Red Wing Lodge

Red Wing Outing 2017 in the Books


During the annual Outing August 12-19, 30 fishermen from the North Metro and Twin Cities chapters once again enjoyed Bartlett family hospitality.  Mike and Anne Bartlett, along with daughters Molly and Kate, and son Matt, went all out again preparing for and hosting Muskie Inc. fishermen, again exhibiting the fun and solid service with which the family has built and maintained its strong reputation in the business. 


Red Wing Lodge, and the amazing resource at its shore, showed once again why Red Wing has been chosen 11 different times to be the headquarters for the famous Muskie Inc. Chapter Challenge.  During our annual outing on August 12-19, 2017  59 muskies were caught and released, for a 38.65” average. 27 of the muskies were 40” or larger, with 12 muskies coming in at 46” or above.  Nathan Anderson took big fish honors with a 49.25” muskie.  Nathan will have his name engraved on the Big Fish plaque.  Other releasers of big fish are: Mark McHugh (48.5” 47.5” & 2 more at 47”), John Genosky (48.25”), C.J. McHugh (47.75”), Linda Knutson (47”), Dusty Cochran (47”), Turk Guderjan (46.5”), Pat Miller (46”), and Mark Keuther (46”).


As always, stories, jokes and good-natured ribbing were enjoyed by all, the stats on these remain not part of any official record, but memories remain with us and bring on smiles all year long.  Keep an eye out for the detailed fall invitation that will officially begin the sign-up period for the 2018


Dates for the 2021 outing will be August 7-14, 2021.


On Sabaskong Bay, Lake of the Woods

The convenience of a drive-in camp with the privacy you would expect on an island.


This annual August trip is open to members of both the North Metro and the Twin City Chapters of Muskie Inc. This outing is an amazing combination of great fishing in a beautiful shield environment, with a resort base that is clean and comfortable, where everything works.  The Bartlett family has hosted Muskie Inc. outings for years with personal and friendly service, understanding well what muskie people need and like.

28 fishermen enjoyed this opportunity last summer, how about you joining us?

And how about getting your name engraved on the Big Fish plaque for 2016?


Facts about this quality lodge on beautiful Sabaskong Bay (no waiting in line for spots):

  • Family owned and operated for 50 years.
  • Nine-time Chapter Challenge headquarters: in ’83, ’86, ’93, ’97, ’03, ’04, 2011, 2012 and also again in August of 2014.
  • Floating docks provide for the easy and safe boarding of boats
  • A/C units have now been installed in all cabins
  • Huge generator has been installed for any power outages
  • Services available include:  license, maps, premium gas (no ethanol!), ice, tackle
  • Check out the muskie information, including the Red Wing Lodge Hall of Fame,          as well as the first live cam in Morson, at


Cost per person in housekeeping cabins remains at $350 (US Funds) for 2021, just $50 per day for big-time Canadian muskie fishing.

Included in the full value of the 2021 Muskie Inc. trip:        

  • Free Dockage($72 value), Free Launch (both ways, $25 value)

  • Free Dinner one night, courtesy of the Bartlett’s

  • One Free Trip, given away in drawing, courtesy of the Bartlett’s

  • Free Wireless Internet Service throughout the Resort

  • Free Daily Bag of Ice; door prizes


Reservations require a $50 non-refundable deposit, made out to Red Wing Lodge. Deposits officially confirm reservation holds.  First come, first served.


Early deposits are appreciated by the Bartlett’s, these funds are used to purchase materials for cabin improvements, most of which can only be made over the winter. 


To make reservations, or any questions or suggestions for improving the trip, contact:

John van Ingen                                    or        John Genosky

(651) 336-3622               (651) 329-4898

2108 Palace Ave.                                           904 81st St.

St. Paul, MN 55105                                       Lino Lakes, MN  55014


For answers to detailed questions regarding the Lodge, e.g., about the cabins, you are

invited to call Mike and Anne Bartlett toll free at 1-888-488-5601.

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North Metro Chapter of Muskies, Inc.

Please click HERE to learn more about out Annual Banquet and to purchase tickets!

IMPORTANT: Our January 19th Members Meeting has been CANCELLED due to Covid-19 and we hope to hold our February at the Coon Rapids VFW.

Please join us at our general meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Oct. through May. Each month we have a speaker come in and the topics vary from local metro area tactics to the basics of reel cleaning. We also have a rod and reel raffle and lure raffle. You DO NOT need to be a member to attend our general meetings.


3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm – 9pm


Coon Rapids VFW - 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd NW


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