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Fishing Conditions: July 15, 2011

Gull Lake is bursting at the seams with baitfish!  There must have been an awesome hatch and I do believe this makes the walleye “bite” a little tough. Bass, pan fish and pike never seem to turn down a meal and this is holding true.  We are catching a lot of fish (bass, rock bass, pan fish, pike and some walleyes).  If you would just like some rod bending action, hold the boat in 15 feet and work the edge of the weeds with a minnow (jig it, Lindy Rig it or slip bobber it!), you will have plenty of action. Wilson Bay is always a safe bet for this type of action.

Until next time, Walleyedan


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Madden’s Marina: Fun in the Sun

What a great time to be on the waterfront here at Madden’s! The sun has finally decided to show its gorgeous rays, the water is warming up nicely, and the air is filled with the smooth sound of summer and relaxing hum of boat motors breezing by! Madden’s Marina has been buzzing with fun seeking guests enthusiastic to get out on the water.

Lucky for us, our Social Season calendar is officially in full swing with Pontoon Rides, Happy Hour Cruises, and our Gull Lake Water Expedition, all week long! There is something for all ages.

Our Pontoon Rides take you through a relaxing tour of beautiful Steamboat Bay, home of Madden’s Marina, departing at 9am and 10am Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, and Friday’s. If you thrive on the serene moments of locating a bald eagles nest, or spotting baby Loons just learning the ways of the wild, you will absolutely love our Gull Lake Water Expedition with a naturalist, on Monday’s and Friday’s.

Happy Hour Pontoon Ride

If you just can’t wait to sit back relax and crack open a cold one, then check out our Happy Hour Cruises, on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

As for all of you that want to create your own everlasting-lake-memories, we have plenty of non-motorized equipment including, the ever popular water bikes, along with canoes, kayaks, and our classic paddle boats. So come join us on the waterfront.

We look forward to making your experience at the Marina simply unforgettable! Nicole, Marina Manager


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Fishing Conditions: June 14, 2011

A note from Elizabeth

I’m happy to announce another new “regular” feature writer to our Madden’s blog: Walleyedan. Walleyedan is a fishing guide service provided by Mr. Walleyedan himself and other experienced fisherman. Throughout Walleyedan’s posts he will provide updates on fishing conditions, share pointers and tips, explain fishing terms, and more. Have something fishing related you want to learn about? Comment below or email Check out his website to learn more!

From Walleyedan:

Found nice walleyes out this morning that were cooperating [they were biting]. Depths of 14-20 feet were the best. We were fishing with lindy-rigging with 4 inch red-tail chubs on the windswept shorelines.

Bass and pike are becoming more active as the water is warming up.

Until next time, Walleyedan

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Featured Writers, Fishing, Recreation


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