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Chicago City Slickers’ Guide to Surviving ‘Up North’ in Minnesota

Chicago City Slickers’ Guide to Surviving ‘Up North’ in Minnesota
Chicago City Slickers’ Guide to Surviving ‘Up North’ in Minnesota

For more than 75 years, Cragun’s Resort has been a beloved Minnesota vacation destination for friends, couples and families all over the Midwest—especially folks from Chicago. Chicagoans find their way to the Brainerd Lakes Area each year to experience what “Up North”—or as we like to say, “Up Nort”—really feels like in Minnesota. But those [...

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Why Your Next Minnesota Fishing Trip Should be to Cragun’s Resort

Why Your Next Minnesota Fishing Trip Should be to Cragun’s Resort
Why Your Next Minnesota Fishing Trip Should be to Cragun’s Resort

Spring fishing opener weekend is almost here. And Cragun’s Resort can be your Minnesota fishing trip destination—for the whole family. Located on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN, Cragun’s Resort has been a Minnesota fishing trip destination for more than 75 years. But the fantastic fishing isn’t the only perk. The amenities, dining and long [...

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A Guide to Selecting Walleye Bait

A Guide to Selecting Walleye Bait
A Guide to Selecting Walleye Bait

Walleye are one of the most sought-after types of Minnesota fish because they are delicious to eat but difficult to catch. Guests of Cragun’s Resort are lucky to have the opportunity of fishing in the walleye-rich waters of Gull Lake. However, bounty doesn’t equal success, and fishermen know how challenging it is to catch walleye who ar...

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Gull Lake Lore & Legends

Gull Lake Lore & Legends
Gull Lake Lore & Legends

Photo taken in 1941 of  the original lodge at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake Gull Lake is home to the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener this weekend. Read about the history of Gull Lake including Dutch Cragun starting his career selling worms in this Star Tribune article. For the complete article in today’s Star Tribune, click […...

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Fantastic Fishing Adventures at Cragun’s

Fantastic Fishing Adventures at Cragun’s
Fantastic Fishing Adventures at Cragun’s

Ah, summer. What a beautiful season here in Northern Minnesota! When was the last time you took the family on a good old-fashioned fishing trip? The Gull Lake chain is one of Minnesota’s best fishing spots for walleye, bass, pike, crappie and muskie, featured on shows such as “Good Fishin” and home to some of […]

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