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Old 08-04-2019, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I are seriously considering a houseboat vacation in Voyageurs next summer. It'll just be the two of us with one granddaughter so we'll likely get a boat in the 42-44' class. I'll take my Lund and tow it behind so I'll have good electronics and iPilot, along with all my gear. Walleye and pike are the usual prey, just want to be in some beautiful country with loons.

Based on your experience, what things should I consider when houseboating? Did you have a decent experience? What should I definitely bring or leave home? Any tips?

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Old 08-04-2019, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We houseboat at Powell several trips per year.

Our trips are all bigger groups. I can't imagine just my wife and me taking the houseboat out, especially with another boat to tend to as well. It is a lot of work to anchor.
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My wife and I are seriously considering a houseboat vacation in Voyageurs next summer. It'll just be the two of us with one granddaughter so we'll likely get a boat in the 42-44' class. I'll take my Lund and tow it behind so I'll have good electronics and iPilot, along with all my gear. Walleye and pike are the usual prey, just want to be in some beautiful country with loons.

Based on your experience, what things should I consider when houseboating? Did you have a decent experience? What should I definitely bring or leave home? Any tips?

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Thanks Bionic Man and I Fish (PM's you).

I am taking your comment about anchoring the HB very seriously, especially with my bad back! Sounds like I may have to round up another person or two to share our adventure.

Appreciate it!
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Back at Powell this week. You can kind of see our anchor technique here.






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One NICE advantage to Houseboating at RAINY LAKE, LAKE OF THE WOODS, or LAC SUEL is the presence of Large SHADE TREES, most of which provide nice trunks to tie off on as well as VERY NICE SHADE !
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Drones are illegal at Powell, just sayin


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Illegal...……… that`s just a sick bird ain`t it ??
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I don't see a drone?
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Nice photos - I'm going to have to get one of those fancy cameras! :-)

A couple of phone calls made to outfitters and we can get a 'spot guide' who will drive us to our spot. I can deal with that rather than risk their gear and my $$ by myself. After all, it's about the experience and fishing, not the 3.5mph ride.

Looks like you are having a great experience Bionic Man!
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