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The Cranker

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The Cranker

For all you FM'ers that have come to Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, we want to thank you so much!

We had another packed house this weekend. All 25 rentals full with great people. The FM members are great people. The Appeldoorn's and the staff thank everyone along with Fishing Minnesota for their continuing support for our resort.

This weekend we had folks from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Floria, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota and Illinois. All these people told me that the seen us on FM.

If any of you are wondering whether advertising on Fishing Minnesota works? Its been a unbelieveable experience for us, both business wise and meeting some great people!

Thanx again to everyone to comes and stays with us at Appeldoorn's and THANK YOU FM!

If anyone is interested in advertising with FM you should contact Tom @ 1-320-510-1650 for details. Tell him that "The Cranker" sent you!

Fish On!!!

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Team Otter

Jim,

You've touched on it all in this post. Fishing MN is truly a great resource for each and every one of us.

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Bartz

Cranker, I want to thank you and the staff for a great weekend up at Appeldoorn's. Burt Reynold's says thank you for not taking his picture. grin.gif We ended up taking home some really nice perch. After the front came through the fish seemed a little tight lipped.

For anyone who hasn't gone to Appeldoorn's....you don't know what you're missing. To give you an example of how accommodating they are, they cooked our pizzas and pan of lasagna so we wouldn't starve out there on the ice. Now that's service!

Cranker I'll talk to you soon about coming up in Feb.

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fisherdog19

I have to agree with you. In the short time I have been advertising, I have seen a difference. It's great to be a member, sponsor, and ProStaff of this website.

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harvey lee

Jim & Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort

It has been a real pleasure working with you both. Thanks for being so involved with Fishing Minnesota and having such a great resort. cool.gif I will see you on the 7th at the first Appeldoorn's get together. smile.gif

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shadyzr

Cranker, Is it true that you rented a house to Jimmy Hoffa?? I won't tell anyone. Keep up the good work, great service!!

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Powerstroke

HarveyLee and I talked about this this weekend. FM has a way of making a good business great. As Jim and the Appeldoorn family can attest, FM can put someone or something to the next level. FM may bring Appeldoorns lot of business, but if the folks up there weren't as great as they are and didn't take care of the customers the way they do they wouldn't be in business.

Congrats to Appeldoorns for bringing such a high quality operation to Fishing MN and showing us what a top notch resort can do.

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Meister

Greetings Cranker - thanks again for the great service you provided us this weekend in #22, along with the tour of the facilities. It looks like we'll be back on Thursday. I'll call once I get a final headcount.

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ChaskaPerchJerker

If you look up "class act" in the dictionary you will see a picture of Appledoorn's Resort & Staff. This past weekend was my 3rd stay out of the last 4 weekends. And with cold temps and plenty off ice we will be back several more times this season. Although the fishing was a little tough we still had a great time. The only problem with Appeldoorn's getting all of this well deserved good press...I may have a problem getting a cabin in the future!! confused.gif

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Bartz

Hi Perch Jerker,

Cranker said you were around but I dared not head out for fear of getting lost in the whiteout. grin.gif

How did your group do. We were in #28 and caught some nice jumbos but did not see a walleye on the camera the whole weekend. We did have one bite the line on Friday night.....at least I think it was a walleye. Cranker said they caught nice eyes in the houses just curious on what they were using. I threw the tacklebox at them but nothing seemed to work for us.

I'll be back up on the last weekend of Feb. to try one last time for some walters but at that time of the year I think we'll have a better time with jumbos.

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veximan

House #7 didn't fair much better. We figured it was the weather as well. 3:30 am was a nice wake up call as we landed the first and last walleye of the weekend. No complaints as it was a 24" eye grin.gif. Couple more perch to round out the "catching" and that was about it.

We went through our tackle boxes and tried various jigs...not to mention the "silver tackle boxes" that hold 24 frost brew liners. smirk.gif

Unbelievable how clear that lake is ooo.gif. In 20 FOW you can see bottom no problem. Slap on a nice big shiner and you can see them down 24 FOW.

Cranker, thank you for all your services.

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ndsufootball

Bartz,

Next time don't through the tackle box at them, just let it down the hole nice and easy grin.gif I'm just joking, it's an easy phrase to poke fun of. I have my perm out of appledorns and the fish are definatley there. I've had nights when the rattle reels will go off all times of the night and then there are times when you just bust out the cards and the food, then enjoy some scenery

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Bartz

Maybe that's why I didn't catch anything when I threw my tacklebox at them. grin.gif I forgot to tie a line to it. In any case there's a tacklebox under house 28 at appeldoorn's loaded with a bunch of useless lures. wink.gif

Not really.

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BendnSend

HaHaHa I like ur humor Bartz! You got a chuckle outta me for that last remark! Ya we all have days like that, and if you dont well then ur just lying!

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ChaskaPerchJerker

It was tough going. We fished south of the rental houses on Saturday saw plenty of nice perch on the camera....no takers. Threw everthing at them. Sunday fished west of the house in deeper water 26' did not catch a fish until 3:00 pm when I went moblie, no keepers. Oh well it will heat up again I am sure

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Bartz

A photo from the weekend.

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The Cranker

Elvis with some Jumbo's!!!

Viva Las Mille Lacs!!!

Fish On!!!

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Bartz

Thanks to you Cranker he now prefers to be called Burt Reynolds. grin.gif

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The Cranker

Elvis, Burt Reynolds...........same era.

I still can't get that sight out of my head.

Fish On!!!

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oz1970

bartz do you have family from moose lake

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tunrevir

I believe there is a story here..............Elvis has left the building! Nice fish Bartz........lets here the story!

Tunrevir~ grin.gif

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Bartz

And luckily for everyone else there were no photos that evening to be displayed on FM. I still used a full bottle of Dawn to wash my eyes when I made it home. grin.gif

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Bartz

Oz1970,

Not unless my dad has some explaining to do I don't think I have any realtions in the Moose Lake area. I'm from Hayward, WI originally.

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anyfishaldo

tunrevir-

how did it go Sunday at Forest Lake? I wanted to head up but it was my wifes birthday. Plus I wasn't sure if the conversation was a blanket invite anyway. My brother and I are heading up to the perch extraveganza on the 24th. Hopefully we get to head up on the 17th as well.

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tunrevir

anyfishaldo, we cauught some snot rockets on Sunday. It was nice to meet a few folks from FM around the area and put some names and faces together. I believe just about everyone either caught a fish or had a flag. Couple 3-4 lb fish that were kept for the dinner table and a few hammerhandles released. Couple missed hooksets and one break off. Great day, good company and the fishing wasn't bad either. Next time your in the area give me a holler, I'll do my best to steer you towards some fish.

Tunrevir~

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