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noska

Arneson's this Weekend

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noska

We had a blast up at Arneson's this weekend. We caught 13 keepers on friday, threw a lot of smaller ones back. On Saturday it slowed down a bit, we only kept 8 fish throwing back a half a dozen or so. Sunday was the best day, we only fished a half a day and bagged 12 fish throwing back a 23" walleye and a 34" pout smile We caught 20 or so fish in 4 hours.

It was our first time up at Arneson's, we have fished many of the resorts in baudette, but we felt as though Arneson's really wanted to make sure we were happy. The guides were great and the food was amazing.

No one on the big pond can guarentee you will be on fish. If they say they can they are full of sh%! I judge a place on their interest in you considering the amount of people they deal with per day, we all felt it was second to none.

Keeping 33 walleye/sauger/perch is not the best fishing we have encountered, but we ate fish every night and we all came home with a few to enjoy later.

Arneson's was a top notch place to stay.

What worked for us was a plain red hook 4 inches off the bottom with a really lively minnow. We also caught a dozen fish using the vexilar sometimes suspended off the bottom 15 ft. or more. The hot jig for us was a gold or silver lindy rattlin flyer. We caught a few on the stop-sign, but the rattlin flyer was the top jig in our tackle boxes.

-Noska

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Big_Dog

What depth were you at? What reef were you on? We are going up on Friday for 2 days of fishing with a my dad and to sons. (8 and 5 years old.) Cant wait.

Bigdog

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walleye8u

Thanks guys and I'll see ya on your next trip up. "WINGNUT" They were 23ft. to 27ft. of water. We are even catching in 30ft of water.

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rcatcherman

Wingnut, Emily,Louann,Grandpa and Rick will be there this Sunday thru Saturday for another Great Trip with the Best Resort on the Lake......

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walleye8u

Was wondering when you were comming. Be good to see you again. Fish are waiting. See ya when you get here. WINGNUT

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noska

Thanks Wingnut, we had a great time! We requested you next year, next year we will listen smile HA!

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Swanny2

Wingnut,

The former airline mech, I and our 2 boys are heading up Friday for our 5th annual. . . I emailed the resort last week to request you for this Saturday but have not yet received a reply.

Thanks!! I'll buy you one(or three) Friday evening!!

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bapperpimp

Wingnut, I knew it was a matter of time until we started seeing you on this site. I didn't think you knew how to run one of these computers...

Bob

ps. Thanks for bringing me the gas... twice

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walleye8u

I'm in training! I spend alot more time on the big lake then in front of this thing they call a computer. But I do look here alot to see whats going on. Get your sled fixed? Or do I need to bring exta gas?

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fish4ever

Wingnut, I have a group of 12 coming up to fish fish out of your great facilities Friday and Saturday. 4 of us are coming up early Thursday to fish out of our portables for a few hours. Will we have a hard time driving out on the ice from Arneson's? Thanks for the info and we will look you up when we get there.

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bapperpimp

Fish4Ever, I was up at Arnesen's over New Years and if you have sleds, you will no problems (as long as you don't run out of gas). ATV's, should be ok but there is ALOT of snow up there. If you want to drive out with a vehicle, you will have to take Babler's Road. It is clear all the way out to 16 Mile.

Wingnut, I haven't taken the sled into get fixed yet but maybe this weekend. I did get my auger re-coil fixed though. One thing at a time. Thanks again and keep in touch.

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walleye8u

Gas always helps! See ya next time your up. Cold day's last two!!!

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walleye8u

fish4ever, glad your comming up and I know you will have fun! Your bringing T-shirt weather. 15+ Deg. Not -30. See Ya this weekend.

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eye8pout2

Hey Wingnut,

Headed up that way tomorrow,stayin at daughters in Warroad.Gonna try to to do a couple day trips out of Arnesons.I have a couple questions first.

1.Do you gaurantee fish.

2.Will the beach be open.

3.Is "No Bait" a better driver on the ice than the road.

4.And last but not least,,,,can i borrow your Hannah Montana for the game boy.

Keep up the good work,,and see you soon.

Bob

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navigator175

Wingnut,our group of 5 we be there next weekend for our annual trip,i'll watch where i hang my gaff this year.Thanks for all your hard work so the rest of us can have fun.

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Bryan Tetrick

I will be heading up on the 30th throught the 1. hows the fishing been

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PowerEyes

Hey Wingnut, how've you been? The Hoskins group is coming up this weekend, are you ready for us? We promise to be good this time. wink

Jason

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baitshopboy

thanks for the help wingnut. this is johns cousin.... willl be back up soon and maybe i can get ya and john both out fishing.. thanks a again. by the way, dont let them portables around the houses we had. ended up picking up a few really nice ones just after three in that deepest house

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Swanny2

Report from 1/17-1/19

A buddy and our two boys were in 24 fow all three days. Put 16 in the bucket on Saturday, 17 on Sunday and 8 on Monday. Deadsticks were the ticket Saturday with plan red hooks or red demons. Sunday they were after the jigs: stop sign, rattling varmits. Monday was tough although we caught most fish that we marked. A lot of smaller sauger and eye's to keep you busy on Sat/Sun. Even added a handful of perch (12"-14") The eyes in the bucket ranged from 14-18". Only one slot fish, 21". Largest Sauger was 17". No pout.

Another great trip. Thanks TH for the fun!! We'll hope to be back again soon!!

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