A BRIEF HISTORY
In 2001, with a background in heavy machinery and mechanics, Dale started a mobile repair business. But, as you might imagine, winters are a bit slow for diesel mechanic/heavy equipment repairs. This left quite a bit of time for hanging out at Lake of the Woods with friends and family. One day a good friend, out of the blue, said “Dale, why don’t you rent fish houses out for people to come up and fish?” And so, a pretty good idea was born.
Dale’s Fish House Rental began in 2008 with the first Sleeper called “Big Red.” Before the winter was over, Dale and a friend had started building another Sleeper.
In 2012, while looking for a new position, Connie started helping Dale each day. After about a year, they realized it just worked better for them to focus on the business. Now, you’ll see both Connie and Dale out and about doing what they do: moving fish houses, drilling and cleaning holes, banking houses, and, occasionally, fishing themselves.
After 25 years of marriage and over 10 years of working side-by-side, Dale and Connie still enjoy each other’s company and working at the lake. As Connie says, “Bottom line, we are a team. We like what we do, and we feel very blessed to be doing it.”
This winter, Dale’s Fish House Rental officially became Dale’s On Lake of the Woods. The winter focus is changing to year-round fishing fun.
Starting in time for fishing opener in May 2019, Dale’s will be open for year-round lake adventures with expanded offerings: 12 RV campsites with full hook-ups, shower house, and a new fish cleaning house.
Going forward, future developments will include 6 two-bedroom cabins, self-storage units, up to 8 additional RV campsites, lakeshore pergolas, campfire areas, and a walking trail.
for choosing Dale’s on Lake of the Woods!
It is our hope to create a wonderful vacation spot for you. A place you can come back to year after year.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
~Dale and Connie
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