Category 'Fishing'

26
Jan

Jason Gatts Friends and Family Chairman Trip July 2014

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Jason, LuAnn, their son Logan, friend Parker, John Imaizumi and son Matthew joined us July 29 – thru August 1 for the nicest weather and superb fishing.  We traaveled from Base thru Brule Narrows on down to Kempton’s Channel; and moored at the houseboat site called Kempton Entrance South. Billy Dougherty, Jon Balaski, and Kevin Erickson provided the [...]

19
Jan

Larry Keep Rainy Lake Oil Fishing Trip July 2014

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The Chairman II hosted Larry Keep, Steve Van Heel and Mark Katt from Rainy Lake Oil Company  of International Falls. Larry’s guests don’t always have time to stay three or four days as most run businesses’ like we do and can not get away for that long. Most come and fish an afternoon and the [...]

12
Jan

Duke Bottof Smallmouth Trip July 2014

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Duke joined us for his 21st year on the Chairman, sometimes coming twice a year! John Breen, George Ball, Buddy Burzik, Jim Shimkus, and Don Crockford made up the rest of Duke’s party. Duke has along history at Rainy Lake Houseboats coming the first time with Norm Westerhold and George Schaefer. Norm and George have [...]

5
Jan

Darv Surprises Glen Baker With A Trip On The Chairman II June 2014

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Glen Baker has been coming to Rainy Lake Houseboats for as many years as I can remember. Darv, Glen, Jeff, Mike, Jim and decided to experience the Chairman II. I have guided Glen in past  years but he knows Rainy lake well. They have a fun way of creating a little competition while fishing. Each [...]

29
Dec

Art Kaemmer Trip June 2014

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Art’s group arrived on Thursday evening June 19th. We left the dock on Friday morning enjoying a breakfast served by chef Bernie Lessard on our way to Brule Narrows. We moored in a nice secure bay for the next couple nights. Art’s guides were my self on Friday, Kevin Erickson and Norm Wood.  Our water [...]

22
Dec

Grandfather, Son In Law, Grandsons Flyfishing Trip June 2014

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Pete Ankeny returned to Rainy Lake again this year for another fly fishing/smallmouth bass trip. Pete had special guests with him this year; his grandsons and son in law. Weather was fairly decent for the trip. We did have rising water levels that provided quite a challenge. Male bass would periodically show up around spawning [...]

15
Dec

University of Vermont Alumni Fly Fisherman June 2014

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For many years I was fortunate to fish with Phil’s dad Smokey, the gentleman of gentleman and one of the best fly caster’s I have ever fished with. Phil started fishing with his own group of friends on the Chairman II a number of years ago. This year Phil gave us a real treat, he [...]

8
Dec

34th Chairman II Outing June 2014

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Heading home to port after three days of spectacular fishing for walleyes, northern pike and smallmouth bass.  Jeff, Bill, Barrett, John, John, Jim, Dave, Doug, and Bill have fished with us for several years running. The organization has been with us for 34 years. Fishing was fabulous. walleyes were found in current, in bays on [...]

1
Dec

Father In Law – Son In Laws Fishing Excursion May 2014

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We were fortunate enough to have Rick, Robin, Tom., Isreal, Dave, Jake and Adam join us for three days of fishing May 30, 31, and June 1st on the Chairman II. Our guests came from New York City, Washington D.C, and surrounding Maryland. The guides were Jon Balaski, Matt Shermoen and Billy Dougherty, and Bernie [...]

6
Jul

American Foods Group – June 25-27, 2013

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Our friends from AFG arrived throughout the morning.   We left port with the Chairman and two Lady of the Lakes by 2:20  - seventeen guests stayed on the houseboats with two guests meeting us at our mooring spot. Lady of the Lake When we were moored Chef Jim and chef helper Bernie serve up [...]