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RUGSTE

March 17-19 reoprts?

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RUGSTE

I have been coming to Red Lake for the past 5 years and have enjoyed the information that has been posted on this site. I will be coming back on Thursday the 23rd for a weekend to the home state. I know the fishing has been good for some and not so good for others. Did the fishing get that good this past weekend that everyone is still fishing or tight lipped? Where are the reports? I have always watched and read this site along with Rogers and Morts and enjoyed the posts. Any help would be great. Thanks, Can't wait to get there!! laugh.gif

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Take'Em

Fished out of hillmans 17-19 11 slabs. Moved around alot ended up doing the best in the house 50 yards off the road. caught all but 2 friday night. Saturday lots of lookers no takers mad.gif

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RUGSTE

Thanks Take'em. Is there still a day bite or just evenings and mornings? I don't mind catching a few perch and the through back walleye or eye's if thats all we do during the day. Just love fishing with a couple of friends and maybe a few beers. smile.gif

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Take'Em

We only caught 1 perch all weekend caught 10 or so eye's most in the middle of the night. all but 1 slab were caught after 7pm to 3am

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Drake

Catching varied here for us and our guest over the weekend, going out of the eastside and southshore. One group of three got zip on Thursday, but then Friday they headed out to the same area, just moved 100 yards and reeled in their limits of crappies ranging from 11" to 14". Another group got limits, two caught 17 between two days of fishing and lost some, two had 14, some caught two each, two others had four each, and all the way down the line to zero for me and only one for the other half. The folks I talked to said that the first crappie was reeled in between 6:30 and 7:30, and some stayed out on the ice until 11 picking some up here and there. For the most part, the crappies were hugging the bottom, but a couple of anglers said that they were getting theirs about 3' off the bottom. During the daytime a few keeper perch were caught.

Good luck to you!

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RUGSTE

Thanks Drake. Sounds like everyone had some fun. Is the bite still on red glow frostee's with some blue and green glows mixed in? That's always been the best bet for us.

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LETSgoFISHIN

me and my brother fished out of hillmans on saturday and brought home 20 slabs and 9 big perch. 7 or so miles out and 300 yards or so south off the main road. we fished from 900am till 445pm. red glow frostees is all we used also.

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Sutty

We stayed in a sleeper friday and saturday night. Friday we caught 23 from 7 pm to 3 am. They were still biting but I could no longer tie knots.... Saturday we found a few to fill out our limit (there were three of us) We fished out of Hillman's in a few differant spots 6-8 miles out. Caught pleanty of Eye's and perch as well perch were not big enough to keep. Biggest walleye was a 25 incher (my biggest on red) biggest slab was 14.5 inches most between 13 and 14. My only dissapointment was I didn't get to the WW until sunday night and the place was M T, beer was still cold though.

Went up to LOTW on Sunday afternoon and was able to catch 5 keepers

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    • TAJ
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