Fish are elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
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- $45 for a four-hour bass-fishing charter and fish fry ($90 value)
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Guests should arrive an hour early; Thursday and Friday fishing times are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday fishing times are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A maximum of 20 people attend each trip, with 10 people fishing at a time while the other 10 rig. Passengers then alternate. The trip includes basic bass-fishing instructions and a Fish Cleaning 101 class. After that, passengers enjoy their catches at a family-friendly fish fry.
The Wharf Resort
Masters of all-season fishing and camping, The Wharf Resort splashes the calm waters of Lake Mille Lacs with winter and summer activities. Situated on 90 acres of land on the southeastern shore’s Big Point, The Wharf rests in a protected harbor on a sandy, scorpion-free beach. From this point, it launches chartered fishing trips in the summer and rents ice fishing cabins in the winter.
During chartered fishing trips, guides lead groups across Mille Lacs in search of walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, and Loch Ness monsters. They also explain the seasonal movements of the fish, how to select the best tackle, and how to use electronic detection equipment. Once the lake has frozen over, ice fishing cabins rest on fishing spots where fish are known to congregate and watch humans hold sticks. The cabins feature nine fishing holes, 6 bunk beds, bathrooms, an underwater camera, a TV, DVD player, and microwave oven. Throughout the year, RV camping spots invite visitors to spend a night in rustic surroundings, while an on-site restaurant, Toucan's, which is also where customers check-in, serves warm meals in full view of the lake.