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Kylersk

Looking for suggestions for a weekend trip within couple hours of MPLS..

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I thought I might take my son (5 years old) on a weekend trip somewhere with our drop down house. We've spent this past weekend out on Waconia, so I know he's comfortable in the house. Now I'm looking to take him some where that'll feel like a 'trip' and where he can actually catch some fish (besides perch).

Looking for suggestions for either walleye, jumbo perch or crappies.

I thought about millacs, but doesnt it cost something like $30 just to pull a drop down out on the lake?

Thanks in advance.

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You can do Mille Lacs just fine and almost everywhere on the lake charges $10 to use their road or else there are public accesses. Just don't get caught using a private road cause if they know it some people get grumpy about it.

I was up there 2 weekends ago and we paid $10 for a resort the first day and the next day we went out of public access....FREE. Bring a GPS to find oyur way back.

2hr drive and plenty of options for food, bait etc.

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I'd second mille lacs!!! if it's next weekend, look me up, I'll be up there in the big house out of garrison.

by the way kylersk...hope you're enjoying the couch!!!

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So, the $30 fee if you have drop down is not true?

Ryan, I'm thinking about maybe the first weekend in February. The kids love the couch. smile.gif

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Maybe if you can get the time off, you might consider hitting the FM get together at Appeldorns the 7th of Feb. You could make it a four day outing and meet many FMers.

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That would be fun Harvey, but I'm already taking every friday and the week of february 14th off (heading up to LOW). smile.gif

I think I'll make a trip up to Mill Lacs on the weekend of the 10th.

Any suggestions on resorts to leave out of?

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Do you go fishing out on Waconia on those fridays off? I have fridays off too and am usually out there. If you are, Maybe I will see you out there sometime. I have a 6yr old, the boys would probably get along well.

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I'd suggest Mille Lacs, though the fishing has been slow lately, and might not be a good choice for a youngster. Unless you let him bring a friend, then when they get bored they can just run around on the ice and play.

Some resorts charge $30 I believe if you have a large tow-behind ice house. If you just have your truck though with a portable popup type house, it's usually $10 access fee. Call around before you go up to find the actual prices per resort.

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I'm not sure how far it is to Waubay, SD, but was out there last weekend and the perch were biting. With the different lakes around there are alot of options. grin.gif

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February 10 is the IceFishing Challenge here in Alexandria. Could make a nice weekend of it, and experience the third largest fishing contest in Minnesota!

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If I'm in town, I'll more than likely be out on Waconia.. AT least that was the plan when I decided to take the fridays off. Spend the night Thursday night - Sunday.

As far as Mill Lacs..

I called Terry's boat harber, a co-worker suggested them. He charged $25 for the weekend, which I'll gladly pay.

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jiggin-matt....what lake were the perch biting on? I'm out to waubay quite often.

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We were using spikes. Average just under a pound. Caught a couple 1.2 and one 1.3. Lots of nice fish. lots of Walleye, most too small. smirk.gif

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