Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
AnglerJake

Looking for vacation ideas

10 posts in this topic

Looking for your recommendations for good walleye fishing lake with cabins, boat rentals, etc. Possible locations I have looked at so far are Vermilion, Kabetogema, Ely, Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail. This would be a trip for my wife and I. Any information appreciated. Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Angler Jake,

Please send me an e-mail when you have a chance. Thank you.

info@tightlinesguiding.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have any specific resorts to recommend, and haven't fished Vermilion very much, but ......

I fished a tournament on Vermilion a few years ago and LOVED it. My partner and I keep saying we need to get back there with the wives and kids. Fishing was fantastic, not just for walleyes, the multi-species action we had was really fun. The lake is nice and scenic, a really unique mix of gorgeous vacation homes and undeveloped wilderness. And there's a lot of good vacation amenities in the area that you can get to from the lake, like the casino and some other bar & grills. Try the Vermilion forum for more info.

I also like Kab and Ely and Grand Marais, but for a family vacation I would vote for Vermilion unless you're looking for more seclusion, more wilderness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Give Ely a shot.

We go (but not this year) up to Timber Trail Lodge in Ely for 8 yrs or so. It is on a chain of lakes. Good Eye and Smallie fishing. Biggest Smallies I've caught up there are a 21 " & 22 1/2. (Released)

Easy fishing also. Just slip bobber fish with tiny glow jigs and leeches.

If you can find them, huge Crappies in Farm lake. I have a 16 1/2" replica from there.

Contact Bill @ Timber trail. You won't be disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would definitely go with Vermilion for a family setting. It is absolutely beautiful there and great fishing. Shoot me an email and I can help you with places to fish and stay there.

agroskreutz@gmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rainy Lake. Kettle Falls hotel!!! Very Cool

I used to work there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cut Foot Sioux all the way!

Uncle Kes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out Cass Lake. Super easy lake to walleye fish, good perch, great muskie and good for everything else. (Raps shallow morning and night) Reasonable resort rates and lots of options. Plus tons of awesome small lakes, plus other great big lakes are nearby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rainy Lake is a great fishing lake and beautiful. Big enough to always be able to find your own fish to catch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Hey @rl_sd who had the meat on sale? Looks great btw
    • chicks maybe exploring what the beak is for
    •   You can also be a little creative with the leftover meat.  For example: The wife and I will whip up a spanish rice mixed in with the pork and make Enchiladas or heat the pork on the stove top, mix in some BBQ sauce and make quesadillas (the grandkids love them).   There's more to pulled pork than sandwiches.  
    • that is great!!!!   good for you guys!!!!
    • Your right rs_ld,  a full smoker is the way to go, leftovers can always be frozen and re heated..good eats.
    • 195 degrees on these butts. Like they say, if you are going to spend 9 hrs smoking 5# of meat, you just as well spend the same amount of time smoking 45#. The local grocery had these on sale so had a few friends take the offer to throw a roast on for them. Took two off early for slicing  Pulling the rest cost them each a beer though!
    • Very good stuff, kinda tasted like ribs with this recipe,  I'll keep at it til I find the right one!! Good luck moon lake!!
    • It will be interesting to see how the Warriors react in free agency.  Will they be able to keep the team together?  It seems like all these guys value winning above a paycheck so they might be willing to sign deals that will still allow the team flexibility to keep good role players around them.    
    • That's too bad.  The fish were ON FIRE up there.  I went out with my dad and uncle with our tiller walleye boat, and hardly a clue what we were doing, and we crushed them!  Ended up with 118 pounds of packaged salmon fillets.  I think I can honestly say it was the most fun fishing trip I've had in my life.  Here's my biggest of the trip, 25 pounds.    
    •   It's amazing to see a thoroughly talented team like Cleveland just get dissected like a back alley pick up team. I agree--GS will be THE team to beat for several more years if they keep their nucleus. I think we can make them sweat a little bit now, though, so that's pretty exciting for a change! 
  • Our Sponsors