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Anyone have any info about this lake? I spent a good deal of time with my dad while he was in the hospital just talking and being thankful he is recovering. He told me some stories about this lake from when he was a young boy. My goal is to hopefully get him on the water one more time as it could be our last. many thanks in advance guys!

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Castaway, sorry to hear about your dad, I hope you're able to get him out. Here is what I know about Red Rock. It is a great lake early and late in the year, as it is suseptible to algea blooms that really turn it green. The last time I was out there, there wasn't a dock at the access if that posses a problem for getting your dad in and out of the boat. It is a pretty good walleye lake, the panfish are decent sized, and the bass are everywhere. This time of year I guess I would concentrate around the Island for walleye, and bass, and outside of the back bays for panfish and bass. I hope you are able to get your dad out dude, I know for me the thought of not getting to go fishing with my dad would be a heart breaker frown.gif. I hope this helps you out.

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Unless the DNR pulled the dock in the last couple of weeks there should be a dock there. The landing is extremely shallow, if you have a larger rig on a bed trailer you may not be able to float or power it off. A roller trailer should be ok.

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thanks alex for your caring words and thoughts and thanks agape for the info...If things go the way they can, I could maybe get him out in a month or so, so at the earliest it would be the end of September or early October...boat's a 17 ftr so fairly easy with or without a dock. Is there only one access. Are there any resorts or what would be the best overnight accomodations around? I can rough it a bit, but the more comfortable with him, the better for him. Again, thanks guys and to whomever else may respond...it just feels great thinking positive thoughts about getting out with him. Funny thing, the other day here in Omaha, a 96 year old man and his 70 year old son were boating together on the Missouri river. They tried to go up into a channel and got high centered in deep mud. The fire and rescue had to get them out, and as the t.v. reporter spoke with the eldest, his grin and witty remarks made him look like a kid...it was probably a blast for him, but to think...would be kinda cool to have that kind of relationship with your dad for 70 years or more...how fortunate!

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Castaway, there is only one access to the lake, as far as a resort I can't help you out there. I believe there is one but not a clue as to the name of it. Otherwise there are many towns not far from the lake with motels, not the same as staying on the lake but at least you would be close. Hoffman would be teh closest town, otherwise your only 15-20 minutes from Alexandria. Hope this helps you out a little more. P.S. the access is on the east side of the lake off of hwy 27 and county road 1.

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thanks for the info. much aoppreciated. I will do some research on the lodging. would love to have a decent place on or near the water though...thanks again alex!

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Not unless there has been one built this summer, there is no place to stay on the lake. You can camp on Elk Lake near Hoffman, which is less than 10 minutes away from Red-Rock. As far as fishing goes, the Island that was already mentioned is a good place to start. Also, I have had good luck near the point where the lower an upper halfs of the lake meet.

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Any current bite info on this lake? Planning on hitting it this weekend while Im up that way!! Bass and Eyes mainly. smile.gif

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