Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Mike L

Sunset Lodge

Recommended Posts

Mike L

It's my understanding that the RL band purchased it several years back. Any rumors about what might be done with it? Seems a shame to let it deteriorate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

According to Kelly it's well on it's way...

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kelly-p

I know of one Band Member that would like to do something with it but the Tribal Council turned him down. The building is getting in pretty tough shape and the last owner sold off 1/2 the land trying to stay afloat so it could be difficult putting a mound sewer system as is now required. The good point is the channel to the lake which is valuable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike L

Thanks. This may warrant some follow-up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bender24

That building was in tough shape 15 years ago. But i'll never forget going up there as a kid and playing the wall mounted clay pidgoen game. "c'mon dad just one more quarter?" grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Random guy

I rocked "Trapshoot" It was the outdoorsmen version of "Pong".

The building is in tough shape and it was chopped up pretty bad by the owners that that had it last. The channel is great and a perfect location. The one band member that wants to to do good with it has some great ideas but the tribe keeps turning him down. To bad it was one of the big dogs in its day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Drew

Is this the building on the north side of the channel as you head out to the lake from the access?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kelly-p

No, that is the DNR Fish Hatchery. Sunet is about 3/4 of a mile south.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DRP

I might know a good lender that could help.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Random guy

Doesn't matter. The tribe has the funds to make something out of it, they just chose not to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DRP

I'm not talking about financing a tribal member....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Random guy

Do you think a non tribal member is just going to walk up and do something? I'm guessing Red Lake Nation is not going to give up lake shore properety on the non-reservation side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike L

I could see the band opting for a retail outlet for Red Lake Nation Foods.

A trial run before Mall of America.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Quote:

I could see the band opting for a retail outlet for Red Lake Nation Foods.


Or a safe harbor on the east side of the lake for commercial fishing... why run the whole lake(s) if you are on the west side of Upper?.....

my guess is the band will own that property forever...

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
analyzer

my guess, is they write a check to hudeks now too...

I'd write one if I had the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Desperado

Quote:

my guess, is they write a check to hudeks now too...

I'd write one if I had the money.


For nearly a year I've been afraid that your guess may be exactly what could happen.

TO AVOID THIS

I propose that we all start asking the State/DNR to purchase the resort and turn it into a public access/state campground; much like Father Hennepin State Park.

I would appreciate other people opinion on this option (both locals and frequent URL visitors).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBMasterAngler

I like the public access/campground idea. It'll probably never happen, but one can dream.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Sounds great! Now where to come up with a million plus in THIS state's budget.... Our current legislature is proposing to spend the couple of billion we have in surplus and also raise taxes to afford another 4 billion in spending... doubt you're going to see Hudec's as public land. I already thought about the band buying it and hesitating posting it... why fuel the fire?

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Desperado

Yes Ken, that is the $575,000 question.

From the perspective of someone who works in the bond industry, here is what I would propose. The state issue revenue bonds for this purchase. A portion of what is collected for camping fees, launch fees, etc goes to make the bond payments.

States,Counties, Cities do this all the time for capital projects and it doesn't require any extra tax money because the future revenues from the project is what will be used to payoff the upfront investment in the project.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike L

just find 30 or so folks with 20k each. shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

and another quarter - half million for demo costs, rehab, new septic, well etc. etc. with new construction I bet over a million easy!

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DancesWithWaves

At 5 acres it barely qualifies for a single family residence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • JIvers
      Thanks for the reply. Ya, McNally's gets pounded right away. I looked at the ice in front of Schafer's in Onalaska yesterday; there was about 3.5" of ice near the docks, and then it got thinner in a hurry. Apparently someone got wet feet there earlier in the day.  I ended up at Lawrence Lake Marina just north of Brownsville yesterday. There was probably 4" of good clear ice, much better than what I found in  La Crosse. Will post pictures later, but I got one nice largemouth on a tip up at the Marina, one 10" perch, and a couple small perch.  Today I drove around Winona, and fished the backwater pond east of Latsch Island on the west side of the road. The ice there was...not real good.  I stuck close to shore on 3" of not-real-clear ice after my spud bar saved me from a cold bath a little farther out.  I caught a few small perch there, and a bunch of small bluegills. Nothing worth keeping, and nothing on the tip-up. Was expecting the ice to be a little better than what I found, but what do you do?    
    • leech~~
      No Lake Trout in the lake?
    • leech~~
      Thanks Guys.  Starting to feel better about may be getting the sled and porty out there.
    • kelly-p
      Miss the old days too shaky, we had some fun didn't we.  I don't miss working on the lake tho.
    • kelly-p
      Westwind, Roger's and JR's that I know of. Not sure of the cost.
    • Rick G
      Roughly 11inches... there were a few brave people who drove mini vans out
    • Wanderer
      @leech~~ There was all of 10 inches where I was but I’d say it was a tick more.
    • MNoutdoors99
      Thanks for your input, I got myself setup with braid and a fluoro leader and its working great!
    • MNoutdoors99
      Hey all, I am looking to catch a decent perch in the 7" or bigger range and soon because in my class at school we get to taxidermy a fish and I would like to do a yellow perch, I have fished little Pulaski for 2 days and Buffalo for one and caught nothing on Buffalo lake and some bluegills and bass on little pulaski. Anyone got advice on spots in little Pulaski or Buffalo lake or just another lake near by Buffalo as well for perch? Thanks - jim
    • tview
      Thanks Moose  Fun meeting up with the Group today Fun Day . Good times.. i