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cookie129

you have to have a season pass there after xmas? Or a guest renting

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32 minutes ago, cookie129 said:

you have to have a season pass there after xmas

With the season pass you also have to follow some rules. Don't be rude to other fishermen. Don't crowd other fishermen. Don't litter. Don't speed on the roads and some other rules or your season pass is revoked. The result is a quiet and peaceful part of the lake.

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Kelly how is off road travel out of Beacon? I am renting for a couple days again this week and would like to venture around a little. I remember Hudeks road system up there in the day when we rented from Velmer and stayed at the ranch good times.. Thank you Moose.

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Off road travel will really vary depending on how the snow blew around. Lots of old banks and hard drifts waiting to catch someone.

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I get it. I just thought guys might give feedback from a controlled access and rental area.

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Wanderer

No doubt!  

 

Unacceptable at any parallel.  They must not be close to anyone that needs to go slower to be safer!

 

I still remember my first trip up there - seeing a nice truck and wheelhouse T boned down in the ditch at a T in the road cuz they were going too fast.  

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

We've always enjoyed our stay there and their roads are close to a lot of really productive areas.

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ANYFISH2

Beacons is the only place my Family/in-laws go anymore when on red.

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fins_n'_feathers

We have a season pass for beacon harbor and it is the best money I spend ice fishing every year. Jesse plows an awesome road that keeps most of the guys from down south away. Fishing is amazing and once the winter wears on the crappies really start showing up in their normal spots. 

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My son just did two nights in a sleeper on the north side with seven buddies. Caught about 20 walleye total and kept 15 plus 6 perch. Fairly slow.

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We just got back from a three day trip up at Beacon Resort and we were surprised how nice the houses were and the quality of service.  They even have generators powering the houses so you can plug in 120v radios, chargers, etc.  Great idea.  The outhouses were positioned perfectly so that two houses had one porta-potty.  Great Idea!  I will return.  Prices weren't crazy either.  They got a customer for life.

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    • gimruis
      OK, so where do you park from May to October?  It basically prohibits anyone without a special pass from launching their boat there.
    • delcecchi
      Nice picture.  Reminds me of the time we dropped our daughter off at Itasca for Field Camp and drove across Highway 1 to our cabin.     The lights of Cook looked like Hollywood in the distance.   We still talk about that drive, and it was 25 years ago.   
    • BrianF
      ^^^+1   My weekend report...slow.  Had a lot of lookers at prime time but couldn’t get them to commit.  Caught a handful of little tikes, some perch, and one nice pike.  Been fishing Rippin Raps mostly but also caught one walleye on a swimbait.  Might have to resort to tipping with a minnow head, but I’d like to move away from livebait altogether if possible.  Gonna keep experimenting before throwing-in the towel.  The cabin sure was warm and cozy after the day was done.
    • monstermoose78
      It was good to see you @Cret Jigs glad you got some fish to eat. It was nice to fish out of my house as I don’t do that enough. Caught some fish nothing great but it was ok. Please just be kind to people that’s all I ask! 
    • Influenza
      One of my favorite times - Sunday evening looking West across Big Bay all the way to Cook in the distance.  No sounds of generators.  No karaoke speakers blaring across the lake.  No party howlers.  Just the wind and the stars.  👍
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  Walleyes and saugers sliding into a bit deeper water with 26-30 feet being where most are fishingl  Good numbers of fish continue to be caught with a lot of sorting the future small fish in the system and choosing just the right ones for a fish fry.  Make some noise!  Jigging with lures with a rattle or vibration has been effective in both catching and attracting fish.  Use your second line, use as a deadstick, a jig or plain hook with a live minnow under a bobber set at 6 inches to a foot off of the bottom.  Electronics are helpful to show fish, how they are reacting to your presentation and when they are suspended.  Popular lure colors... gold, glow red, glow white, pink and green.  Nice numbers of walleyes over 28 inches caught this week. Walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, big pike, tullibees, eelpout and even an occasional crappie or sturgeon being caught on Big Traverse Bay. On the Rainy River...   Ice fishing on areas of the river continues to produce some walleyes mornings and evenings. As ice conditions vary greatly on the river as there is moving water, we encourage guests who don't know the river to work through a resort for safety.  The snowmobile trail on the river from Baudette to Wheeler's Point to the NW Angle is open. Up at the NW Angle...  With the border closure, there are four ways to travel to the NW Angle without crossing the border.  1.  NW Angle Guest Ice Road is open!  2.  Snowmobile trails across the lake are open.  3.  Lake of the Woods Passenger Service (bombardier).  4.  Lake Country Air. Walleyes, saugers and jumbo perch with an occasional pike, eelpout, or tullibee in the mix up at the NW Angle.  22-27' has been the goto depth for most anglers.  No surprise, pink and gold have been hot colors, a LOW favorite with the stained waters.  Communicate with your favorite NW Angle resort for specifics.    
    • smurfy
      my wife and i stayed in the cabin just to the right of the landing by the lake a couple times. cabin 11, it has a wood fireplace.!!!!!!
    • TrueNorth
    • smurfy
      sweet👍 next time up i might head that way. cabin is 45 minutes from there.  yea there access can be interesting at times!!!!!!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I remember my father wearing the shock vest for his afib just in case things went haywire. After a year of it he got to stop but still had to swallow the rat poison daily. I suppose that I'll be there at some point. Maybe I need to keep running from the sauna to the snowpile to keep my ticker in shape.   Stay strong.
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