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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #630 on: June 10, 2019, 07:17:34 AM »
I usually do not put out many fishing reports during the summer. Last Thursday while mowing the park I did stop to talk to the census lady as the access was crazy busy. I ask her where all these fishermen come from. She said most from the county. I guess you call them day trippers. Bemidji, northome, kellier, grand rapids etc.  She said 121 boats went out that day and most everyone coming in had caught some fish. The lake was like glass that day and one of my favorite days to fish on red myself.
 Friday the winds picked up but again the fish were snapping.
 Saturday we had some guest for one night Ronnica and Traig.  With strong winds straight out of the south we ventured out on the lake.  It took us a while to get down towards Rodgers to get out of the 4 foot waves where we drifted spinners and jigs with some fantastic fishing. Lots of fun and laughs with some nice people for sure.
 Bobby  and Daryl son Justin  was also up for the weekend. They went out in the wind friday and found the honey hole where they got 7 limits in 3 hours of fishing. They also managed to get sun burnt and soaking wet coming in . They had a blast and never went out Saturday.
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #631 on: July 10, 2019, 07:30:08 AM »
Its again been awhile since I put a fishing report out.
Working 2 jobs in the summer 5 days a week keeps me plenty busy. I've been seeing the same patterns as most years. The bigger 18 19 inch fish we were crushing are now 13 to 16. There's different theory's. After watching the dnr doing there seining test last summer, if this year is the same there's plenty of food for the fish to eat . They swim to deeper water? There all have been caught?
We did get out twice over the fourth of July with family. Both trips were a lot of fun. Saturday morning we headed to my morning spot with Miss, Eric, Britny and Nick. the weatherman said winds would be less the 3 mile a hour but once we were out there they had to be 12 to 15. As we fished the winds dissipated and by 9 am it was much calmer. Are first fish in the boat was none other then a elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappie. A nice 14 1/2 incher that my grand daughter brit landed. Eric then got in on the action with a real nice golden eye. I may have to start smoking fish as there seems to be plenty of them if a guy were to target them. Eric had the hot had and landed the most fish, brit was right behind, Nick could not by a bite so I designated him the minnow boy. Miss also had trouble catching any thing but finally landed a monster sheephead. We ended up keeping 6 fish and letting a few small ones go.
 The second trip of the day Matty, Elvis, Jonny boy and Nick went again. My grandson Mathew had the first bite, when I checked his bait 90% of the leach was gone. Then Elvis caught on fire, Jonny boy missed a couple before he landed a real nice one, Nick then got on the board followed by Mathew getting a nice 18 incher for the biggest walleye of the two trips. We ended up with another 8 keepers in the live well with everyone missing and landing a couple fish.
 Leaches out performed fatheads by far as both trips we burned through 24 leaches in no time. With all the bait fish/young of the year fish. I be leave a leach is like a piece of candy to the fish. We never tried night crawlers.
 I also talked to a few fellow fisherman that did well fishing cranks.
 The rest of the summer looks real quiet. Neither of the cabins are rented the rest of the summer.
 The big bog festival is this weekend. The potluck in the park Friday night is one of my favorites followed by church in the park Sunday morning then  a wild rice pancake breakfast here in Waskish. There's a softball tournament in Kellier Saturday as well as car show, kids activity's and two bands Saturday evening.  Sunday early afternoon is also the  mud runs in the pit here in Waskish, This has really become popular and is always a big turnout.
 We then have Hillman's  memorial softball tournament coming July 26 27 28th. there always looking for more teams. They start there festivity Friday with beer ball. Saturday after softball they play tackle football in the mad pit which is again a huge turnout. Hillmen's also have a band Saturday night. Then Sunday they finish off there softball tournament.
 We then have Westwind Corn hole tournament the first weekend in august . I think the hammer and I may enter as she is also using that nick name throwing bags.
 Time to get ready for work, again leaches seem to be the better choice of bait.
Cookie's on Upper Red Lake
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