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I'll be heading up this weekend to hit URL and maybe rainy. I see pics of northerns and a few crappies being caught recently. What is the outlook for this weekend. Should I bother to stop. I notice reports saying 6-9 fish per person so I might hit the lake twice (sat morn & night). Is the mornig bite any good? What is the current pattern for northerns. Everything I see looks 3-7lbs; nothing big?!? Are they deep or shallow and finally what is the weedline status; I hear the wind has been pretty bad and I thought any cabbage from last fall that would hold post spawn females likely got blown down after ice out. Any help or reprts are appreciated. I'll let you know how we do.

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Jeff,

Just got back from Upper Red. Here's what I can tell you. Water temp is 49 degrees. Looks like crappies are still a little away from spawning. Although the spring crappie bite hasn't peaked many are still doing well. I would try the north end of the lake in 5-8 feet of water. We did best using a plain minnow and a hook suspended under a bobber. Seems to me that you kind of need to apply the same priniple in the spring as in the winter. Get away from the crowds.

Ran out of time before I was able to try for some Pike, but did see several caught by people fishing for crappies. Had a rather large one on myself that refused to come anywhere near the boat. With ultralight tackle, I was unable to change his mind frown.gif

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Greetings:
Just got back from a trip to url late last night.fter searching for a while to find the warmest water which happens tp be 54.3 degrees in 5.5 ft of water about a couple of miles north of the tamarac river. i limited out once i figured that pink tube jigs with a minnow was the ticket. of all the other colors i tried before the pink. i caught none on white, chartreus, green, or red/white. caught 2 with yellow/white. no luck with various flu flus either. hope this helps.
crappie addict pete

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Crappie addict (Pete), I can relate to that. I really considered the trip offer but just couldn't pull it off. Just wondering, were you using a bobber or a cast and retrieve? Was it the evening bite? Sometimes when I'm fishing URL it seems anchoring and a bobber are the only ticket, then other times I have done much better with a cast and retrieve. Mostly tube jigs, sometimes a rocker spoon with a minnow lipped hooked has been effective. I was at URL for a couple of hours last Friday and did nothing except for walleyes. The lake seemed to be very dirty from Thursday's big blow and I only saw a few crappies caught. Talked to someone who had been on the lake since 7am when the water temp was only 41, it was 46 when I left. He had 1 crappie amongst four people.

Thanks for sharing any response.

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GLS,
I started about 2:00 in the afternoon and left the lake at about 7:00 pm. I was bobbering and anchored however the winds relly picked up at about 5:00 and the fishing seem to pick up but then again I didn't start using the pink/white tubes until
about 4:00 i tried quite a few colors and lure before that and had only caught the 2 on the yellow/white tube. so it might not have been the wind??? then again it seems like i was the only boat around me catching fish??? maybe we can get out some other time. do you know if the crappies on url will go back out when the water cools the next couple of days as the weather is suppose cool again??? I go back to work again on monday and would possibly try take make one trip up later this week.
crappie addict pete

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Hey Paul~Didn't know you latched onto a northern too! (Still wish I would've had my video camera when you were on the chair holding the net when that one crappie was being reeled in grin.gif)

Hoping to get back to Red in the next couple of days and scout some more areas


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Thanks for the heads up everyone. I have two more questions: 1) Are the cribs producing yet or they a post spawn pattern? nad 2) Is the mornig bite worth while for crappies or should I look for gators until the sun warms the water a little??

Thanks & Good Luck,

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Crappie addict,
Thanks for the reply. Sure looks like color was a factor for you. I don't know for sure about crappies dropping deeper at URL after a cold front. In my opinion I think they drop to the bottom wherever they are and get lockjaw. I'm sure there are fish scattered about at all depths, you just want to be on the majority of the population. If the cold front is sustained like we have been seeing this spring then the majority might move deep again.

I have another committment this weekend, good luck with fishing.

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Hey everyone. Fishing on Red is definatly picking up. 8 feet to 3 feet has been really hot. For me it was plain hooks or regular glow jigs under a bobber with a minnow. If you can stay out of the wind you should pick up a few. northerns are right with the crappies.

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Drake,

Forgot I was standing on the swivel seat. I don't think the water would have been warm enough for the swim. Wonder if that area of the state will be able to handle Myself, Gullguide and Rick all in the same week grin.gif

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Hey Norm, I mean Paul smile.gif As long as the three of you don't come at the exact same time the area may be able to handle it! A bunch are heading to Upper Red tomorrow, which we hope we will too, as the forecast is looking to be a good one. (Blackduck Lake was Very productive today) If I don't get to go trolling for northerns on URL I may just hop in your boat as a stowaway when you head that way grin.gif

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Drake,

Obviously you haven't seen me drive or you would not be offering to stowaway. Other than that you are always welcome to come along grin.gif

BTW When do I get my own key grin.gif

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Hi guys.
I have been following forum for some time
decided to join in. Just a quick note to
let you know went to cas winni and url
over weekend we limited out on eyes
northern and crappies. Got 60 craps on
url tues. fishing was great.
Good luck to all.
The ddawg

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Welcome to the forum DDawg! Sounds like you had a great fishing opener! Were any of the pike caught on URL? Were you able to get into a pretty steady bite of crappies or was it throughout the day?

Paul~Be glad to give you a key...and the vacume, and the cleaning bucket and...... grin.gif

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Hi Drake
Fishing was fairly steady had to drift
with the schools but took the day.
It was a lot of fun we caught over 100
eyes 3 real nice ones will be going
back in couple of weeks any of you guys
up there watch for 18 foot lund metalic
green name on side easy living stop by
and say hi.
Good fishing talk to later
The DDawg

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Hi all,

We fished Sat. on the north side and had marginal to good fishing. West of Hudecs in 6-8' of water. Chartreuse seemed to produce better than pink, white or plain hooks. The masses moved shallower as the afternoon progressed. I think the wind forced them closer, more than the fish moved in. The water temp started at 10 am about 48 degrees and was 52 degrees by 6 pm when we pulled out. Boat problems forced us off before we could limit out and stay for the sunset bite. If you could hold the boat in 7.5 feet of water fish seemed to bite sporadically all day.

thanks for the help

Good Luck,

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