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9
Feb

The Schluter Family and St. Croix Rods Return August 2014

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The Schluter family from the Park Falls Wisconsin area joined us for the third consecutive year aboard Rainy Lake Houseboat’s Chairman II. Paul, Jeff, Karen, David and his children Hunter, Elsa and Meghan, Pam, John and Jonathan Smilie arrived on Saturday afternoon and cruised up to beautiful Anderson Bay. Paul and Jonathan opted to fish [...]

2
Feb

Summer Fun for the Anderson Family August 2014

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We are truly lucky at Rainy lake Houseboats. We have wonderful guests every year from start to finish. This was the first time we had Jim Anderson’s family with us for  their annual family vacation. We left from Rainy lake Houseboats about 1:00 PM and headed out on a gorgeous afternoon. We moored at an [...]

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 [...]