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the buck

Hey Curt . . .

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I'm sharing the fun this year, bringing a couple of friends to LOW for their first time. The first buddy fishes summer mostly (and is not that great a fisherman). The other from Ames Iowa is a complete rookie . . . never been on the ice! We are staying at Schusters 12/15 and maybe Rivers End on 1/12. Any suggestions on what I can show them to enhance their experience?

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curt quesnell

Hi Buck,

The first look at the lake as you drive up and over Pine

Island still makes my jaw drop a little. Seeing just how

big the lake is and how it suddenly just appears will never

get old.

If you are talking about land marks and other points of

interest I dont know that I can help you much. I am sure

the place is loaded with history but I havent spent much

time with it. (this is my 25th year on the lake and there

are some things I havent gotten to yet).

Seriously, your host resort will have some good ideas

for things to see and do. After fishing you will have just

enough energy for a drink or two and supper.

Have fun, maybe we will see you there

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2 pounder

Just so you know, there is a very good paper back booklet by Duane Lund(1975 era) about the history of the lake. Less than 95 reading pages, so it is easily digested by newbies to the lake. Better, and more reading is a book a history buff. Nute is her last name. Complete with footnotes and such. Perhaps it might be worthwhile to spend a few hours and brush up on the good stuff.

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the buck

hey 2 pounder, thats a great idea. One guy is a professor and the other an x-history teacher. I'll pick that book up.

Thanks also Curt for the info. I'll make sure I point the scene out to them when we come up over that Pine Island hump! And by the way, that first evening we will share some good stories and drinks over fresh Walleye!!

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mxzfire

If you have access to snowmobiles I would suggest taking the trail to the angle for a day. It is a long trip, 30-40 miles and really gives you an idea as to how big the lake really is, and there are some neat things to see up there. I just got the latest issue of snowgoer magazine and they give GPS points for Fort St Charles, Massacre Island, Painted Rock Island, and others. Make sure you pay attention though as it is easy to get turned around up there(for me anyways), and never pass up a chance to top off the gas tank.

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