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Iron Cowboy

Opiions/advise Cabin in Osakis or Glenwood area?

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Going to look at a couple places this week. One is a small cabin on a road between Villard and amelia with lake view but no shoreland. Other is a trailer in park like setting hundred yards or so off of osakis with a shared dock slip. Its a start and all I can afford as far as "up north place"

I like fishing for big panfish and eye's if they are going but not a real dedicated eye guy. My wife would rather dine/shop around town type thing.But we both like a nice pub/steakhouse close by for occasionall Friday night out.

I am not familiar with either area and was wondering if some of you that know both could give me some thought on which would be a better fit. and how the lakes compare as far as weekend lake traffic and fishing pressure/quality go.

Any help is appreciated. Can reply here or drop me a line at iron_cowboy_69@yahoo.com

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Both are good communities. I have been on OSAKIS (THE BIG O) as we call it for more than 10 years now. Fish can be the best around for slab sunnies and fall crappies are awesome! Walleye bite is mixed. Used to be a very good walleye bite. Locals are all very nice here as well. I am a member of the sportsman club which is a great organization to belong to. The Pub and the other local drinking / eating establishments are also very good. Good Cafe, Grandmas for the crafty ladies in the area is a plus when men are out fishing all the time. Local marine repair man MIKE is also a honest and modest repair man. The only draw back is when windy, forget the fishing and plan something else unless you have a BIGGER boat. Good luck and feel free to ask any other questions,

Crappie Kid

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I would becareful of Osakis. There is a big battle going on right now over the development of the SE corner of the lake. They are moving part of a state road to put in a develpoment. I know there are some trailer lots fore sale in the area, so I'm not sure if that is where you are looking. Osakis is slowly becoming a have/have not's area much like Alexandria became. If your looking for a quieter area, you may want to try the Villard location and hope for the best. If things keep going the way they are, soon all lakes will look like minneapple metro area. Alex area is already down to 1/3 of the resorts they had 10-15 years ago, and the number is rapidly shrinking. It's really a shame.

As far as shopping goes, Alex offers a lot of the same stores as the metro area. All the small shops and downtown have been run out becouse Alex want's to be "big time". Really sad. PLENTY of food to choose from if you want to eat out. Everything from Log cabin pizza (take out only) in Osakis to fine dining at places like the Weston station, on 27, just east of town, to most of the fast food and chain restaurants found in the metro.

BTW, my house is fore sale, I'm right across from Victoria. grin.gif

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thanks everyone for the reply's and e-mails. We have gone forward with the cabin across the road from Amelia just outside Vliiard. No lakeshore itself but a great lakeview and looks like public access to both lakes just down the road. Very nice location, Was suprised how close Glenwood and minnewaske were laugh.gif

I'll probably post some more questions about this area in more detail but please anyone familiar with this area or that has a place close by reply or give me an e-mail with any helpfull advise.

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IC...

I have been on Amelia for 10 years. Very clean and clear lake. Alot of structure and you need low light or a chop to be successfull.

Villard can produce panfish...pretty heavy pressure sometimes in the winter. The marinas on Minnewaska are actually better for panfish and are always fishable.

I am located on the east side of Amelia about 1/3 of the way down the lake. Yellow cabin with a huge cottonwood in the front yard. There is a blue/white Glastron and a White Lowe on the lifts out front.

Stop in:):)

By the way...the Office Bar in Villard...while nothing to look at...has great chicken!!! The supper club in Westport has the best ribs!!!

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M.M Thanks for the kind welcome and the heads up on the good food. As much as I love to b.b.Q I really love to eat out, but try to keep it to the weekends as to not get too fat. (or fatter I guess). We will be in around the 1st of June, its a small yellow cabin on #25 just as you come around the corner to go between the lakes (right next to the run down cabin with all the junk in his yard confused.gif)

Not too excited about that but its all we can afford and

its a start. I'll make sure to look for your place, and stop by anytime, we are excited to get to know everyone around, realtor said everyone he talked to was real friendly.

Later, Pete

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You are in decent spot...we made offers on some of the cabins behind you and towards Lake Villard...the ones on the bike path.

We are better off on Amelia with our kids and swimming as Villard gets dirtier than Amelia.

I also tried to buy the run down shack...it was busted for Meth about 3 years ago...I was going to fix it up and resell.

Where are you from...

my email

solsonwtu@wdemail.com

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M.M Thanks for the info. I hope the meth heads are gone now. I sent you an e-mail

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Cowboy,

Just wanted to add my welcome to the area. We have a place on the Northwest end of Amelia, and spend much of our time in a 14ft. alum. boat fishing. (or sitting on the deck drinking a beer) grin.gif This is a great lake, and a fun area to have a place. I think I know which cabin you bought. I will stop and say hello when I see you around. PS: Try to stay out of Muskies way when he is pulling the tubes! You could get run over. LOL

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Lucky, thanks for the welcome. We had a few problems in the "closing process" but its all good now. We are going up for our first weekend Friday and are real excited. Stop by anytime (real name is Pete) we are looking forward to learning the area and meeting the people..., I like to sit on the deck and drink beer too grin.gif

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