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This past weekend we managed to hit a couple of lakes and talked to many folks who were able to hit the ice during the long weekend. Blackduck Lake produced a few perch for folks, some weeding of the smaller ones and keeping the ones in the 10" to 12" range. Fishing in the 17' depth range was where they were biting, and jigging producing more fish than a stable line. A couple of the area lakes were also hit and while some lakes were quiet one of them produced 27 crappies for a group of two, and 10 of those crappies measured in at 13.5" as well as a 10.5" sunnie.

Upper Red Lake produced mixed results ranging from just one or two fish to two groups of seven getting their limits. A few got an afternoon bite, but the majority of the fishermen had a bite that started in the 5pm time frame, red glow, green glow and a plain red hook tipped with crappie minnows (and some using wax worms) worked well. As always for the folks away from the crowds did the best and the warmer temps this past weekend allowed folks to move around and find the fish.

Winnibigoshish was also a good producer of jumbo perch this past weekend, with perch coming through in the 13" size. The perch are out in the 31' to 35' depths and biting well on the smaller bait. The fish were finicky, with some clusters of perch not taking the bait, but moving to the next cluster of fish worked. The walleye bite had slowed down but the northerns were active.

Who else hit the lakes this weekend?

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Tuesday the wind blowing so strong caused near white out conditions on Upper Red so our folks didn't hit the ice. But today was really nice out and the fishing was very good. Had some folks who hit Blackduck and got into a perch bite that produced perch in the 11"-12" size.

Half of team Drake was able to hit Upper Red with a couple of our guests and had a great time, not a limit but caught eight nice ones. First fish a little after 3 then slow until right before dusk. The rest of the folks here did well..2 guys got 8, 3 got 30, 3 got limits. For the most part the bitetime was between 5 and 8:30, fish are finicky and one group not having luck with minnows but did very well with wax worms.

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