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All,

My soon to be wife and I (Aug 27th, 2004) are trying to plan a honeymoon to a good fishing destination. We have done the warm weather beach thing too many times and a trip like that doesn't fit in our budget at this time. We both love the outdoors and fishing. We don't want to go camping in the middle of nowhere but a cottage or resort somewhere that offers some fun activities sounds good. Can anyone recommend a place in the US? We usually fish for bass, walleye, etc. Any species of fish is fine just as long as the fishing is good. The honeymoon is planned for the first week in September, 2004. Any info is welcome.

Mike
 

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Whibdey Island WA. There are places you can catch Silvers right off the beach. There's crabbing for Dungeness, clamming, oystering, and any number of other things. B & B's are a dime a dozen, and there are cottages. Washington is a great place to honeymoon.
 

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Pugetsound,

Thanks for the info... I did some research and it looks beautiful. What is a silver? I would guess some kind of ocean fish?
 

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A silver is a coho. Good luck on your search.

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Probably not the best,but when I got married , my wife and I camped at ,Shired(sheer-ed) Island,Florida. That is about 20 miles north of Suwannee,and just south of Horse Shoe Beach. Her father belonged to a hunt club that leased land in that area.We caught some really nice Redfish,Speckled & Siver trout,in a drain from the tidal swamp,called Shired creek. A local give us a burlap bag full of fresh oysters. I, fired up the smoker at the campsite,and enjoyed myself for a few days. The no-seeums got a little thick at dusk,but as the night cooled down they disappeared.
There was a guy with an 800 power telescope,mounted on a truck. He came there to stargaze,as it was one of the darkest places in the United States. I think he was a professer at Gainesville(U of F).

Copper Harbor, the Keweena penninsula,and the Porkupine Mts. are nice that time of year. The only time I've been there was the first week in September(1980),and I, loved it.
 

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Thanks fishing addict!

My grandfather has a place in Florida whom we have visited quite often. We were thinking of trying something totally new.


Lunker,

Can you be a little more specific? I have never been out west. What is good to fish for out there? Where exactly?

Keep it up guys this is good info...
 

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I know you don't want to leave the US but Puerto Vallarta has awesome Fishing. Sailfish and MAHI MAHI abound. You can get out on a 20' Panga and have a absolute rippin time for Sails. Stay at Camino Real just out of town. Give it a Shot. If you want to stay local get a place on lake St Clair for some world Class Muskie Fishing Mitchells Bay or BassHaven rents places. Good Luck with the Nuptials!

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Now if were leaving the country,Grand Cayman,in the British West Indies,is a paradice,too.

Great fishing and some of the best snorkling and diving in the world.

I,made 28 trips to there in 5 years,when I was working as an Ironworker.Not such a great place to have to work.But when we were not working,it was fantantastic.

They even speak English--well...err - - sort of?? You can almost understand them,most of the time.

I,definately enjoyed catching Bonefish on the flats,Tarpon in the canals,and Barracuda,Tuna,&Wahoo offshore. Even caught a Tuna from the ironshore,and a barracuda in a canal that was green and from the brackish water.Made it look like a pike.

If you are not working there,you don't need a passport.Just a voterID.

I was even there once when it got down to 53 degrees.There coldest temperature on record. Let me know if you need a guide.I've had enough of this winter #@!&*(%? already!!!
 

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We will probably stay in the country for $ reasons and were even thinging about driving somewhere. Toledo Bend sounds like a good time. I found a cottage and fishing guide and the price seems reasonable. I was thinking of towing our jet ski (actually my parents) down and renting a boat when we wanted one. I don't really know what else there is to do down there except fish. Anyone know?
 

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Mschmidt, I think there must be over one hundred peirs on the California coast. My favorites were Santa Monica, San Deigo, Hermossa and a bunch more I cant remeber. I liked them all. I guess air line prices are back up now but it was pretty hard to beat. I flew there and back for about 250. It was the best trip Ive ever been on. You can rent a car there with unlimited mileage and go where ever you may roam. I have never been to the keys but that sounds nice too. Florida fishing is real nice this time of year. My uncle goes there alot and had fun staying at his buddies but its pretty expensive without. Ive been to Bar Harbor too and the mackeral fishing was a blast, pretty good fresh too. The restraunts are way overpriced and unfreindly. The shop owners were cool. The wild life was very nice, big mountains, moose, good fishing in the lakes, wild blueberries,great photograghy. I camped and ate pike and blueberries for breakfast. The seafood is best if you find a market and cook it yourself.
 

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Niagara Falls. Plenty to do, plenty to see, fairly affordable, good fishing on the river and in the big lake! Went on my honeymoon there 1 1/2 ago and can't wait to go back.



Gunflint Lodge in Minnesota would also be a goo trip, especially that time of year. We have a cabin in that neck of the woods and August is probably my favorite time to go (well anytime is a good time there). Great fishing and tons to do. If staying for a week I can guarantee a moose sighting.

http://www.honeymoonminnesota.com/
http://www.gunflint.com/
 

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Are you looking to stay in the Midwest, lower 48, Alaska?? If your looking to venture out, Maine would be awesome for smallies that time of year, look around Grand Lake Stream, Maine. I'm not too sure about the walleye population in Maine. If your looking for something closer, think about the finger lakes of western New York, I think they have a good mixed bag of fish, are very scenic, and accomodations abound. I have also heard of good things about Lake Champlain in Vermont. Lake of the Woods and anything along the border up there is good in September, but it may be too much of a fishing camp atmosphere for a honeymoon. Its still probably a bit early at that time, but you could look at some of the Southern Reservoirs that hold big walleye (e.g. Greer's Ferry, Arkansas).

They're aren't as many places out west where you can get a good mixed bag for Bass and Walleye. There are good reservoirs along the Missouri River and I know the Columbia River holds big Walleyes, don't know about bass. The west definitely has many beautiful areas, but trout is king in the west (mountain streams, etc...)
 

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Good info Greg... yes we plan on staying in the continental US. If we fall within the budget for the wedding we may be able to afford a better trip but for now it looks like we might be driving so your suggestions are fantastic. Thank You.
 

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if you time your vacation right ,you can fish toledo bend and you are near new orleans,and the mardi gras.that would give you plenty to do!
 

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What's wrong with multiple honeymoons (with the same woman)?;)
 
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