What You'll Get
Like hunting, fishing requires patience, a keen eye, and a large gun. Take aim at fishy game with today's Groupon to Fishermen's Wharf Resort, located on Lake Mille Lacs just north of Isle. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a four-hour public open launch for one with tackle and bait included (a $30 value, valid any day of the week).
- For $64, you get a one-hour private weekday launch for you and up to 35 people with tackle and bait included (a $160 value).
- For $320, you get a four-hour private launch trip for you and up to 35 people with tackle and bait included (a $640 value, valid any day of the week).
Customers can purchase up to six of the private weekday launch option and combine Groupons for a six-hour trip. At least two hours are recommended for fishing.
Fishermen's Wharf Resort loads tri-hull pontoons with eager fishers and ships them out onto idyllic Lake Mille Lacs for hours of angling fun. Seasoned boat captains pilot both the private and open launches, guiding pole-toting guests to the lake's most promising nooks and crannies in search of walleye, smallmouth bass, pike, crappies, and other popular water mammals. Fishermen's Wharf Resort equips each lake-goer with gear and life jackets; ice chests filled with personal essentials such as food, beverages, and ice are also welcome. Always wary of the dangers of insidious hooks, well-trained bait boys set the bait for guests as they fling cast after cast into the lake's mysterious depths.
Located on the southeastern shore of the lake, Fishermen's Wharf Resort occupies 90 acres of waterside property protected by Big Point from harsh northerly winds. The lakeside restaurant, Toucan's at the Wharf, serves American cuisine in a lounge with a full lake view, and the raised gaming area in the back offers land-loving members of fishing trips a way to spend the day with electronic darts. Bearers of today's Groupon are also entitled to a 25% discount on seasonal RV and ice-house sites as well as half-price lodging at the resort.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person for public open launch option, 6 per person for weekday private launch option, and 1 per person for any-day private launch option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Fishing license required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.