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HuskerTornado

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HuskerTornado

I was wondering if any of you guys knew of a good place to rent boats in the area. Looking for an 18' or so fishing boat similar in style to one of the nicer Lunds. Thanks.

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CabinBoy

Vacationland Resort on Ottertail has 16' Lund Rebels with 25hp motors for rent. I believe they have depth finders on them as well as live well, swivel seats, lights, etc... Let me know if you need their #.

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HuskerTornado

Well, I'm looking more for a Lund Pro-V or Fisherman series styling. Thanks though.

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09ultra

You could always rent a boat from crystal peirz marine on pelican lake, you would have to trailer it to where you want to fish.

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fishermatt

You could also try Hoots Marine of Ottertail, they might rent boats, or Link Recreational of Ottertail. To rent a boat like you want, you'll have to find a marine dealer.

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yourresort

As for rental fishing boats on Otter Tail Lake. Otter Tail Beach Resort has some newer Lunds with 4 stroke motors on them. I believe their biggest is a 16' with a 40HP Tiller. They are nice.

We refer a few of our guests to them when they are more particular or when we don't have any of ours available. We (Three Seasons Lodge) have 2 older but nice 16' boats with 35HP motors & depth finders.

We are going to be getting a new(er) fishing boat. We believe this year, No Gaurantees. It will be 17 - 18' with probably a 60-90HP motor. When you are in the rental business, you have to work everything out with your Insurance Agent, so that is the main factor in how big of a motor we get. The intent is that it would be a nice rig that avid fishermen would rent instead of pulling their own rig up for a day or weekend.

Is there a need for this on Otter Tail?

We think so, but would love to hear from you fishermen.

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Paul Ness
Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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HuskerTornado

Hoots Marine said that they do not rent boats and that no one else in the area does due to the high insurance costs, he said it would set most places back 5 years. Not sure if that is 100% factual or not, seems like that is a bit much.

In any case, thanks for your help.

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yourresort

HuskerTornado:

I am not sure if Hoots is exaggerating or not, but insurance is the issue here. We rent jet-skis at our resort and the first year we did it cost us more to insure 2 of them than the entire rest of the resort, (15 cabins, 6 fishing boats, 2 pontoons, 16 lifts, all the docks and a few other buildings.

Fishing boats however are a little easier to insure. I know the big resorts (Madden's, Breezy Point, Fair Hills) all rent 17-18' newer fishing boats. If people will pay, people will rent. As I stated above, we see more and more demand for such a thing and are looking into renting just what you are looking for.

Bigger is Better: This year we are having to buy 2-3 new bigger (3000-5000lbs) lifts. Our guests continue to bring bigger boats and we are trying to keep up. this is the same as the ones trying to rent bigger and better boats.

Look to your resorts, they provide some nice options for your recreational enjoyment.

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Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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HuskerTornado:

As I stated in my previous posts, Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake was looking at renting a nice well equipt fishing boat this year. We know many guys just like you who are looking for this.

WELL HERE IT IS ........
We are not looking any more. We have a new (to us only and used 4 times) 2002 Crestliner 1850 Fishhawk with a 150HP Motor. Loaded with all the gadgets you want including a bow mounted trolling motor that holds a certain depth. It also has a GPS that is integrated with the motor (No Spots marked for use yet)

More information will be available on our website soon. E-mail me, [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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HuskerTornado

Sounds like you made a good investment there.

We may be in touch, depending on whether or not I buy a boat.

Thanks for the replies and all the help!

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Jason,

The rates for the 1850 Fishhawk are....
Hourly $35 (2hr Minimum)
Daily $180
Weekly $600 (5 Days)

We are also looking at a weekend (2 day) price of $300. We also would prorate a discount for 3 or 4 days. Our goal is to be fair, but meet our customers wants & needs.

Click here for our other boat rates

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Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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