Another memorable Rainy Lake fishing trip is in the books: Carlson

A Rainy Lake fishing trip has been a tradition for our group for more than 15 years. Although we go into the event with the mindset that every year is going to be a little different, with the historic flooding on Rainy, we knew this year would be a challenge.

Once in the vicinity of the big lake, it didn’t take long to see the effects of the flooding. Driving into the resort proved interesting as they had built up the main highway with gravel to get above the waterline. Stoplights had been set up to help control traffic on the one lane road.

Once at Island View Resort, we could see the massive wall of sandbags that had been put in place to try and control the flooding. Although the water was still very high, it had dropped about four feet from its peak.

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