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I have stayed in a few different condos over the last two summers. Now I try to get the same one. Always a great time. You cannot beat the view! The TV stays off and we sit on the balconies and watch the lake. The units I have rented in all had nice furniture, are clean and have kitchens with all the pots and pans you need. We always save money eating in, and utilize the gas grills. Plenty of room for two couples. Never feel cramped or in each other's space. They have everything you need to get away on the water. There is a spot to launch kayaks, play tennis, seen people fish from the marina. Plenty of places to walk to. Can't forget to mention pool and hot tub. Both are perfect temperatures and never seem over chlorinated Next door is a public beach for swimming and a short walk swings for the kids. Short walk to local shops and eating. We like the location. Neighboring towns don't seem to far to run out to eat or shop. We try to stay at least once a summer and love it so much we stopped looking for another place to stay.

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Mom and I have visited this establishment once a year for over 15 years. Had a two night reservation in May of this year and the day before our arrival mom had to have emergency surgery. I called with this unfortunate news and requested that we change our reservation to this fall. Absolutely no way they would work with me, lost our $355 down payment. So unfortunate that a long time customer gets no consideration for their past patronage. Needless to say we will no longer be staying with them and suggest you all think twice before choosing them for your stay as well.

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Truly the most centrally located placed we've stayed in Door County. It is a wonderful place, from which one can walk to most anything.

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The price you pay is for the view, not for the out dated condo's that you are in. Which are owned by others that have pets but you are not allowed to bring yours. Instead of a nice outdoor pool they have a tennis court that no one uses and it blocks the beautiful view of the bay with it's high chain link fence that is around it. I feel it's way over priced and I won't be back there with my family. For what I paid 3 nights for I could rent a new custom house for a week in town.

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This is a repost of a previous review that appears to have been removed. The management was horrible to speak with in attempts to cover the most basic items such ad room availability, Any change or request was a Major inconvenience to them, which was the priority of course. Unless the mean little lady is gone it's best to stay away. Issues won't be resolved and you'll be treated like dirt rather than a guest if the past is indicative of the future.

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May 16, 2022

I am so sorry that you did not have a great experience. I would like to assure you that the management has changed since your stay in 2018 and that you will be always be welcomed with a smile. Our front desk staff and management will do everything possible to assist you with any requests you may have. I hope that you will give us another chance to make your next stay in Door County a memorable one.

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We have stayed at Yacht Club of Sister Bay many times through the years and until this year have had excellent experiences. We were immensely dissatisfied this time with the substandard unit we were given for our 5-night stay - #510 (apparently the owners of this until also own another unit at this property - beware). In addition to the issues specific to the unit, we were surprised and discouraged with the lack of customer service - the front desk representative declined to even refund a portion of the overpriced $325/night unit, leaving us feeling robbed and unheard - happy to take our $$ but clearly not interested in doing the right thing. It is because of this poor experience that we will not return to Yacht Club of Sister Bay. Here are the issues with the unit: 1) Bare minimum furnishings, cold and unwelcoming - not even an end table next to the chair in the living room on which to set a cup of coffee or book and only 3 chairs at the dining room table, 2) blind on living room window doesn't cover the entire window, 3) very small kitchen and bathroom, 4) extensive chipping paint on patio door, 5) stained old rug on the wood deck that was also in poor condition, 6) only a sheet and one blanket on each bed, 7) garbage disposal did not work, 8) cords and cables carelessly strung along the floor and fireplace mantel - looked junky, 9) ironing board had a felt pad but no cover, 10) Spectrum TV remote display did not match what was on TV.

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A friend's family owns a condo here and we've stayed here twice. The location is good - it's close to "downtown" Sister Bay, but yet a little removed so there's not a ton of traffic going right by. The condo we stayed in has a balcony overlooking the water on and Labor Day we were able to watch the fireworks display from the balcony. Plenty of shops and places to eat within walking distance, the beach is walking distance as well. There are some BBQ grills placed around the club for public use, which was nice. One bonuses of renting a condo vs a hotel is you can buy food and eat some meals in - saving cash and calories. The location is quiet as well, the only noise we experienced was being able to overhear other peoples conversations while sitting outside. Two thumbs up.

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We have stayed here several times over the past few years and it has always been a great experience. Condos are clean and comfortable and the amenities are great. Staff has been very helpful for anything we needed. Had a family reunion with 6 condos reserved this fall and it was great. So nice to be able to cook in, have a washer dryer in the unit, and the views are outstanding! Highly recommend this.

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Great condos! We stayed on the third floor. Two bedroom condo with two baths, balcony, steam shower, and washer and dryer. The main bathroom had two sinks. I would however recommend a king size bed for the main room. Second room had two twin beds and a pull out in the living room. Flat screen tv in the main living room and a smaller tv in the second bedroom. This particular unit was brightly decorated in the nautical theme and very clean. Extra pillows, sheets and towels available. Full size kitchen and eating area is a plus. It ran about $170 dollars per person with four people for three nights. Not bad considering the amenities. All condos face the bay which is a plus! Great views! I would recommend upgrading the cooking pans in the kitchen. They were pretty worn out and uneven. Other than that super upgraded condo! On a side not when we first arrived we were assigned a different condo on the first floor which was dark, dingy, and smelled super musty, dirty to me. So definitely check it out before you agree. They were nice and let us move condos because they were not busy. We did not get the condo we picked and were moved two times prior to arrival due to maintenance? Other than that it was a pleasant experience and we were very comfortable. I think each condo is individually owned. It was a nice experience for me since I was able to wash my clothes in my own condo which meant I did not have to take so much clothing on vacation. Very quiet and would recommend for groups.

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Desk clerk on Sunday 7/21 extremely rude and over bearing. She was even rude to her co worker who was checking us out. She continued to shout Can I help you, can I help you even though the young man was already helping us. And we stated as much she then screamed " you know check out is at 10:00 am (it was 1055) Perhaps some of the owners don't need to rent their units, but we know several who do and this shows badly on Sister Bay Resort and Yacht club.

I am so sorry that you did not have a great experience. I would like to assure you that the management has changed since your stay in 2013 and that you will be always be welcomed with a smile. Our front desk staff and management will do everything possible to assist you with any requests you may have. I hope that you will give us another chance to make your next stay in Door County a memorable one.

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Sister Bay Resort & Yacht Club graces the majestic shores of Door County. Our one and two bedroom condos have private patios or decks all with great waterfront views. All units have fieldstone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, central air, cable TV, telephone, linens & towels.

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THE YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE NEW VILLAGE OF SISTER BAY BEACH PARK, JUST A SHORT WALK FROM NORTHERN DOOR’S WIDEST CHOICE OF GOURMET RESTAURANTS AND FAMILY DINING. ONLY MINUTES FROM UPSCALE SHOPPING, SEVERAL GOLF COURSES, ART GALLERIES, OUTSTANDING STATE PARKS AND PERFORMING ART VENUES.

Wake up to panoramic views of Sister Bay from your bedroom window. Watch sailboats glide by your private porch. Snuggle up beside a fieldstone fireplace. Toast another spectacular sunset from the marina. No matter how you choose to unwind, there’s no better place than the Yacht Club at Sister Bay. This WATERFRONT Hotel/Condominium offers owners and guests the following amenities:

  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury condos
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Wi-Fi access is consistently available in our front desk lobby during office hours. Additionally all rental units have their own individual Wi-Fi service.

On site facilities on our 7-acre campus include a full-size indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, tennis, gas grills, swim platform, and 30-slip private marina. With on-site Management and a Front Desk to book your condo and take care of all Guest needs. 

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  • Baileys Harbor Condo
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  • Bay Shore Inn
  • Birchwood Lodge
  • Bluffs at Cottage Row Court
  • Bridgeport Resort
  • Cliff Dwellers
  • Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay
  • Country Walk
  • Eagle Harbor Inn
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  • Ephraim Guest House
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  • Fish Creek Condo
  • Glidden Lodge
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  • Harbor Sands
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  • Harbor Vista
  • Heritage Harbor
  • Heritage Lake
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  • High Point Inn
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  • Landmark Resort
  • Liberty Park Du Nord
  • Little Sweden
  • Lodges Quarter Deck
  • Marina Place
  • Mariners Pointe
  • Marina View
  • Maxwelton Braes
  • Meadow Ridge Condos of Door County
  • Meadow Wood
  • Newport Resort
  • Orchard Point
  • Orchard Townhouse
  • Orchard Village
  • Park's Edge Lake Shores
  • Park View Condominium Sister Bay
  • Pheasant Park Resort
  • Pheasant Park Townhouse
  • Pheasant Park Village Horn
  • Rocky Shores
  • Rowleys Bay Landing
  • Sand Bay Beach Resort
  • Scandinavian Lodge
  • Shores Condo
  • Shore View Condos- Sister Bay
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  • Summit Beach
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  • Village View- Egg Harbor
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DOOR COUNTY TOWNS & VILLAGES

  • Baileys Harbor
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Chicago fishing: Trying for perch, hot summer patterns, bass, steelhead signs

Trying for perch with the reopening of perch fishing in Illinois’ Lake Michigan waters, signs of steelhead and hot (emphasis on hot) summer patterns lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Macky Weathers, 7, with a big northern pike from northern Wisconsin.

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Mike Jacoby emailed the photo at the top last week and this:

Hey Dale, . . . I took my nephew Macky Weathers (7yrs old) from Highland Park musky fishing up in the Eagle River/Three Lakes area over the weekend, and he landed a 36” Pike. We were trolling crankbaits and it hit right on a weed point. He did an amazing job battling and getting the fish to the boat for me to net! After releasing the pike and getting everything reset, we lost a nice musky that jumped a few times and threw the bait. It was an awesome fish! Thanks for the consideration Dale! I hope all is well with you! Mike

Illinois: From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

“Bullfrogs may be taken only by hook and line, gig, pitchfork, spear, bow and line, or bow and arrow and arrow, hand, or landing net.June 15 through October 15, both dates inclusiveDaily Harvest Limit is 8; possession limit is 16A sport fishing license is required to harvest reptiles and amphibians”

Indiana: From the Indiana DNR:

“Frog hunting season runs from June 15, 2024 – April 30, 2025, and hunters can harvest the American bullfrog and green frog. The bag limit is 25 frogs per day with a possession limit of 50 frogs, and any combination of bullfrogs or green frogs maybe be used to reach these bag and harvest limits.”

CHICAGO PASSES

Park Bait sells parking passes. Stay tuned for other sites to soon sell passes. Email [email protected] with questions. Chicago Park District parking passes ($20 for two months) are for the anglers’ parking lots at DuSable and Burnham harbors.

LAKEFRONT PARKING

My column from Nov. 30, 2022, on parking the length of the Chicago lakefront is posted at https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/11/30/23485385/chicago-lakefront-parking-fishing

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Jay Damm with a bluegill from Lemont Quarries.

Jay Damm emailed the photos above and below, and this:

Hi Dale,I managed to get out to the Lemont Quarries today, and was not disappointed. The bluegill fishing was fantastic, with the action being almost nonstop from the first cast. It was rather challenging to get around, as the algae bloom made it difficult to row my personal pontoon boat through, so I had to navigate breaks in the vegetation to get to my preferred panfish spot in the quarries, “Bluegill Bay”. I was not disappointed, for from the first cast many hand-sized fish were nailing my Rocket (slip) bobber rig baited with live red worms on the drop. I do love fighting bluegill on ultra-light tackle, it feels like pulling in a sheet of plywood sideways. I could see and hear large surface “plops” all around me, apparently fish taking advantage of the abundant insect offerings, namely (but not exclusively) cicadas. Call it a cicada frenzy, call it post spawn, but it was a stellar bluegill day like none other at the quarries. Too many gills to count, all released.Tight lines,Jay

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Jay Damm’s method of fishing the Lemont Quarries.

Dave Kranz of Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake and with his You-Tube channel, Dave Kranz Living the wild outdoors , texted:

. . Panfish are good on wax worms and red worms. It’s froggin time fish the slop! 7 foot 4 inch heavy rod and 50 lb braid.

Fishing the slop is one of my favorite times of the year.

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Charles Horwath with a largemouth bass from the suburbs.

Charles Howwath emailed the photo above and this:

Hi, Another nice bass caught on weightless nightcrawler . Sorry I don’t usually weight the catch. I find the fun in catching them the way i want to. Charles Horwath Darien

I understand that thought.

Dan Edwards at Bridgeport Bait and Tackle said catfish are being caught at Saganashkee; on Maple, catfish are being caught on cicadas on a bobber; Chatterbaits are working for largemouth at Tampier.

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Bill Buchhaas with a largemouth bass in the heat in Shorewood.

Bill Buchhaas messaged the photo above and this on Monday:

Dale...tube bait was the trick for midday fishing despite the hot weather..from Shorewood pond... this one was easy 3#....

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Ken “Husker” O’Malley holds a largemouth bass from local waters.

Ken “Husker” O’Malley of Husker Outdoors emailed the photo above and this:

Hey Dale, Here is a recap of this past weeks fishing. Area lakes-The frog rod got the call for the first time this season. I had a short window so it was early on and early off. Weed growth is heavy on flats with lily pads filling in nicely. It’s the perfect conditions for kermit to catch some bass. I went 2 for 4 on blowups. With this weeks temps of 90 plus through next weekend, this bite will only continue to get better. Bass will be looking for shade and an easy meal. FINS Braids infinity braid in 50lb test was the perfect line to get those bass out of heavy cover. . . . TTYL Ken “Husker” O’Malley Husker Outdoors Waterwerks fishing team

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Rob Abouchar with a largemouth bass from Island Lake.

Rob Abouchar messaged the photo above and this:

Hi Dale I’m back from a whirlwind couple of days after heading to Merrill to cut the grass check the house and then on to Milwaukee for Zappa rehearsal. I had a little time to fish from shore in town where I launched for years with Bella. The weather was ominous and the river had the kind of swift current that makes for an almost non existent bite. Possibly from dams being open further down river. I reembarked on my quest to catch a musky on a senko. A kayak fly fisherman was at the launch and also was after musky. I dared not tell him of my follie. He pointed out an osprey nest on the baseball field lights. The rain storm was imminent as I headed back to the house. In island lake the bite for bass remained good as the hot sunny weather set in. Texas rigged neko worm and wacky rigged senko in baby bass and green pumpkin under dock a and in shade AR we s produced nice largies. Anglers Fly fishing for bluegill having success. On the music front I had a great time joining indika reggae band last Saturday on melodic and a little freestyle. Tonight I may bring the melodic to join Gizzae in Libertyville at independence Grove where we saw some huge bass hanging under the lakeside deck feeding on pan fish. It’s 3 weeks to go till the zappa shows. Midnight mile June 29 at Morgan’s in Libertyville. A and not last of all the conscious rockers at the Montrose beach dock this Saturday 7pm. Here we go! Tight lines and good health! Rob

Pete Lamar emailed:

Hi Dale, I’ve braved the heat a couple of times for some pretty average fishing. I wanted to try a cicada pattern before it becomes irrelevant in a couple of weeks and stuck with it to the point of stubbornness. I got into some big bluegills on a Kane County F. P. pond, but only a few. If I’d really wanted to match the hatch, a dragonfly pattern would’ve been much better. As for wildlife, the highlight was startling a mink near a footpath. He got back to the water in a hurry when he saw me. This is a forest preserve pond but there is a local homeowners association involved too. I bumped into a professional trapper earlier in the Spring the HOA had hired to remove excess muskrats. That probably accounts for the mink colonizing this place. In addition to the muskrats, the place is full of bullfrogs as well as rabbits in the native grasses nearby. It must seem like a Golden Corral to a mink. Pete

BEAVER ISLAND, MICHIGAN

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Mike Lyons holds a largemouth bass from Beaver Island, Michigan.

Mike Lyons emailed the photo above and this:

Hi Dale, The bass on the island have moved off their beds and are hitting wacky worms and still hitting even though they are full of bait fish, managing some very nice rock bass and a few pike for some variety. I moved this snapper of the road before it was flattened.All the best Mike Lyons

BRAIDWOOD LAKE

Dan Edwards at Bridgeport Bait and Tackle said big blues are being caught on frozen shad.

Open daily 6 a.m. to sunset.

Click here for a preview that gives hope for a good year.

CHAIN O’LAKES AREA

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Gene NeSmith holds a big crappie from the Chain O’Lakes.

Provided by Eugene NeSmith

Eugene NeSmith had an early outing with his dad Gene that resulted in the Fish of the Week, but there was other fish than just walleye, as Eugene noted:

We caught a ton of fish and this 16in crappie he caught

Art Frisell at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch said catfish are excellent in 5-10 feet with crawlers, stinkbait or roaches; carp are good; walleye good around bridge areas or main lake points, leeches, large fatheads or crawlers with walleye rigs; crappie are fair toward evening on glow Custom jigs and small minnows; bluegill fair in 8-12, ice jigs waxies or spikes; seek white bass in 8-15 with Mepps spinners with a split shot.

NOTE: Check updates on water conditions at foxwaterway.com or (847) 587-8540.

NOTE 2: Stratton Lock and Dam is open 8 a.m. to midnight through Sept. 30

CHICAGO RIVER

Dan Edwards at Bridgeport Bait and Tackle said from Ping Tom Memorial Park and downstream a mixed bag of small bluegills, crappie and catfish (on the bottom on Nitro worms).

COOLING LAKES

Braidwood, Heidecke and LaSalle are open daily 6 a.m.-sunset.

DELAVAN LAKE, WISCONSIN

Arden Katz said bluegill were 13-15 feet deep on the drop-shotting jigabit jigs with maggots (some bonus walleye, too); but guys using trout worms did even better.

Capt. Dave Duwe emailed:

Delavan Lake 6/17/24 through 6/24/24 With the warm weather, I have been positioning myself on the deep weedlines in 20-25 ft of water. Due to the cold spring, the largemouth bass are a couple of weeks behind schedule, the bass are not very thick on the weedline yet. They are in the medium weeds between 8 and 10 ft of water. Northern pike fishing has been fantastic. If you can’t catch them now, you should quit fishing. The biggest pike are in 27 ft of water. The largest concentration of fish is between 18 and 22 ft of water. The best presentation has been lindy rigging suckers or using Thill slip bobbers about ½ way down the water column. Look for the fish by Browns Channel or by Willow Point. The key I have found is keeping your bait moving. I’ve been electric motor trolling almost exclusively. Largemouth bass have been a bit slow. I’ve been on the deep weedline. If you are targeting largemouth bass you need to be in and around the docks in 6-8 ft of water. You want to fish split shot rigged nightcrawlers or a black and blue All Terrain jig. The best location has been the North Shore from the Yacht Club down to Willow Point. The few weedline fish I’ve been catching have been over 5 lbs. I’ve been catching them by the Yacht Club or over by Browns Channel. In the next week or so, the bass will be schooled up and be very easy to catch. Bluegill fishing has also been fantastic. The fish are in 15-18 ft of water. Look for the fish just west of the Yacht Club or by Willow Point. I’ve been catching a lot of fish throughout the lake, location doesn’t seem to matter but the depth is crucial. Walleye Pike can be caught using two different methods. The first is trolling deep diving crank baits along the weedline in 18 ft of water. You want to use a crankbait in perch or crappie pattern. The second method is lindy rigging jumbo leeches right around the weedline also in 18 ft of water. Look for the fish by the Village Supper Club or by Browns Channel. The one key has been making sure you are fishing the windy side of the lake. Crappie fishing has been sporadic. They are suspended over deep water. The fish are concentrating on the pods of small bait fish. They can be caught on purple or chartreuse plastic with a 1/32 oz jig. Look for the fish just east of Willow Point or just west of the Yacht Club. Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063.

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Larry Jennings with a mixed bag of Downstate bounty.

Larry Jennings messaged the photo above and this (I think I can guess which water by the walleye):

Stopped working on my house long enough to take a downstate trip to my favorite crappie honey hole and sweated through a hot slow afternoon bite, but they turned on when the sun went down and managed to get a couple of Walleye to boot! Nic Father’s Day weekend

HENNEPIN-HOPPER: Open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 2, sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Details are at https://www.wetlands-initiative.org/dixon-paddling-fishing .

POWERTON: Both bank and boat fishing are open. Hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m. through Sept. 30.

EMIQUON PRESERVE: Open daily, sunrise to sunset. Access permits and liability waivers are available Tuesday to Saturday at Dickson Mounts Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details at https://www.nature.org/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/documents/2024EmiquonLakeAccessRules.pdf .

SPRING LAKE: Open.

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Bob Johnson with a small redfish caught while snook fishing in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bob Johnson emailed the photo above and this Tuesday morning:

Hey Dale - Caught a small redfish this morning snook fishing off our wall in st Pete. Great little fight! Fish grabbed the spoon on retrieve and raced out drag before giving up. Fun stuff.

That is living large.

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Len Cajic holds a smallmouth bass from the Fox River.

Provided by Vince Oppedisano

Vince Oppedisano emailed this report from Len Cajic: :

Hey Dale, I wasn’t able to get out this week, but here’s a report and photo from Len Cajic: “The river is still at a high level. Tough to wade safely. The water is stained/dirty. The heat has made the fishing difficult. Finesse presentations have been key. Hairjig, ned rig, etc. Have been getting them on crankbaits also. Topwater works in the early morning or late evening. The smallmouth have been caught mostly in current seams, dam area, and close to shore in shade pockets / slack water.”

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Blackberries along the Fox River system.

Pete Lamar emailed the photo above and this on Thursday:

Hi Dale, I fished the Fox last night before the extreme heat builds and possible upcoming rain muddies it up. Water was high but clear and cool-prime conditions. I got a few smallmouths, but I must be getting jaded by recent success: I didn’t bother to photograph a 16 inch fish. I was more interested in the blackberries ripening. Also, a bald eagle flew right over me. He circled mid-river briefly, then swooped down and picked off a fish and continued on his way. The turkey monitoring you wrote about today is a pretty cool program. I got into it last year after our conversations with Mr. Garver. I see turkeys occasionally during my wanderings on the Fox watershed in Kendall and western Kane County. You have great taste in comedic movies. Pete

I like my tastes in comedic movies, too. I also need to get serious about doing the turkey monitoring in my ramblings.

Then on Tuesday, he updated:

Hi Dale, . . . The Fox has returned to normal Summer levels, much lower than it was for the past week. It’s also as clear as I’ve seen it during the Summer. It was a great backdrop, but all I got were some small smallmouths. Water temps are rising quickly in the extreme heat, so it may be time to focus on oxygenated water near dams and fast water, or go back to the spring-fed tributaries. Pete
The hot weather has helped the catfish bite on the Fox River cut bait, suckers and stink bait.

GENEVA LAKE, WISCONSIN

Arden Katz said largemouth are being caught in 8-12 feet with a dropshot; pumpkinseed in the same 8-12 feet, they’re using on the bass beds.

Lake Geneva Fishing Reports 6/17/24 through 6/24/24 Lake Trout are biting in the main lake basin. Most of the fish are suspended off the bottom between 50 and 90 ft down in 115-130 ft of water. Most of the fish are caught at first light or right at dusk. With the longer days, you need to get up very early to get the best bite. Fish can be caught on nickel/green or nickel/blue spoons fished on down riggers. I’ve been trolling the spoons at 2 to 2 ½ mph. Smallmouth bass have finished spawning and have moved out on the break lines. The best depth has been 12-18 ft of water. They can be caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig or drop shotting small finesse worms. My best success has come by Linn Pier or by Belvidere Park in Fontana. I’ve caught a lot of post spawn females in excess of 20 inches in the past few weeks. The smallmouth bass bite this spring has been one of the best in the past 3 years. Rock bass remain everywhere on the lake. Lake Geneva is an awesome place to take a first time angler for a lot of action. The highest concentration of fish is from 10-12 ft of water. The bigger fish seem to be on the break line in 12-18 ft of water. My best location has been by Linn Pier by what is known as the duck hole. The best bait has been a split shot rigged nightcrawler. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on live bait, white hair jigs have also been producing a lot of fish. Largemouth bass have not moved to deep water yet. They are still in the weed flats. My best location has been by Trinkes or in Geneva Bay by the boat launch. The bass can be caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers, wacky rigged Senkos or split shot rigged green pumpkin lizards. My biggest fish this past week was 4.3 lbs. caught in Trinkes bay. The next couple of weeks should be some of the best largemouth bass fishing shallow that Geneva has to offer. Bluegills and Pumpkin Seeds have been sporadic. The biggest fish I’ve caught has been in Trinkes Bay in 12-13 ft of water. I’ve been catching the fish by accident on split shot rigged nightcrawlers. If you wanted to key on them, I would use leaf worms fished on a slip bobber while anchored. Some of the pumpkin seeds this past week were over 10 inches. Perch still remain in the shallow waters. They are on the hard bottom near points. On Saturday last week, the average size was very good. There was one keeper per five small ones, which is pretty good for Lake Geneva. I’ve been catching them on nightcrawlers pieces fished on a Thill slip bobber or a split shot rig. Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063.

GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN

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Brennan Zimmy, 15, from Geneva caught his personal-best largemouth bass of 20 1/2 inches Friday on Fox Lake with guide Mike Norris.

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Guide Mike Norris emailed the photo above and this:

Big Green Lake: Water clarity is extremely clear for this time of the year. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are post-spawn and have moved to deeper water. Work quarter-ounce tube jigs and drop shot rigs in 10 to 15 feet of water. The better areas are where gravel extends from shallow water to deep water. Try trolling spinner rigs over the top of the deeper weeds for walleye. Troll crankbaits for white bass are suspended near the Heidel Bar. You can find rock bass everywhere. I’m catching them with a drop shot and a red worm around cribs in 17 feet of water. Fox Lake: A bloom has formed on the surface due to the warmer lake temperatures. This allows largemouth bass to stay shallow. The dam separating the Fox Lake from the Beaver Dam Lake is open and creates a flow that flushes bait through the system. This results in excellent fishing for largemouth bass. The rocky points from Brushwood, Elmwood, and Dead Island are key fishing areas for bass. My lure of choice is a wacky worm, and I am casting them to the edge of the rocky points which come off the islands. Crappies are good out on the basin for those drifting with a split shot and minnow. Walleyes remain active in 10 to 15 feet of water off Maple Point. Troll spinners with a piece of crawler or vertically jig with plastics to catch them.

GREEN/STURGEON BAYS, WISCONSIN

Arden Katz said tremendous smallmouth bass in the Sister Bay area on Howie’s tube jigs

Click here for the Wisconsin DNR weekly report.

HEIDECKE LAKE

KANKAKEE RIVER

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Dave Strobel holds a smallmouth bass from the Kankakee River.

Provided by Ken “Husker” O’Malley

Hey Dale, Here is a recap of this past weeks fishing. . . . Kankakee River-river is slightly up and stained but very wadable. Smallmouth are setting up into their summer pattern. Focus on current seams and moving water that has larger boulders. Lipless cranks have been the most consistent bait. Dave Strobel with a nice bass. . . . TTYL Ken “Husker” O’Malley Husker Outdoors Waterwerks fishing team

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George Peters with a smallmouth bass from the Kankakee River.

George Peters emailed the photo above and this:

Hi Dale , river is wadeable and semi~ clear, however bass are on post spawn and not active. Many casts are needed for a few bites, fish should be back feeding in a week or two. G. Peters

Dan Edwards at Bridgeport Bait and Tackle said beautiful smallmouth are being caught on Rooster Tails; some big catfish at night.

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Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor texted:

Hi, good morning. Perch opened Sunday, and as is with summer Perch catches, some guys had their limit, others had few or none. The ones that were caught are nice sizes. Hitting crayfish and minnows. The weekend was also hot at Diversey for Steelhead. We heard one guy had caught 4 as well as a few guys having 1’s. They were hitting shrimp and hair jigs with wax worms. Sheephead are hitting when winds are north. Our hours are now 4am to 8pm 7 days a week. Have an awesome week.

Dan Edwards at Bridgeport Bait and Tackle said a buddy caught eight keepers at Montrose on opening day and another customer four behind McCormick Place Tuesday morning. The shop is having a free big perch contest (by weight) with a $100 first place prize and other prizes.

Capt. Bob Poteshman of Confusion Charters said out of North Point, good big coho in 40-100 from the state line to the hotel at Illinois Beach State Park. Out of Chicago, all along the lakefront in 55-75 is loaded with coho; best are Dodgers and flies (Stubbys and Aqua flies are a favorite).

Rob Wendel , proprietor of Lake Michigan Angler in Winthrop Harbor, said fishing was good for coho the last several days in 60-110 with baby Spin Doctors or Stubby dodgers and flies; a few more kings on wire divers and Dragonslayer flashers with Bullfrog flies; a few steelhead on the coho rigs.

LaSALLE LAKE

Open daily 6 a.m. to sunset. As a perched lake, boating is closed when winds top or will top 14 mph. Check daily updates on boating at (815) 640-8099.

MADISON LAKES, WISCONSIN

Click here for the update from D&S Bait , Tackle & Fly Shop .

Hours are 6 a.m. to sunset.

NORTHERN WISCONSIN

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Joe Potocki holds a muskie from northern Wisconsin.

Provided by “Muskie Ed” Potocki

“Muskie Ed” Potocki emailed the photo above and this:

Hi Dale, what a Fathers Day bonus!! My brother Joe caught and released this Muskie out of the Famous “Chippewa Flowage“ on a “Mepps Muskie killer No. 5, Yellow and black bucktail. They were only fishing a couple hours, and his daughter, Becca, Netted the fish!!! It’s his personal best Wisconsin Muskie and a Father’s Day to remember forever!!

Kurt Justice at Kurt’s Island Sport Shop in Minocqua emailed:

Heading into the first day of summer and it continues to be a wet, windy season so far. Lots of fronts moving through keeping anglers off the water or making it tough to stay with the winds we keep getting. Those able to wet some lines doing well with good reports from gamefish anglers. Musky: Good-Very Good – Keep in mind the “bite” window for these long fish is sometimes short. Some very nice fish over the past week, topping 50” have been boated. Bucktails over deep weedlines along big drops. Double bladed to push water and rubber baits were key. Muggy, warm evenings have been hot for top-water action. Smaller bucktails such as #500, #700 Buchertails and Wizards doing best in mornings over shallower weeds producing mid-30” to low-40” fish. Largemouth Bass: Good-Very Good – No reports of bedding to our knowledge, yet good reports of nice LMB in 6-10’ weeds on Wacky Worms, jig/creature, pre-rigged worms and top-water baits (evenings). Casting big weed flats with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits also effective. Smallmouth Bass: Good-Very Good – First move off the beds has been out in 8-14’ weeds. Ned rigs and Wacky Worms best. As waters warm up, we should see more movement out to rock bars. Walleye: Good – Signs of Mayfly (hexagenia) hatches moving up the water columns over the weekend and now actual reports of hatches reaching the surface has slowed those waters. Yet on waters not ready, nice fish being caught using redtails or full crawlers along coontail edges of 14-16’ on larger lakes. Lots of reports of protected “slot” fish and those larger being caught and released. Northern Pike: Good – Best on 4-5” swimbaits over cabbage flats of 6-12’. Nice averages of 25-30” fish with two over 36” this past weekend. Bluegills: Good – Lots of reports of staging Gills, lots of heavy egg laden fish in 6-9’ outside shallow spawning areas. Most on worms with floats on tiny jigs. Wind making small/light presentations tough. Yellow Perch: Good-Fair – Wind biggest factor as fishing pockets in shallow flats tough. Beavertails, medium fatheads or leeches under weighted floats best. No concentrations, but some very respectable (9-11”) fish scattered about. Crappies: Fair – As with other panfish, tough to sit on productive spots and use viable presentations. Live Crappie minnows or small tubes under weighted floats in 8-14’ narrow leaf cabbage best. More weather expected through this weekend, coming in small waves. The following week looks to get very summer-like with highs in the upper 70s to mid-80’s should get the summer patterns locked in. Mosquitos have been heavy, especially on the calm, humid spells. Out away from shore, no skeeters – just some flies. Kurt Justice Kurt’s Island Sports Shop – Like us on FaceBook

NORTHWEST INDIANA

Skamania Mania: Ken Garson of St. John, Indiana, won the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders’ 34th annual free event with one of 14-pounds, 8-ounces.

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A.J. Cwiok holds a steelhead from northwest Indiana.

A. J. Cwiok messaged the photo above Thursday and this:

Good fishin in Indiana today

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A success morning of fishing coho early in northwest Indiana.

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Capt. Rich Sleziak at Slez’s Bait in Lake Station texted the photo above and this:

Coho action still good most days fishing in 65 to 85ft of water from east Chicago to Michigan city. Stubby dodgers and flys best fishing 25 to 60 down. A good number of steelhead over the weekend fishing portage Riverwalk and Michigan city pier. Shrimp and crawlers did best but some caught on a variety of other baits Trail creek in Michigan city giving up steelhead using shrimp, spawn saks and some on spinners. Catfish of all sizes being caught at night fishing burns ditch and deep river using triple s stinkbait, skipjack and shad.

ROOT RIVER, WISCONSIN

Click here for the Wisconsin DNR’s report, usually on Tuesday or Wednesday.

SHABBONA LAKE

John Honiotes at Boondocks reported walleye popping good on leeches; catfish on cutbait; some crappie active around Somonauk Point; some largemouth action; water temperature was 78 Tuesday morning.

Site hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Boondocks is open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN LAKEFRONT

Ken Maggiore messaged:

Not sure if you have heard about the cohos this year on the lake but it’s shaping up to be like the run in 2019. I have a good feeling there may be a few records beat this year. The charter(Schools Out Sport Fishing out of Racine,Wi) I work for has been getting them in the 10lb plus range already. I wouldnt be shocked to see one go 25lbs this year.

As regular readers know, I live for stuff like that. Maybe this is the year we finally bust a coho record.

Click here for the southern Lake Michigan reports from the Wisconsin DNR.

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

Proprietor Phil Schuman at Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor said coho are being caught 120, a few steelhead off the pier (less with the heat; some steelhead in the river to the Berriend Springs Dam; very few perch; walleye slowed in the river.

WOLF RIVER, WISCONSIN

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Gary Bloom with bounty from the Wolf River in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

Gary Bloom messaged the photo above and this from Winneconne:

Limit of nice walleye. Bonus pike. Still catching on Salmos.

Guide Bill Stoeger in Fremont texted:

Water temp Monday was 71.8 degrees. The walleye bite has been getting better as the temperature goes up. Casting small crank baits, blade baits, or dragging jig/ crawler combination all working.

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15 Best Family Resorts in Orlando FL Everyone Will Love

W hen visiting Orlando, families tend to spend their days running around from theme park to theme park, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want a fabulous resort to return to at the end of the day. I have lost track when it comes to the number of properties in the Orlando area we have visited, but these are some we would recommend for families based on their amenities, location, and, let’s be honest, cleanliness. It’s hard to narrow down the properties, but we think these are the best family resorts in Orlando FL. 

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Where should I stay in Orlando with kids?

If you aren’t staying at the Orlando theme parks, you might wonder where to stay in Orlando with kids. These are some of our favorite resorts in Orlando Florida, and they all offer amazing accommodations for families as well as accessibility to the parks.

1. Marriott’s Grande Vista

Marriott’s Grande Vista   might be the perfect place for a large family stay in Orlando. Not only does it offer luxury villas and a terrific location, but there are plenty of activities on-site to keep everyone busy.

The villas range from studios to two-bedroom units, and larger villas have more than one bathroom. All of them come with fully equipped kitchens. If you want to save money on eating out, this could be a great option.

The property boasts four swimming pools (including one for children), three restaurants, a multitude of children’s activities, a fitness center, and even paddle boat rentals. Golfers have access to the Grande Vista Golf Club, and if there is any downtime, parents can relax at The Spa at Grande Vista.

BOOK YOUR STAY AT MARRIOTT GRANDE VISTA HERE

2. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

People will ask if it’s cheaper to stay within Walt Disney World Resort or outside. And the answer is: it depends.

We stayed off-property when our kids were younger, and we really should have stayed on-property at Disney World. There are many reasonable Value resorts (we like  Pop Century ) and Moderate resorts (we prefer  Coronado Springs ), but if you can splurge on Deluxe, head to Yacht Club resort.

This New England beach club-themed resort is one of our favorite Orlando family resorts. The resort has a three-acre water play area with a shipwreck, multiple pools, and a lazy river.

There are several restaurants on site, from casual poolside to the Yachtsman Steakhouse. And you can easily access the back entrance of Epcot and avoid the crowds.   Click here for more Epcot tip s !

The rooms at the Disney Yacht Club are extremely comfortable and feature garden or water views. Regular rooms sleep four comfortably, and there are suites for up to 6 people. There’s also mini golf and an arcade on the property to entertain families on-site.

Looking for fun after dark? Check out the illuminated pickleball court or the nightly campfire. 

Other Disney resorts we recommend are the  Disney Riviera Resort ,  Disney’s Beach Club  (great pool and easy access to Epcot), and  Disney’s Grand Floridian  (easy monorail access).

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT DISNEY YACHT CLUB

3. Embassy Suites-Lake Buena Vista

Not far from the theme parks is one of the best  Embassy Suites in Orlando . This is an all-suite resort that is perfect for families.

The spacious two-bedroom family suites have kitchenettes and pull-out sofas so your entire group can feel comfortable spending time in the room.

The complimentary breakfast is a perfect way to start the day (our kids loved the made-to-order omelet station), and many enjoy the complimentary evening reception with snacks and drinks.

The resort has a putting green, indoor and outdoor pools, a basketball court, a beach volleyball court, a kids splash pad, dive-in movies, and outdoor cabanas with TVs and refrigerators. Our kids enjoyed the live music and food and beverages that were available poolside.

This property is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor, which means they offer complimentary theme park shuttle service to Magic Kingdom, and guests can purchase Disney tickets at the guest services desk to save themselves time at the parks.

BOOK YOUR STAY AT EMBASSY SUITES ORLANDO HERE

4. B Resort Lake Buena Vista

Located close to Disney Springs,  B Resort & Spa  attempts to set itself apart from other properties with its artistic decor and quirky touches. Rooms are spacious, and some of the family-friendly rooms offer bunk beds as a special treat.

A stay here is simple and comfortable. This is perfect if you plan to spend most of your time at the parks or other attractions. Relax in the zero-entry pool or check out their kids game room. 

There is 24-hour room service and a restaurant on the property, but with easy access to all the restaurants at Disney Springs, it is easy to satisfy everyone’s palates. The hotel also offers shuttle service to the Walt Disney World resorts and ticket sales for the Disney theme parks.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT B RESORT!

5. Marriott Royal Palms

Marriott’s Royal Palms  and its luxurious 2 bedroom villas are perfect for families. One room is a master suite with a soaking tub, and the other is a spacious bedroom with its own bath. A full kitchen and table is the perfect setup for making meals before or after a day out.

The hotel shares amenities with the Orlando World Center Marriott. Hotel guests can enjoy the quieter outdoor pool at the Royal Palms or take the shuttle to the waterpark at World Center.

We enjoyed a nice stay with the grandparents overlooking the Royal Palms golf course. The property is equidistant from Sea World, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World, making it a solid choice in Orlando.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT MARRIOTT ROYAL PALMS

6. Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek  is conveniently located to all Walt Disney World resorts and is situated on a 482-acre nature preserve.

Kids will love the lazy river and water park, and parents will love having access to the 12 restaurants shared by Hilton and its sister property, the Waldorf Astoria. 

Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed. Some have views of the Disney World parks, and there is a suite option that sleeps six guests. 

Families have access to the Waldorf Astoria kids club, and there are plenty of activities throughout the property to entertain children of all ages. The hotel also offers free transportation to Walt Disney World and the purchase of WDW tickets.

Golfers have privileges at the Waldorf course, and the Waldorf spa treatments are available to Hilton guests as well.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT HILTON BONNET CREEK

7. Four Seasons Orlando

If you want to splurge for your family vacation,  Four Seasons in Orlando  is the place to go. Located within the gates of Walt Disney World near Fort Wilderness, this luxury resort is a perfect mix of Four Seasons experiences and Disney. It’s also one of our favorite places in Orlando with a water park.

There are character breakfasts, Disney in-room celebrations for special occasions, and a Disney planning center on site. In addition to everything Disney, guests will enjoy the all-day complimentary kids’ camp, dive-in movies, splash zone, water slide, and lazy river.

Parents will love the spa, golf course, and tennis courts. Rooms are quite spacious, and many offer balcony rooms with spectacular views of Disney fireworks.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT FOUR SEASONS ORLANDO

8. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Swan and Dolphin Resort  is perfectly situated for accessing all of the Walt Disney World parks. The property is two separate hotels, The Swan and The Dolphin, connected by a walkway and sharing some amenities.

Guest rooms come in different sizes, from Standard to Grand Deluxe to Suites. They have an understated aesthetic, which is nice if you want a calming atmosphere after an overwhelming day in the parks. 

The property has five heated pools, a game room, jogging trails, a spa, and a complimentary shuttle service to the Disney parks.

The properties offer 17 on-site restaurants and lounges with a large variety of cuisines. Young guests will love dining with Disney characters at Garden Grove, or even a casual meal poolside.

BOOK YOUR STAY AT SWAN AND DOLPHIN RESORT

9. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort 

If you’re looking for a comfortable and low-key resort within Universal Orlando,   Loews Sapphire Falls Resort  is a great choice. This family-friendly hotel has an elevated vibe but is still perfect for the whole family – whether you have little ones splashing around the pool or older kids who want non-stop action at the Universal Parks. 

At Loews Sapphire Falls, you are within walking distance of Volcano Bay water park, and the water taxi will take you straight from the hotel to the other Universal parks. 

But you can also have a fantastic time at the hotel. There is a spacious pool area with a water slide and cabana rentals, four restaurants and lounges, and a fun Caribbean-inspired design that’s not over-the-top. 

Room options will fit a range of family sizes. Have a little more space with a kids suite, which has twin beds in their own room. Or opt for the hospitality suite that has a dining area, kitchenette, and sitting area. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS

10. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

If you love a kitschy 1950s vibe, you have to check out  Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort . 

This is one of the Universal value resorts, and it puts you steps away from the action of the theme parks. Onsite amenities include two huge swimming pools with a waterslide and lazy river, a bowling alley, an arcade, a fitness center, a food court, multiple bars, and a Starbucks. 

Many families choose the Cabana Bay Beach Resort because it’s so close to the Volcano Bay waterpark . Even though it is within walking distance of the Universal parks and the CityWalk entertainment area, there is also a shuttle to get you back and forth (perfect after a long day on your feet!). 

Rooms are colorful and funky, and the 6-person family suites offer extra space plus a kitchenette. The entire hotel has such a fun vibe for a family vacation, and kids will feel completely at home. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT CABANA BAY

11. Encore Resort at Reunion

Encore Resort at Reunion  is a popular choice for large families, but it’s also perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a resort-style experience with all the comforts of home.

The resort is a collection of vacation homes, ranging from 3 – 13 bedrooms, so you won’t feel cramped as you try to relax between Orlando adventures. 

Or, you can spend most of your vacation time right on the grounds of the resort! Each home has a private pool, and some also have hot tubs and game rooms. 

The resort’s pool area here is impressive: a 60-foot tour with three thrilling slides, a large splash area for younger children, and a pool with cabana rentals. The property also has a basketball court, a playground, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. 

There are some good dining options at Encore, but you can also take advantage of the full kitchen that’s right in your private home. There will also be a washer and dryer along with a private driveway. 

Your stay includes free transportation to Disney World (just minutes away), Universal, and Seaworld Orlando. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION

12. Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Ritz Carlton Orlando is a great option for families who want a luxury accommodation to go along with park convenience. The resort sits on over 500 acres with lakes and a farm, making it a true escape.

Within the resort there are suites and rooms, but there are also residences. The Residences offer up to 4800 square feet of space and include full kitchens and multiple bedrooms and baths.

Spend your days relaxing in one of the poolside cabanas, or explore the resort’s pools and access to Grande Lakes Waterpark. Other amenities include an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a world-class spa, and 13 restaurants. There is no need to ever leave the property!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT RITZ CARLTON ORLANDO

13. JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Orlando’s JW Marriott is worlds away from the loud, kitschy excitement of theme park hotels. Yet it’s still decidedly family-friendly, and it’s close to all the area’s popular attractions. In fact, they even provide shuttle service to Walt Disney World. 

But staying here still feels like an oasis as you settle into its quiet atmosphere. The resort is situated on a 500-acre expanse of land that includes lakes, a championship golf course, and a working farm. 

Unwind in its world-class spa, or soak up the sun at the adults-only pool. Or, hang out with the kids. The property boasts a fun aquatic obstacle course, falconry experiences, kayak rentals, and fishing lessons. 

Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with private balconies and chic bathrooms. We especially love their executive suites, which have two or three bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 guests. The bunk beds are a big plus for little ones!

The restaurants at JW Marriott are a welcome reprieve from theme park food. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, a chef-created burger menu, and a MICHELIN-recommended Italian restaurant. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT JW MARRIOTT ORLANDO GRANDE LAKES

14. Gaylord Palms Resort

The Gaylord Palms Resort is a really fun place for families, especially if you take advantage of their onsite waterpark. Older kids can go on the thrilling slides (including a free-fall water slide), while younger ones love the zero-entry pool and water playground. 

But there’s more to Gaylord Palms than its waterpark. The interior is gorgeous: an atrium that captures the beauty and spirit of Florida all in one place. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and you can upgrade to suites that have kitchenettes. 

Grown-ups can visit the Relâche Spa & Salon or escape to an onsite bar. Dining options for all ages include a breakfast buffet, Jamba Juice, and Old Hickory Steakhouse. 

Stays here include a shuttle to all the Disney World Parks, and it’s close to hot spots like Universal and Seaworld, too. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT GAYLOR PALMS ORLANDO

15. Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

The Hard Rock Hotel has a fun theming that perfectly complements your time at Universal Orlando. Everything revolves around music, glamor, and fame, helping each guest feel like a true rock star. This might be the perfect option if you are visiting Orlando with teens.

The massive pool has an underwater sound system. There is a giant waterslide for big kids, a fountain area for little ones, and a bar service for the grown-ups! The fitness center has steam and sauna rooms if you want to get in even more relaxation. 

Club-level rooms include morning breakfast and evening beer and wine. Future Rock Star Suites have the ultimate theming. Kids can sleep amid memorabilia of today’s top stars. Or, they can hit the stage – the floor changes color beneath your feet, and the backdrop is a crowd of adoring fans. 

There’s a casual all-day restaurant, a steakhouse, a grab-and-go spot, and room service at the Hard Rock Hotel. The property is within the Universal Resort and has a shuttle service to the various parks. 

Stays at Hard Rock Hotel include Universal Express Unlimited, which allows you to skip the line at select rides within the parks. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK RATES AT HARD ROCK ORLANDO

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  1. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    Welcome to Door County's premier waterfront location. Wake up to panoramic views of Sister Bay from your bedroom window. Watch sailboats glide by your private patio or deck. Snuggle up beside a field stone fireplace. Toast another spectacular sunset from our marina. No matter how you choose to unwind, there's no better place than the Yacht ...

  2. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. 15 reviews. #1 of 1 apartment in Sister Bay. 10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9090. Write a review. Check availability. Full view.

  3. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay Rooms Pictures & Reviews (WI)

    We have stayed at Yacht Club of Sister Bay many times through the years and until this year have had excellent experiences. We were immensely dissatisfied this time with the substandard unit we were given for our 5-night stay - #510 (apparently the owners of this until also own another unit at this property - beware).

  4. YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

    11 reviews and 3 photos of YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY "Great condos! We stayed on the third floor. Two bedroom condo with two baths, balcony, steam shower, and washer and dryer. The main bathroom had two sinks. I would however recommend a king size bed for the main room. Second room had two twin beds and a pull out in the living room. Flat screen tv in the main living room and a smaller tv in ...

  5. Amazing stay

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay: Amazing stay - See 13 traveler reviews, 6 candid photos, and great deals for The Yacht Club at Sister Bay at Tripadvisor.

  6. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay, Sister Bay: See 13 traveller reviews, 6 candid photos, and great deals for The Yacht Club at Sister Bay, ranked #2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Sister Bay and rated 3.5 of 5 at Tripadvisor.

  7. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    10673 Regatta Way - Sister Bay, WI 54234. Information: 920-854-3299. Share. View Website Favorite. Nestled along the waters of Sister Bay, the Yacht Club at Sister Bay offers luxury year around lodging with all the amenities! Enjoy everything Door County has to offer! Our 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos include linens, towels, fully equipped kitchens ...

  8. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. P. O. Box 343 Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 - show map. Sister Bay Resort & Yacht Club graces the majestic shores of Door County. Our one and two bedroom condos have private patios or decks all with great waterfront views. All units have fieldstone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, central ...

  9. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay. 920-854-3299. ycsb.com. Open Year Round. We are Door County's premier waterfront resort. Please stop by for a tour of our property. Condo rentals directly on the water. Easy walking distance to downtown Sister Bay. Indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room.

  10. Our Story

    The beautiful land that the Yacht Club at Sister Bay rests upon has roots going back to 1877. According to the Sister Bay Historical Society, in the early years the property was a thriving flour mill and sawmill, with a dock and marina. ... Postcard addressed to Mr. Algot Appel, dated Sept. 11, 1914. Photo Courtesy of Charlene Appel Rice from ...

  11. Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condos

    Condos for sale at Yacht Club at Sister Bay. 10690 Regatta Way, Sister Bay — Yacht Club At Sister Bay $574,900 . REDUCED! Get ready for Summer 2024 on the shore! This recently updated YCSB unit offers privacy, water views and the LOCATION you crave.

  12. THE YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. 15 reviews. #1 of 1 condo in Sister Bay. 10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9090. Write a review. Check availability. View all photos ( 21)

  13. Accommodations

    3 bathrooms. Private decks. Wood Fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen. Commodore Deluxe Unit 530 has a side facing view from the family room and deck and a full, front-facing water view from the living room, master bedroom and deck. Queen + Queen + Bunk Bed. 2 1/2 bathrooms. Private decks. Wood Fireplace.

  14. Any info on the Yacht Club of Sister Bay condos?

    Answer 1 of 10: I'm visiting Sister Bay in late June and considering staying at the Yacht Club condos. Has anyone stayed there before and can you tell me anything about them? Is the location good? The photos on their website make the complex look pretty...

  15. Yacht Club at Sister Bay

    The 4 bedroom condo at 10678 N Bay Shore Dr UNIT 1, Sister Bay, WI 54234 is comparable and priced for sale at $900,000. Another comparable condo, 10686 Regatta Way #510, Sister Bay, WI 54234 recently sold for $470,000. Nicollet Drive and Red Smith are nearby neighborhoods. Nearby ZIP codes include 54234 and 54211.

  16. THE YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

    10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9090. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. 14 reviews. Getting there. Good for walkers. Grade: 81 out of 100. 81. Delta County Airport. 59.2 km •.

  17. Yacht Club At Sister Bay

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay offers luxurious waterfront condo rentals in the heart of Door County, Wisconsin. With first-class amenities including an indoor pool, tennis courts, and a private marina, guests can enjoy a relaxing retreat year-round.

  18. Amenities

    The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. Condo Rentals Amenities Neighborhood Our History Covid Protocols Check Availability Open Menu Close Menu. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay ... The Sister Bay Beach, one of the largest and most popular in Door County, is just steps away from our grounds. 10673 Regatta Way Sister Bay, WI 54234

  19. Chicago fishing: Trying for perch, hot summer patterns, bass, steelhead

    Look for the fish just east of Willow Point or just west of the Yacht Club. Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063.

  20. Harbor

    The Harbor Units are end units with full, front-facing water views from the living room, master bedroom, and deck or patio. Some have wraparound decks. Elevators are available to reach upper-floor units. King + King or King + Queen or King + Two Twins. or Queen + Queen or Queen + Two Twins. Some units also have a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Two bathrooms.

  21. THE YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

    15 reviews. #1 of 1 apartment in Sister Bay. 10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9090. Write a review. Check availability. Full view.

  22. 15 Best Family Resorts in Orlando FL Everyone Will Love

    Disney's Yacht Club Resort. ... and parents will love having access to the 12 restaurants shared by Hilton and its sister property, the Waldorf Astoria. ... Photo credit: Kirsten Maxwell ...

  23. Property Map

    Property Map. Our 7-acre campus features six buildings, four of which are directly on the waterfront. On-site amenities include a stone beach, kayak launch, tennis courts, sun deck, fishing pier and a path to the Sister Bay Beach next door.

  24. THE YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

    10673 Regatta Way, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9090. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay. 15 reviews. Getting there. Good for walkers. Grade: 81 out of 100. 81. Delta County Airport. 36.8 mi •.

  25. Check Availability

    Use the calendar below to check the availability of the unit you're interested in. To make a reservation, call us at (920) 854-3299 or book online using the button below. If you book online, select the unit type that matches your unit. When booking online, you may request a preferred unit, or two, in the "additional requests" section of ...