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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #690 on: January 23, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
Still a good report Cookie.  :happy1:
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #691 on: January 23, 2020, 09:53:20 AM »
excellent report!! 
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #692 on: January 23, 2020, 11:25:42 AM »
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #693 on: January 25, 2020, 08:00:06 AM »
The boys John and Richy and our grand daughter Ashly  kept busy Thursday into Friday. After spending most of the day lite out on the lake they started to tackle blue thunder again. Working in the dark with White lightnings headlights giving them light, I have no clue how they repaired her again. From my research they would need a few specialty tools . I woke up Friday morning to look out the window to see blue thunder turned around.
 With customer arriving. Ashly was going to clean and detail the houses. Around 9;30 after a couple calls to Ashly I walked over to wake her and crack the whip. There would be plenty of time to sleep sunday. After rousting her I find out once they got blue thunder going they headed out on the lake tell 5 am, prepping for the weekend. I think Jonny boy was on a mission to get all the houses on fresh ice. I again stayed off the lake most of the day, until customers started arriving. I figured I could escort them out so the crew could keep plugging away.
 Once I dropped off Cody and his family off at Colorado fish house I drove over to say hello to Rick and the guys in North Dakota fish house. I have no clue what time they checked in but they had 2 in the bucket and had released a couple smaller fish. That was at least a encouraging site as I plan on fishing old Minnesota everyday starting sunday. Old Minnesota is just south of north Dakota 150 feet or so. I can see how I can do after we have clients fishing in it yesterday and today. I plan on fishing it 3 or 4 nights in a row before the guys move it for the up and coming weekend for Wayne and Paul.
 Kevin and his crew are  staying in Kentucky .They brought sleds so are planning to go find the fish rather then wait for them to swim under the house.
 Jonny boy and Richy got the last house moved, California while the customers waited. I did visit for a minute . They were being very patient plus excited to see the house being prepped onto a new spot.
 Yesterday morning I took the red baron to the gas station to fuel her up. I've got to be honest. It felt good to feel the power of that 454 as I shifted the gears to see how the tranny felt.
 Today I'm going to clean up our driveway with blue thunder to see how she feels.
 Next week the guys getjust a little break as nothing is rented un tell Friday when again we have a full house.
 I'll shoot for a fishing report Monday morning as 3 of the houses have repeat customers that I can maybe visit a bit.
 Its a busy Saturday here on the shores of upper red lake. Red lake adventures has there big walleye tournament today. register at there place. Rodgers is hosting the ice castle event on land I believe? Jrs under new ownership is  having there indoor fishing contest which is a hoot.
 Next weekend Hillmans has there super bowl Chile cook off. I asked the hammer to enter. I may also make a entry. Its always a treat to taste different chile's.
 A few more tid bits to try and make the world a little better.
recycle old electronics,
Do not spread fake news "not even a fishing report"
Adopt a pet. I sure would like to have a cat again. The hammer would rather wait.
Learn cpr, be a better listener, always say I love you as you never know
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #694 on: January 25, 2020, 08:07:27 AM »
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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #695 on: January 25, 2020, 09:44:44 AM »
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #696 on: January 27, 2020, 06:33:22 AM »
Wow with only a month left of walleye fishing too go it has again been a brutal season on the shores of upper red lake. The grand lake that owes us nothing.
 Last year it was brutally cold this week with wind chills below -60. I will have to say I'm happy were not having that right now
 For the second time since my car accident I wet a line yesterday for 3 or 4 hours.  Th fishing report In old Minnesota after it was fished on a new spot Friday and Saturday was I'm a little out of practice. I was jigging a gold rattling flyer  while watching Boston legal.  The first fish hit my lure while I was lying on the bed. It caught me totally buy surprise as I was jigging. I set the hook while lying down. Trying to set up while keeping the line tight was not in the cards.
 I quickly got another minnow on the lure  sent her down. 1 or 2 good jigs and I was marking a fish. Only it was not a fish but my quickly hooked minnow escaping off the lure. Another minnow, back down the hole. I guess I educated that fish as it looked a few times but only nibbled a couple times.
 Mean while the rattle wheel went off around the bewitching hour. Rolling out of the bed with my brace on I go over give it a little line, but instead of setting the hook like I normally do.I pulled the line up real slow to feel the fish. I felt it on the line,set the hook and proceeded to rip it right out of its mouth. Glad I was not having fish on the menu as I packed it up a bit later with no fish to take home.
 Ashey re grand daughter is up here helping out. Her and my great grand son bently john were going to spend the night out there so we will see how they did later today.
 
Well the best I can do on my fishing report is all the houses did manage to catch some fish the first 24 hours.as Ashly checked on all them Saturday.
 Sean Joff and  a friend or relative from Florida were up Friday with there sleds. They managed to find a few fish even getting the guy from Florida his first walleye.
 Kevin and his crew were ib Kentucky they also had a couple sleds. Not sure how they did in the house but they did find some fish where they went on there sleds. They even had a little run in with  a guy in a v-plow
 Shane  and his wife were in montana I ran into then Saturday morning. They had landed 4 nice ones fishing large rainbow minnow on a plain red hook Saturday morning. From what I gathered from Ashley everyone was enjoying there stay.
 Jonny boy and Richy  spent part of the day going out on there sleds looking for the elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappie. There elusive for a reason, they did find some little scuff it walleyes which was a good sign but no crappies.
 We did get another shipment of black and red hoodies in with just a couple pink ones.
 We only have one house rented later today so the guys have 3 days to get every thing reset for the up and coming weekend.
 I did check the ice thickness Where old sota was  It was a solid 27 inches, that explained why there was no flood ing around the house
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #697 on: February 03, 2020, 07:57:11 AM »
ell here goes another fishing report from the shores of upper red lake.
The boys stayed busy all week prepping for the weekend. Asley our grand daughter also got in on the action as she is in training . Richy Rich had to head back home. It sure was nice of him to come up and spend the winter helping us out .
Ashley ready to learn how to plow with blue thunder, she has the fishing down as if were keeping track she is way ahead of me when it comes to catching.
 I have a little venting to do before I give a report on how the rental houses did.
 When you come through waskish starting from the gas station heading north there are about 24 driveways untell you reach the bridge. The double lines are a no passing. I would be tickled pink if a state trooper or sheriff would start busting the ass hol that think they can pass through town. In fact  there more then welcome to sit in my driveway to catch the idiots . The speed limit is all ready 50. Every time one of these jerks it pisssss me off.
 Number 2 enough with all the reports of the lake is closed. yes  the wheel houses have drawn the short straw this year but the outfits, resorts that live here have gone no where. Every one that has rentals on the lake are giving it 100 %. Knock on wood as we keep plugging away. My houses have always flooded until we get over 20 inches of ice. This year the average ice thickness is around 21. With the weight of the snow when you augur holes it still seeps out a bit . Were not sinking or putting any clients in danger.
 Ok sorry
 Andy Andy arrived Friday for there second trip of the season. They have been coming up for 11 years I be leave. They always request montana as there house of choice. They also had the Kentucky house rented with Andy's dad Brad, brother Alex and Steve. Montana had the worst fishing of the bunch only getting 4 keepers. Meanwhile Kentucky got 11 keepers with the biggest a 22 1/2 incher. They also missed some fish and released a half dozen small ones.
 Wayne and Paul also arrived Friday for old Minnesota. We hung out. Played some cribbage, had some laughs. There house was slow all though they did manage to go home with 8 keepers.
 North Dakota had Nick and his friends they had decent fishing .They also took home 3 limits ,plus ate some fish at westwind.
 Lee was set up just to the west and also had good fishing.
 I checked in the guys in Colorado when they arrived Friday. I  have not been making the rounds this year so not quite sure how they did . I do know they caught fish.
 Kevin and Rollie were in florida fish house. They have also been coming for years.They had good fishing, ate a few plus went home with there 8.
 John from clam and his gal kellie were in California. They were fishing orange flutter spoons having a grand time on a grand lake. They also went to westwind with fish plus took home there 8.
 So all in all it was a pretty good weekend for fishing.
Jonny boy and Ashley will be cutting a few new trails as we shuffle all the houses for the up and coming weekend. I again plan on spending as much time as possible wetting a line in old Minnesota.
 The phones have been quiet as we go into the final 3 weekends . Were wide open tell Thursday at htis time with one no show yesterday with not even a phone call.
 I previous customer called yesterday. Him and his dad were hammering them. I know right where they were in there portables. he said orange was the hot color as his dad had gotten fat 26 inch walleye.
 
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #698 on: February 03, 2020, 08:17:11 AM »
good report!! 
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #699 on: February 03, 2020, 08:26:21 AM »
Ya sounds like good fishing.

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« Reply #700 on: February 10, 2020, 08:32:39 AM »
Another solid week of fishing is in the books. Our friend Marty came up to do a little fishing and helping us out Monday. he stayed in our Florida house  right where it was from the weekend. He had some action each night heading home Friday. Jonny boy also floated around  sleeping in various houses catching a few fish also. Ashly are grand daughter / helper also floated around spending numerous nights on the lake. I would say she caught the most fish.
 Tuesday morning we had to get some welding done on the red baron before it could be used on the lake. Marty followed me over to barny's. He was able to get her fixed up in under 2 hours so we hung out rather then drive back.
 The plan when we got back was to start prepping new areas to move the fleet. That plan got the kibosh in no time as we broke another axle. This time on the red baron. The vehicles have took a beating this year.
 I heard of 4 blown transmissions, and 1 tractor motor from other outfits. That's just a small fraction of the damage the lake has caused this year.
 The guys got the red baron back to shore Tuesday evening and started to tare it down. Wednesday morning Jonny boy found a axle I had thrown in one of the sheds, I guess it pays to keep as many old parts as possible.. Marty and I loaded up  all the broken and used parts and headed to Bemidji to try  and track down the parts. Then have the new  u joint and half shaft put back together. That pretty much turned into a full day . Getting back home the guys got going into the evening.
 Thursday was spent moving a couple houses in between putting the red baron back together. She still had another issue though as a wire had shorted out the fuel pump. Friday morning Jonny boy found the short as ice and snow had disconnected a connection on the other fuel tank. We also broke a second shock on blue thunder.
 Ashley and jonny boy had a busy day getting all the houses ready for the weekend.
 Brian and his 2 buddies checked in some time Thursday for 2 nights in Colorado, They did fairly well .They went home with some nice fish ,lost a few and also landed a mid 30s pike. I did get to say good bye to them. They were very pleased and said they would come again.
 Sean, Jeoff, Michell, and Payton checked into north Dakota. They had some action also. Payton landed a fat 19 when I stopped to say hello around 5 pm. She was using a orange jig. She said she had read my report from the last week. For only being 12 she had got all 3 of the fish they had on the ice so far.
 Danny, Bill and the little one Drake would be arriving later in the evening for kentucky as well as Jeff, Lori ,  Mike and Haile. checking into Florida.
 Kentucky also had good fishing in my book as they ate some fish, plus took home 10. Danny said they also missed a lot of fish. 3am seemed to be a good time to be fishing as rattle wheel were going off in more then one of the houses.
 Jeff for florida rolled in around 10 pm, Lori lost a big fish at some point. They ended up going home with 7 keepers plus also missed fish.
 Montana set empty as the guy was a no show.
 Old Minnesota had Shannon and Adam they arrived Saturday for 2 nights. They have been catching some fish. I hope to say good bye to them this morning. They are from Green Bay. I talk to them briefly yesterday. They had 3  plus missed fish over night. They were having  a grand time on a grand lake.
 California  had 3 younger kids from kellier for the day. Jonny boy said they did catch some fish.
 We checked  a group into Colorado yesterday as well as  john and Mike? into California.
 Jake also arrived yesterday with Lakin and Gabriel. I just talked to him. They caught  a dozen fish over night  with only smaller fish the biggest being  14inches.
 We also checked in Paul and his crew yesterday for north Dakota.
 It was a very busy sunday here on the shore s of upper red lake
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #701 on: February 13, 2020, 06:48:07 AM »
Counting downs the days is a first for me.  Every year mother nature dictates what we can and can not do. This year I guess she decided to keep the fishermen from pounding the lake.
 Buddy Hillmans ice road/ highway was only 4 miles out tops. Again his road was top priority. The main road never flooded, some of the side roads were a totally different story. Plowing side road was quite the adventure as you never knew when you would find a slushy area. Once you built a berm on both sides they could become canal of water, anywhere from 1 inch to a foot of water. Driving threw the water when the temps are in the teens caused quite the ice build up on the fleet .
 Our rentals have always stopped seeping water once the ice hits about 19 inches, not this year though . With the weight of the snow a couple houses had to be moved shortly after auguring the holes. I can tell you one thing that's never in the plan.
 It sounds like  the guys still plan on targeting the elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappies again this year, only they will be bringing portables and staying on shore. All our houses will be coming home as soon as the last customers leave Sunday, Monday morning.
 We did have a couple fishermen this week. Glen and bingo Bob were here for one night. They got off the lake yesterday morning going home with 6 keepers. Desaray and here family  did pretty good fishing in Colorado. I never visited them but they said they want to come a gain as they had a grand time on a grand lake.
 Jake and the boys ate some fish plus took 4 home Tuesday morning.
 Paul and his crew are in north Dakota, they are fishing there third spot in 4 days .Its been a tough bite for them in all three spots. They head home today with another trip in the books.
 I fished again yesterday in old minnesota landing a nice keeper and missing a couple fish. I had a outstanding dinner of fresh fish last night and hope to repeat the same dinner for lunch today.
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #702 on: February 13, 2020, 06:54:40 AM »
Nice report Cookie.
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #703 on: February 13, 2020, 07:06:28 AM »
Good report.   You guys have had a brutal year this year.   Some people have no idea how hard it is to maintain a road system.  Some years it is not so bad but then you get a year like this one  :bonk:   

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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #704 on: February 13, 2020, 08:03:54 AM »
Good report.   You guys have had a brutal year this year.   Some people have no idea how hard it is to maintain a road system.  Some years it is not so bad but then you get a year like this one  :bonk:
it probably be a lot less work for cookie if only BOAR would stay the hell out of his way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll:
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Re: cookies upper red lake report from the shores of upper red lake
« Reply #705 on: February 14, 2020, 07:06:55 AM »
some years? :rotflmao:
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« Reply #706 on: February 14, 2020, 07:53:56 AM »
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« Reply #707 on: February 14, 2020, 07:54:49 AM »
As I said yesterday.  Counting down the season.  9 days to go. I'm still not sure if Buddy Hillman is allowing wheel houses. I did see him making some driveways off the main road the last few days?
Yesterday I again got to enjoy fishing in old Minnesota. My new plan is to fish like my best friend The greek. We have been fishing, hunting partners for 44 years. He is pretty much a uncle to our kids Billy never sets his fishing rod down when ice fishing. He was always constantly jigging. he  hardly ever puts his rod in a rod holder in the boat. when hunting same thing its not very often he would sit his bow or gun down.
 Yesterday it payed off  for me. I was ripping a chubby darter when a fat 19 inch walleye slammed my lure around 8am. I never even saw him on the vexlar. About a hour later while ripping the chubby darter from salamo, the rattle wheel went off.  Just like that I had a nice 16 to go with my one over. .
 I did not get to fish last night as I had a last minute chore to do. Oh well I will be hitting it hard next week after our guest leave.
 I checked in Jason his wife Bret there two boys Quin and Leon around 4pm. I'll swing by them on the way out to prep old Minnesota for the weekend.
 Yesterday were new plugs for blue thunder. They have spark plugs that are 8 99 a piece. 10 plugs with 2 extra were 100 bucks. I decided to go with the 2 99 ngk. Crazy
 The new red  3/4 ton fired up yesterday  when it was 33 below ,as well as the red baron. Both 454s. Ashley dodge nope.  The black chev needs  a new battery installed.
 We have customers coming today, tomorrow, also sunday the hammers sis  shell chick will be fishing old Minnesota Sunday Monday. That gives me Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and the last night Sunday to enjoy old Minnesota.
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