Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
wallyeye

Best sleeper house

Recommended Posts

wallyeye

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigbartguy

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Donk

[Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again. Thank you.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wallyeye

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kyle Sandberg

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Borch

Quote:


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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
reelguy

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
scott-z

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
keyks42

Kelly and Jon are as good as it gets

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ozzie

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crazyalbert

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BRULEDRIFTER

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wallyeye

Thanks to everyone for their input.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Haley

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PT73

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chaffmj

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sutty

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Donk

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
natelee

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TR0PHYPHISHIN

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Wanderer
      I’m still seeing very random thicknesses all over.  In the past few days I’ve been from St. Cloud to Winnie and have seen vehicles on the ice and open water on the same lake. I’m in Little Falls.  Tonight I checked 2 lakes NW of town.  Both had people fishing.  One looked to be safe for wheeler travel and the other, very near it, still had an open lead and you could see the difference between the first sheet of ice and the second. I hope it doesn’t get covered with snow anytime soon so we can still tell where the changes are. Be safe. Bring floatation and picks.  And don’t drive yet! Ruh ro....
    • Bigfatbert
        Nice fish , great pics ,, what times of the day were best for you ?        
    • KidMoe
      I was on a small north metro lake today and found between 2.5 and 4 inches. One of the spud bar holes I punched started spewing water up so definitely needs a little more time. 
    • trebormorgan
      I was out on Round Lake last night (12/9/17) for the first time of the year. I was very surprised to see 12 inches of ice. I checked a few other holes and found anywhere from 11-12 inches. Keep in mind, I was about 300 yds out from the southeast shoreline. I’m not sure if it’s consistent across the middle of the lake. I only saw one group with a snowmobile. All other groups walked out, at least where was.  Anyone have any reports for ice thickness on other lakes in the area?
    • Billy G
      Alot of open water pockets on bigger lakes still, some people out on cannon on 3 inches about 60 yards or less from shore. 
    • sartellangler05
      Called baitshop, he said people are going out from beach and a couple houses out. Wouldn't say how much ice. Who's got an ice depth?
    • Mike89
      awesome fish!!!!  see ya in March!!
    • JerkinLips
      Had great fishing out from McKinley in 28 FOW on Friday-Saturday.  Caught a great mix of dinks, eaters, and slot fish.  I ended up catching five 22-25" walleyes, but my guest on Saturday (Chris Larson) caught the largest at 25½".  Best action was using a chub on a plain hook, but small jigs and rattlers also had action.  Walleyes still didn't like the sucker minnows. I had 8½" of ice where I was (was 6½" the previous week).  But be very careful out there because there are bad spots as people have mentioned.    
    • sartellangler05
      Anybody walking out yet? Preferably would like to know Glenwood side..
    • eyes55117
      Just want to put this out early... hoping to keep up on the ice conditions along the north shore of superior from Duluth N. 2 1/2 hr drive is a bit far to check ice. Thanks for all the help from people in the area.