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tylerflom89

48 hour trips, anyone done em?

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Hey guys, I'm a Red Lake veteran, but I've never done a 48 hour trip before, I was wondering if any of you have, who you stayed with, how the experience was, what to expect? you know, the works! Thanks for your help guys.

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thats pretty much all we do. we either stay with kelly-p or the royal shooks. its a lot of driving but well worth it!!!

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I'm talking to Kelly about dates now, but it looks Grim, who/what is Royal Shooks? I haven't heard of them before. Otherwise, what is different from a 12 or 24 hour trip, versus a 48? Food? Bait? Tackle? Entertainment(cribbage, radio, etc)? Thanks for your time guys.

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Tyler,

There are two places that I would say to look at if you cannot find a sleeper on the lake. Both places will require a little bit of driving which is the downside. The upside is a hot shower, a place to clean your fish, and a nice comfortable bed smile.gif If you can book the sleeper with Kelly, you will be all set up. He is the man when it comes to URL.

If you are looking for lodging for a bigger group then I would take a look at

http://meadowcreekliving.org/

http://drakemotel.com/

http://parkinnmotel.com/ Battle River Lodge

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Thanks Paul, but I'm confused about the driving, are these cabins? Thanks for the help, but we're looking for a ice house. Now that I think of it, is that what you meant by royal shooks pikester?

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Tyler,

Yes they are cabins and/or motels. If you are looking for a place to stay on the ice and Kelly doesn't have openings then try Battle River Lodge They have the lodge, but they also rent out Sleepers.

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With a little bit of research you should have no problem finding sleepers on upper red lake. Try the bussiness section on this site.

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I'm lookin through it, but I was hoping to get some info from guys that've done it, and what they did.

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Tyler,

What you are going to want to do is use the sleeper as a base camp and then venture out to different spots using portables and vehicles, whether they be sleds, wheelers, or trucks. The vast majority of the Rental guys left on URL are reputable and I really don't think you can go wrong with any of them as far as a place to stay. Some of them work just a little bit hard to put your rental house on fish wink.gif , that's why I would have portables. It's much better when you are in control of your own destiny persay....

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We'll probably do that, if I can drag my dad and his friends out of the house, they're pansies lol.

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try westwinds/russ and judy/bearpaw/cookie/meadow creek/royal shooks/red lake rentals.....all are operations on Red that have sleeper houses...good luck

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Thanks for the advice. Have you guys done 48 trips at any of those? What was the experience like?

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i don't really stay with anyone for the fact that my buds have trailer houses but I have heard good things about each of these rentals.....I have made day trips all the way to 4 day trips up there but it will be hard for me to ever do a day trip again that is too hard......(I live 3 1/2hrs away)

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Anyone done this...?

A couple times I wanted to go up there, could not find anyone /place to stay.

So I said-the-heck-with-it, Got everything ready a day early, went to bed ~6:30, left ~3, make the 4 hour trip, fished all day into the evening bit and drove back the 4 hours.

Take a couple cat naps during the day and no problem!

Hey - sometimes you want to do something so bad, you just go for it... (Did it twice to LOW too...)

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For those of you looking for a place to stay, check out the for sale, rental section of FM.

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Depending on when you are coming up this way, we may still have availability. You can see the room info on our website or give us a call. Everyone is planning ahead, so I'd try to get your reservations as soon as possible..won't be long now...and good luck on the fishing trip!!

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If you can't get into a sleeper check out the Drake. They have nice rooms and if Red is shutdown and not going (yes it does happen) you have options of many lakes in the Blackduck area.

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Absolutely.... if you can't stay on the ice, stay at the Drake!!

Now that my second son is almost 2, I'll be able to head back up to Red this year...

You got a room for me??? grin.gif

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i also stay at the drake when i go up for a weekend nice rooms and as said before plenty of other lakes for backup. hopinto be there in three weekends if mother nature is nice cool.gif

iceman

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royal shooks is the motel south of kelleher. need to make resrvations real early. nice place. but dont even think of cleaning fish there. the owners live about 4 blocks north and i think they can smell a fish in therre place that far awaay.

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but dont even think of cleaning fish there.


Nowhere but cleaning sheds. That is one way to upset your host to no end. Once you have spent two hours plucking scales out of carpet you stay upset for awhile and do not forget who did it. Makes for tough scheduling the next time you want to come up. wink.gif

I think some of the local joints supply the means to clean fish and will even cook em up for you.

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Definitely the 48 hour trip. Many of my trips follow that schedule. Although I do remember one 2 hour trip(plus 8 hours driving round trip) 2 years ago. Was fishing by 9:30 am and loading up with two limits by 11:30 am. That was a fun but short trip. laugh.gif

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A few years back...when there were enough slabs for everyone...my buddies and I would pack up and make the haul to URL for a 48 hour trip. The funny part is that we hardly slept if at all! Usually the guy that "had" to sleep we would make him drive back home. We called those trips our 'fish-a-thons'. Prepare well and rest up before the trip and fish as hard as you can for two days and head home and sleep for 20 hours. Haven't done a trip like those in a few years though...the lake is different now. I'll still be back but only for a 24 hour 'half-fish-a-thon'. And yes, we did go crazy after not sleeping for that long.

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I use to do 24hr trips. get off work at 6am and start driving. take off that night. when we had our limit!!! our no fish at all!! did about 10 of them!! Everybody thought we were crazy?? I live in hutchinson so it's a litle drive but not that bad!

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Yeah everyone thought we were crazy too! We'd run back to 'land' to get more bait and people would ask us where we were from, how long we were staying and where we were staying. When we said "the lake" they assumed we had a sleeper. We told them we came to fish, not sleep, and they told us we were crazy.

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