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Big Bog State Park

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Will be heading up there with the family soon. Never been on Red before. Is it all dishpan shallow and just troll aimlessly for walleyes? Any (or lots) of weed beds to cast for pike or bass? Totally clueless on what to expect. For those who have been to the state park, enough interesting things (like swimming) for the kids? Thanks and I'll keep reading past posts!

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The kids should enjoy the swimming at the beach.A nature walk to the big bag boardwalk. Walleye work the sand bars and rocky areas. Pike troll troll troll. There are some weed beds that come to the surface and may be worth investgating. Whats a Bass?

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I've stayed at the park with my kids several times...nice place for kids. Theres a playground across the river, nice beach, bring the bikes if they like. Fishing? We usually go closer to Memorial...2 weeks ago we didn't do very well. Caught as many walleyes off the docks as we did out on the lake. Bass are like carp, but not as good eating...

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Whats a Bass?


Bass is a fish that has been recently caught in Upper Red lake test nets along with bluegills and goldeneye. wink.gif

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Don't forget the occasional sailfish. crazy.gif

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Why waste time "lipping" some sissy fish with no teeth?

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I stayed there two weeks ago and I tell you man, the woman and the kids did pretty well off the dock with minnows and bobbers. The lake sucked for me but the river was fun. You stay right on the river, and the beach is across the Hwy. When we went everyone had a good time and I'm sure you will too.

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Thanks for the "real" info and the funny stuff, guys! Anything else you want to tell me, feel free. I'm looking forward to a very first trip there and hope to patronize the local businesses.

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We were camping at the State Park last week. We stayed in one of the new cabins. The wind was just too much most of the time we were there, we stayed in the river. Trolled cranks (orange/bronze rapalas) up and down the river. We hit a ton of small walleyes with most in the 19-20 inch range. A bunch of small northerns as well, few big enough to keep. Fishing did shut off a bit when the temp dropped into the 80s from the 90s last week.

It was my first time being up in that part of the state and it was surreal how desolate it was. I can imagine that things are pretty hopping during the winter and during the spring, but was surprised to see the place like a ghost town now. That Bog is such a weird place. I never knew such terrain existed in Minnesota. One more thing that makes MN so cool.

I just wish I could've made it up there during the hot crappie years.

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Well...head on up this fall\winter for the Semi-Hot Crappie years. There are still lots of em in there, ya just gotta look. Good luck

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It was my first time being up in that part of the state and it was surreal how desolate it was.


Should have seen it when the lake crashed, desolate would have been an improvement.

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