Fishing opener in Minnesota is – to borrow a line from Anchorman – “kind of a big deal.” As spring starts to show its (very shy) face, many of us fishing enthusiasts are glued to the webcam to watch the ice retreat from lakes, like it’s the space shuttle launch all over again. We turn the melting of ice into an event, participating in “ice out” contests as we count the days down. We spend the cold months loading up our tackle boxes for the upcoming year, brushing off our reel and rod as we gear up to make 2017 the year that we catch the Big Ones.
And here we are, with opener weekend finally upon us. The only thing getting in between you and some serious fishing is a mere two weeks away. Which leads us to ask: How are you planning to make the most of Minnesota’s fishing opener?
Have you considered posting up along the shores of the beautiful and bountiful Gull Lake?
If you’re looking for the classic fishing resort experience, Quarterdeck has what you’re looking for: rooms, docks, and a lake brimming with frequent bites. Our lodging suites are situated in the heart of the action, where fishing parties (from 2 to 5 guests) can take advantage of the convenient access to the lake and our wealth of onsite amenities.
Gull Lake, one of the most recognized lakes in the state of Minnesota, is often selected as the host lake for national, regional, and state tournament for its bass. It consists of nearly 10,000 acres of fishing spots stocked with walleye, northern, largemouth bass, and numerous panfish for you to catch and release, bring home for dinner, or add to your trophy collection. It’s why area fishing guides have long rated it as #1 of the 450 lakes in the Brainerd region.
We can arrange a 4, 6, or 8-hour guided fishing trip with our house guide service, dedicated to providing guests with comfortable pro-style boats, and everything you’ll need for a great day of fishing on the water. Choose from several boating options like our 24-foot rental pontoon equipped with a 60HP motor. The local bait shop offers a full line of bait and lures, and conveniently sells fishing licenses and lake maps.
The docks are in and the rental boats are primed, so whether you BYOB(oat) or not, you’ll be fishing in contentment and coming back to a well-kept station, a pristine lodging suite, and all the fishing camp amenities you could ask for.
Best of all, we’re currently running a ‘Book 2 Nights and Get Your Third Free’ special now through June 30th, so you can make a long weekend out of it. Just enter QD3NIGHT17 when booking your reservation.
In 1893, the Brainerd Dispatch wrote: “The finest fishing in Minnesota is at Gull Lake and the tributary waters.” 124 years later, we’re inclined to say that this statement is truer than ever.
Get your hands on this exclusive opener special, grab your fishing pole, and make your reservations today!