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Help! Tourist looking for info on June fishing

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I just found this great site while researching a trip for myself and my 12 yo boy. Its been 20 years since I was last in this area and remember (also as a boy) staying at my Grandparents (Wadena) and occasionally getting to fish at a local lake. I have a rare opportunity to take some time off in June but don't know which week yet. Any advice on if one part of June is better than the other, ie weather,fishing action etc.?????? We aren't looking for trophies and I have no intention of bringing any fish home , we just want to catch some fish (Bass, Crappie or Walleye). The only lake I remember doing real well on for a variety of fish was Marion so I may try there first yet also fished Star, Dead, and Leaf (middle). I will be limited to about a 5 night 4 days of fishing trip. Any comments, suggestions, advice will be appreciated. Also wondering if Fargo is worth the extra 20-40 bucks pp for air over Minneapolis. Thanks Tom

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Deemo

June is when i try to take my big vacation every year. Its different every year of course but if I have to guess on only one week a year I would put it in June. Seems like the fishing starts to take off about the 15th and stays good till the end of the month for me. I had a 3 day weekend during then last year and broke 100 fish. smile.gif

To bad the whole year wasnt like that but thats another story.

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Hi Tom! We have a cabin on Big Pine Lake in Perham that we are renting out. The cabin has a dock, boat lift, sandy level beach. Big Pine Lake is one of the best walleye lakes in the area. Also has crappie, northern and bass. June is a hot month to fish on Big Pine. We are from Wadena and it would be fun to hear from you. E-mail us at rbcurtis@lakesplus.com.

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Paul Rohweller

June is a great time to be in the area. As stated above, big pine is going good, lida and ottertail are also putting out fish, rush can be good too! You really cant go wrong when you pick a lake. As far as flying into fargo vs minneapolis, from fargo its an hour and a half drive +- versus 4+ from the cities, your choice I guess, feel free to call me or drop me an email if you want specific stuff!! Welcome aboard!! Paul

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Thanks for the replies,
I'm still trying to get time off from work. Looks like the last part of June. Still haven't picked a lake although I remember Marion so am leaning toward it. However, I am open to suggestions. Kinda looking for a lake without alot of development on it so have ruled out Ottertail as I hear its well developed and because of its size can get rough. My Grandparents neighbor had a cabin on Rush but they always seemed to talk about fishing other lakes (Buchanan?). Don't remember why as its been awhile and things change anyway. I will be watching these boards Thanks again.

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My vote would be Star Lake, I think it is the best all around fishing lake. Has good number of all fish, good size lake yet can always find a calm area if needed.

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Paul Rohweller

Hey Tom, Are you getting a plan togather?
If ya want I could send you a booklet with all the resort phone numbers and stuff to do etc..
Just give me a holler if I can be of help! Paul

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Pine to Prairie Guide Service
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Thanks Paul,
I am having a bit of a problem getting all my days off but should know within a week. Looks like the second week of June but it won't be for the whole week. Problem is the resorts will only rent for a week starting on Saturdays. Makes my trip a bit more difficult. Kinda narrowed the lakes down to Star or Marion but may have to expand my list based on availablity (and costs). I was really hoping for a Bed and Breakfast on a lake but none of the Chambers of Commerce knew of any. Comments..........

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