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PiKeGuY101

Red Rock In Eden Prairie

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PiKeGuY101

Anybody have any updates on red rock? I'm going out tommarow morning about 7 or so witha buddy from work... How thick is the ice now? Any tips or updates would be greatly appreciated as this will be my buddys first time out on this lake!

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Squirtis

Hey PikeGuy,

I haven't been out there since the week between Xmas and New Years, but when I was, I drove my pickup out there on 15", so I would assume by now it may be approaching 2'. I usually hit the SE side of the hole in the main part of the lake and try about 7FOW. Good luck and let us know how you did.

Curtis

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Quetico

I've heard good reports from guys who fish it regularly. I talked with a guy who ranted about it after I showed him a few spots on Minnewashta. The lake is very shallow. Two holes that drop to more than 10'. Take waxies and small iceflys.

Hopefully I will be out there Saturday or Sunday. If you see a silver F150 FX4 and trap Yukon, come on over and say hi.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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PiKeGuY101

On Friday morning we caught about 50 sunfish, cept about 20 keepers and missed one real nice lg. mouth but we got to see the whole thing on the camera! Also we drove out and found about 2' of good clear ice! Still trying to find the crappie out there, anybody have any tip??? Thanks and we'll see ya out there!

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Quetico

I'll be out there all afternoon. Gettin a late start today but hopefully you'll see my silver FX4 out there by noon. I'll touch back later and let you know.

I do plan on searching around for awhile till i find what I'm looking for. No reason to sit on dead water. With pans during the day always stay on the move till you find active fish.

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Quetico

After going out there today I am done fishing sunnies for the season I think. Too many. I went searching for crappies with no

luck. The sunnies are everywhere. Everyone seemed to be getting more sunnies then they could handle.

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PiKeGuY101

Thinking about braving the cold tommarow morning and looking for some crappies out there, talked to a buddy yesterday and he said he found some but couldn't get them to bite. I will be talking with him to see if I can steal his spot and show him hos its done-haha... Anyway if anyone is out there feel free to stop in and say hi, I'm in a clam 2000 w/ a silver ranger.

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