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olbaidhh

Best Access to Lake Minnewaska

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olbaidhh

My wife and I plan to come to Lake Minnewaska on Valentines weekend.

Is the best way to get onto the lake the Starbuck access or one of the Glenwood accesses?

I have not been to the lake in a few years... had a brain tumor and been out of commission... (long story) but from what I can remember I think I actually got out on the lake somewhere between the two off of 29 I think?

I will be pulling a 16' wheel house, but I do have 4 wheel drive and chains if needed.

Any ideas?

Last time we where there I took my wife out for dinner somewhere off of 29 or 54 to a little nicer restaurant and I can't remember that name either... any help there would be appreciated as well. I think it started with a T or a G maybe?

I can't remember where I got bait either... any help with that would be appreciated. Dang brain tumors anyway...

I am hoping it will all come back to me when I get there, I am not asking where to setup I think (hope) I can find that again, lol if not we will have a good time anyway.

Thanks again...

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LandDr

Love on the ice! Never thought of Waska as a romantice get-away...just don't you two melt all the ice! smile

Best access is the access to where you want to fish. smile Most of the accesses are in real good shape...so it is a matter of where you want to fish because once you are in an area, it is hard to travel across the lake to another area. Not that it can't be done...just that you are pulling a 16 footer.

If you are looking for walleyes...out in front of Lakeside has had some decent reports and the access there is great. Sheriff's Landing will take you out to School Bar where we have one of our rentals...as good a place as any. If you are a member of the Lake Association, you can go off that landing to set up just west of Priest's Point...decent reports there as well.

Panfish...I personally believe that you can go to all of those same spots but more into 14 to 16 feet of water (along the weed edge) and you will find the panfish. I would recommend drilling some holes and dropping a camera down to find that weed edge and the fish before you set up the 16 footer. We have found that 30 ft. can make the difference between a fantastic bite and not seeing any fish.

Eating...Minnewaska House on Hwy 29. They have a live band Saturday night. Torgy's on CR 54. Lakeside Chop House in town. Water's Edge in Starbuck. Franny's in Starbuck can probably set you up with something to eat and some fun. Wildridge on top of the hill in Glenwood as well. Minnewaska House is probably the more romantic. smile

Bait...well...I better not go there.

Welcome back to the area and hope you have a great time!

Fish On!

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olbaidhh

Well it won't get too romantic we are bringing our 4 year old daughter! lol But we did spend our first anniversary on the ice wink

Last time I was there we seemed to do well on the walleyes and the weed line rings a bell.

I think we accessed somewhere in the middle of the lake off of 29 not really a public access??? And pretty much went straight out... is that Lakeside, Sheriff's or?

The name of the food place was Torgys... that’s it! We may try there or Minnewaska House if it’s a bit more romantic. Both accommodate kids well? My 4 year old daughter loves to dance so a band might be fun!

Any good breakfast recommendations...?

Not sure on the bait thing... if you need to email or if I can call it would be much appreciated.

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LandDr

I would guess that was Sheriff's Landing. That landing can handle a 16 footer nicely as we have a 7.5 x 16 out there as well. We are in 18 ft. and mark a lot of fish...getting them to bite is another issue. We usually catch 2 to 4 a night but there have been the nights were we can't hold on to one...still get bites though.

As mentioned, if you come in to 14 to 16 during the day, you should find some nice sunnies.

Minnewaska is great for kids as well and a really nice salad bar. Water's Edge has a great salad bar as well. The band at Waska House is classic rock to some newer stuff...probably good for the kids early but later on it gets pretty crazy.

Breakfest...Tom's Groverstore deli in Glenwood was packed yesterday when I stopped in at 7 am...they have several hot items and a good price. Gingerbread Cafe is about 50 ft. north of the stop lights.

Good luck!

Fish On!

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icefisker

Gingerbread is good for breakfast but its not open on sundays. Lakeside is good too. Toms is cheap and decent.

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jjdouvier

I really like Lakeside for a good hearty breakfast.

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bisekb

IF you need bait, check out Hunts resort near Glenwood, right off the lake. IF you buy bait from them you can also use there access and roads. Usually have good selection on lures and bait. Plust for 2 bucks you can use there shower (women apreciate this more then i do) but thats the access that i always use, always has been in good shape and has acess to many spots on the lake.

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gr8icefishinmind

Gingerbread Cafe pancakes are unbeatable........just thought I would throw that out there!!! wink

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