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Kyle Sandberg

Man, the fishing must be so slow that no one has anything to post? grin.gif I love listening to the reports of great fishing trips.

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Kyle Sandberg

200 looky loos and no fishing reports yet?

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Mike L

frown.gifWould that here be time for fishing the last coupla weeks. Mother-in-law moving to nursing care and daughter buying her first house.

Next week is vacation-time, though. laugh.gif

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cookie129

Thursday the 14th and friday the 15th I did well in the time I fished off of our dock and the tamarac river.Landed 8 walleyes in less then an hour with the biggest 23" and two keepers both just over 16" on thursday.Friday I fished 20 minutes to land lunch. I caught 3 in less the 20 minutes with one being a keeper. Saturday I spent a little time on the lake as it was about a nice as day as a guy could ask for. Landed one just over 15" and saw alot of smaller fish caught, I saw one crappie caught and greg said he got 3 crappie saturday eve.All males, The sheephead were on the terror and saturday eve you could here them croaking under the water next to the pontoon.

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wood_dog

My son (age 9) and I fished Red for the second time Saturday. On the water for 8 hours. We did a creel survey for the DNR, so we kept track of all our fish. 34 walleyes, with 3 keepers. Another 1/2 dozen between 17 & 18" and the biggest about 22". Plenty of little ones, too. No crappies.

I don't know how many thousands of acres we can fish, but we had 3 different boats troll past us while we were anchored that were close enough I could have spit in their boats. These must be the (insert comment here that will get deleted) guys that set up 5 feet from your ice house door in the winter. This is in open water, too, not on the river. I'm continually amazed at some people. They would have gone over our slip bobbers had we not reeled in.

Otherwise, a great trip.

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Pikester

Thanks for the report fellas, always nice to read.

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bigbucks

Thinking about bring my brother-in-law & the two 9 year-olds up to fish Red the end of next week. If we stayed at Big Bog what would be a good plan of attack to get our walleyes & maybe a few crappies at this point in the season. We've only got a 50hp on a 16', so probably don't want to run all over the lake.

Is trolling plugs likely to be working then & if so about how deep?

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Jim Uran

Yeah I'm in the same boat as you too,excuse the pun,I think I'll brave it though. I got a 16 footer with a 35 hp. Man I can't wait to make it up there. How far do you have to venture off shore to get at 'em?

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Pikeslayer

When they troll that close to your boat its always nice to have a big daredevel rigged up to start casting,they seem to get the hint on the first time you bounce it off there boat!! grin.gifgrin.gif

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weathermaker

Look for them, they are not always where they are suppose to be.I have caught them in 2 feet of water, yes 2 feet... on the north shore in the middle of summer on a hot sunny day. They are sometimes tough to find but grat when you get in to them...I'd try 4' out to 9' work the ridges or drops and dont be afraid to buzz in to the shallows, ya never know with the pesky Red lake wallys...

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Midwesterner

How's the fishing been on Red? I was thinking of heading to Lake of the Woods for walleye next weekend, but was thinking of stopping at Red instead. Haven't fished it in years.

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