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Roscoe16

Ice Fishing Blackduck Lake

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I am looking for some info on ice fishing at Blackduck Lake. How is it in general for walleye, perch, panfish, in mid-January? Also, has anyone stayed at Dunrovin Resort, and/or rented a fish house from them? I also understand they plow a road out but for their guuests only? I would appreciate any comments. Thanks!

Roscoe16

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Ice fishing on Blackduck the past five years has been awsome! I have not stayed at the resort due to living up here. If you are looking for renting a house drop us an email and we can see what we can do for you. Dates and times and all that info. Check us out below! grin.gif

Blackduck is a multi species lake. Walleye/ northern/ perch/ crappies/ and sunnies are in the lake.

I travel a lot with wheelers or a suburban and there are usually a couple of roads off the public landing for access.

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Woodman, thanks for the info. I have a crew of about 12 guys, 8 of them are coming up from Iowa. We normally hit Lake of the Woods, Red, and Winnie. We're looking to try something different this year. We had heard Blackduck has been good for perch and panfish, so-so for walleyes the past couple winters. As far as renting a house, we've all got portables, but were worried about lake access, plowed roads, etc. We won't have ATVs. I thought it might be easier to just rent a house for a day, having never fished there before, hoping we'd be put on some decent spots, rather than driving around on a strange lake, worrying about ice safety, springs, etc. We plan to be in the area Jan. 12-15.

Roscoe

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Drop me an email woodman at paulbunyan dot net.

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An excellent place to stay is at the Drake Motel in Blackduck. Diane and Mike are up to date on the area lakes and will be a great resource for you.

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Drake Motel.

(888) 253-8501

172 Pine Avenue

P .0. Box 362

Blackduck, MN 56630

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Woodman's right in that the fishing on Blackduck Lake has been pretty terrific the past few years. The perch provided great action again last year that was great all season long, with some dandy jumbo's being caught; walleyes it was the right time/right place for some great eaters, as well as some northern pike. On our Guest Photo's section of our website there are still some of the photos from last winter that we took out in the cleaning shack of our guests and their catch of the day, so that will give you an idea of Blackduck fishing!

One thing about the Blackduck area, is that you are near so many great fishing spots and we have several folks (including ourselves!)who will start their morning on Blackduck for perch and walleye and then in the afternoon head to Upper Red Lake or over to Winnie, or one of the smaller lakes close by.

I know that Woodman is definitely familiar with Blackduck Lake (and the other lakes in the area also), so he would be a great one to hook up with! And if you guys are looking for a place to stay, give us a call and we'd be glad to set you up. Room info is also on our website under the Room Photos link.

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Cant beat the Drake...just make a reservation and spend the rest of your time deciding where to fish, not where to stay!

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Thanks for all the info.

Does the Drake Motel have cooking facilities?

I am still wondering if anyone has stayed at or rented a fish house from Dunrovin Resort?

Roscoe

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Roscoe, yes we do have rooms that have cooking facilities. For the weekend of January 12, 13th the large unit is reserved (that is the one that has a separate bedroom/living room/full kitchen); but I have one of the smaller kitchenettes left (photos and descriptions of the 3 types of rooms are on our website under the Room Photos link); plus many folks bring up their fish cookers for a fresh fish dinner and many also use the gas grill that we have outside for our guests to use. Sorry, but we have not stayed at Dunrovin nor have we rented a fish house from them. But if you have any questions about the area or fishing, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail.

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Not to steal a thread.. but I've stayed at the Drake and fished Blackduck as well.. we POUNDED the nice perch last year. The drake does have cooking available if you bring it with you.. paul waldowski and I just use his cooker and put it right outside the room. Works awesome.. and Diane usually give us a few beverage tickets for the VFW across the street... Ahh, memories!!!

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Easy decision, stay at the Drake. They can point you in the right direction for fish.They have clean rooms, great rates, convenient access to pretty much everything. You will not be disappointed. I plan to book several trips to the area this winter.

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Our group is now up to 14 guys. I don't think the small kitchenette and a few other rooms at the Drake will work for us. I am still looking for info and comments about Dunrovin Resort on Blackduck Lake? They have a big cabin that sleeps up to 16 people. We might need some rooms for the first night (1/11) at the Drake. Thanks.

Roscoe

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We are thinking about coming up that way sometime in Jan. to target some whitefish for a day or 2. Anyone have any info on the population in the lake, any spots to try etc. etc.

Thanks

Mike

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