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Re: 2018 Deer Archery Season
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I remember a bow opener a few years back that was in the upper 70's. Got to my first stand at sunrise. No joy. Left and went to my second choice. Sweating up a storm from hiking in, basically gave up on hunting for the day, I looked for new stand locations for later in the year. Found a great place a few yards off where two trails converged. Climbed the tree to check the shooting lanes. Went to full draw twice while there. The second time I was rewarded with a nice plump doe. 45 yard quartering away pass through! Dropped within sight!

All I can tell you is that in these warm temps, time is at a premium. Without a good shot and a short track, these temps quickly spoil the meat. I was lucky. Less than a hour between the kill, field dress and the meat locker.

For me... I'll be waiting for cooler temps. Besides... I have to work. LOL!! If you go out... Best of luck!!

Posted on: 9/12 22:49:44
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Re: Review: Agency Bay Lodge
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Quick update... The return trip to Leech went much better than expected. No details to share yet. Could be that sliver lining from that dark cloud of a trip.


Posted on: 9/4 20:58:45
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Re: Lac Seul
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Kirk... Thanks for the post! Dad and I spent quite a few days on LS when he was with us. Your words brings back many memories. Glad you had a GREAT trip... And thanks.

Posted on: 9/1 22:59:30
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Re: Review: Agency Bay Lodge
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What part of the are looking at? I'm on Traders Bay all soft water season.


Looking for "off res" only, which really puts a limit on things and a premium on price. I looked at 3 today from Shingobee, north almost to the Benedict Lake channel.

The one we really want is a bit over our budget. The seller is not in any hurry. More details later I hope. Right now... I'm headed to Chase for a hot meal and a cold beer.


Posted on: 9/1 22:54:05
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Re: Review: Agency Bay Lodge
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Sounds like the trip wasn't a total waste, good time with the wife and pup is hard to beat!

Sorry to hear the resort was not as accommodating as you liked, thanks so much for posting a review so others know before they book. I've had similar experiences when bringing my dog places, lots of places are "pet friendly" until you actually bring a pet.

And sounds like you may have found a winner of a cabin?!


A total waste? Not a chance. The time away from camp was GREAT! Found some fish. Ate a few and brought home some for later. (Like tonight! ) The pup was a complete goof in the water and in the boat. She only once had an accident and left a "surprise" on the front deck. We're still laughing about that!

I'm headed up in the morning to meet with the real estate folks... If all goes right... I'll come back Sunday with a "deal pending" status. Been bringing home boxes from work and thinking about flipping my current house as quickly as possible. Fingers crossed!!!


Posted on: 8/31 19:06:08
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Re: Review: Agency Bay Lodge
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Damn shame you spend all that money on a trip and all goes to hell like that. Unreal and glad you wrote up a review, sometimes people have been in business to long and or only worry about the almighty dollar..................Kirk


Love the area! Love the lake! We decided to try a new place. Turns out it was a bad idea. Live and learn I guess. The time on the water with the wife and pup helped take the sting out. To see the pup go bananas with every fish was incedible!! To hear the wife keep telling me "it's trying to run"... LOL!! Ya just gotta love it! The pup also took her first real paddles in deep water this week! She loved it and so did we! PLUS... We may have found a "off res" property that's not listed yet. Dark clouds and silver linings thing? Time will tell... I'm heading back up to Walker on Friday to get the details first hand.

The place we stayed at... Well... Not my cup of tea to say the least. It's time for new owners there. Asking price is in the 4 mil range from what I hear. Yet, the memories made... PRICELESS! Even more so if we find our "home of homes". I'll keep you posted...

Posted on: 8/27 21:12:36
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Review: Agency Bay Lodge
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We stayed at Agency Bay Lodge from 8/18 to 8/25. 4 of us and 2 dogs. one 5 month old pup (mine), one adult (my buddy's). ABL being "pet friendly" is why we chose this lodge.

This is not going to be good...

When we booked the week. we made it perfectly clear we'd be bringing our four legged friends. When we arrived, we were told they had no idea we were bringing pets. Which I'm told caused a two hour delay to check in because they needed to put covers the furniture. OK... I get it, but 2 hours to cover two futons?

The cabin was good sized for a two bedroom. BR 1 had a queen bed. Yet we used the futons in the living room due to back aches after the first night. A hammock had better support. LOL!! BR 2 with two singles... No complaints other than they were too short.

Kitchen had plenty of pans and utensils. No cast iron for fish... But I've learned to always bring my own. no surprise here. Microwave was fine. Coffee maker had no auto shutoff feature and we ended up baking the remainder of a pot. Burned coffee smell was great to come back to. I know... We should have turned it off when we left. But some things are forgotten at 0500am when there are fish to be had.

My Pro-V was in heaven! Electric boat lift! Which we were told was included... nope. A $125 surprise during check out. The lift was cool! I could raise the boat high enough to drain the live wells each night. And to get my baby above the waves one night. Minnows at $5.50 per dozen were billed at $6.50. Really? Fish cleaning shack was up to par with most I've seen. Gut bucket was always empty when i got there later in the night. I always left it cleaner then how I found it. BTW... They always dumped the guts in the middle of the bay. Is that legal? Maybe it is on the res... Don't know. just asking.

Another check out surprise. Another pet $100 fee for a second dog? What? I thought this was made clear when we booked our stay. Guess not.

My better half brought a nice bottle of wine from home... We needed a cork screw. Found one under the sink. Right next to a wash cloth stuffed into the opening for the plumbing... Covering a tray of mouse poison!! There was the little green poison pellets all over on the bottom of that cabinet. I cleaned up what i could and tied the doors shut. Pics available on request.

Pet friendly or pets allowed? One evening for less than 2 hours, I took the whole family out fishing, we crated the two dogs. The adult dog barked a few times. Which spurred the camp owner to make a video of the barking. Which he promptly showed my better half upon our return. We asked before we booked if it was ok to crate the dogs if we were out fishing. "No problem"... I guess it was a problem since the rules changed again without our knowledge. Granted it's their camp and their rules... But if their 2 little ankle biters bark constantly... And ours barked a few times... Sounds like a double standard to me.

Fishing... Muskie... only one follow. Maybe a low 40's fish. Walleyes... We managed a plump 18" and a 14" all week in the bay. Snake Pits gave up a 19.5" one morning. But that's it. All other fish came after 8:30pm in the bay. Friday night, close to a full moon, was GREAT! 27 fish between 8:00 and 11:30pm! Most were slot fish but we kept (4) 18" to 19" and change to fill out our limits. My GF and the dog were going nuts!

The dock help were always under foot. I never bought gas. I bought my only minnows in the lodge. Carried all my gear to and from the cabin every day. No assistance other than they were there to press the down button on the lift. Slutting for tips is NOT cool. Had they just laid off... Things would have been different.

Saturday, after the surprised filled check out, I found my 7 to 5 pin adapter gone off my trailer wiring. I tore through everything. No joy. I guess someone needed it more than I did. I had to run into Walker to find one. I have no proof so I can't point any fingers. But I have my suspicions...

Conclusion...

I'll never stay there again! To many BAD surprises. From the dogs issue, the mouse poison issue, the lift issue, the dock help problem, the overall bad attitude at the lodge. the theft of my trailer adapter... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...

Even if they were the only lodge on Leech Lake, go elsewhere. Or if you really want Agency Bay... Look into either Bayside or Moore's.

Pics and further details available via PM's.

Posted on: 8/26 22:22:28
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Re: Agency Bay Lodge?
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Grand Vu Lodge out on Pine Point. I have been staying there in the Spring for 6-7 years.


Is Grand View "pet friendly"? Looking for next year... I've got to take my fishin' buddy along.

Posted on: 8/26 20:01:25
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Re: Leech lake 8/6
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Nothing during the day... Even at first light. BUT... we found them last night and again tonight! Ate a few, froze a few. And a few slots to make it interesting.

Full review of our accommodations (Agency Bay Lodge) coming shortly.

Posted on: 8/23 0:03:38
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Re: Leech lake 8/6
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Posted on: 8/19 21:42:36
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