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Ive only been to LOTW a couple of times, but I am thinking about bringing up my 8 and 6 year old boys. laugh.gif Good idea?? Also coming along would be their Grandpa and my brother and his 8 year old. Anyone have any suggestions on a lodge that would be better for the kids??? or any other info?? Would be greatly appreciated...Thanks

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40Mercman

Just returned yesturday with my 15 and 11 year old boys and their uncle, had a blast! We stayed at Sportsman's Lodge, the boys were never bored and always had something to do. If it was fishing, eating, playing in the pool or playing with the arcade games, never a dull moment.

As for fishing we caught about 50 fish, 12 were keepers, the first day and 30 fish, 14 were keepers, the second day. We fished in 28ft both days, the hot color was gold.

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boener

I wouldnt think twice! Bring em! They will have a blast! Nothing better than "bonding" with dad and grandpa! I bring my 5 year old all the time and he loves it and cant wait till the next time. We were just out there last week..my boy, me and his grandpa. We didnt catch alot of fish but we sure had alot of fun. Good luck!

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fiskyknut

Yepper you had better bring them! This is a good kid lake as the fish usually cooperate enough to keep the kids half busy. I'd have to agree with Mercman on the Sportsmans and their indoor pool too. A day in the fish hut, Supper and a couple hours in the pool and they should sleep very well at nite!

Regards....fiskyknut

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springerspeed

My 6 year old and I are heading up on the 21st. This will be our first trip to LOW together. He has been quite the trooper so far this winter. He has been out 3 times with dad with 0 fish caught. Hoping LOW will turn this around.

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Fireman1217

Great!!!!! Im going to get a hold of them tomorrow and book it...Thanks for the advice/encouragment.. smile.gif

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boener

Last week when the three of us went out I hooked probably a 6lb northern that put up a pretty good fight..he really thought that was cool....I think he thought it was a shark or something!! But anyway the next northern I pulled on was right around the same size and I asked him if he wanted to pull it in..."yeah!" so I just handed him the rod and of course the gator about pulled him into the hole to start with then he started working it and eventually got the fish up all by himself. He was just sweaty by the time he got'r in. That was fun!

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Fireman1217

WOW!!!! I guess I should have known better...I cant find a single place that has any openings on one of the last 2 weekends in Jan....Well, live and learn...My biggest problem will be telling the boys crazy.gif Anyway, thanks for the help...

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