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I tried to get Tim Watson to guide me on June 24th but he is booked. Does anyone reccomend any of these guides below that has the same reputation as Tim and Wade. I do believe Wade is also booked that day. I can call but i want someone that has a good reputation. It will be my wife, daughter and self. Do any of these guys have websites?

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Johnny_Namakan

Not sure about any of the people you listed but if you're looking for a really fun day of guided fishing get ahold of Don at Sand Point Lodge. His son does guided trips up into Little Eva and Captain Tom lakes off of the Namakan River. It was very reasonable, I believe $90/person for the day, which includes the boat shuttle from the lodge up to Lady Rapids on Namakan River a shore lunch, gas, bait, etc. When you get to Lady Rapids they load your gear into a van a drive about 5 minutes to a short downhill portage into Little Eva. You can either fish Little Eva or portage into a creek where they have another boat setup to run into Captain Tom. I believe the $90/person is for the Captain Tom trip and it's $60/person for the Little Eva trip. We did the Captain Tom trip last year and caught 150 walleye in under three hours. Then he cooked up a nice shore lunch and we all took a limit home. We just got back from a memorial weekend trip into Little Eva that we booked with Don again. Four of us stayed in Little Eva for 3 days and fished Little Eva and Captain Tom and we caught 200-300 walleye. We used about 20 doz. minnows and then we were even nailing them on artifical baits like Gulp. If you need contact info let me know and I can get you it. Very nice people, and incredible fishing. The only other way to fish these lakes is to fly-in and that'll cost some big bucks. Since you're in the area and looking for a guide, this would be a really fun time for little $$$$. They said they have yet to have a group go in on one of these trips and not catch 50+walleye a day.

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This year will be tuff but next year might be fun to do that.

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gravelle

Johnny-N, can you send me the contact info as well? My girlfriend wants me to organize our summer vacation. I thnk she would love this service.

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Johnny_Namakan

gravelle.....you've got mail.

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Jonny N:

If you don't mind sending one more contact info, I would appreciate it also. Sounds like a nice time to get away and recharge the system. grin.gif

Thanks alot.

Farmer

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wingnutken

Johnny_Namakan could you please send me info too?

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Johnny_Namakan

Fishingfarmer and wingnut, you both have mail.

Squirrelbait, I apologize if I hijacked your post. frown.gif As far as the guides you've listed I've never had any experience with any of them so i can't help. The only guide I've used is the one I've mentioned above.

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Johnny N:

Thanks so much for sharing the info.

Just got in for the evening, will take a look at what you sent over.

Again, much appreciated. smile.gif

Farmer

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cozzene

I'll be camping in the Blind Pig Island area about 10 days from now, just West of Lady Rapids . . . did you fish the Namakan River itself much . . .and if so, what were the results there? Don't think I'll make it to Little Eva. smile.gif

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Cozzene,

No we didn't fish the river at all. My brother did fish the river on Candian opener, and didn't have much action at all in our usual spot. He mentioned that there was hardly any current coming out. We usually fish tar point and have trouble anchoring there because of the swift current. This year, however, there was no current at tar point, at least not at the levels there typically is. But with all the rain we had recently, the current may be moving faster. When we boated out from Lady rapids on Monday the 28th around noon, there wasn't one single boat in the river. We did see one of Nelson's guide boats at tar point though, but that was it. If I were you, I'd try Blind pig channel, troll the north shore line in the channel west of the island in the channel. We usually do pretty well there on memorial weekend.

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