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Wanted - 30-40 person Corporate Ice Fishing Setup

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I want to give some of my VIP customers & vendors a very unique experience the day before our annual tradeshow now being held at the Civic Center in St.Cloud, MN (Indoor Tanning in the business).

I've reviewed alot of websites and the largest ice fishing rentals I could find are 10-12 person..but I have to believe their is a solution for a group of 30-40. The date would be January 8th, 2010 and would need to be somewhere within 90 minutes of St.Cloud. We would bus them to the location, fish, have a "on the lake dinner" and bus them back to the hotel. Everything on the lake would be presetup as most will "virgin" ice fishers. That's the idea anyways.

Any suggestions? Anyone done or know someone who did something similar?

Jamie Carlson

Vice President

Suntan Supply - MN Distribution Center

jcarlson@suntansupply.org

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mille lacs is borderline 90 minutes depending on what side of the lake you go, but i would think thats your best bet finding a resort or service that could accomodate that amount of people.

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Is Mille Lacs within 90 minutes of St. Cloud? If it is, your best best would be to get a hold of a resort...one of the sponsors of this forum would work, and explain your situation...they might be able to help you out, or at least give you and idea of what to expect. Give Jason a call at Hunters Point. They have always catered to larger groups very well.

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I think you'd have to set up a wall temt - find a rental place that would set it up for you. Then maybe you could lay out some carpet and fire up the nipcos

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Sounds like you've gotten some good advice. I like the wall tent idea! Please post some pics of your outing this winter. It sounds like it's going to be a great experience for your clients.

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Get a hold of Paul W. @Appledorns on the east side of Mille Lacs. they have a huge house but would be willing to work with you no doubt. With that many people, you might want to consider hiring a couple guides to work with all those people making sure they have bait, etc.....

Check the Mille Lacs Page he is a moderator on that forum

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Paul +1

Stay on the ice or in his cabins... nice accomodations and great cust service.

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