Red Wing Lodge

Red Wing Fishermen Catch and Release 88 Muskies


During a week of beautiful skies and no serious storms, 34 fishermen exhibited why it is that Red Wing Lodge has been chosen 10 different times to be the headquarters for the Muskie Inc. Chapter Challenge.  During the annual outing on August 6-13, 88 muskies were caught and released by members of the North Metro and Twin Cities chapters of Muskie Inc.  Nine of the muskies were 45” or larger. Ryan Wyszynski took big fish honors with a 48.5” muskie. Ryan will have his name engraved on the Big Fish plaque.  Other releasers of big fish included, Steve Lucht (48”), Dave Knutson (47.5”) and Kyle Plaisance (47”).


The 88 muskies topped last year’s 87 fish, and must be the most muskies, or among the most, ever caught over the 31 years of these Muskie Inc. Outings.  These numbers are a testament to the resource as well as to the expertise and determination of those who take advantage of this opportunity to take on this special resource.  A special thanks to Alex Worobel, Andy McClure, and especially John Genosky, for helping fishermen who experienced boat problems.


Mike and Anne Bartlett, along with daughter Kate and son Matt, went all out again, as is their practice, preparing for and hosting Muskie Inc. fishermen, again exhibiting the fun and solid service with which the family has built and maintained its outstanding reputation in the business. 


As always, stories, jokes and good-natured ribbing were enjoyed by all, but the stats on these remain not part of any official record. Keep an eye out for the detailed fall invitation that will officially begin the sign-up period for the 2017 Red Wing outing.  


Dates for the 2017 outing will be August 12-19.


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 2016, just $50 per day for big-time Canadian muskie fishing.

Included in the full value of the 2016 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 Muskies, Inc.


Please join us at our general meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. 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


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