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Docks, Boatlifts and aging parents

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Let me tap the collective Mille Lacs knowledge of the Forum. I have a 79 yr old father who lives on the south end of Mille Lacs. The hassles of boat lifts, fluctuating water levels, waves etc. are getting to be too much for him. He mainly uses his boat the first 4-6 weeks of the season when he can go out to shallow reefs for the evening bite. I live 180 miles away and get up there quite a bit but he wants to maintain the ability to jump in his boat with little forethought for a couple of hours as he has done for over half a centruy.
Are there any services on Mille Lacs where I could pay to have his boat stored on land and put out / taken in on request or kept in a secure boat slip all summer? I had a friend who lived in Springfield Missouri and kept a boat on one of the reservoirs. He just called ahead and his boat was forklifted out of storage, waiting at dockside and he just tied up and went home after. That was pretty pricy and I don't think there are situations like that at MLL but have not kept up with all the changes on the lake in recent years. THought there may be something in that general catagory.
Incidently, last night fished a deep mud structure just north of Spirit Island. Marked lots of fish but nobody caught anything from 7 to 9 pm.

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Cove- I would suggest contacting Karpens resort north of Isle. Your boat is stored on land and when your ready to head out they put you in with a tractor and take you out when your ready to come in. Look for a season pass for $75-$100 and boat storage for the same. Your only other option is to put it in a protected marina or harbor. Most have day,week,month rates. Try Dickies,Eddy's, Mille Lacs Island resort, Stocky's Harbor,Mcquoids. All of these are from Isle to Onamia. Also i was on Spirit last night on the south tip. They started at 9:20 and went until 11:30. Lots of big fish, two of us hooked 18 fish and two were in the slot. Bobbers and leeches, 15 feet of water...

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Thanks alot, D-Man. I will look into those suggestions. Sorry I wasn't there when they turned on but didn't get home to Rochester till about 2am as it was!

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