Fly Casting Unpredictable Weather on Rainy Lake

We left Rainy Lake Houseboats dock at 7:30 AM with the Art Kammer group with Brule Narrows as our chosen mooring site. Guides on this trip were Joey Dougherty, Jon Balaski and Bill Dougherty. The forecast was for westerly winds with a mixture of thunderstorms and rain. We were not out for long when we […]

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Chairman II Fly Fishermen Score Often and Big

Pete Ankeny, Phil Ankeny, Steve Wilson, and Dave Ryerse joined us for 3 and 1/2 days of smallmouth bass fishing. Joe Dougherty and Jon Balaski would be the guides. The technique we planned on using were popping bugs on a fly rod. Usually we are fishing bedded bass at this time of the year. This […]

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A&A Comes to Rainy Lake Houseboats

Jim Ridling’s party arrived Thursday afternoon for their 26th annual Rainy Lake Houseboat fishing trip. Tony Casereto took them out on their first Rainy Lake Houseboat trip on one of our Kempton Cruisers. This year’s group had Jim, Phil Pyeatt, John Crawford, Doug Inman, Jim Wilson, and Ken Upchurch. Jim Ridling and Ken Upchurch live […]

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John Kangas Chairman II Fishing Trip

June 4, 2012 We left the dock at 7:15 AM on the Chairman II with long time friend and customer John Kangas. John has been bringing his business associates to Rainy Lake Houseboats every year since 1978. We cruised to Brule Narrows having breakfast underway and tied up at Brule Narrows South. We were off […]

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Smallmouth Bass Hit the Beds!

Smallmouth bass hit the beds big time on Friday. Joey Dougherty and his friend and mentor John Peterson from Northland Fishing Tackle fished smallies on Friday. The day before John and his brother Duane caught a large number of smallmouth in 5-10 feet of water just off spawning areas.    We had a crazy week […]

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