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Has anyone been getting any perch in the area. All i seem to catch is a lot of walleyes. any sunfish biting anywhere. i was out this past weekend but the cold front slowed them down. going again this weekend. get back to me if you know of any hot spots
Hello all, I am taking my dad up to LOW March 13th-16th. I am hoping we will be able to stop at Red on the way for the early evening bite. I usually go out of Hudak's, how far out is everyone fishing lately? thanks for any advice, my dad has never fished Red before so am excited to get him on some nice fish.
Coming up this weekend, Friday morning and want to fish in the contest Saturday. Where can we purchase the tickets, Hudek's, Westwind? What area of the lake is sectioned off? Was up on URL (Roger's) Jan 2,3 and it was pretty slow.. 20 slabs, three guys. Hope it has picked up since. Any help would be great.
Cookie, where is the contest being held at? I'll be up on Saturday and eventhough the contest sounds like a great time I would rather stay away from the big crowds. Thanks and good luck!
BOWIE, TIM IS USING THE PUBLIC LANDING FOR A PICK-UP SPOT.IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES OR SO WEST OF WHEELERS POINT. FROM THERE HIS HOUSES ARE LOCATED ABOUT 5 MILES OUT. 33' OF WATER IS WHAT WE HAD. GOOD LUCK!
was up last weekend, did great, never caught crappies like that before. felt a little blind at first, coulda used some more info.... but we slayed'em anyways. we'll definitly be back this year. red or pink.....glow'em
Has anyone been fishing on Kego, Fox or any of the smaller lakes for Pan Fish??
Going out with Lyon Sleepers on the 6th thru the 9th of March. Wondering where their fishing at and how deep. Can you you give some info Jeff.
Name: Pike man
I was wondering if the large pike are hitting in the Buffalo bay area yet. I had planned on going there on the first of March for a few days.
Redneck E-mail me. I only have 1 fish house. Charles They will bite all night off and on if your in a good spot, I have had early morning success in the past. I have not caught sunnies in this lake. Perch are small but good eating. Mebucher I beleave thats where Ron went last night. COOKIE
Good morning to all. The wife and I had a had a great dinner in the shack. The fishing was a little slow, I lost 5 on my jig stick with small ratfinky jig,they felt big when I set the hook but they always do on that hand line. I did manage to catch 5 fish 2 were small for this lake 7 and 9 inch let them go to become bigger, good sign? Kelly my wife, only caught 2 fish, missed a few, and had some lookers. She was getting frustrated and it was quite funny, she has become possesed with getting that 16 inch crappie, and wants to try again tonight. Lucky me I guess I have to go fishing. Tried the plain hook with minnow not one crappie, 2 perch they are small but good eating. GUys in the cabin had 3 portables 2 guys got 18 fish, other 2 got 2 fish 20 yards away and would not move as it was very cold. Ron went way out and says he cleaned up had his 15 in minutes and caught and released many many fish, says he caught over 200 fish yesterday counting perch and walleyes. I have to beleave him as when you get on top of them it is unbeleavable. COOKIE
COOKIE, I would like to know how to get in contact with you. I'm thinking of renting a sleeper house sometime in march. You seem to have good houses that catch fish.
going to upper red march 8 9 10 staying in sleeper out of hudecs resort what can we expect
what is a jack.
If on the big red tonight, your my hero and hope you thaw by August. Me and Tubbie will be up on Friday, save some for the ole guys.
Heading to LOW and fishing 27th thru 2nd. Going for pike out of Warroad and maybe some walleyes. Are the pike in the shallows now? And has it been good? If we go for walleyes where is a good spot fairly close, what and how are they biting? Thanks and good luck to you all.
Name: mnhunter 64
3 first timers coming up to Red.Can anyone point us to some fish.Any help would be greatly appreciated,E-mail email@example.com
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Hi Cookie. Would you Email me and tell these flat landers from Montana, and tell them how many cars and trucks are on the ice at one time. They won't beleive me when I tell them, that it is like a big town out there. Fished URL early this year. Not real fast but did get my first crappies. Thanks. get me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: John Blong
The walleye fishing is done for the year. Now's the time of year to get a few of those chores on the Honey-DO this done. Don't forget to start thinking about your fishing poles and old fishing line. It's not a bad idea to pull out all that stuff and start organizing it now. It never fails, Spring rolls around the corner and before you know it, it's soft water time again!
The crappie fishing has been slow this past week. Sub-zero temperatures has made for less than ideal conditions. Round, Gull, Upper Gull, and Hubert are still the best bets in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
will these crappies bite way into the night say midnight- 2 or 3 in the morning....or all night through the following morning
can you catch nice sunnies or perch during the day at all
Bruce could use more tarter sauce. Do I have your e-mail? Honzy last year they were fishing untell april 15th I beleave. More ice this year so who knows? Charles I have had some sucess with waxies but they seem to like 3 on the hook or jig with the last one covering the point. Last night some guys I know did real well with a plain hook and small minnow. Will be trying that tonight. COOKIE
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Thanks for the info. I went with 7 other guys last night and caught some real nice crappies. We didn't move around because it was so cold but we manage to get a few.
Name: joe p
big green lake in chisago is a real hot spot for crappies right now (evening) west side of the lake 15' of water
Just wanted to thank the guys in the Suburban with the "On Star" system. It would have been a long walk from cneter bar!
Was up there last weekend, like everyone says the Crappies are amazing if you move. Caught 11 the first night and 12 the second. We were 5 miles from shore using glow jigs and minnows. how late is the ice predictd to stay good for?
Name: scott holk
sorry, but want to comment some more on your submission. i think there isn't anything wrong with the use of gps. sure you can mark a hot fishing spot, but if you fish lakes like lake of the woods, you need that gps, just for safety. my buddy and i, two winters ago, got caught in a white-out on our snowmobiles after an afternoon of fishing. we were six miles from shore, and when it is nice out, the shoreline is just a little strip on the horizon, in the snow or fog every direction looks the same. after that day, i refuse to go out without my gps.
Name: scott holk
rolph, i agree with some of what you are saying. quite frankly, i don't think it all that realistic, simply because of the lack of enforcement officers around minnesota. they have to cover such big areas, and have to watch for so much already, i find it hard to believe they could dedicate themselves to checking for locators and such on certain lakes, besides the ignorance of many of the fisherpeople around. half the time they don't even know what lake they are on. i had a friend that i fished with all last year, and just found out that he thought the limit on walleyes was 3! and he fishes quite a bit, what about the flocks of "summer folk" that make their way to our area every year with a lot less fishing knowledge? i think we need to increase the number of enforcement officers, but with budgets and the like, it is not a realistic goal either. i have yet to use much of the high tech tools out there, but do rely on my gps, gas auger, and atv. but it always amazing some of my friends that i can go out and be successful in harvesting fish, without the rest of the stuff. i still paddle my john boat out onto the lake and catch walleyes and the like. nothing annoys my buddies more than when they ask something like, "how deep of water were you in?" and i say, "i am not sure, about 12 feet?" i mean how in the hell can someone catch fish without graphing them and knowing the depth and water temp, etc??? all i tell them is that people for thousands of years did without that crap and still caught fish, and so can i. i may not be as successful as someone with a vexilar sitting next to me catching crappies that are suspended, but i will still catch some, and have some pride in knowing i did it with my skills as a fisherman, not any old chap that can make their bait meet the fish on the vexi.
FISHED OUT OF LYONS SLEEPERS THE 20TH THRU THE 23RD. 4 GUYS, CAUGHT OVER 100 FISH. FISH FRY EACH NIGHT AND BROUGHT OUR LIMIT OF WALLEYS HOME. THE HIGH PRESSURE AND COLD MADE THEM A LITTLE SPOTTY AT TIMES BUT THE SIZE OF THE FISH CAUGHT MADE UP FOR THE STEADY ACTION AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST. TAKE YOUR VEXILR AND GO AFTER THOSE SUSPENDED FISH. ODDS ARE THEY ARE WALLEYES AND THEY FOR THE MOST PART ARE ACTIVE FISH THAT WILL BITE. ANYWHERE FROM 4'TO 12'OFF THE BOTTOM. BUCKSHOTS, JIGGING RAPALAS AND GLOW WEASELS WERE ALL PRODUCTIVE.
I just moved to anoka and I'm looking for a good spot to catch some pan fish. Any tips? I have tryed lake Gorge and Big Lake, not much luck.
Name: John or Sam
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is it possible to catch many crappies on wax worms with a little jig or any setup like that....or stick to the crappie minnows?
Cookie, I was up last Monday and Tuesday, we were with Rod again and we did poorly. We were out 5 miles and Rod did better than we did and he was only 75 yards away so crappies aren't schooling yet. I am coming up next Tuesday thru Thursday and I will look you up. Amything you want me to bring you? E-mail me back with the latest reports.
Charles red has been good .go with #4 or #6, try different crappie lures if there finicky go small. They come from the bottom most of the time,when they are real aggresive they will attack your presentation on the way down. Move if your not getting any untell you find them they have been in 13 to 14 feet of water, it is a big lake you have to hunt for them. There is no magic lure other then glow as crappies feed on sight more then smell. If your not getting fish move move and move.GOOD LUCK COOKIE
We to buffalo point on the 22nd brought back a 41" northern and 12 walleyes and 6 perch. Lots of little walleyes we were in 24 feet of water. No Shiners any where. Arenson's reef has been ok we were there 17th brought backk 13 walleyes and saugers 31 feet of water there. The hot spot latetly has been buffalo point.
I am a local guy looking for a lead on some good pan fishing holes or locations. My father, who always heads out to the Dakota's hunting the large perch and bluegills/sunnies, has decided to come to Brainerd instead of the Dakota's this fishing trip. I would really like to get him on some big perch or blue gills if at all possible. He has never ice fished in the Lakes area and I believe that if he has some luck he will forget about those Dakotas. I appreciate any help and you may email me directly at: email@example.com
Talked to the guys in the cabin,16 fish 5 guys so not so good, the weather was cold last night not sure if that had effect on the fish, the guys are out searching for a good spot tonight. The wife and I will be going out for a few hours tonight ,have dinner and watch the antique road show and maybe catch some fish. Time will tell. COOKIE
well i thank all you guys for all the tips and pointers.
usually guys stay completely quiet because they don't want to help the other fisherman at all.
from what i've heard any thing that glows works....what i'm wondering is
what size hooks or jigs, if any whats the best color, and how far off the bottom....
i'm going up with my dad his friend and one of my buds for the first time.
Hope to get some nice ones
Name: tom 279
going to low on the 28 of feb wondering how the fishing off bufflo point is doing and can we get shiners up there or do we have to bring our own thank you
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Snowmobile will not work. I parked near the camp ground drive way. I have talked to a friend of mine who knows the land owners around the lake. He was told, that any one who parks illegally will be towed by becker county Sheriff dept. Now that makes things more difficult. I would like to try fishing again but I can't get out until Thurs.
MNis4me You should bring a extension I have been using mine for 2 weeks. The crappie contest is sponsored by the Upper Red Lake Area Association,URLAA. and the North Beltrami Sportsmen's Club. THe cost for the contest is 20 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for kids under age 12. IT starts at noon on saturday untell 3pm. There will be quite a few venders on the lake in the contest area selling food and beverages hot coffee and food etc. There will be plenty of room to fish as the contest is in a inclosed area, a small portion of the lake. Good luck fishing the weather is predicted in the twenties. There is a web site about the contest.
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