Opening Weekend at Paradise Cove Resort

May 26, 2020

Hello from Paradise Cove, Our season opened finally and the fish responded but it was different without our guests. The locals and seasonal RV people had a lot of water to themselves with the warm weather showing up. Soon our cabins will be open for our Canadian guests and hoping the June 21st date is when the US/Canadian border will open. For US guests with reservations before June 21st let us know if you want your reservation pushed forward. That’s when the fishing gets better anyway as the walleye school up on there summer homes. Were replacing the main house at Paradise 1 where my son Corey lives. Thought we had a little time to get it done during these times. Hope to see everyone soon when things open up. Good Fishing Duane

2020 Season is Almost Here

February 24, 2020

Hello Fisherman and families, Our 2020 Newsletter for Paradise was uploaded to the site and mailed out to everyone on our mailing list. Now is a good idea to get with your fishing buddies and family members and find the best time to plan your fishing vacation. With the good economy out there, the Resorts have been taking in lots of reservations. Thanks and have a great new year on the water. For info email us at

Thanks again, Duane

More fish to catch!

August 10, 2019

Hello Fisherman and Families, The summer is flying by and there are a lot more fish that need photos taken of. The bite is great and it doesn’t get any easier to get rid of bait. The Walleyes are all schooled up now which makes it easier to boat lots on each spot. They are all mostly at 28-35 ft. on all the sunken reefs. There sure is a good bite for Bass now. Went to a few spots and Bass after Bass where usually its Walleye action. The Musky fisherman are boating some nice looking Musky especially those Tiger Musky. Talked to a guy the other day that boated 7 Musky in 3 days. He said he never seen so many Musky. Well we got lots of fishing season left so get with your buddies and family before school starts and get a fishing trip planned. Thanks from Paradise Cove Resort Duane Corey and Pat

Summer isn’t over…

July 19, 2019

Hello Fisherman and Families, The summer is going by fast and the fishing is getting easier. We have the Walleyes moving onto the reefs and gravel flats which makes the schools easy to find. Green Island reefs, Rockpile reefs, St. Johns reefs and No Name reefs are producing well. Trappers cabin and Sand Beach gravel flats are loaded with all size Walleye and few snags. The depth are shallower than normal for the better action. Corey and I were fishing 12-20 ft yesterday and sure went through a lot of bait. We must of released a 100 fish between our 2 boats. Corey is holding a 30 incher he boated while at Trappers Cabin gravel flats. The Musky fisherman are doing well casting for those big toothy critters. Lots and lots of follows and sooner or later those fish strike hard. The camp is busy with only a few cabins open this weekend so if you got that fishing fever get your dates figured out with your fishing buddies or family members and give us a call at 807 224 1107to get that fishing vacation set up. Have a great fishing trip and see you in Minaki. Duane Corey Pat

Opening Week of Musky Hunting

June 26, 2019

Hello Fisherman and Families,  The Musky fishing got a good start with some great shots of some beautiful fish. Even got a pic of 2 Musky spawning at the end of the pictures. The one Musky was a 57 inch monster caught here at Paradise Cove. Lots of Musky stories with at least 30 Musky fisherman after a fish of a lifetime. Weather has been great and lots of Walleye and Bass fisherman on the shorelines. Big Sand is just starting to produce some dandy walleyes. Corey was guiding yesterday and said Trappers Cabin spot was loaded with lots of 16-17 in. walleyes at 21 ft. deep. Others have caught big walleyes at the sand beach spot in 10-15 ft. Its only going to get better as the Mayfly hatch gets over in the mud bottom areas and the Walleye head into Big Sand Lake for the big schools of bait fish. Everyone has been saying how good it is to have the Restaurant and Lounge open at Paradise Cove ll and some great home made meals and the best Pizza ever. The summer is just beginning and if you don’t have a reservation yet now is the time to get plans made. This weekend is July long weekend and Canada day also with a great fireworks display over the town bay. Just give us a call 807 224 1107 to make a reservation the easy way. Remember no deposits needed from returning guests anymore to make it even simpler to get that fishing vacation you have wanted to do. Thanks from all of us at Paradise Cove Resort for making our camp the best around.   Duane Corey and Patricia

Big Fish Time

June 18, 2019

Hello Fisherman, Fishing season is off to a great start here at Paradise Cove. The fish are on the move north but here are a few that stopped for a photo shot on there way. A lot of the action is in 12-15 ft. of water for these bigger walleye and the eaters a little deeper. Corey has been guiding and has found the Brush Pile, Entrance to Little Sand, Wildedge, West Harbour and Bunnys Bar to be where he has best results. A person caught a 31 1/2 in. walleye at Bunnys Bar the other day. Muskie season took off Saturday and I heard of some big Musky caught already. Will have some Musky pics coming soon. So if you don’t have a reservation yet now is the time to get that fishing trip planned. Give us a call at 807 224 1107 or just hit reply and we can get you booked in for some fun on the lakes of Minaki. Thanks from Duane, Corey and Patricia

Time to do some FISHING!

May 28, 2019

Hello Fisherman and families, We had a great opening weekend and the fishing was best people have seen. Most action was between the bridge and The Dalles. A few fisherman said the best spot for them was in front of my cabin 200 yards from the boat launch. Sellers island was active also which is half mile up river. After having 25 cabins booked for opener looks like it will be another busy summer. We will have our restaurant and lounge open this summer for a place to enjoy some home cooking and to tell a few fish stories. To reserve that favorite lakefront cabin give us a call 807 224 1107 to reserve. We don’t ask for deposits from returning guests so its easy to reserve a trip to remember. Thanks from all of us at Paradise Cove Resort Duane, Corey, Pat


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2019

Happy New Fishing Year, Thought maybe a few fishing pics would brighten up the new year. Had a great 2018 season and 2019 will be another good one. Lots of big fish now days in our 5 lake water system. All theses fish in the pictures are waiting for you again to give you a battle since they are all released. Last summer there was a 3 week stretch that all cabins were full so best get those vacation plans together and get that favorite cabin booked up. Remember I have built 4 new cabins by the bridge and they are beautiful. Private docks, dishwasher, washer and dryer and airconditioned. Walleye season opens 3rd Saturday in May and Musky opens 3rd Saturday in June. The best walleye fishing is usually mid July to mid August and Musky pretty much the same. I want to thank everyone that has fished Paradise Cove and made it one of the best known lakes for lots of fishing action. Have a great fishing season. Thanks  Duane and Corey

Big Fish, and Lots of Them

August 12, 2018

Hello Fisherman and Families,  Lots of time yet to get a fun vacation in at Paradise Cove. Lots of happy faces at the docks lately as they pull some tasty eaters out to fry up. Walleyes are biting around 30 ft. now and as the season goes on they go deeper. There sure is some large schools of fish around on the reefs. I usually find a school of fish and throw out a marker to stay on them better.  When I go through them and they keep showing on the graph its a 100 yards from my marker sometimes so I throw the second marker and hundreds of fish to work through then. Been having some hot weather lately and water temp is up to 74 f or 22c. Lots of big Bass biting in 12 to 15 ft along the rocky shores. Those Musky are at all depths seems. While fishing 30 ft. I get a Musky to attack my walleyes and people are casting shorelines and getting action also. Notice the Musky caught on the shoreline in front of the 4 bedroom cabins at Paradise Park. So for lots of fun on the water give us a call 807 224 1107 or email and we can set you up with a lakefront cabin, if available, for a trip to remember. Thanks Duane Corey and Pat

Easy Fishin’

July 18, 2018

Hello from Paradise Cove,  Now is the time for the easiest fishing for Walleye, Bass and Musky. The Walleye are all over the sunken reefs and off the Sand Beach and Trappers cabin points. Corey, my son and guide for Paradise Cove, has been doing great for his guests. He pulled onto Trappers Cabin point last week with a group that had never fished before and they pulled up 11 Walleyes in a row over 26 in.-29 3/4. Was there ever some big eyes and big smiles on there faces. We have lots of eater fish in the 16 and 17 in. range now days. People are seeing lots of Muskys following their lures making that heart rate rise, but getting them to hit is the trick. Heard of a Musky yesterday coming right out of the water after a lure that the person wasn’t watching for the follow and pulled the lure out to fast. Made a great fish story anyway. Weather has been warm but looks normal for the next few weeks. We have plenty cabins open for a quick fishing vacation, so give us a call at 807 224 1107 or just hit reply and get that boat on the water. Thanks Duane Corey and Pat

Giant Musky

July 3, 2018

Hello Fisherman,  Now is the time when the fish are moving to the reefs and shoreline points. It makes them easier to catch and find schooled up on your graph. I even squeezed in a little time on the water this weekend and boated 53 walleye from 9 am. to 1 pm. on Saturday. Ran out of bait even they were so hungry. How do you like this 52 in. Muskie Jeffrey Johnson caught, its a beautiful fish and still out there. All these big fish pics are live released and out there for more action. The weather is great and still small amount of current. Our Resorts are only 3 hours north of International Falls Mn. and the drive is scenic all the way to your cabin after you call us at 807 224 1107 or just hit reply and and we can set you up with a trip to remember. Thanks from us at Paradise Cove. Duane Corey and Patricia

The Bite is ON

June 24, 2018

Hello from Paradise Cove! The bite is on. Now that the spawn is over the fish are getting really hungry. My good friend Jerry Klabunde, with the NWPD hat on had a great day on the water with his son Mark. Mark netted a 27in, a 28 in. and a 29 in Walleye for his father the same day plus big walleyes of his own. Katrina Maksymyk is catching big Musky on a fly rod. The Musky opener was on 6/16 and a lot of nice fish have been caught. Jeffrey Johnson has a great pic of a 52 in. Musky but will send it out later when I figure how to do it. Weather has been warm and the lake level is a few inches low with a little amount of current. Trappers cabin has lots of big Walleye and plenty of eaters my son Corey says as he does a great job of guiding our guests to a trip you would not forget. This has been our busiest year yet so if you can’t fight off the urge to plan a great fishing vacation now is the time to get booked in. People are saying that they are sure catching a lot of 16-17 in walleye like never before. Just give us a call 807 224 1107 or just hit reply and we can get you and your fishing buddies lined up for a vacation that will wear out your arms catching and netting. Thanks from Duane Corey and Pat

Nice Bass

June 2, 2018

Hello Fisherman! Boy are we seeing some big Largemouth Bass all over our lakes over the last few years. These 2 Largemouth are 6 and 7 lbs and a big walleye on the same day of fishing. The weather has been warm and the water is up to 63 f. or 16c. Time to get that fishing trip lined up if you haven’t already by emailing us or giving us a call between 7 am. and 5 pm at 807 224 1107. Thanks Duane and Corey

The ice is gone…

May 11, 2018

Hello from Paradise,

Well we got rid of the ice a lot faster than I thought we would. The warm weather a few windy days sure made the ice disappear. Looks like a great summer ahead as reservations are doing well. Since we have the 3 Resorts, people can decide on a quick fishing trip and we usually will have a cabin open. Holidays are usually full so call if you have some dates in mind. From all the staff at Paradise Cove hope to see you all on the water fighting a fish of a life time. Have a great fishing season. Call 807 224 1107 or send us an email to get your cabin booked.

Duane and Corey

Deer Season

November 6, 2017

Hello from Paradise Cove, What a great deer season with the cold weather and lots of good snow for tracking. Hunters are doing well with 5 more bucks harvested since I took the picture of the bucks hanging in the Marina. Corey’s ground blinds are doing well now that the rut is going strong. Season closes on Nov. 15th for non residents and the weather outlook is good. Want to thank everyone that made Paradise Cove there fishing and hunting destination this season. Hope to see you all next year. Thanks Duane and Corey


October 9, 2017

Hello Minaki Musky Fisherman, Its that time of the season for some big Musky. The weather is cooling down and the Muskies are fattening up. The last three times I have been out Walleye fishing I have had a Musky on my Walleyes. Get with your fishing buddies and get a trip planed before the snow flies. Best email me for a cabin since I am working on the camp during the day. No deposit needed so emailing makes it easy. I have heard guys catching Musky with Top water baits and guys trolling 40 ft. deep hooking them lately. Have a great fishing vacation and hope to see you at Paradise Cove Resort. Thanks Duane and Corey

Big Fish…

July 11, 2017

Hi Fisherman, Talk about big fish, man is there action on the water here. Lots of happy guests catching a fish of a life time and then doing better the next day. With all these fish being released again its only going to get better. My friend Chad Gendron had his son out front of my cabin and caught a 29.5 and a 30 3/4 and hour apart. Next day they were out and had a double hitter of a 30 in. and a 30.5 in. Now that don’t happen very often on other lakes but it does here in Minaki. And to top it off the best fishing is yet to come this summer. Time to call your fishing buddies and family members and have a trip to remember. We have plenty cabins here so give us a call and we have a map marked for you waiting. Our # is 807 224 1107 or email your reservation in. The sun just came up and water is calm and looks like a great fishing day. Hope to see you at Paradise. Thanks Duane and Corey

Great fish being caught…

June 25, 2017

Hello Fisherman,

Here are some great fish caught here the past week. Some huge Musky, Northerns and Walleye caught and released. All these fish are still alive and looking for your bait so give us a call and get your trophy fish on my mailing list. The weather has been warm and its time to go fishing. Fishing is fun and a big fish is a bonus. Let us mark a map where the hotspots are so you have lots of action from the start of a great vacation. Lots of big Walleyes being caught. Talked to one guest today and he has caught 3-28 in. fish in 3 days. Richard Gendron and Terry Horgan netted a 29 in. and a 30 in. yesterday. Plus the best fishing is from July 15th- Aug 30th. Sharpen those hooks and get some strong line spooled and we hope to see you at Paradise Cove.   807-224-1107 or email your dates. No deposit needed from repeat guests.


Duane and Corey

Good Fishing

June 19, 2017

Hello Fisherman,

Fishing is going good here in Paradise. Lots of happy fisherman catching nice Walleye, Large and Smallmouth Bass and some large Northern Pike getting netted. People aren’t traveling far for success as this 28 in. Walleye was caught right in front of my cabin, 200 yards from Paradise Park Marina. This Largemouth Bass was caught on the McFarlene river just a few miles up river, weighed in at 6 lb. 1 oz. Great catch Ben. Give us a call if you want to get away and do some fishing. We have plenty cabins for a quick fishing trip. 807 224 1107 or


Duane and Corey

Lake Trout Fishing

May 3, 2017

Hello Fisherman and Fisherwoman,

It’s that time of the season to get some fishing done. Since Walleye season is closed till May 20th we went up the road a few miles and did some Lake Trout fishing. We launch at Worth Lake and go to the entrance to Sword Lake where most of the Trout are. A narrow channel about 2 ft. deep for 200 yds and were in Sword Lake. The best baits were #9 Shad Raps trolling about 2 mph along the shorelines. Its all wilderness and no cabins on this hidden lake. There is another Trout Lake up the road a bit from Worth called Gooseneck Lake which has Trout, Northern and Bass also. Its that time of year to get those reservations made and do some relaxing on the water. Hope to see you all in sunny Minaki this season. This year I decided not to ask for deposits for repeat guests that have fished from Paradise before. It eliminates the hassle of checks and credit cards. For the first time guests, we ask for a 100.00 deposit by credit card and it comes off the bill when guests settle up.

Have a great fishing season.


Duane and Corey