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3 of us arrived about 11 am Friday morning. We went out of Hillmans, there is a bridge that is kinda freakey until ya see someone go past it. Kinda like the end of the year ice, deep water. But, after that seemed okay but watch for markers as there are many to the left.

Ok bite, but slow. Did get enough for the table though. Waxies or minnows worked.

Custom Jigs & Spins Ratsos were the winning bait. Of course, a few 4 pound eyes came along. Drifted alot while we were there, headed back if weather allows Saturday.

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yeah we went out of west wind around 10 11isham did alright 17 at 10pm slow bite maybe we were lazy I dont know everyone else seemed to be getting them. Like in the other posts the people who went out of hillmans. maybe i will try to find kelly-p next time sounds like he is a pretty nice guy and will put you on the fish if you ask, but I'm not sure? Once again had fun though pretty easy going up there thanks alot!

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Our folks fishing at Red the past week have done Very well. Out of all the folks that have gone up only a couple of groups didn't limit out. The bite has been a daytime bite with most hitting the ice around 1pm, although a few have stayed out after dark to pick up the last few. Some are saying that the bite has been at all different depths, although the majority are fishing about a foot off the bottom.

Our large group came in last night after renting one of Kelly P's houses for the day Extremely happy with the house, Kelly and definitely the fishing. They didn't totally limit out (they said they could've~it wasn't for the lack of fish biting) they had a great time and spent a couple hours in the fish cleaning room!

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Went back to the same spot Saturday, 2 people. 3 Crappies, other lost at the hole, 2 Eyes. Slowed down a bunch! shocked.gif

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