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, 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 2018 outing will be August 11-18.
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):
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
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.
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
Coon Rapids VFW - 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
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