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Lower Red predictions

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The Lower Red is in tremendous shape and from recent observations I've been making, there seems to be a ton of channels in here at this time. This will make for an absolute, action packed opener on May 12th! For those who are headed this way, you won't be disappointed!

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I will miss this opener, first in a long time...darn it.

But...I will be there darn soon to get in on this springs mayhaem on the lower Red.

If you can go, all I can say is Do-it! Stu's operation is the best there is on the Red and the fishing...it's just insain!

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Stu- I've been thinking of planning a trip up there in late August...what's the fishing like then? I want to get a hold of some of those channels, it looks like fun. I'll probably end up giving you a call when I can firm up plans with the guys...

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Late August can be awesome on the Red. The channels are beginning to focus on the task of pork'n up for winter. When they get into this hunting mode, the action can be absolutely incredible! I'll be more than happy to explain the patterns. Ed, you and "little" Shannon better get your butts up here ASAP! The river is in the best shape I've seen it in years and it seems to be stuffed with kitties! There's also a huge head of goldeye in here as well right now, small wonder why there's so many cats! I'll be on the water Saturday and I'll post an update on the results.

I should also mention that Lake Winnipeg can be interesting in late August. The action can be great for "slab" white bass and walleye and it's only a thirty five minute drive over there!

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Thanks Stu- I've already rustled up two guys who want to go for sure. I'll call you when I get my final numbers.

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As soon as we can...we are there!

Schedule has us hung-up tell June the way it looks now. But If I can wiggle my schedule a bit I may buzz up sooner.

Working this weekend will be a real "Fun-Sucker" ....don't ja know...Eh!

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