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What to Bring

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Making a trip in a week?

Any tips or advice as far as colors and tackle?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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The walleyes are resonding well to reds, pinks, gold and white all in glow colors. Beeds and rattles also make a big difference in the stained water.

The crappies still like lures to big for crappies. Weasels, Varmits, Buckshots, forage minnows in the smaller sizes. Glow Red and glow pink still work well for crappies along with minnows slightly larger then the normal size for crappies.

Pike are chewing on Aiplane jigs in white and white/blue or gold/silver spoons. Pike also like the most exspensive crappie hook you have.

Perch can't help but chase down small chartruse glow spoons with a dropper rig and a smaller minnow.

Walleyes are very active at daybreak and dusk with fish mixed in during the day. The crappies may start showing up as early as 2pm until the wee hours of the night. Pike will snap best from 10am-2pm and perch ...well them ruggers eat all the time.

If you have time stop in and see Shorty at Hillmans. He has a pretty good selection of Red lake specific tackle made by Scenic, Phelps, Todays, etc etc. along with bait that is sized right. Plus you haven't been to Waskish without chatting with Shorty.

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I find Canadian Mist-Tan, Budwieser-Red, Miller-Blue works the best.

However some locals still use The Captain - Clear.

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don't forget your "you-know-what-sion" grin.gif

if you need it, you'll be glad you have it

and they don't take up much room, one will fit behind (or under) the seat in your vehicle.

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thanks for the input

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Thanks, Jon. I'm making my first trip up there soon, too, and was about to post the same question.

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man im pumped cant wait like 28 hours left

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