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Best sleeper house

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I am looking at booking a trip up to Red this Feb. and I was wondering if anyone can tell me from experience what resorts have a good history of keeping their sleeper houses on the fish. I know that staying on fish with a large house can be difficult and I'm not looking for miracles just a good track record. This will be the first time up there for me so any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Guy

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Kelly P at Waskish Minnow Station will keep you on fish. I highly recommend

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Hillman's, Westwind, or Waskish Minnow Station. If you are in it for the fish, they are the right choices.

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I figured I better get a reservation made while there are plenty of openings. Anyone have any suggestions on the best time of the season to go?

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First or last ice for crappies. But with Red anytime is a good time with huge pike, eater walleyes, and huge crappies.

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If you want to chase crappies, bring a portable and a good drill with an extension(hopefully). Otherwise, sitting in the sack with a flasher will catch you fish.

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I figured I better get a reservation made while there are plenty of openings. Anyone have any suggestions on the best time of the season to go?


It varies from year to year but generally the later in the winter the better. Last year the bite started in January and was good until the ice went out. I do concur with those names so far. Pat Foster also does a nice job.

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I highly recommend Kelly P as well. Had an issue with Hilman's a while back, but Kelly is awesome.

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I would highly reccommend Waskish Minnow Station. Kelly & Jon do their best to keep you on fish. Their houses are always clean also, which is a bonus.

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Kelly and Jon are as good as it gets

Mark

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click the bannerunder this forum for Club Red.....this is Fosters outfit and they sponsor the site.......otherwise the names mentioned are great!!

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another great place to try is chad benson he goes out of the south end of the lake.you can find out more about him at tabers bait in bemidji.he has new ice castle houses and moves them alot. grin.gif

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I'll second Chad Benson. He got myself and a buddy (along with his other clients) into them big time late last March. His house was great and he worked very hard to find fish for us. Plus he was a good guy to fish with. Google Chad Benson and you'll find him.

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Thanks to everyone for their input.

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http://www.chadsredlakerentals.com/

Chad is now a sponsor and has a site. Chad is one of the top anglers I know. If Jon and Kelly are booked on the days you are interested I would call Chad second.

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Does anyone have any experiences to share about Club Red?. What area of the lake do they normally have their houses?. Or how about Bearpaw guides?. Thanks

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You won't go wrong with Club Red. He fishes out of Hillman's usually along the north shore. Pat really knows the lake well and has good houses. He is the sponsor of the URL forum... click on his link and it will take you to his web site.

Good Luck!

Ken

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I have used Bearpaw guides and I liked them. They are right next to West Winds. Steve is a very nice guy and his son Tyler is out fishing all the time. Lots of good people on Red to go with. You should have a great time.

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I have stayed in Club Red's Houses the past few years. Always have had great experiences.

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Check out Raveling Outdoors, they have a link on top of the page now I see, I stayed with Mark last year, brand new houses, very nice, good guys that took care of us the best they could when we were there (It was the coldest weekend of the year, they had to change the propane tanks out every 7-10 hours to keep them from freezing) blush.gif Wow that was cold, man

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Does anyone know anything about Outdoor Authority? We have our own sleeper, but this year I am bringing up my father in law and some of his friends. I called the minow station and they were booked up for this particular weekend. I did a ton of calling and these guys seemed pretty decent with nice houses. If you have any info email me natelappi@hotmail.com , any info would be much appreciated.

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I have rented from just about everyone up there and there are a lot of good ones. However, Raveling has to be the best by far. These guys are Pro and have the best houses by far. Check them out at www.RavelingOutdoors.com

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