I'm heading up to Blackduck for the long July 4th weekend and we are hoping on maybe getting out on Red for a day. I've only ice fished it twice, so I'm wondering about the best places to launch the boat. It looks like there is only the one public launch in Waskish. The 2 times I ice fished up there we went out of JR's Corner resort. Would it be best to just launch from one of the resorts. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Juan that is great area for smallies. The water looks clear for the rum it's time. It's a long way to the next landing so you might want put in in Princeton and fish to that access
You can get out at highway 47 so that is not to bad. I forgot about that I was thinking you had get almost to Cambridge.
Been a decent year on Kab, but the variable weather has fishing in an unpredictable pattern too. Much like last year, saugers have made up a big chunk of the catch, but walleyes are coming around. LOTS of small 9"-11" 'eyes around mixed with some 15"-16" 'eyes and sauger. Some folks are still picking up some of the jumbo perch too. Little pike are everywhere and quite the nuisance.
You kind of hit the weather bad this past weekend. Wind, rain, and more wind not to mention cold fronts moving thru. I was on the lake my cabin is on in the general area of Red and I had a tough time scrapping together a meal - and I've fished the lake for 15+ years. Sometimes mother nature throws you a curve and no matter how good the lake is sometimes it doesn't matter.
Hit the lake before 6:00 this morning. Fishing very slow again. Lots of mayflies on the water. Water 64 degrees. Got a bass at first stop but no more of those. ABout 5 walleyes and four pike in nine hours. Quit just in time to fight the 22 MPH wind (twice what was predicted) all the way home. Fish in 25 FOW. Most on Fin-S-Fish. numerous missed bites. Yesterday hardly missed a one. Not so today.
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Froggin is a blast! I couldn't get any topwater action Saturday but just under the surface with a spinnerbait they were crushing it. Early morning it was suspending jerkbaits on weedlines. Not a single swirl on top.