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Archive for August, 2008

Old School Minnesota Walleye Fishing Secrets

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

As families begin to plan summer vacations, many find that a good family excursion is a fishing vacation. While there are unlimited places to take the family fishing, Minnesota walleye fishing can be one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have with your family. Fishing for walleye up north is a way of life, especially in the summer months when tourists come from all over the country with their families to take part in the harvest of the fishing crop.

In fact, Minnesota walleye fishing usually includes the whole vacation package – a stay in a cabin or other small house at a fishing resort on one of the prized lakes that are full of walleye in the high season. You’ll find that families to get friendly with are not in short supply during the summer at Mille Lacs Lake, Rainy Lake, or Lake of the Woods. While it’s great fun to spend some time relaxing and casting a few lines with the family, it’s also a healthy place for you and your children to make new friends. Have a fish fry with the neighbors, and your kids can take home a new pen pal (or, in this day and age, a new Instant Message buddy!). Minnesota walleye fishing can also be fruitful on a bright day as well, whether warm or cold. The brightness actually does warm up the waters considerably, even on a cool day, which brings the fish to life and sets you and your family up for some great fishing action. One of the really great things about Minnesota walleye fishing as a family adventure is that you can teach your children to fish with ease. This is because, while many species like to find breaks, holes, and edges to shelter themselves or for breeding purposes, walleye are easily found in the flats – the areas of the lake that have a flat, even bottom. This means that, as beginners, your kids don’t have to look for special structures or cast for holes to get a good bite. You can concentrate more on the basics of rigging, baiting, and casting without the hassle of location. In this way, kids can catch a good number of walleye, leaving a positive experience in their minds so that they can enjoy fishing in the future.

The Charm of Minnesota Lies in Its Natural Beauty

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

It’s true that Minnesota is not the place many people would like to call home. It turns extremely cold in the winter due to its location on the northern edge of the continental United States. No wonder, the geographically large state of Minnesota does not even rank in the top twenty states in terms of population. But the people who come to visit the natural splendor that is Minnesota do not do so for theme parks or high class gambling venues. Persons choosing to spend their free time in Minnesota do so because they seek to escape the trials, stresses, and madness of the places that they live. For these people, the deep forests and pristine lakes offer a chance to escape back into a simpler time when a person had time to properly gather their thoughts.

You can go fishing, swimming, boating, and even water skiing, if it is permitted, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The wilderness has more than a thousand lakes and is probably the most popular attraction for visitors to Minnesota looking for an outdoor adventure. However, motorized boats are not allowed on the lakes to maintain their pristine condition. The lakes of Minnesota attract canoe enthusiasts from across the world. It’s quite a challenge and an adventure to navigate the lake bodies in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. There are also many campgrounds, lodges and resorts to cater to those not interested in canoeing but merely wanting to get away from the stressful city life.