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I will be heading up for my first visit to Rainy Lake from sept. 6th to the 10th. I was wondering if anyone has rented a houseboat from nothernaire houseboats? We have a 50' boat reserved. Just a group of guys looking to have a good time on the water and catch a buzz and also some fish. Just wondering what to expect? It sounds like the bite has picked up? We will be boating to kettle falls and back, does anyone have any sugestions for stops along the way? We will be staying on the US side of the lake. Thanks!

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    • AlwaysFishing23
      Guess what?!? Buddy of mine asked if I'd go yak fishin with him tomorrow maybe finnaly I'll get to get a few! 
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    • DocJpa
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