On The Lake

Have a Ball

Filed in Recreation by on April 3, 2014
Have a Ball

Summer is the perfect season for barbecues, boats and brats. But it’s an even better time for playing backyard games. Whether it’s just you and your partner or the whole neighborhood…

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Summer’s Coming: Cool your cabin fever with a look at hot trends in water recreation

Filed in Lakeside Living by on March 28, 2014
Summer’s Coming: Cool your cabin fever with a look at hot trends in water recreation

As cabin fever sets in for the many longing for open water, dock and marine dealerships have been reeling in the latest trends and improvements…

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Yellow Lake

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014
Yellow Lake

Every lake boasts about the size of their fish, but Yellow Lake in Burnett County of northwest Wisconsin doesn’t need to boast. It has the record to prove it.

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Detroit Lake

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014
Detroit Lake

Whether you are looking for a nature getaway, an active family vacation or a pampered rest, Big and Little Detroit Lake have it all.

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Lake Mille Lacs

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014
Lake Mille Lacs

Nearest Town: Garrison Primary County: Mille Lacs Size: 128223.89 acres Max Depth: 42’ Water Clarity: 10’ The discovery of spiny water flea adds one more layer of complexity to the bottom of the Mille Lacs food web. Spiny water fleas eat zooplankton, which is also eaten by young perch, walleye, and other species of fish. […]

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Lake Waconia

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014
Lake Waconia

Nearest Town: Waconia Primary County: Carver Size: 3080.29 acres Max Depth: 37’ Water Clarity: 4.8’ Lake Waconia in Carver County is a 2,996-acre lake that has a diversity of aquatic habitats which create a popular multi-species fishery. The lake is primarily managed for walleye, largemouth bass, and muskellunge and secondarily for bluegill, black crappie, and […]

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Lake Ida

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014
Lake Ida

Nearest Town: Leaf Valley Primary County: Douglas Size: 4426.74acres Max Depth: 106’ Water Clarity: 11’ Lake Ida is a large (4,289 acres), moderately fertile basin located northwest of Alexandria. Mean depth is approximately 28.0 feet. Maximum depth exceeds 100.0 feet. Residential development surrounding the lake is considered moderate to heavy. Water quality and clarity are […]

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Today’s Pontoons Offer New Luxury on the Lakes

Filed in Recreation by on March 26, 2014
Today’s Pontoons Offer New Luxury on the Lakes

It used to be that pontoons were simply a couple of floating tubes with decks and some railing. They were silver, gray, or blue. Maybe a stripe if you were lucky. Some fake turf or plastic-y carpet to walk on. With two seats and an open platform for you to haul your own chairs and […]

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Lake Toys

Filed in On The Lake, Recreation by on March 21, 2014
Lake Toys

As we look outside at the frozen snow-covered lake, it is difficult to image the sun, sand and water combining to make a perfect day of play. Let’s try anyway.

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Kayaking 101

Filed in On The Lake, Recreation by on March 4, 2014
Kayaking 101

Peace. Quiet. Nature. Fishing. Stress relief. Bonding time with his children. Just a few of the reasons Nick Carlson, a TV news photographer from Fargo, kayaks. “To me the feeling of freedom is what I love best about kayaking,” says Carlson.

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