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Is Richards ramp relatively free from vandalism (6 a.m. to noon) or should I pay to launch at Nodak?

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Jason im finally going too ask this question, or anyone else who might know. Last sunday off Richards townsite we helped in a "rescue" attempt as someone had gone overboard and not come back up. We never found anyone and the next morning the search plane was still combing the area. I still have not read anything anywhere as too exactly what happened or too if the person was found? Anyone here know? It was an erie feeling as we were searching around, not knowing what we might find. Im just curious too know how it all came out.

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Jason im finally going too ask this question, or anyone else who might know. Last sunday off Richards townsite we helped in a "rescue" attempt as someone had gone overboard and not come back up. We never found anyone and the next morning the search plane was still combing the area. I still have not read anything anywhere as too exactly what happened or too if the person was found? Anyone here know? It was an erie feeling as we were searching around, not knowing what we might find. Im just curious too know how it all came out.


There was an article in the Bemidji paper this morning. Thursday evening searchers found the body of Kevin Flynn, 41, of Cass Lake who diappeared after diving from a boat on Sunday.

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Otter, never had a vandalism problem there, BUT, I always use the West Winnie Campground now because of wind problems. If the wind blows that Richard site is totally brutal on your equipment, so I go to the campground and slap mosquitos and launch and retrieve in a safe harbor

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Otter, never had a vandalism problem there, BUT, I always use the West Winnie Campground now because of wind problems. If the wind blows that Richard site is totally brutal on your equipment, so I go to the campground and slap mosquitos and launch and retrieve in a safe harbor


Yeah, I was thinking that a strong wind there could make things interesting, particularly since I don't have the easiest boat to load and I fish by myself. The campground is way out of my way and shallower than I would like. I was thinking of Nodak for windy days. I stopped by last year, but can't remember if their ramp is sheltered. Anyone know if it is?

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Nobody touched my stuff over the holiday weekend at Richards. However I doubt I will use the landing as it is really rocky and very shallow. Scary for a glass boat. I have used Denny's many times without a problem, very protected harbor.

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I also have not had any problems at Richards landing but I do prefer the protected harbor of Nodaks esp. with any wind but south for townsite landing.About three weeks ago,I left the back hatch(window) of my vehicle wide open at the plughat access and was out about four hours in the evening and nobody touched a thing-amazing and lucky.There are some honest people out there too and that sure restored my faith in people but wouldn't want to press my luck again.To anyone who may have seen my window open, thanks for not taking my stuff!!!

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