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I know were not on the forum much anymore but heres are report; Since we are not guides on Upper Red, but there every weekend for the cabin and sleeper (that is listed under the used gear forum)
the average was 8per person as the season started
it died to 2-3 per person while the full moon was out
this weeks reports are as follow
10 people , 10 limits -2 days
4 people 2hrs -17
all morning bites seem to be from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
nice northerens mixed in
didnt seem to matter hook size, color or bait
when your on them, move and stay away from crowds.
biggest crappie 1 lb 9 ounces ,biggest northern 11 pounds

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Dancing Bear

WOW! Let's get together this weekend I would like to meet you guys

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Drake

The fishing this past weekend did seem to pick up quite a bit from what we saw coming through the cleaning room. Seemed that the bite time pretty much began around 2 and stopped around 6 for the folks fishing out of the northside and for those on the southside folks were pulling some in while we were talking to them on the ice at 7 Saturday night.

Had a group of four that took limits, group of five that were just a couple shy of their limits, another guy caught eight between 4 and 6. Again it's the same as last year, if you don't find them move and you will find them as a few feet can make a big difference 'cause two guys in one house caught 12 and the house next to them caught 8. Another produced two while while right across the road one guy had eight. And last night a group of four caught around 20, of which most most were caught in one house.

This weekend the blue Glow Devils produced really well, red glow Fat Fry's and one guy had good luck with just a plain red hook tipped with a minnow.

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looking 4 a 30

I am going up on the 31, hope the bite stays hot. Thanks for the report

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Guest

I know you were not counting us in that list!! But hey, A good time none the less. Thanks for the stories and hospitality.

P.S. Look for the "Picture" soon.

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smoked perch

hey russ n judy...
thanks for the report. never been up to the infamous URL, and am going to make the journey this wed.(from osage). was wondering which part of the lake you were at, and the easiest access.
plan on bringing crappie minnows, jigs (ANGEL EYES, YES!!), and some sucker minnow/tip ups. does that sounds like it will produce?
thanks for any tips...
-perch.

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Guest

Ok guys, gonna be there this friday for the weekend, just wondering whats happening as of right now. Going out of Hudecs, and would like some good input. Are the crappies biting good? Sure hope so.

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ethan77

Russ,
We were going to stop there this weekend on the way back from LOW but IAm wondering where you cought these if you don't mind?

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Drake

Brian~Our guys that did well out of Hudec's were out a ways (nearly 5 miles), which doesn't narrow it down! Best bet would be to stop in the bar and ask them where a good starting point is. Also had folks who had good luck out of the other accesses too, again, stop in at the access owners and ask them for starting spots, WestWind, Hillmans, Rogers and Morts are all good about trying to help out. Where a hot spot was last weekend, or even last night, could change before next weekend. Good Luck!

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james_walleye

Drake got any openings at the Inn during next week? I think we are finally gonna get to Red for the first time. Thinking about coming up Monday and staying until Thursday.

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Drake

Hey James~Give us a buzz on the toll free number below and we'll get you set up smile.gif Look forward to meeting you!

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Russ&Judy

we go out of westwind about 4 and a half miles and head north west

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Russ&Judy

we should also say we have moved from that spot to a knew area, you got to keep looking

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loadmaster

Hope that happens the weekend in Feb or my name is mud..later the load

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mudmaster. i kind of like it smile.gif

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MudMaster,,,,,,MudMaster,,,,,,,it has a nice ring to it doesn't it? smile.gif

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