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crappiemandan
 August 04 2017 07:50AM (Read 2310 times)  


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In November of this year, I will be able to get an extra weeks worth of vacation at my work. I already have 2 weeks of vacation. With having a 3rd week of vacation, I'm considering using a week for a fishing trip next summer. My thoughts are fishing in either Minnesota or Wiscosin. Does any one have any suggestions on what lakes to fish in either state?
I plan to mainly fish for panfish and walleye. If I can talk a buddy into going with me, I know he likes to fish for bass.
This is the first out of state fishing trip I'm trying to plan, so any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks


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 August 04 2017 12:21PM  
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I think the first thing to a successfull group trip is to make sure everyone is on the same page as to what the trip will entail. How far is each person willing to sit in a car, what kind of accomodations does each person want (camping, cabin, meals cooked for you, boat rental, guide service, etc.), what species everyone wants to fish for and the style of fishing they like to do for that species, do you want other activities like golf or a mall. After your group decides what kind of trip they are looking for you can begin to narrow it down to regions, lakes, lodges, campgrounds, etc. Sorry for not posting any actual recommendations!


 
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 August 04 2017 12:55PM  
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redwing. pool 4. get a guide for a day. fish the rest of the week by yourselves.


 
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 August 05 2017 12:03PM  
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100's of good lakes for what you are after...this was my first thought - beautiful area too: http://cabinopines.com/fishing-guide-report


 
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 August 06 2017 11:50AM  
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I would head south in November. Table Rock and Tanneycomo would have a lot of appeal and variety of species.


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 August 06 2017 07:53PM  
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TROUT at Tanneycomo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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 August 07 2017 04:34PM  
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redwing. pool 4. get a guide for a day. fish the rest of the week by yourselves.



Funny I was in redwing when I read this post. (live in Des moines) That is a really cool area and I caught 2 really nice walleye in the little time I had to fish. (and a TON of drums)

Hmm November, I agree with going south! Smile


 
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 August 07 2017 05:45PM  
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You can never go wrong with Northeast South Dakota! Any time of year, make base camp in Webster and Doug at the bait shop will put you on the fish!!


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 August 08 2017 11:09AM  
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He mentioned going in the summer. Local lakes can be very good. Red Rock crappies have been amazing the last couple of years with many in the 15-16" range. Saylorville whites/wipers are a blast. Big Creek has been better this year for keeper walleye.


 
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 August 08 2017 03:48PM  
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Do you mind a drive? Going solo? With the guys or with the ol lady and/or kids?

Lots of variables but just for a fishing trip I would mention NW MN, from Detroit Lakes on north.

The Lakes themselves can be okay fishing but do get a lot of pressure. But some in the area are reallly some hidden gems. Further north you can fish Strawberry, Buffalo Lake, White Earth, to name a few and for being halfway close to DL they don't get nearly the pressure. North east a ways gets you to the Tamarack Park and while I don't know if it's fishable now, it used to be when I was younger and it was some DYNAMITE crappie fishing and some of the most overlooked water in the region. If you're interested PM me and I could probably spit out a few more places/ideas.

DL is an awesome town to spend time in in the summer if the fish aren't cooperating plus it's halfway close to a lot of the spots I listed. If you've got family or kids coming with it would be a winner for sure.


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 August 10 2017 08:23AM  
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In November of this year, I will be able to get an extra weeks worth of vacation at my work. I already have 2 weeks of vacation. With having a 3rd week of vacation, I'm considering using a week for a fishing trip next summer. My thoughts are fishing in either Minnesota or Wiscosin. Does any one have any suggestions on what lakes to fish in either state?
I plan to mainly fish for panfish and walleye. If I can talk a buddy into going with me, I know he likes to fish for bass.
This is the first out of state fishing trip I'm trying to plan, so any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks



Panfish and walleye. How can you not want to fish lake winnebago? One of the best numbers fisheries in the nation. they have tank perch, big gills and crappies. If your vacation is in June, that's the best walleye fishing, gills are spawning, crappies are post spawn and all over the shorelines. If it's too windy, within 15 minutes you can fish Winneconne, Poygan, or Butte des morts or the whole river system. I live on the Winnebago chain, I have no reason to leave and fish anywhere else year round. If you are looking for a WI lake that is big and diverse, Lake Winnebago chain is your lake. Sure it can be humbling and nasty, but there are always places to get out of wind and still catch fish.


 
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 August 10 2017 08:25AM  
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In November of this year, I will be able to get an extra weeks worth of vacation at my work. I already have 2 weeks of vacation. With having a 3rd week of vacation, I'm considering using a week for a fishing trip next summer. My thoughts are fishing in either Minnesota or Wiscosin. Does any one have any suggestions on what lakes to fish in either state?
I plan to mainly fish for panfish and walleye. If I can talk a buddy into going with me, I know he likes to fish for bass.
This is the first out of state fishing trip I'm trying to plan, so any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks



Panfish and walleye. How can you not want to fish lake winnebago? One of the best numbers fisheries in the nation. they have tank perch, big gills and crappies. If your vacation is in June, that's the best walleye fishing, gills are spawning, crappies are post spawn and all over the shorelines. If it's too windy, within 15 minutes you can fish Winneconne, Poygan, or Butte des morts or the whole river system. I live on the Winnebago chain, I have no reason to leave and fish anywhere else year round. If you are looking for a WI lake that is big and diverse, Lake Winnebago chain is your lake. Sure it can be humbling and nasty, but there are always places to get out of wind and still catch fish.

If you wanted a guide, there are some PHENOMENAL guys that catch fish, lot's of em.

ALso, if you had a week off and you came up here. you have Green Bay which is 30 minutes north. Some of the best Trophy walleye fishing in the nation.


 
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 August 10 2017 06:58PM  
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I've got two different ideas for you... Check out Camp Ripley, MN and Ft. McCoy, WI. They are their states' respective headquarters for the National Guard. I know both have lots of areas open to the public for hunting and fishing. I'm currently at Camp Ripley. Your fishing options include several smaller lakes on post, Mille Lacs and hour north, Lake Alexander and Fish Trap Lake just west of post, East Gull Lake just north of here, and the Mississippi River. On post lakes have sunfish, walleye, largemouth, and smallmouth (verified within the last 10 days). The Mississippi along the eastern edge of the post holds lots of smallies, a few sunfish, and some walleye. There are a few small hydroelectric dams up here and below them the locals say they hammer walleye, catfish, and carp.


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 August 10 2017 09:31PM  
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In November of this year, I will be able to get an extra weeks worth of vacation at my work. I already have 2 weeks of vacation. With having a 3rd week of vacation, I'm considering using a week for a fishing trip next summer. My thoughts are fishing in either Minnesota or Wiscosin. Does any one have any suggestions on what lakes to fish in either state?
I plan to mainly fish for panfish and walleye. If I can talk a buddy into going with me, I know he likes to fish for bass.
This is the first out of state fishing trip I'm trying to plan, so any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks



Panfish and walleye. How can you not want to fish lake winnebago? One of the best numbers fisheries in the nation. they have tank perch, big gills and crappies. If your vacation is in June, that's the best walleye fishing, gills are spawning, crappies are post spawn and all over the shorelines. If it's too windy, within 15 minutes you can fish Winneconne, Poygan, or Butte des morts or the whole river system. I live on the Winnebago chain, I have no reason to leave and fish anywhere else year round. If you are looking for a WI lake that is big and diverse, Lake Winnebago chain is your lake. Sure it can be humbling and nasty, but there are always places to get out of wind and still catch fish.

If you wanted a guide, there are some PHENOMENAL guys that catch fish, lot's of em.

ALso, if you had a week off and you came up here. you have Green Bay which is 30 minutes north. Some of the best Trophy walleye fishing in the nation.



The brother to the author of "Life at Full Draw" is an excellent guide in this area!!!!!


 
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 August 10 2017 10:12PM  
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mentioned earlier, Webster, SD. multiple lakes with a variety of fish, and generally great fishing. 20 lakes within 20 miles. we go up every year in June and have great success. And a cheap trip. check out these links:

https://www.facebook.com/4seasonslodge/
http://www.sdglaciallakes.com/fishing-reports
http://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/tacklebox/default.aspx


 
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 August 11 2017 07:16AM  
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In November of this year, I will be able to get an extra weeks worth of vacation at my work. I already have 2 weeks of vacation. With having a 3rd week of vacation, I'm considering using a week for a fishing trip next summer. My thoughts are fishing in either Minnesota or Wiscosin. Does any one have any suggestions on what lakes to fish in either state?
I plan to mainly fish for panfish and walleye. If I can talk a buddy into going with me, I know he likes to fish for bass.
This is the first out of state fishing trip I'm trying to plan, so any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks



Panfish and walleye. How can you not want to fish lake winnebago? One of the best numbers fisheries in the nation. they have tank perch, big gills and crappies. If your vacation is in June, that's the best walleye fishing, gills are spawning, crappies are post spawn and all over the shorelines. If it's too windy, within 15 minutes you can fish Winneconne, Poygan, or Butte des morts or the whole river system. I live on the Winnebago chain, I have no reason to leave and fish anywhere else year round. If you are looking for a WI lake that is big and diverse, Lake Winnebago chain is your lake. Sure it can be humbling and nasty, but there are always places to get out of wind and still catch fish.

If you wanted a guide, there are some PHENOMENAL guys that catch fish, lot's of em.

ALso, if you had a week off and you came up here. you have Green Bay which is 30 minutes north. Some of the best Trophy walleye fishing in the nation.



The brother to the author of "Life at Full Draw" is an excellent guide in this area!!!!!



I didn't know the book even existed...but I googled it, yes, I know of his brother...or should say heard and seen the name of his guide service.


 
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 August 11 2017 09:51PM  
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 August 12 2017 12:33AM  


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