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Sting Ray

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Does the early bird always get the worm? I'm usally an early riser and when it comes to going to URl there are no exceptions. I usally rise around 3:30 AM and leave Hinck-town around 4 AM. I'm usally fishing by 8:30 am and stay a few hours past dark. Is this the best time to fish right now or should I get there later and stay Later? I guess it's more of a poll then a right or wrong answer. When have ya all had your best luck? Any will help, thanks fellas. confused.gif

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Sting Ray,

Here is a summary of when we caught crappies last weekend:

Thursday - 1pm (1)

Friday - 7am-10am (6), 6pm-10pm (4)

Saturday - 3am-7am (4), 9am-11am (2), 2pm-5pm (6)

As you can see there were not any "great" times to be fishing - different days produced fish at different times. We fished out of permanents and portables and found the rattle reel bite to be better than jigging.

Hope this helps.

BJP

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BJP. Are the crappies still as skiddish as they have been in the past couple weeks as far as never jigging and only using a dead stick or rattle reel.

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I think you will always have the sun up sun down bites but other than that it's hard pick a good time on any given day on Red. Heck guys are catching trophy pike at 1 am? confused.gif

I think you can take the do's and dont's book of fishing and just shred it when you hit the shores of Red Lake, nothing makes sense on that water. smirk.gif

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there were three of us up there this weekend fri-sun. All our Crap bites were in the am and they were really agressive. Once you marked them on the bottom I just jigged up 2 or 3 feet and they wacked our jigs.

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Gopherfisher - we caught 15 fish on rattle reels and 1 on a bobber pole. All of these fish were caught out of Hillman's sleepers. The other 7 fish were caught jigging at the end of the road in our portables. The six fish we caught Saturday evening all came jigging - we also missed several fish that night due to operator error. My opinion is that in the larg(er) villages a deadstick presentation will be more effective. If you are willing/able to move around, drill holes, and get away from the crowds you might find active fish. My buddy and I went out and drilled holes three times and had decent success 1 of those 3 outings. Good luck.

BJP

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I've been to Red more than my share

and can only say I go up there for a good time and for the memories it creates. Point in case last March 25th I met Kelly P at Westwind. The electric had gone out, but the bar was open and the drinks were flowin. It was awesome. I'm sure I met quite a few of the regulars from this forum that night, but for the life of me I couldn't tell you who they were. I used to be the run and gun gotta get your limit. Now I fish for memories, they may not taste as good, but they last a lot longer. just my .02

MATTP

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Great Post Matt! People work hard on URL, and other lakes, to get people like us out there fishing. You are not always going to catch fish, but there is something wrong with you if you don't have fun fishing. Thanks everyone.

Matt Phelps

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Quote:

You are not always going to catch fish, but there is something wrong with you if you don't have fun fishing.

Matt Phelps


Good point Matt, some of the worst trips as far as numbers turned out to be the most fun trips I have had on Red. It's all about the chase, meeting friends, and just relaxing. If you want a bad fishing trip you can sit on a chair nervous all weekend worrying about the numbers...I do that all week, fishing is for relaxing and having fun not numbers.

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