Walleye in Brainerd, MN

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2004/08/10 17:26:45 (permalink)

Walleye in Brainerd, MN

The Sundancer will be in Brainerd, MN this coming weekend for the NHRA races. We have two cars in the program.

We have tried the Black Bear for walleye but wish to try different restaurants in this tourist area. If any of the posters have any suggestions, I would appreciate your input.

We will be staying at Breezy point Resort on Pelican Lake.

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Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/12 16:27:19 (permalink)
    Not a lote of response on this thread and I guess not a lot of folks are from this area. I am leaving in the morning at 7:00AM and I believe I will have no positive response from posters.]

    Regardless, I will be there and I will find great walleye. I will post my response.

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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/12 16:42:56 (permalink)
    Good luck with the races AND on your walleye hunt!
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/12 16:52:44 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Good luck with the races AND on your walleye hunt!


    Ain't got a lot of help but will do the best I can

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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/12 17:45:27 (permalink)
    sundancer7

    I'm from Minnesota and am familiar with the Brainerd area. The area is really touristy and not known for good walleye places. Your best bet is to catch your own and prepare it with your best fish recipe; or if you want the best walleye restaurant in the state try Tavern on Grand in St. Paul.
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/12 18:08:33 (permalink)
    Cedwin: Not to tell you your business but the Brainerd is well know for walleye. I want the best and the best I have had was at the Black Bear in Brainerd. The best walleye in Minneapolis should be had in the Brainerd area.
    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/13 11:14:19 (permalink)
    My aunt and uncle used to live on Gull Lake in Brainerd. We would take their pontoon boat to Cragun's resort and have pan fried walleye on Fridays. This was a summer home for them for over 20 years and they lived there year round after retirement for many years until my uncle died. There seems to be a growth of resorts in the area but there are still plenty of mom and pop places in the area. I hope you do well in your races Paul and enjoy the cool northern pines!
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 07:50:35 (permalink)
    The Sundancer is back from Brainerd, MN and the NHRA races were super.

    We stayed at Breezy Point Resort and the walleye there was super. It was lightly dusted and pan fried. A little expensive at $20 per throw but very tasty. The best walleye I had was at the Black Bear which was also lightly dusted and pan fried. We also had walleye on a stick at the track for breakfast and it was super.

    Breezy Point also had a great outdoor bar where they had a Elvis impersonator who was so good that I thought he was lip syncing. He did a 4 hour gig and there must have been a thousand people drinking and doing shooters. The Sundancer and brother was among them.

    Brainerd, MN is a beautiful place during the summer and fall but I'll bet winters there are pretty tough. The lakes in the region are everywhere and huge.

    We stopped at the Millelacs Casino for about a hour. I walked out with more than I came with.

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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 15:56:04 (permalink)
    Above mentioned aunt and uncle loved the winter because the tourist were gone! They would snowmobile across the lake to town if needed but would spend some Florida time about late January. The last time I visted there we went near McGregor and watched wild rice being harvested by the local tribe.
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 16:23:36 (permalink)
    Sundancer or anyone else for that matter! Being from Florida I really enjoy eating red fish which is few and far, but I also enjoy many other types of fish including sheephead. I had a little spat with a person in WI that said they would throw sheephead on the shore before they'd eat it. This statement was made as a comparison to walleye. Other opinions? I promise not to "spat"!
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 16:51:09 (permalink)
    im from florida the walleye so far better than ANY fish down here including pompano. no comparison
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 17:14:15 (permalink)
    Sounds like ya done good, Mr. S. Walleye-on-a-stick must be one of mankind's greatest achievements!!
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    RE: Walleye in Brainerd, MN 2004/08/17 17:40:54 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Bushie

    Sounds like ya done good, Mr. S. Walleye-on-a-stick must be one of mankind's greatest achievements!!


    Bushie, I do not know how they did it but it was very good. It was deep fried with a very good crust and the flesh of the fish was very soft and tasty. I had several.

    Very good for a breakfast. I will not discuss what I had for a beverage at 7:00AM at the track.

    Paul E. Smith
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