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Does anyone know how the skeeters have been or the sand flies. I'm heading up there the week of the 4th. Just wondering if we are gonna get eaten alive! I've heard the army worms are out in full force. Any info would be good so I can prepare to scratch away! Thanks!

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GOT BACK WEEK LAST WEEK FROM HOUSEBOAT TRIP. NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. ONLY ONE NIGHT WAS BAD THERE WAS NO BREEZE AT ALL AFTER SUNSET THAT NIGHT. IF YOUR ON SHORE FOR ANYTHING CHECK FOR TICKS EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY HAD THAT PROBLEM AT LEAST ONCE.

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Thanks npike! Hopefully the bugs will remain the same. It sounds from your other posts that you had some problems with your houseboat. We too are taking one but from Voyagaires in Crane Lake. I hope that we don't experience the same problems that you all did. We have used them before and they were an exellent outfitter/rental to deal with and their boats seem to be in excellent condition. I would highly recommend using them next time. Thanks for the info!

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THANKS FOR THE INPUT ON THE OTHER OUTFIT. I HAVE RENTED FROM A OUTFIT IN WISC. THIS WAS A LESSER BOAT WITHOUT ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTELS BUT EVERYTHING WORKED AND WE HAD FUN. BUT WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS WE HAD THIS TIME OUT I THINK ALL MY CREW IS LAND LOCKED NEXT TIMES OUT. IN FACT I THINK ONE OF MY CREW (LAND LUBBER) ALSO POSTED UP ON THIS SITE. ITS ASHAME WHEN THINGS GO RIGHT ITS THE WAY TO GO. POST UP YOUR RESULTS WHEN YOU GET BACK . GOOD LUCK. NPIKE77

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npike,

I will post when we return. If you want to check out their boats before hand, they do have a website. Just do a search under Voyagaire Houseboats. Last time we used them we had absolutely no problems and all of their equipment was first class. I will tell you how we did! Thanks!

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npike,

The trip was fabulous again! Voyagaire's boats are 1st class and their knowledgable staff and help are fantastic! No worries on the boat, new engines, everything was great! Fishing was subpar but the fun and sun was great! It did rain one full day (Friday July 5th) that was the day that fishing was the best. I used a bobber and a leach and just tossed it out off the back of the boat, stayed out of the rain, played cards, and watched my bobber as some walleyes and bass fell victim to my hook! This was a couples trip (there were 6 couples on the boat) most were non-fisherman so they all didn't fish. The bugs were kind of bad as the mosquitos would decide to come out at sundown but after about 11pm, they were non existant. Great trip and I highly recommend this outfit!!!!

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Thanks for update. What lakes did you fish?
If we try HB again I will keep that outfit in mind. Thanks npike77

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We mostly fished on Namakan. That is where we stayed the whole time we were there. I think the wierd weather patterns that week screwed the fishing up a little. We were at a beach site which was marked as EBEL's (kind of ironic). It was a great site! About 150' of sand beach. Nice for the ladies to lay out, swim etc while we fished or drank beer! Like I said, if you go again, voyagaires is the way to go. We did experience a little prop damage but their great staff (these were knowledgable adult mechanics) had our prop changed out in 15 minutes on a crappy rainy day. All other problems were non exisistent. Except we didn't bring enough ice so they drove out 9 bags of ice for us! 1st class outfit! They don't have a DVD player and we opted not to bring the TV so they may not claim to be as fancy as EBEL's but their boats are extremely nice. I think Namakan is the better of the lakes that we traveled on for fishing (Sand Point, Crane) not sure though. Better luck next time! I hope you guys go again with a better outfit.

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