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Cookie, I heard for a good time to get a hold of you. Can't seem to find any fish down here on south Lindstrom Maybe you can come down here to my lake and show me how to do it.
Is there someone who could give me a name of a good resort to fish out of where the fish are biting. Will be my first time fishing URL. Need to know what type of lures to bring if someone out there could help me out you would make a young guy happy. Thanks
Name: BUS STOP
ARE THEY DRIVING ON POKEGAMA, PINE COUNTY?
Just got off the lake my house did nothing ,time to move.Rod and Bruce got 6 next to me, Jason and Gabe went to a area I saw saturday ,thay have 18 so will put my house there. Its a little further out. Seems after 2 weeks the spot your fishing slows down. Big moving day tomorrow.Got guys coming wensday and want them to catch fish. COOKIE
Name: gone fishing
Just fished it last weekend. Heard that you couldn't get on the main lake due to ice heaves. We fished in Walker Bay. Saw lots of fish (walleyes, perch, pikes) with the camera, but none would bite. Slow weekend.
Fished out of Mac's Twin Bay on the 5 mile gravel and the fishing was very slow. We only caught one Eel pout and a 26" Walleye. Caught eye on a plain red hook and shiner.Going up again this weekend and plan on moving the house either to Hennipen or out to mud flats.
Name: Bob Johnson
Am thinking about going to Otter Tail this weekend - how is the perch fishing and the walleyes?
Name: Matt Knutson
We went up to Red last week. 4 of us fished for one night and brought back our limited out of west wind
Brian: Good to see that you had a good time. I am the guy that talked to you right after you begin fishing. I had the white Ford pickup and had my wife along. We loaded up our portable and left. As we were driving away I saw you pull out one of those slabs. We had a good time also, we missed many but we ended up catching 17 big slabs. I hope to get up there again within a week or so with my son.
Brian the email I sent you did not go through please check and see if its right.Or email me. Rod and Bruce are fishing next to my house,will be going out later and get some updates COOKIE
we were up at LOW on the 1st and 2nd.fished on the mud in about 32 ft.caught lots of nimbers but the size came in the eve.kept10 fish first day with 3 lbs being the biggest.kept 20 fish the second day with two 6 lbs,and two at 3.5 to 4 lbs, nice mess of fish. hottest thing goig was a polished swedish pimple. fish always thumped it on the pause or downfall. stayed at sportsmans lodge. great place nice people.lots of action if you want to sort through them.watch the suspended fish on the vexilars they cruise from 1 ft of to 6 ft off the bottom.
Hey heading up there in a couple of weeks how thicks the ice pretty thick eh? can yous guys drive on it?
Was up At LOW feb 1st weekend, We caught a couple hundred walleye and sauger just like the reports have been saying.BUT we could have fit most of them in our beer bottles. We had to keep moving constantly to find bigger fish, and had to use shiners. The bit was hot but fish were very disapointing in size.
Name: Ryan Olson
shinglemill lake has been hot for crappies it's in remer minnesota nad we caught 30 crappies all over 1 1/4 pounds even 3 that are 16 inches.
Name: Ryan Olson
shinglemill lake has been hot for crappies it's in remer minnesota nad we caught 30 crappies all over 1 1/4 pounds even 3 that are 16 inches.
Here is my 2 cents. Fishing sucked. Read all kinds of reports from multiple sites. Talked to multiple locals and bait shops. Talked to about 10 people on the ice in different spots and they all said the same thing. I saw one guy with a bucket full of 16-20 inch sauger and walleye at 16 mile in 32 feet and he said he hadn't caught them in his current spot, as the fish are thrashing in his bucket and his setting the hook again. Lying bastard. He was using spottail shiners and a littler lead head and jigging. Other than him I saw alot of people with minimal fish. Long way to drive to not catch more than a few cigars and one ugly eelpout. Ice was about 30 inches. Seamed to be in OK shape but was really bumpy even for a big truck. Made it threw without having to use an extention but barely. I would bring it though.
Name: Brian D
Cookie, Thank you so very much for putting me on the fish. I had the time of my life last weekend. I caught 10 crappies Thurday night starting at 8pm till 10pm. I had two lines going and that was a mistake. I missed more than I caught. Friday was good again but I only got 8. My buddies were content on fishing in the portable and were not mobile. I wouldn't recommend fishing right buy each other. They only caught a handful. LOW was slow, should have never left Red. Crappie minnows with a glow ratfinkie worked best and pink worked well for me. Got a few on waxies. Fishing was best starting at about 4pm though 8-10pm. Cookie please Email me with some information on your sleeper and cabin. I kept a crappie frozen and uncut to show my father and father in law. They didn't believe me when I called and told them. Now they want to come. Hopefully will be coming up in a couple weeks again with others. Good Luck.
i need a custom ice house trailer
Has anyone had luck useing Buckshot rattling spoons or glowing ants, or northland Glow sticks that you clip on your jig ? ? ?
Name: DAVE TRUMMER
Fished Upper Red for the first time. Went out of Hillman's early Friday(1-31-03) morning. Had to drive thru about 1 foot of water for 15 feet up an over a steep bridge to get across a large preasure ridge. What a ride that was! Fished 4 miles out for 13 hrs and caught 23 large crappie between 4 fisherman. Too bad you can't keep walleye's as around 20 were caught with the biggest measuring 23.5 inches. Most were 1 to 2 pound fish. Went out again at 6am Saturday morning in a snow squall and searched for the portables in the dark for about a 1/2 hour. Caught only 1 crappie for 3 hours of fishing. Packed up and went to Lake Of The Woods.
Name: Marv Johnson
I be fishin' on Mille Lacs and I ain't catch nothing. Me and my beer drinkin' buddies were jiggin spoon baits near the Mud Bay, that would be the southern end. Then out of a blazin nowhere my flag went up and the line was peeling out like a sow at pig roast. I nearly swallowed my dip running after the flag. I grabbed hold that der dem line and pulled with all my might. Strenth of dat fish was unbelievable. Da line busted bout 20 long minutes in da fight. It was a sad momement but nothin old no.7 could handle. Ever since then I havent been back to that dem der lake.
hey johnny, i was just wondering where pearl lake is located, on what roads, also how big were the northerns and crappies, and what was used to get the northerns, shiners or suckers thanks chris
I saw that you guys were fishing at McQuades this weekend. How did you do, we are heading up there this Friday. Any info is greatly appreciated.
How did you guys do the weekend you fished out of McQuades?? Any info would be appreciated, we are heading up there this Friday.
I was thinking of coming up and mountain biking across the lake with some friends and doing some ice fishing on the fishing side. Could someone write me back and tell me how much accumulated snow is on the lake. Is the ice good all the way across? I remember last year that the snow was plowed out to the fish houses, but I don't remember what the snow depth was much beyond that? If someone who has done any biking on the lake reads this I'd appreciate a reply.....I've got carbide studded Nokian Mtn. bike tires and am going to be bikejoring with three Canadian Inuit Sled dogs if I have snow free ice.....thanks, marcus
Just came back from fish house. NOT GOOD fished from 8;30 am to 10;00am no crappies? Have a couple tonight so will see how they do, might have to move house,will have to go find the fish, the easy days may be over. Jason and Gabe came up last night they got 5 and are trying a different area at this time , hope they do well they drove all the way from rochester. The wind is blowing out of the north today and it is bitter, think I will move small house. Will keep everyone updated COOKIE
Name: Big Tuna
Went fishing on Sat off Breezy Pt. with Ev "darn it got off" and Bruce "is the ice thick enough?". Catching fish was very slow, marked many fish but very few takers. Ev and Bruce each picked up one nice Crappie each while I am waiting until the fishing heats ups and a guy can catch more than one at a setting. Still a very nice day to be out on the ice, fry up some fish and sit back and enjoy the outdoors.
went out on the big pond this saturday and the group we were in pulled in 25 to 30 jumbos 3 walleyes 1 27inch 1 25 1 23 nice but had to go back in . have to punch lots of holes and start picking drop a hali down 1ft off the bottom . give each hole about 3 minutes then move to next hole fish in 30 to 35ft during the day and 20 25ft at night .good luck p.s mud flats
Cookie I will be passing thru the Red Lake area the night of 3/6 with a few friends. Probably won't get up there until around 9 or 10 that night and would like to fish until the next morning. We would like to rent your large shack for that night if it's open. Please drop me an email and let me know if that's possible. thanks!
The wife and I just came off the lake we had a nice steak dinner. The fishing was extreamly slow we caught 5 crappies missed 3 or 4 . Fisherwomen a extention would be a good idea. We have been going 4 miles out of hillmens but the reports have picked up at all the resorts.Some friends went out about 41/2 miles and did well yesterday. Expect the morning bite to be good, we will see. COOKIE
Name: Crappie Detective
I'll will be fishing Red Lake for the first time I was wondering what would be a good resort to fish out of and what type of lures would be good to bring I'll be venturing there on the 18th Of Feb. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Good luck fishing.
Name: Greg Schoemer
anyone im looking for a used vexilar. email me with ur price
Cookie, What resort do you go out of? Do we need an extention for this friday 2-7? How fare out on the lake do you fish?Please get back to me asap thanks
Perch fishing has been slow for us, but we are pretty lazy. :) Fishing has been best between 3-5 pm (dusk) for walleye. Mornings are not as good, but dawn jiging has been productive as well. Good luck and good fishing!
this message is for bill from litchfield write me with your e-mail address and i will give you the rundown on hunters point, trust me it will be worth your effort. i have a few intersting things you might want to know!!!!!!
last week went fishing on Pearl Lake near St. cloud. Caught 27 northerns for 5 people. Caught some nice crappies too. Nothing huge though.
fished around adrians houses on saturday and fishing was slower than 2 weeks ago but still managed to catch a couple of limits. the gold and pink gem an eye was the best. we fished in about 32 feet and had to pull up to alot of suspended fish at 25 feet, It was still a great day of fishing....
Name: Mike Bradley
Was wondering which resort people were going out from. I will be going up feb. 21-23 for the first time need a little direction. Thanks.
went out of Hudecks about 4:00 Sat. aft., had a good report from some buddys whe were out earlier, fished right next to them, caught 2 perch, nothing else, long drive back in the fog and drizzle.....Joe
Looking for a little assistance on my first ice-fishing trip (understand the fishing is not great, going to have fun anyway). Will someone post advise on jigs, spoons, bait etc? We will on the north end of the lake, about five miles out.
Cookie, heading url on 2/3 just for a day trip before heading out of the country for the rest of week. I haven't been to url since last winter, but enjoy the action. Any input as to where to go and time of the bite would be greatly appreciated.
Went out to check house ,dropped the vex and lo and behold caught 3 slabs all over 13 inches. Guy next door didn't have any. He was impressed and offered me breakfest,bacon and eggs should of stayed but had to get back home.The wife and I will be going out tonight and have dinner in the shack, we will be practicing catch and release so maybe will get that 15 incher. Wife is after a 16 inch crappie if she gets it we will have to mount it. COOKIE
First tome fishing the lake. We went out of Hillmans landing. Set up next to the first group of shacks to the right of the road. We were right next to a rental unit #58. Hooked into some nice northerns, 2 over 30" and one just under and always the fish story of the bigger one that got way, tangled himself up in another tip up and cut the line. Not a single Crappie, people around us only reported 4 total all day. We got on the lake about 9AM and left at 6:30.Wishing we would've went over to the bigger group of shacks and been a little more mobile when the fishing was slow in one area.Going off the lake after dark and with four hundred more portables on the ice everything looked different. Should've used the GPS I had in the bag.The road were plowed all day long and were a super highway when we headed off. Red glow spoons and jigs is what we heard were hot.
Ray and Josh are headed home with 30 CRAPPIES. Josh said the nicest crappies he's ever caught. They are looking forward to cleaning them, they will be impressed with the fillets. Wild Bill took off so no report from him, I would think he got his limit as he always does. Ron and Scott got 30 they fished 2 days ,evnings only.Rob's group left so have no idea how they ended up. If your reading this Warren love you and can't wait to see you. Wheres my cards? PS Hows my spelling?
Thanks Pete and Geato I went out tonight and from 7-9 I cought 5 realy nice crappies and a nice perch. Green Glow was working the best at about 2 1/2 feet off of the bottom.
Yesterday seemed to be more of an late afternoon and early evening bite, with folks saying that they didn't catch there first one until the 3 to 5 pm time frame, and some nice crappies were caught..talked to one group of three who had 41, group of two who had their limits. Then today the bitetime changed with a more productive bite starting at 7:30 this morning and going steady until 10:30 and folks picking up some here and there through the afternoon. (Spots that proved hot yesterday cooled down this afternoon) But a group of four had 48 that weighed in up to 1lb 13 oz.
The glow jig colors that were very productive this weekend were green glow and red glow, with good reports from orange glow this afternoon, and tipped with a minnow.
The access owners at Hudec's, Hillmans, Westwind, Rogers and Morts are all good about letting folks know where they have gotten good reports from and where they have found some(of course a hot spot yesterday may not be the hotspot today). Someone mentioned Kelly P., he's not an access owner but does rent ice houses...the folks in that area are Terrific, a very friendly and helpful bunch of people.
02-01-03 FISHED THE ROCK PILE ON THE NORTH END OF THE LAKE OUT OF BARNICLE BILLS FROM 12-6 PM VERY SLOW CAUGHT ONLY ONE PERCH(decent size though) using fatheads
Name: Steve Schaefer
I'm heading up to URL on 2/5 with my son. Any advice on fishing this lake. This is our first time. Thanks for your help.
I'll be staying at walker bay ice shanties this weekend any info on how the walleyes and perch are being caught, what time of day and with what baits & lures would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone know what the shanties are like at walker bay ice shanties? I will report back when we get home on how we did, thank you.
There are 4 plowed roads on the lake in waskish.Westwind,Hillmens.Hudecs,and Aggasee They will point you in the right direction. I do not own a resort. I live in Waskish
I would try suckers for northerns.Gloww jigs work well for crappies try different colors,crappie minnows work fine. The waxies work but they seem to like a couple on the hook. If your not catching fish after dark you need to move its always nice to have extra holes drilled in the area as they can be biting 10 feet from where there not biting. If you have a vexilar you can jump around and find fish feeding ,work them off the bottom if they are there you will mark them . COOKIE
Bringing three fishing fanatic kids (all under the age of 11). Looking for any tips the weekend of the 7-8 of February.
Went out on the sled today there must be 5,000 people out there. Rob and his bunch found some fish in a new area said when they pulled up 2 guys were pulling them in as fast as they could get there line in. That was around noon. Rob and them set up and had a few when we stopped buy. Wild Bill moved over by my house,he will fish untell he gets his limit if it takes all night funny. I spose when you drive that far? Two guys in cabin had 2 and were waiting for the night bite,hope they do well.
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