Fishing With The Palmer Family

I parked the Chairman II fueled up and joined the Palmer family for a day of Rainy Lake walleye fishing. Boyer, Helen, and Amanda fished in my boat and Bruce ,Lola and Alex fished with Jon Balaski. We traveled through the Brule Narrows and looked on area break lines for schools of walleyes. We found […]

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Break Line Walleyes

Gus Armstrong came back to fish after his family houseboat trip with Jeff Abernathy; President of Alma College located in Alma Michigan. Wednesday August 8th was a gorgeous day, maybe could have used a little wind. We located school of walleyes off the northwest corner of Blueberry Island. We started with 1 1/2 oz. Bottom […]

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The St. Croix Rod Family joins us at Rainy Lake Houseboats

Paul, David and Hunter, Jeff and Karen Schluter, John, Pam, and Johnathan Smiley arrived Saturday afternoon for a three-day excursion on the Chairman II.  The Schluter’s are proud owners of St. Croix Fishing Rod Company located in Park Falls Wisconsin. A weather system moved through on Friday evening bringing some rain and brisk west winds.  We […]

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Armstrong/Bloss Annual Family Vacation

22 years ago I was fortunate to meet Gus Armstrong on the Chairman II.  Gus first came with Ron Davis, Jeff White and Al and Ron Lindner. Gus’s company owned a company called Computrol. They made Bottom Line Electronics and Cannon Down Riggers. After the trip with the Lindner brothers Gus brought his whole family […]

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Payne and Payton

I had the pleasure of guiding Darv and Marcia Habben and their tow grandsons Payton and Payne. We met at the Thunderbird Lodge for breakfast and headed up the lake about 8:30 AM for some walleye fishing and a traditional Rainy Lake shorelunch. I opted to try an island instead of a reef.  We looked […]

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