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Fishing &  Boating

Enjoy the Whitefish Chain Lakes Safely This Winter

As the ice grows thicker on the lakes and the weather grows steadily cooler, we on the Whitefish Chain of Minnesota want to remind outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the lake ice safely this winter. There is a certain magic in walking out onto a frozen lake. The perfectly smooth surface and cold, crisp air create…
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Great shore fishing spots

[caption id="attachment_7063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This early-morning fall view from the dam in Crosslake shows the handicap accessible fishing pier on the left (north) side of the river.[/caption] If you're a fisherman without a boat, if you just like to dabble in the activity or you want to get some kids out fishing, there are some…
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Fall Colors Approach Their Peak

Fall colors are heating up on the Whitefish Chain! The area is exploding with color, and gazing at the blaze of color is a favorite fall pass time. While there are so many ways to see the fall color, from bike rides to hikes to scenic drives, we want to recommend that this year you…
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Paddle the Star Chain

[caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Paddle the Star Lake Chain and enjoy culvert tunnels like this one.[/caption] The next lakes south of the Whiteifish Chain include among them Star Lake and several other small connecting lakes that are fun to paddle, especially now as the leaves begin to change. This paddle, originally done by the Crow…
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See the Ski Loons, and other fun events this week

[caption id="attachment_6973" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A shot from the 2015 Brainerd Ski Loons show. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Have you ever seen a water skiing pyramid? Where the skiers are stacked on top of one another and flying across the lake? You can see this and a lot more at a Brainerd Ski Loons show, coming…
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Kayak near Crosslake Dam this Weekend

Ever wanted to try kayaking, but just didn't have the gear? Feel your vacation to the Whitefish Chain would be absolutely perfect if you could dip a paddle into the smooth waters of Cross Lake? Now's your chance! Gather the family and head to the Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. This Saturday, May 26, try…
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Fun for Everyone on Fishing Opener

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (very unbiased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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Be Careful as the Ice Goes Out

[caption id="attachment_6747" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ice out in the spring of 2016 on Cross Lake. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Though this year has been a late winter, we're nearing ice out on the Whitefish Chain. And as the ice recedes, we'll all be eager to get out on the water and enjoy the liquid phase of…
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Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this Weekend

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Anglers fish in the 2013 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.[/caption] One of the biggest events in the area is this Saturday, Jan. 27: the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The word "extravaganza" has perhaps never before been used so accurately. The ice fishing contest held just south of the Whitefish Chain boasts…
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Enjoy the lakes safely this winter

Here on the Whitefish Chain we want everyone- whether resident, friend or visitor- to make the most of the outdoor playground nature has to offer. And to have the most fun out on the ice, it's important to always keep in mind ice safety. The Minnesota DNR stresses that the ice is never 100 percent…
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