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Going up for the first time this weekend. I have seen a lot of posts regarding Upper Red, but not many for Lower. Where would you suggest to start from. Upper or Lower & where is a good spot to drive out from? We are staying at shooks.

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F.Y.I.-If you decide to fish "lower red",be prepared to get thrown in jail, truck confiscated,and fined.The Red Lake band of indians own the entire lower and 1/3rd of the upper,all the land/water is considered a sovereign nation with it's own laws.It would probably be best to stick with the crowd by going out of Hudecs or Westwind.

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Also F.Y.I. if you catch a walleye make sure you plan not to keep it because you can't take any walleye from the lake because it was almost fished out and is being restocked just stick with the crappie and you will be fine.

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Way to go guys, his first post, and ya give him greif? some people just dont know? The stupid Questions are the ones you never ask!
TJ, take dan and porch's info seriously, they do things the way they want on the res.

[This message has been edited by minneman (edited 01-14-2002).]

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Hey, Kelly.
To post as many responces as you do.
Sounds like your the one always online!
Shouldn't you be out fishing get off the damb computer!
I did infact visit that city out on the flats this weekend.
1 eel pout
2 pike
50 perch.......
9 crappie (glow jiggs, put the jigg on the light every 5 mintues!)

16-20 inches of ice!
The only lake drive-able in MN this weekend!

keep in touch.

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Kelly P
Last week "DNR" reported to stay off the lakes. 30-40 temps all over. A buddy of mine was in Lake of the woods he reported
that the ice was questionable. Twin cities lakes area had open water all over..
""""""upper Red i think was the only "drivable lake" On other lake forums, people were saying that shoreline were drivable.. Ya right.
As i was driving up this Saturday. No vechicals were on Leech, Cass or any of the smaller lakes i drove past on my way to URL.

From this weekend I realize i can trust pretty much everyone on this site!
I would be a good example for all.
Westwinds is the place, so is URL people..

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Don't know where your buddy was on LOW, but I've been driving out at certain areas for nearly 3 weeks now. Yes there are places you can't drive still, but Pine/zippel areas have plenty of ice....I'd bet nearly 200 vehicles drove out at Zippel on saturday.

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I was on LOW last Thursday. I have a Suburban with four poeple and fully loaded, two portables,etc. We drove out of Adrian's road in front of the Wigwam. We drove over Pine Island and out onto the lake. It was very safe and in very good shape. They have the road marked guite aways out. You could drive almost anywhere but for the fact of some ice that was sticking up from the surface. I would say there was a good 24" or so.

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Yes Bottom Bouncer you can usualy trust us. The one time you might have to worry tho is if you have any "Jiggermiester" (sp?) on the lake. NINETOE and Baitco can smell that stuff for miles. Like a pack of wolve on a crippled deer. One little drop of your gaurd and they are off across the lake whooping and hollaring with your bottle. smile.gif

Waskish Minnow Station

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