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lindylittlejim

1/16-1/18 report

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Made the trip up to Red in my buddies new wheelhouse. All I gotta say is that is was pretty darn cold. 3 of us fished from 12 noon Wednesday til 830 this morning(Friday). I thought the fishing was slow, compared to recent trips, but none the less it was a great time.

Our fish totals were 18 walleyes, 3 crappies and 8 perch. A nice sized pike flew through around 430 yesterday and caused havoc with every rattle reel. Had him right under the ice but eventually tore the line.

We moved 3 times, fished in the 4.5-8 mile range out of Hillmans. Ice was 14-18" were we fished. Jigging was a non factor for us as 1 crappie was caught on a rattlin varmit, no walleyes. Everything was on a deadstick or rattle reel. My new FL-20 didnt mark more than 10 fish total.

Red Lake Slabs (13-14")

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15" Keeper Eyes

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20" Rattle Reel Eye at Midnight!

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Good Job! Too bad for the COLD weather.

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Nice fish. Glad to hear you got into some crappies. They seem to be showing up a little more each day. If you don't mind my asking, how big were the perch?

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The perch were in the 9-11" range. Even caught a few well after dark(7-8pm)last night. Thought was a little strange. But it was action! grin.gif

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Good job on the fish, i hope to be up there soon

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That sounds like a really nice bag. Maybe the perchies will take the spot of the crappies.

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