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Bayview Lodge

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Our group is heading up in a week and we've never stayed there before. I'm just wondering what to expect, meaning where are there houses located, how are their cabins, and how close is a bar that serves a good meal. They way it sounds is that they're located pretty close to sporty's? Thanks for the info guys

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Great resort, nice cabins, nice owners, a couple mile drive to the lake and resorts w/ bars - restaurants. Only used their houses once a couple years ago (usually portables)... we caught plenty of fish when we fished out of them.

Good Luck!

Ken

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We just stayed with them last weekend, ande have been for years. Very nice folks. Houses were out about 10mi in ~32 fow. I know they start moving in closer soon, but maybe more towards the end of the month. Cabins are nice, fish houses are nice and roomy as well.

We did not do as great with the fishing as we did other years - maybe the cold?? Our largest was a 25.5" walleye, a few others in the slot that we threw back, also a few small ones that went back. For six guys we kept 28 fish over two days fishing, including a nice 17" sauger.

Gold worked best, then pink and white. Smaller and slower presentation vs larger and agressive jigging worked best. Bites were lite.

I hope this helps. Tell Randee and Ryan Gurkster says hi!

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Thanks for the feedback. I will definately say hi when we get up there. I'll let you know how we did.

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One other question. Are there any resorts with a bar/restuarant within walking distance from Bayview? We like to NOT drive if possible. Thanks

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You'll have to do about a 5-6 mile walk man!

fiskyknut

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Hey no walking needed call Sportsmans Lodge and they have a Limo service available for people like you.

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Well, wish me luck. I'm scheduled to be on the road at noon tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will cooperate somewhat and then once we get up there the fish are still hungry after all this snow.

As far as the limo....I am kinda a big deal cool.gif

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Just got back from 3 days of great fishing. Friday 4 of us kept 26 all over 15", Saturday kept 16 all over 15" with a couple 20" that were thrown back. SMALL gold jigs were the ticket for the bigger fish, all of the smaller fish were caught on chartreuse, with a couple keepers.

We were 6.5 mi past pine island. I'd recommend Bayview. Nothing fancy but Randee takes care of you and if possible she'll give you two house for 4 guys with no extra charge. Great trip.

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