boat to a different lake to find fish, Carlos is the clearest of the lakes in the chain, but have had my best results on Le Homme Deiu for pannie's, bass and walleye, don't target the northerns much but have caught a few snot rockets casting the shoreline for bass and pannie's.

WW

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walleyewild

Zack or castaway e-mail me and I will tell you where we stay it is a small resort on Le Homme Deiu and they may have some openings for that week.

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castagain

hey everyone -

thanks a ton for the kind responses...my son is pretty fired-up. Will be just three "guys" so wind and waves are no problem...the chain is appealing because of the access to multiple lakes. Drake - thanks for the email...my son are checking it out today! He has more time than I do so he is my research person.

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hoggs222

If you stay on Le Homme Dieu, you also have easy access to the Bugaboo Bay bar! ;\)

As stated before the chain offers good panfishing, you can get some nice crappies in that same bay.

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