Cabela’s Hosts Outdoors Journalists On the Chairman II

Wes from Cabela’s brought outdoor journalist Mike Pehanich founder and publisher of Smallwatersfishing.com, Steve Quinn Editor Infisherman Magazine, and Gary Lewis Author, Speaker, TV Host from Bend Oregon. We had breakfast underway on our way to the Brule Cove mooring site.  We loaded up our Lund Pro V’s and headed out to explore Rainy Lake. […]

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Fishing the Roof Tops

I left the dock at 7:00 AM bound for the mouth of Kettle River to meet the Cardelli   family for a day of fishing.  Roxanne, Gio, and Marliss went in my boat. Nick preferred to fish in the area, less boats than further west. We had a nice south wind about ten mph. We stopped […]

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Fly Fishing Hot July Weather

Pete Ankeny and his friends joined us on Rainy Lake Houseboats Chairman II for three days of fly-fishing for smallmouth bass July 13-15.  Guides Jon Balski, Kevin Erickson, and Bill Dougherty had the task of locating smallmouth that would be willing to take poppers off of the surface. We decided to meet for lunch and […]

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Chairman II Goes on Walleye Assault

Our guests Tim, Bryce, Nick, Shane, Joe, Tyler and Deke arrived Sunday evening about 5:30 PM. Their gang decided to dine at Thunderbird Lodge before leaving on the Chairman Monday evening. The engines were fired up and we left port at 7:45 AM. Breakfast was served on the way up to our mooring destination. Coolers […]

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July 3rd Aftermath of storm?

I fished with my old friend Ladd Ojala, His friend Bill and Bills dad.  Ladd and I guided together on the Chairman II back in the early 1990’s. Bob Jornlin, Ladd and I made in quite a threesome back then. We stopped on a favorite reef from the old days and there were some fish […]

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Brad Eberhart Party July 2

Brad called me earlier this spring looking for a guide to take his dad Jim and friend Rich, and Adam Rich’s son. They were staying in the north arm of Rainy Lake. I met them about 7:50 AM. They had fished the day before and had reasonable fishing trolling spinners tipped with Gulp Minnows. I […]

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Walleye Wars June 24-26, 2012

We left port about 3:00 PM and headed east on a twenty-five mile cruise.  We had the Chairman II, Lady II, and Lady III along with twenty-one guests and. We arrived about 6:30 PM and secured the houseboats to shore tying them together so you can step from boat to boat. Chef Jim and Bernie […]

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NJW

NWJ Norman John Westerhold has fished every year on the Chairman  II since 1987. Norm missed last year dealing with leukemia. Norm’s group is here for another Rainy Lake fishing trip. Unfortunately Norm did not win his battle with cancer.  I will write about Norm  on my Rainy lake Houseboat Blog. It has been tradition […]

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