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Peter Griffin

need help finding a good lake to rent a sleeper

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Peter Griffin

Hi, I have a question on renting a sleeper house. For the past 5 years me and a few friends have been going up to Red Lake for a weekend each winter. Since the crappie bite is pretty much dead up there, we are looking for another lake to rent a house and spend a weekend, does anyone have any suggestions on where we could get a good sleeper house and catch some nice fish besides lake of the Woods and Mille Lacs? Thanks for any replies.

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thatoneguy

Hey Peter - I love your work on "The Family Guy." Hilarious!

Anyway. The bite on Winnie has been pretty good. You could call up Highbanks and see what they have available. I haven't been out on Cass much this winter, but I know that there are some options like Cass Lake Lodge for sleeper houses there as well.

Let me know what you decide and I'll come fish with you smile

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Sonicrunch

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fake, but still funny

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deadeye

Leech is starting to turn around for eyes and even when we didnt get any eyes we did good with big perch and tullibies. Cass would be good too. Don't forget about Winnie, its seems to be overlooked lately. I have really been meaning to make it out there. Maybe check Vermillion, I have always nailed them there too. I'm not sure about sleeper houses out there, but there is plenty of lodging around the lake if you find a regular rental.

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LandDr

We have one on Minnewaska if you are interested. Brand new and really nice. If interested, just let me know. Happy to have you out. Panfish bite is good or can set it up on a walleye spot if you would rather fish eyes.

Fish On!

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Sandmannd

Welcome to FM Peter. I have heard good things about Leech, Winnie and LOW. Not sure how far you wanna go. You could also look at Mille Lacs.

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Peter Griffin

Thanks for all of the replies. I am thinking about reserving a house with Cass Lake Lodge, has anyone on here stayed with them before? And does anyone know how the fishing has been up there? Thanks

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Chef

I'm not sure what kind of drive you're wanting to make, but you can catch some serious Walleyes all day long on the Missouri River in Pollack, SD. It's a 5.5 Hr. drive from the twin cities.

The resorts are right on the river and their houses are on the fish at all times. You can self-guide with your portables and rent a cabin if you want more comfort and the $$$ is right.

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spotchecker

I saw something on a post somewhere about a resort on norway lake.Not sure where it is but sounds like fun. If I remember right they were they were saying something about no slots.

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    • Mike89
      so what do have against harpooners?????  the Indians did it before us????????????   
    • Reid Saarela
      28.5, but the fattest walleye we’ve seen. My dad and I both agreed it was a bigger fish than my 30 last summer. Wish we would have weighed it but I would rather have the fish swim off healthy! 
    • delcecchi
      I don't confront people on the water about what they do.  Expressing an opinion in general is fine.  Getting up in people's face is different, as I hope you agree.
    • IceHawk
      That's awesome Don. Very creative and looks like fun. 
    • Wanderer
    • delcecchi
      Gotta be careful to keep the holier than thou attitude under control whatever you decide to do. After all not much difference between bass, northern (looking at you harpooners), walleye, even gills.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have eaten quite a few small mouth bass from Vermilion and a few large mouth bass from other lakes. The smaller small mouth are not bad table fare! The larger fish taste like mud to me! All large mouth taste like mud to me!!😛 If you were to suggest to these fishermen that eating the smaller fish will make a much tastier meal, not to mention a much safer meal because of the contaminant level in larger fish, that may make a difference in what they decide to keep.????  But as you said, they can legally keep them of all sizes. The DNR approach of a size limit would be best! Cliff  
    • Harry Goodliffe
      a sign that ASKS people to selective harvest, releasing the bigger fish to keep those better fish genes in the population if you keep fish eat smaller fish...the old bill dance quote "limit your kill not kill your limit.... catch what you can use and release the rest to fight another day"
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Nice walleye Reid! How big? Cliff
    • Wanderer
      I respect your conservation minded approach but trying to TELL people not to keep those fish will just get you more of the same response you already got.  I also agree <15 inch bass are better keepers.  I keep a few myself each year and rarely keep anything over 16, preferring 12’s for the table. I’ve been a bass tournament angler in the past and have also promoted staunch C&R, much like the modern muskie culture, but have grown wiser with age.  I still target bass quite a bit just because they’re fun! On a 300 acre lake I agree a small group of anglers can and will have an impact with constant return visits to harvest large fish but the only two things you can do about it is, 1) As mentioned, lobby the DNR for protected slots, and 2) When people are happy to show you their catch, congratulate them and mention you like bass too but find the smaller sized fish much better table fare.  And maybe that you also fell releasing the mature fish keeps reproduction up to sustain a quality fishery.  And be nice about it.  Once you turn people off they’ll stop hearing you. That’s about all I have for ya.  Good luck.