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Duke96

Sunset Resort (Ash River)

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Duke96

Anyone have any opinions to share? How long (minutes) is the boat ride to Kab? Considering making a reservation but have never been to Sunset. Will be going up next summer with my dad, uncle, brother and 6 year old nephew.

Thanks for any info.

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guts

Sunset Resort is a very nice resort, well kept. The resort is actually on a river that leads to Sullivan Bay, that enters Kabetogama, almost into Namakan. I couldn't tell ya how far from the Kab entrance mile wise, it is a no wake zone ride out of the river to Sullivan Bay then a quick ride through the Bay to Kab/Nam. I would venture to say it is on an average a 10 minute ride from the resort to the main lake. Good luck, guts

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196thDLR

I fish out of Sunset several times each Summer. You have picked a resort that is well run by people who care about your fishing experience. Joel and Laurie have bait, tackle, a small store for those little things everyone tends to forget and ice for those all important beverages at the end of your fishing day.

Guts is correct in his estimation of time from Sunsets' docks to the mouth of the Ash River. Once at the mouth, if you turn left you will be in Kabatogama, if you turn right, you will be in Namakan in about 3 minutes. The Ash River area is for me the perfect place to stay because wind direction and strength can really play havoc fishing Kab becaue of its open expanses of water.

Namakan in windy conditions, is much easier to fish because of its many islands, small bays and channels.

Good Luck

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echotrail

We also fish out of the Sunset Resort. It's an excellent place to stay and the owners Joel and Lauri, are top of the line folks and go out of their way to make sure everything is just right. I also agree the Ash River location is good because it gives you options depending on the weather. It takes 15 minutes at no wake speed to get from the Sunset docks to Sullivan bay.

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fisherwoman2

Northern Lights Resort & Outfitting is a great resort. Stayed there last fall, excellent accomodations & friendly staff, good kid activities too.

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Duke96

Thanks for the replies, made our reservations at Sunset for June 18 - 25. Now I just have to figure out what to do for the next 6 months. grin.gif

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NAMAKANWALLEYE

DUKE,

How is it going? I think you have made an excellent decision by choosing Sunset. My family has been vacationing there for years.(except last year, Mom had some health problems) We have done excellent in the fishing dept. Maybe we will see you this year, we are staying the same week of June that you are! I plan on coming a couple days early and camping out on Nam. Then meet the family at the resort. All of the previous posts about Sunset are true. Joel and Lori and their family do work hard to keep the resort in excellent shape. There boat docks, cabins, and grounds are all excellent! Maybe we can hook up and go fishin!

Mark

Yellowstone National Park, WY

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kd_bay
Namakan, I have never been impressed with family vacations until we went to Ash River Trail. That first trip i was like 14, u remember don't u? The sights just kept getting better and better each year. And every year we go i wish we wouldn't have to leave. My patience for fishing has come along way also, i think you may have realized that as well. Ash River Trail and Sunset Resort will never be forgotten. Joel, Lori, Christi Ann, Jennica, and Robbert add to the whole experience, they are great people. Not to mention the boat rides down to see the falls, and climbing up with you and Coal to see what lied above. ~ Kelli

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