Home again: US-flag swimsuits, Coors, Cheez-Its and cannonballs off the dock

Ed Bartels and friends fishing - McClleland's' Beach - historic photo.
Ed Bartels, left, and friends with a big fish haul – McClleland’s’ Beach – Spirit Lake – historic photo.

Up north is Spirit Lake, which tends to be quieter, and more of a place for the locals to boat and fish. It is, however, the state’s largest natural lake and known for some of the best fishing in the area. So it’s worth an angler’s effort to get there.
– Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune

When the Chicago Tribune takes notice, you know you’ve got something, especially after you’ve just hauled in the big one off your dock at McClelland’s Beach. This is a wonderful piece on the “coming home” effect of the Iowa Great Lakes vacation areas. Read the full story.

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