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I would like to say Thank-you to Cranker and Appeldoorn's Resort for all the great info they have provided for the FM world. Between ice reports and fishing reports, you have surely helped many have a wonderfull and safe time on the big pond.

A job well done goes out to THE CRANKER. cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif

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Cranker,

Thanks for the great day on the ice today. Alex thinks you're a "pretty cool dude". I will post pics as soon as I get a chance. I will call you this weekend to hook up and pay off my "DEBT" laugh.gif

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Tom,

We thank you for all the nice things you say and do for us here at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort. FM has been a great organization to work with. From Rick, Deitzer to you Tom and PW(Paul Waldowski) and all FM people that have come to Appeldoorn's this winter, its been our pleasure to have you come and stay with us!

Chuck, Marylin,Brian and Amy,Justin, Jon and myself very much appreciate all the nice things said on this site about us, and hope that we can continue our new relationships with all of you not only in the winter months but also through out the year.

I want all the FM people to know that you all have been exactley the type of clientel that any resort would want! You are all very kind people, and we very much appreciate you.

As for myself, I wouldn't have dreamed how this site would have changed my life so much. I really have a passion for fishing and hunting. I love this lake and really am fortunate to be able to wakeup and fall asleep everyday along this beautiful lake at this beautiful resort. It truely is a dream come true for me personally.

Now, I am able to share the Mille Lacs Lake events with all of you. Its been a lot of fun and am embarrassed at how many of you FM'ers have sort of made "The Cranker" someone that you want a picture or autograph from. I am truely blessed by the Appeldoorn's for giving me this opportunity at their resort, and to Fishingminnesota.com for bringing me on board, and for all of you FM'ers that have welcomed me into your fishing lives.

Its been just great! Thank you to everyone!!!

Fish On!!!

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Cranker: Did not get the oppurtunity to meet you this year, however I truly enjoyed and read every one of your postings. Your information was down to earth, concise and right to the point, and I do not recall one post where anything was said negativley regarding any other operation on the lake. Hope to meet you in the future. Thanks again, for this winter season info. Bill

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Cranker is that really you.

I was at your resort last year,labor day weekend with my wife two kids and nine other friends...we all LOVED the resort and the friendly people especially you... well i think it was you.I was looking at your park models when I met a bigger guy smirk.gif dark hair, I believe he was driving a white lincoln and he had something to do with the park models on the southwest corner of the lake.Anyway he was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and had a ton of knowledge on (Contact Us Please) fishing and alot of helpful information, all for a guy he had never met before. You are really a stand up guy.

I hope to see you this Friday I will be stopping by to pick up more business cards, I am working on a group of about 20+ people to stay at your resort Memorial Day weekend.Stop by, say hi,have a drink or even go fishing with us... I need to pick your brain somemore. smirk.gif

I still have the same truck and boat (red silverado red pro-v 2025 le )

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Lips,

Its me my friend.

Fish On!!!

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Cranker

Just want to say your ice houses r sure nice n comfy. The cots r very comfy n I had good sleep. I had good time staying at nbr 7 with tunrevir last sunday n monday. We lost some fish and caught my first eelpout at 120am in the morning.u sure put ur shacks on right spots I caught most of my jumbo perch in ur shack.. Hopefully I can come back next year n stay in one of your sleepers.

Thanks!

Ole matty

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Ole Matty,

It was my pleasure to have met you. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Appeldoorns Sunset Bay Resort!

Come and see us again soon!

Fish On!!!

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I thought so !!

See ya soon.

What is (contact us please) in my post? Or did I do that? I'm not so smart when it comes to computers.

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Cranker...

I will be seeing you on friday, checking in with my father for the wknd to rent house number 22. Just make sure you dont move Mr Bartz into a better spot then us lol grin.gif

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