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One last trip to RED!!

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The wife gave permission for one lsat trip to red. Its a 7 hour drive for me and i was wondering when everybody thinks would be the best time to go? Will probaly go during the week. Is it better to come up when most all the snow is melted to chase down those crappies? Thanks in advance for any info.

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My house is up at Red Lake (not actually on the lake though) and I am going to gamble and hope the wheelhouse can follow me onto the lake the last week of March.........Awful hopefull but the weather doesn't seem to want to warm up consistently so far this year......

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The ice is generally thinner this year, but insulated by more snow, so its holding very well, should be able to drive 2-4 weeks, the third week of March is usually a good bet without pushing it, and the Crappies are on the move, however if the rains come, all bets are off...

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The long range forecast has us starting to lose the snow in 10 days. I'm guessing that the 3rd week of March will wet and sloppy but great ice. The last week should be good going. But like MOBY said rain can change everything faster.

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Kelly-p, I know its a long way out but are you looking at driving out on the 3rd week or would it be strictly 4 wheelers and snowmobiles by the?

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it all depends on the weather.looks like next week we r going tobe in a heat wave.

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The forecast doesn't show anything changing through the 12th. I think the 3rd week should be OK.

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The only thing that's for sure is that the weatherman will be wrong and change his/her mind several times over the next few weeks. \:D

I wouldn't mind if a little bit of the snow melted before we get up there the evening of the 14th. ;\)

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I'm going to call the weather station and ask for some 40's then crash it back to freezing once the snow drops. Hey can't hurt to ask. \:D

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