Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Noah's Fish Story

This is the information we were given on Noah's entry into the Kids Fishing Contest:
  •  Noah - age 5
  •  Fishing with dad on the boat using a trolling motor.
  •  The bait used was some sort of “fancy jig”.  (Mom doesn’t remember the specifics.)
  •  This large mouth bass was caught just off the point on the north end of Long Lake.
  •  Noah caught this fish during a last ditch effort before we headed back to the cities on Sunday, June 23rd.
  • This kid LOVES to fish. He spent countless hours on the dock, walking along the lakeside on the rocks, and out in the boat with his dad over the weekend. The rain and wind didn’t stop him - and he is one determined little boy. This bass was a dream come true, because it was the first time he landed one completely on his own. His last experience over Memorial Day was with dad catching, and him helping to net the fish. This weekend those roles were reversed and the smile on his face and the pride in his heart was evident for many miles and for many hours after the catch. ❤️

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Eli's Fish Story

This information was submitted for Eli.
  •  Eli - age 3
  •  Fishing with mom, dad, and big brother off the dock.
  •  The bait used was a worm that he caught earlier and stored in his special worm box.
  •  This rock bass was caught in the bay at the North end of the lake.
  •  This fish (along with many sunnies) was caught just last weekend - June 22nd, on a dreary morning fishing escapade.
  •  Eli is so proud to finally be able to cast on his own, just like his big brother, Noah. He has worked hard to get to this point, and although there have been many failed and frustrating attempts, he has never given up and is finally finding some success!
Way to go, Eli. 🎣

Monday, June 24, 2019

Brody's Fish Story

This is Brody Schmidt from Cokato MN with a large mouth bass that he caught while fishing off the dock on Long Lake.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ryanna's Fish Story

Ryanna Swendra is a 14 year old from Dassel, MN.  She caught this crappie while fishing off the dock at her grandparents place at Dakota Shores on Long Lake on Sunday June 16th.  Nice fish, Ryanna!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Emily and Lily's Fishing Story

Jim and Breena Natzel submitted these photos taken on Long Lake of Emily (7 years old) and Lily (12 years old) fishing off the dock with earthworms. Bob and Sharon Natzel were giving fishing advice. The fish were released after being caught but some came back to bite again.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Another Successful Fishing "Expedition" on Long Lake

Rob Swendra caught this northern on the north shore of Long Lake on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

Thanks for sharing with us all, Ron.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Invitation to Annual Meeting: June 29th

Latest Entry in the Adult Fishing Contest

While fishing on Long Lake at 7am on May 28, 2019, Al Kiecker caught this Northern Pike.  It was 35 inches long!  He used a minnow for his bait and released the fish back into the lake.

This is Al's entry into Long Lake Area Association's 2018-2019 Fishing Challenge contest.  There is still time for you to enter your fish in the contest.  (Click here for details)  Prizes will be awarded at our Annual meeting on June 29, 2019. (Start time is 9:30am at the Hubbard Community Center.)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Important Information for Long Lake Landowners with the Deadline for Input 6/13/19 by 3:30PM

This is a chance to make your voice heard 


The June 24th, 6 PM , Hubbard County Environmental Services Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Meeting at the Hubbard County Government Center in County Board Room #324 has 2 items for Long Lake that may interest you.

A)  The Conditional Use Application 4-CU-19 to operate a recreational vehicle campground (parcel 13.42.05000) which was tabled at the May meeting is being covered by the Planning Commission (PC) in Old Business.  The additional input requested by the PC and that was provided by the applicant for the PC consideration for the June 24 meeting is attached.  Our Long Lake Area Association Board will update our Findings of Facts comments.  We believe it is important to comment and be present because the vacant position in the PC has now been filled.  The new individual hasn't experienced our previous comments, site visits, attendance at hearings, etc.

B)  The Variance Application 15-V-19 by the Hubbard Township will be heard by the Board of Adjustment.  The variance is for upgrading the south access (parcels 14.20.02041 and 14.20.02011) which will help prevent runoff, soil erosion, provide rain gardens, tarred parking spots, and more... This upgrade is something that our Long Lake Area Association has had in our lake plan since 2010 for water quality protection, usability, and more.  The LLAA BOD has worked toward this upgrade whenever the opportunity presented itself.  Hubbard County was able to secure a grant now and will administer the grant for the township.

As a citizen, you are able to review the project documentation for the items above by following the links in the Hubbard County Environmental Services meeting agenda here:

You are also able to comment on items on the agenda in writing by Wed 6/19 at 3:30PM by emailing or U.S. Postal Service or hand-deliver to:

Written comments / materials on agenda items must be submitted to:
Hubbard County Environmental Services
301 Court Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Please include the submitter's complete name and address of residence.  Include your seasonal residence address here at the lake in addition.  Include the subject, for example 4-CU-19

Your email comments should include all the same submitter information and the subject too.  Email to Eric Buitenwerf, Environmental Services Director at email address:

The Planning Commission Findings of Fact criteria may help guide you in creating your own specific, factual comments.  Just pick one or two areas that you want to comment on. The LLAA Board will be updating our May 1st document on 4-CU-19 prior to Wed 6/19/19 at 3:30 PM: 

Here is the link to the Environmental Services area where you will find the different Findings of Fact criteria for conditional use permits or for variances:

The site visits by the Hubbard County Environmental Services Planning Commission / Board of Adjustments for the Long Lake parcels will be on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Allow plus / minus 30 minutes from the listed time.

11:50 AM  15-V-19, South Access at Hubbard on Long Lake

12:15 PM  4-CU-19, Parcel 13.42.05000 recreational vehicle campground is 18080 Emerald Island Circle, Park Rapids.  Don't enter the lot until the Hubbard County Planning Commission arrives.  You can follow behind and listen.

The Board of Directors of the Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc.