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tbone4

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Going up to red in about a week and not quite sure what jigs/lures to buy. Does anyone know if hillmans sells tackle or any other place up there that would have a good idea as to what the fish are biting on? Thanks for your help.

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Scott K

Yes Hillmans sells tackle, I would recomend stoppping there for your tackle and bait, and the latest hot bite! Good luck!

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The Donk

Dr. Tackle and bait in Kelliher has an enormous selection of jigs, they sometimes have a decent fishing report but probably not as current or in depth as a resort on the lake. I am impressed with the number of jigs in there, tho... probably more than a store in a decent sized town.

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tbone4

thanks guys, can't wait to get up there!

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Homeland

If you're going through Blackduck on the way, Timberline Sports there on #71 has an enormous selection, as well as, live bait.

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TimR

I had great luck last weekend with the jigs Shorty told me he had specially made. Plus I like to support them as they are simply "good people". We were having a pizza at the Bar last weekend, and (I think it was) BJ spent time telling us stories about all the pictures in there - and on our way out handed my buddy's kid a big handful of jigs. Made the kids day, and he caught a ton of walleye on them.

I vote Hillmans.

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Going up to red in about a week and not quite sure what jigs/lures to buy. Does anyone know if hillmans sells tackle or any other place up there that would have a good idea as to what the fish are biting on? Thanks for your help.


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BFD2100

I was up to Red from Sunday to Thursday and had the best luck for walleyes on eye-droppers. i was useing the biggest size and in the super glow chub with the biggest fat head you can find. For some reason they like the big profile of the lures and minnows. Every day the three of us guys limited out and threw ALOT back that were over the slot.

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    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
      HunterFisher Don't rule out trying that lake again. If theres a lot of wood in the water those schools could, be pinned down on other trees than you were fishing. Trust me I have a lake near Glenwood i fish that has a bunch of tress scattered throughout the lake. It took me numerous times fishing it to figure out patterns on that lake. But once i found them well worth it!  I have found lakes with a lot of submerged trees or wood usally hold some real good panfish, . They have plenty of places to hide from predators and anglers through out the seasons. 
    • IceHawk
      See you tomorrow Jeff we'll dial them in 
    • Borch
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      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
    • HunterFisher11
      Hay thanks for your input.... Just got home and got skunked!!!!! But that is ok at least now I know to take it off my list of lakes to fish in the winter, but will be back on it come spring and early summer...
    • JerkinLips
      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
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      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      That last gill is a STUD Rick nice work!
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