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Sleepers on Winni

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were seeking out other ice fishing locals. Do any of the resorts up there offer sleeper houses? What kind of rates are we dealing with up there? How has the fishing been up there the last few years? Lots of questions I know...dont mean to sound pesky but I used to fish Winni many moons ago when I live in Grand Rapids, did real well for perch. Would be interested in those same little guys but more interest into the eyes too. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Ironman,

I'm not sure anyone even rents sleepers on Winnie. I'm sure when Jason Boser sees this he will chime in, but I can't recall anyone. Have you thought about Upper Red?

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Yeah, Red is an option along with Leech and maybe even Gull. I'd prefer Leech or Winni because of the perch. Maybe now that they've opened the eyes on Red. I dont know..we'll see. Just want somwhere were we can find action in the day...probably perch...and some rattle reel action while we sleep off some cocktails. I'm would be kinda suprised if there aren't any on Winni however. Seems like an open market for someone.

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I have never done that good at night. Seems like when the sun goes down they turn off. Maybe its just me, but it seems to be a day time bite lake.

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Ironman- FYI the walleye fishing on Red Lake is still CLOSED until the walleye opener in 2006!!!!!

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Quote:

Ironman- FYI the walleye fishing on Red Lake is still
CLOSED
until the walleye opener in 2006!!!!!


...and if you're thinking walleye filets, I believe that the limit will be two fish when it does open, so don't bring too big a cooler! grin.gif

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high banks was getting some sleepers for this year

Jason

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Thanks for the info guys! I'll have to double check that eye season on Red....I'm probably wrong, thought they were opening it this winter. I'm sure your right.

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red will not open this winter

Jason

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I had this same question last year. A group of 8 of us go on a trip every year and decided to try something other than Mille Lacs. From what I remember there were no sleepers available last year. We ended up going with High Banks and had a great time. It was our first year without a sleeper house and I don't think we'll go back to the sleepers. We fished during the day and went to the lodge at night for dinner and a few drinks. The drive from the ice house to the lodge was about 5 minutes max and the road only goes to and from High Banks. This year we're renting two 6 hole houses and a log cabin the weekend of the 21st in Janaury. One other thing, we caught more fish last year at High Banks than we did in three years at Mille Lacs combined.

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Try Nodaks i n Bena i believe they have sleepers and Todd is real nice guy to deal with :

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I can call for Nodaks and High banks

This no ice thing is driving me crazy. Can't wait for fishable ice.

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Jason

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perch numbers should be good this year walleyes hear and there allways lots of action

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Ironman, yes walleye on Red are CLOSED until spring 2006 and then there will most likely be a 2 walleye limit with a slot.

The good news is the recovery of the eyes on Red. Having fish it for years I've seen the glory days of the 60's and 70's and then the decline in the 80's and 90's.

Here hoping it continues to recover and hopefully the crappie will continue to give us some action.

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Ironman, yes walleye on Red are CLOSED until spring 2006 and then there will most likely be a 2 walleye limit with a slot.

The good news is the recovery of the eyes on Red. Having fish it for years I've seen the glory days of the 60's and 70's and then the decline in the 80's and 90's.

Here hoping it continues to recover and hopefully the crappie will continue to give us some action.

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dont think any sleepers on winnie. afew resorts have winter cabins. headed to winnie new years weekend. believe we are at nodaks with friends.want to spearnords fisheyes and perch fish. anybody with helpful tips would be nice. hay mnwalleye1976 where in cold spring are you.im g weismann

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ironman, at Highbanks we rent 3 sleepers, started last season.

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FYI-Todd, I do believe is gone(went to REEDS, head of fishing department)

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