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Northern Lights Resort-Cedar Lake|
We got home last week from our trip up to the lake. This time we stayed at Northern Lights Resort. It was mostly clear, with one day of light rain. Wind was minimal all week.
The following is a letter that I sent to the couple that run the resort:
I just wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed staying at the resort. I hope that you remember me, I was with the guy from West Bend, WI, and 2 guys from North Dakota. We came up May 23 - 30, 2009.
We all experienced the BEST fishing any of us has ever encountered. I know that is all because of the way you run the resort, lol. Jeff and yourself do a great job running that place, we were very pleased with everything that encompassed our trip. We especially enjoyed your BBQ night, it was nice to sit and talk to everyone.
I thought that I would give you a few highlights of our trip. We are all experienced walleye fisherman. The four of us caught over 1500 walleyes for the week we were there. That is a conservative number, we know it was actually more than that. That was for six days of fishing 8 - 10 hours a day, and about 4 hours on the seventh day. The fish averaged 19' in length. We caught 37 fish over 22", the biggest was 29". All fish over 22" were released back into the lake. We caught almost everything on a jig and minnow. We used 1/4 oz. jigs of various colors for 99% of the fish. We caught about 90% of all fish within 2 miles of camp. We also caught numerous smallmouth bass. They averaged 14" - 16 1/4". We did not fish for them, we just caught them walleye fishing. We did not catch a lot of northern, but we only tried for them for a couple of hours.
We have been on enough fishing trips to realize that this trip was a once in a lifetime experience. We treasured every moment of it. We enjoyed watching the area come alive for spring. It was great to be part of an experience like this, instead of always hearing about it from someone else.
We do plan on returning to your place again, hopefully next year. We are unsure of it for sure, due to a few weddings in the family and some of us heading to Alaska for a summer vacation.
You all take care of yourselves up there, and keep up the GREAT work.