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Later this week I am traveling up to Winnie from Farminton on the south side of the Cities. What is the quickest way to get to Winnie? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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We usually go up 35 to Moose Lake. 73 to HWY 2 into Grand Rapids then take a right just past the casino, I think it is 9 or 6 north. It is about a 3.5 hour trip from Roseville. The roads are pretty good the whole way up although 73 can be dicey if the weather is iffy.

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I travel to Grand Rapids and Winnie area at least once a month. The best way for me is to take 101 North out of Rogers to 169 North. Take 169 to Garrison and take and Left at the Y Club. I'm not sure but this might be 6. Go out of Garrison about 5 miles and take a right on 6. This will bring you up through Remer. When you get to Remer take a right and continue to follow 6. Take 6 to the Deer River short-cut road. this road will bring you to Hwy 2 just outside of Deer River. Take a left on 2. Depending on what part on Winnie you want to go to you will keep on 2 all the way to Bena if you want to fish the south side. Or you can take a right after the Casino and head up the East side of the Lake.

I can make it to Deer River in about 2 1/2 hours from Big Lake this way. You would need to add a hour or so coming from Farmington.

Hope this helps.

Todd

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I think Vikesfan might want to know best way to get to the North side of the Twin cities from Farmington 1st! LOL! That might take as long as the rest of the trip! I've tried several ways, but time of day you leave is huge! I'll let others give their preference, 494, 35,etc. P.S. I hope the Jumbos are waiting-I coming up Thursday! Good luck!

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Snowgoose-

If I were planning on fishing the south or west side of Winni, I would take a left on 200 when you come into Remer on 6. You then take a right on the highway that runs on the east side of Leech Lake (goes through Federal Dam) and you come out on HWY 2 at Bena, which happens to be right between Denny's Resort & Nodak Lodge.

For the eastern side of the lake, going the Deer River way would be fine.

Denny's has very nice plowed roads covering most of Winnibigosh right now.

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From south of the cities, I strongly advise going up 35E, then 35 north to moose lk. there 73 north to hwy 2, then hwy 2 to deer river. From deer river you go either north on 46 or west on 2 depending where you are fishing out of.

The reason I recomend this route is because it is a faster safer route. Except for hwy 73, the roads are straighter and posted at higher speeds. also less deer and drunks.Just my .02

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Thanks for all of the great info guys. We are heading out on Thursday and will be fishing the south end of the lake out of The Big Fish. Maybe we will see you up there Swamp Buck.

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I'm fishing out of Highbanks in their houses Thurs-Sat. Vikesfan. Probably a long way from where you might be on south end, but I'll be in a maroon Dodge Ram. Good luck, sounds like there should plenty of Jumbos left to catch! P.S I've been a Vikes Fan also since about 1966 when I started ushering their ballgames at the Old Met!

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Snow Goose has it right

No offense Hanson but

That road from Longville to Bena is rough and narrow.

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Hey Vikesfan, if you need me to draw it in crayon or finger paint i can do that for ya. lol I will give you a ring on your cell for the way we are going to take or give me a call tonight. can't wait to leave.

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Jig n Pig,I prefer Crayon. Should be a good trip. I hope you color code the roads for me. LOL!

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draw it on an etch-a-sketch

then if you go from Longville to Bena,

all the bumps will erase the &@#% map

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