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DuluthMedic

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Well I"m new to MN waters and BIG lakes. I'm taken my little lady up to Namakan to fish and camp this next monday-wednesday. Any word to the wise? I've never done anything like this before. Any help with the water, camping, and fishing this body of water would be a big help! I've read many posts here with some help.

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Welcome to MN DuluthMedic!

I was in the same position you are three weeks ago and was pretty nervous about taking my entire family onto a new lake, big water and hoping to be able to catch a few walleyes. We stayed at a resort along the Ash River and found the local people and the seasoned visitors more than helpful. I was worried about the bouy system, running my boat on rocks and getting lost. It all went much better than my worries were worth. We found walleyes on reefs in about 24-28 ft of water but check with locals. Check the forecast every AM and keep your eye on the sky for weather changes. The biggest reassurance I found was that if we were out far from our resort and bad weather approached, there was plenty of campsites to pull into and ride out the storm. Make sure you get a good map that you can use to navigate and it will help you feel much more confident. I also found my GPS to be very helpful. Good luck and have a great trip!

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