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I rented a sleeper house through JR’s Corner Access for three nights with two buddies over New Year’s weekend. The owner moved the house to a favorable location right before we got there which was very nice. We caught a total of 38 walleyes with the majority of fish 15-20”. Also, we missed quite a few. This was my first time fishing Red Lake, and I was very happy with the lake and resort.

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where is that located from hillman's or west wind? how far out?

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it's about as far from Hillmans as you can get-- the last resort on south shore drive about 7 mi. west of hwy 72. not sure where walleyewanka was but

my boyz were out about 3 mi. last weekend

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my guys had similar fishing success.

JR and Chad Benson, who also guides out of the resort are both great guys and work to keep their houses on fish

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Does the resort at JR' access have much for food, drink, and bait? There will be a group of twelve of us going up next weekend and going through Chad Benson. Hopefully with this warmer weather coming the bite will be good. Has anyone used any Reelweeds on Red? If so do you think they have helped hold the fish around longer? I'm debating on buying a box of them before we head up. Thanks

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Jr's has a fish cleaning area, and he will fry up your catch with fries for $5. It was good. He also has beer, so my two food groups were satisfied. He has minnows also. Other than that, I think he has chips and snacks. We were out about 1.5 miles in the red house. We caught the most fish on a plain red hook with a fathead. Also, I should apologize to anyone who heard us sing kareoke on new year's eve. Good luck!

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I made my own "reel weeds" and tried them on red last weekend, it didn't seem to help that much for walleye. Seems to me that they would work better for holding crappie. Last weekend sounded like the bite was pretty slow though but I didn't notice a big difference with the weeds down. Give em a shot

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