Men's Club Annual Fishing Retreat

General Plan:


  • Leave independently or coordinate with other travelers
  • Many will top off their gas tanks in Warroad
  • If you are interested in fishing in Ontario waters, it is easiest to buy your license online.
  • It is good walleye fishing on the US side, but it also tends to more open water and exposed to the wind. Nearby Canadian waters are picturesque with many islands, and is very good fishing, but daily possession is 2 walleyes per day. Possession is 2 if you buy a conservation license, 4 if you buy a sportsman license. But you can possess 4 walleyes if you have a MN license as we will fish MN water Sunday.
  • Arrive at Young's Bay, get settled in, launch, and eat.
  • Fish nearby waters in the evening.

Monday and Tuesday 

  • 7am breakfast
  • Lunch is on your own.
  • We plan on a 1 hour Bibel study both days, scheduel depending on weather conditions.
  • Supper at 6pm.


  • Breakfast and pack.
  • Fast food lunch in route home or pack your own.
  • Return to Grand Rapids in the afternoon.

Crossing the border: We corss into Canada north of Warroad. You WILL need a passport or pass-card. We check in with US Customs at a phone booth as having returned to the US at Jim's Corners enroute to Young's Bay Resort. 

  • No live bait, except you can bring worms - but not in soil
  • Answer questions in pleasant, matter-of-fact manner.

What to bring:

  • Marine radios or cell phone in each boat
  • Extra prop-there are lots of ROCKS; 4 of our 6 boats hit rocks in 2003!
  • Compass and maps of LOTW (NW-Q271 and SW- Q273 sections for Hotspot Maps)
  • Watch the weather - it is big water and can get rough in a hurry!
  • Buy minnows and/or leeches at Young's Bay Resort
  • Cooler in each boat (food and fish)
  • They provide bedding and towels, but your own pillow may feel better
  • Fan if it's going to be hot
  • Ear plugs if sensitive to snoring or other noises
  • Rain gear
  • Clothes - hot and cool weather (over-dress in te boat, it's always colder on the water)
  • Bibles, pencil and paper
  • Long extension cords and charger for boat batteries
  • Bug spray and sun screen


A deposit of $40 will be needed to reserve your spot made out to Young Bay Resort and given to Dick Buech. 

  • Gas-share truck/boat gas cost with whoever you are traveling with.
  • Food
    1. We provide Sunday supper at the resort
    2. We provide breakfast and suppers Monday and Tuesday
    3. We provide breakfast Wednesday morning
    4. You'll provide lunch on all three days, snack and pop is up to you.
    5. Greg Taylor will plan menus and buy food for the breakfasts and dinners- cost to be known later rough estimate $30.00
  • Lodging: Roughly $120 +tax after deposit
  • Launching: $10.00 one time fee each boat; free docking with cabin.
  • The resort accepts cash or personal check, but NO CREDIT CARDS