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Coldwater Crappie Guy

Ice fishing jan 16th-19th

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I am having a hard time trying to choose witch resort to choose for a midweek fishing trip with my wife. I would like to know which ones are the best. I want to have all meals provided and houses with bait and everything. I have to be able to keep her on the fish for the most part or it would be a long ride home!

cool.gif Any ideas would be great! Also this is my 1st time up there and need to knw what to bring as far a tackle. Thanks again

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CCG, HEY, me and my buddy are gonna be up there from Montana about the same time, and we have the same questions!!!

Looking forward to the replies...

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My boys and I always go to Sportsman's Lodge, they have a good package that includes almost everything. We are going up on 12/30.

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I agree with mercman, the food package is excellent. They even clean your fish for you included as part of their package. Kind of spendy, good luck getting reservations though, some people book a year in advance! That goes for just about any resort at LOW, make your reservations early.

As far as tackle, any type of jigging spoon will work.

Flashy gold is good, and so are glow jigs. Angel Eyes and Chubby Darters have been hot lately. Stop at a bait/tackle shop in the Baudette area and they'll set you up.

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We stay at and have for the past six years at Riverbend. My wife comes up once a year with me, between my other trips. Last year was her first time on the big pond and she caught lots of fish and had a great time. They have reasonable prices, and do everything they can to get you on fish. Her and I are headed back Jan 17-19 and she is most anxious. I would certainly start to call as soon as possible for a place to stay. Hope you have a great time. Good luck, hang on. Bill

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Over the years, I've been to just about every resort you can name on LOW. My personal opinion for complete winter fishing packages (in no particular order)are Riverbend, Adrians, Wigwam, Long Point Resort, and Sportsmans. And to be quite honest, none that I recall were horrible. Bear in mind, winter fishing is not as easy for the resorts to move you around to find fish if they are not biting. They should check on you a few times throughout the day, and if you want to move, just ask them. I would suggest you stick it out in one spot the first day, because a dead morning can turn into the best afternoon you've ever had. Good luck to all, have a great holiday, and safe trip up here.

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