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Local lakes to try if URL is too windy?

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We are heading up this weekend but the weathermen are predicting rain and 17MPH NW wind on saturday. Can anyone suggest any smaller lakes nearbe to try if we can't fish the big lake?

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Head down to Bemidji lake. Always a good opener lake.

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We drive past Gull Lake and was always wondering if that is a good lake to try?

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Gull is a great lake here. 2400 acres and 11 miles of shorline. Average depth is around 20ft. with a couple of deeper holes. We have a few good underwater islands which are usually a good place for the walleyes this time of year. It seems yesterday that most folks were fishing off the point of bullrushes towards the northwest shores. There is a public launch off of County 23 as well as my launch here at the resort. I didn't get out yesterday but am going to do some dock repair, pump some rental boats and then set out later today to try my luck.

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Pat, we will have to stop in some time and visit with you and try out your lake, looks like a neat lake. Do you have cabins for rent??

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Stop by any time. We have housekeeping cabins and a few full hook up RV sites. You can check out our site for more info on that. You'll like Gull Lake. It's one of those "best kept secrets". My groups and I did real well on Saturday and Sunday considering the conditions.

Hope to see you soon.

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Don't know much about Gull but Blackduck is a good walleye lake. Decent panfish too.

I love Pimushe because it is shaped in such a way that there is a place to hide no matter what the wind direction. Lots of action for smaller pike and bass. Good panfish too. One of my favorite lakes in that area.

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Any suggestions for Accomodations for less than 100 USD for memorial day weekend for 3 day fishing trip? Thanks!!

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We have a rate special for that weekend. You can check our website for info. There's also many other fine resorts listed in the resort locater here on FM.

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