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Suggestions on how to Fish Upper Red for the first timer

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Planning a trip to Upper Red, potentially staying up there the 29th and 30th.

I have never been up there, but I do know the bit is pretty much only from 5pm and into the evening. How late does the bite run? All night or just for a few hours?

What is the best way to Fish N' Stay?
Pull up my Ultra Shack? (lots of gas money)
Fish out of portables and stay in a motel or cabin?
Rent a sleeper house?

What would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

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Rent one of Kelly's sleepers if you can get it. If not,

Drill tons of holes and keep moving around until you find fish. If you drill enough holes, somtimes you can find a day bite. Either that or you will be so tired from drilling holes you are forced to consume grin.gif

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hey Grabs if your in the metro area give me a call I can give some info and coordintes for red lake.You can find my number under stuff for sale.Where do you put your house on Mille Lacs,I have a 10x20 out of fishermans warf

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Well Kelly-p is booked. Anyone else that frequents here have any openings for a sleeper on the 29th and the 30th?

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Hey guys I would like to make a trip up around 02/16-02/18. I would like to rent a sleeper. I hear good things about this Kelly P and would like to know how to get a hold of him to see if this time is available. Thanks for the info.

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Grabs, maybe see ya up there I'll be there on Sun the 29th. Going out of Westwinds, I'll be there with 5 guys wearing 169 Sports camo baseball caps, meeting there around 3:00 PM, stock up the Mick Gold Light.

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Fishin4aLivin,
Those dates have an opening left.
So everybody knows Friday/Sat. 4 & 5 person sleepers are all booked all winter.
There are still openings left Sundays through Thurdays.

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Kelly, the dates I was looking for were Sun the 29th and Monday the 30th,...was there some confusion?

We might only have 2 people. Do you have anything open?

I guess we might be open to the Sunday the 22nd and Monday the 23rd, if there is something there.

[This message has been edited by Grabs (edited 12-17-2002).]

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Grabs.
The 29th is booked full. The 30th has a 2 person sleeper open.
I'm not taking any reservations before 12-26. I have big houses I would like to have a little more ice before I head out there. Besides it's gonna be a long winter and I wanna have some energy and attitude left when the fishing gets hot in Feb. and March. smile.gif

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Kelly, thanks for the info. After speaking with you I think we might wanna try and book a second trip for later in the year. Possibly early March. Are you booked in March on Friday's and Sat? Let me know what you might have open in March.

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