01-04-2001, 06:04 AM
Guys I could use some help! I got married a couple of years ago. My wife and 10yr. old stepson now want to go on my fishing trips.
The resort has to be very, very clean with all the modern conviencences. I took them to a resort last year on Cass Lake. I found this place on the web and it was not as advertised. I would like to go Rainy or Kabetogama lakes. Any recomendations would be really helpfull.
01-04-2001, 07:40 AM
On Rainy Lake, I have stayed at Thunderbird Lodge several times. I have always found it to be clean and very nice. It's not exactly a remote site, but I like it for what it offers. Rainy has been a great walleye and smallmouth lake the past few years. Contact Thunderbird Lodge at 218-286-3151. Hope this helps. Contact me if you wish for more details.
If'n how you might want to go a little further east - try Birch Lake in St. Louis county - River Point Resort and Timber Bay Resort and Houseboats are both pretty nice places - and the fishing is pretty good - and the scenery is just great - been on that lake for 12 years and really really like it *S* Birch Lake at Babbitt - look it over !
01-07-2001, 05:48 AM
I have a friend (Gene Hicks) who guides out of here, it is a great Place & should meet your Requirements:
Would agree that Silver Rapids is also a nice facility - and good access to White Iron, Garden, and Farm lakes - and we usually get over there to eat a couple of times during the summer -
01-08-2001, 05:40 AM
It does look like a very nice place. I am not familiar with it. How is the fishing in late July?
01-08-2001, 07:54 AM
Don .. drop (Guide) Gene a "E" @ this address - "gene b hicks" <email@example.com> - He is a honest person & a transplant from Ottawa, Ohio & a heck of a Angler & Friend.
01-11-2001, 05:34 PM
Family is thinking of boat camping on Birch Lake this summer. Any tips or hints on fishing or campsites would be greatly appreciated.
try contacting www.timberbay.com for a lake map showing designated camping site - these are primitive sites but do have grills - but you can camp on any of the islands or public shores - we fish the west end of the lake usually - area from Birch River to the Dunka River - and the cabin is in the about the middle of the Rivard road cabins - the light green one with dark green trim and one with the biggest dock - stop over and say HI - we are there if there are any boats or toys at the dock.
Silver Rapids is a really nice resort out of Ely. Good food also!!!
Jim A. Kiehne
01-27-2001, 09:21 AM
Don, if your thinking about lake Kabetogama, GOOD choice! My wife and I spend about 60 to 70 days a summer on this lake. We stay at a resort called MOOSEHORN. check out their web sight. It is exactly as it appears.
We have a travel trailer located at this resort and rent by the season. We preveiously spent time at Leech lake and Mille Lacs. This will be our fifth season and ninth year at Moosehorn and Kabetogama! There is a reason that this is a National Park. Actually there is quite a few reasons! The scenery is absolutely fantastic. The fishing is excellent. It just dos'nt get any better than this.
Just so you don't think that I am retired and live on the lake, My wife and I are both in our 30's. We dirve about 350 miles each way when we go up there. Last summer I made 17 trips there. It is definately worth it.
If you decide to make this trip I am sure you will enjoy it! Maybe I will see you on the water! If you happen to come to Moosehorn I would be happy to give you some ideas on wher to fish or what to see and do. Believe me there is a lot to see and do.
I have to make a change of what I said in the opening. If you decide to come to Kabetogama GREAT choice.
Feel free to give Alan a call at MOOSEHORN, he loves to talk.