Lots of people do winne. I know you post this as a tip but let me add my thoughts. 30 years ago, the chain had close to 75 resorts which many of them had ample parking and launch facilities. Today there are about 15 resorts left, with some having no launches at all. Access to the chain keeps getting tougher every year. Some of the resorts that are left have voiced their disappointment about summer and winter fisherman that are willing to use their property for parking/launching while they leave trash laying around, or fill up their outside garbage cans, then hop in their vehicles and take off without even looking for a drop box, or simply stopping in for a cold one next time they are there to show appreciation. The resort your speaking of is the last operating resort that gives us access to Pistakee bay for ice fishing. If they ever choose to hang it up or get disgusted with fisherman, that's it, unless of course you wait for solid ice over the entire lake, then invest in a snowmobile or 4 wheeler to drive to the location. Which is cheaper, buying several thousands in extra equipment?? .... or making sure you pay the $3.00 they ask for.winnebasschamp said:If you get off the water before 12 you don't have to pay cuz their not open yet! Just fyi, not that i'd do that or anything.
No, Thank You Winne for understanding. Many times we've read posts about supporting our local bait stores because they offer services and information in a way the big retailers cannot. I think of the resort owner in the same way. We need to support them the best we can. 2winnebasschamp said:Touche jd and thanks for making some very valid points!