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Hi from us; there are only a few more weeks left till ice out- better get your days picked, for staying, the best fishing is ahead Drakes Motel, in Blackduck:
if Im right the fish house's half to be of the lake's by the 15th at midnight (MARCH), unless they do what they did last year, extend it, but the house has to have someone in it during certain hours? I could be right or wrong, let me know

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Russ, you're right, the houses up here have to be off no later than midnight, March 15 (unless they extend it). After that date portable shelters can be on the ice and used from one hour before sunrise to midnight if there's open fishing season on the lake.

Planning ahead is a VERY good thing! Many folks are starting to plan for weekday reservations in March now too, especially a good idea for folks who come up with friends and want more than one room!

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Hi everyone, just got back yesterday, lots of sleep to catch up on after 3 days of hunt and searching, we faired well, but not great or grand; hated to see that full moon out; let alone those mild winds of 40mph, only got stuck once; pulled the sleeper in for a few days because of the wind forcast and its still blowing today; the cabin has a few week days open in Feb and March
they better check you guys out also-March is right around the corner

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That wind is what kept us off the lake today, but Mike is itching to get to Upper Red tomorrow 'cause there's an area he wants to give a shot and tomorrow is looking to be much calmer out! Did you see that one picture on our website from the one group..it only has "some" grin.gif of the crappies from that groups fishing trip, and added some from Winni this weekend too. Got some folks on Upper Red now, so will be watching for them when they go to the fish cleaning room to see how they did.

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Drake , very nice pics on your site!

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Thanks for the use of the fish house.
had 20 happy guys again this weekend, if you two can get away tonight or tommorrow night, Ricks at the cabin, give us an e-mail, were already taking bookings for next year, cabin and sleeper, Judys coming this weekend, snap fizzzzzzzzzz

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You are welcome~just returning the favor of sharing yours. Things ran late today, but maybe tomorrow for the lake, will drop you a line and maybe can run into Rick.

We have been taking reservations for next year also, especially for the folks wanting the three day weekends, and for groups that are planning ahead so they can all be together. We are also taking reservations for fishing opener and other times during open water, and of course hunting season. Open water fishing in the area is really great, with so many lakes around us that offer different types of fishing. We have all the lake maps for folks when they check in and try to give them a starting point once they tell us what type of fishing they want to do.

Soon we will be starting the remodeling and opening up of two additional rooms here at the motel, it's tentatively scheduled to start this spring. We will be adding a regular room as well as a large unit that will have a full kitchen and, depending on how we can set it up, it should sleep six to eight people, so we're pretty excited about that!

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guess what? Russ is coming up Wednesday;; more snow and wind Huh?, time for the speedos to come out!

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Oh no! If we get a cold spell then we know it's Russ' fault! Hey, tell Russ to stop in, we fished with Rick last night and want to tell Russ about Rick's "catch and release"..wish I would've had a video recorder in the ice shack smile.gif

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