Fishing has slowed last week but customers are still catching fish. The warm up has melted most of the snow out on the lakes we are finding 14-18 inches of ice on the lakes we are on. We are transitioning into a new lake today with customers and should have a fresh report coming soon. The pictures below are from last week customers and one from when I was out pre-fishing spots. I got into a few crappies and sun fish. With the warm weather and the melting snow the ice is slick so we suggest bringing your ice cleats. We will be targeting crappies this week also with the occasional walleye and pike passing by.

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The ice on Upper Red Lake we are finding around 20+ inches of ice. There is a fair amount of snow on the ice so plowed spots are recommended. If you need a plowed spot let me know I can send you in the direction needed. We have been fishing 3.5 miles out on Upper Red Lake. Fishing slowed down the last few days and is starting to pick up. We do have rental shacks available on Upper Red Lake with Wippers contact me for further details.

The Ice in the Annandale area I am finding 12-15 inches of Ice. We currently have rentals on 3 different lakes in the Annandale area. We have one house set up for walleyes and the other houses are set up for crappies. The crappie houses are getting fish and a some bonus blue gills. Tungsten jigs seem to be the ticket. We expect the bite to be fantastic this week with the warm weather. Keep in mind 50% off Monday – Wednesday nights excluding Holidays. The pictures below are from a few of our fishing spots in the last few days.

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This is our last report for Upper Red Lake we still have a few houses finishing up there rentals this week. The fishing has been good some days are better than others but even the slower days we are still getting fish. Seems anything that glows bright pink has been getting the job done on Upper Red. We have had some cold temps and the fish are still being caught. The pictures below are from this weekend. Upper Red Lake has around 19 inches of ice and a fair amount of snow. Off road travel can be difficult so use plowed spots for your hook and go rentals or tire chains are suggested. Upper Red Lake is supposed to got 4-8 more inches of snow Monday into Tuesday.

Today I got to go out and chase some crappies down in the Annandale area took me about a hour to find some fish and missed the hot bite but managed to  catch a dozen from 8:30-9:30 a.m.   If I would have been set up by 7:30 the numbers would have been closer to that 20-30 fish being caught as we missed prime time! The lures pictured below are what we are using for pan fish tipped with crappie minnows. Was worms and red spikes will work good also. Annandale has a forecast to get a few inches of snow this is needed as we have no snow for banking our houses. We have around 12-13 inches of ice and are making around half an inch a night.

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Over the last week we had a steady bite on Upper Red Lake. The bite slowed a little over new years and has continued to pick back up. Some houses have done better than others.   Upper Red Lake has 18 inches of ice we are finding in most spots. We have a bit of snow on the ice we will plow you to the ice house and out. We are outfitting out of Hillmans in Waskish MN.

In the Annandale area we finding 10-12 inches of ice. We will be adding around a inch of ice a day over the next few days the temps are working in our favor to get the big shacks out next week. Fishing reports coming in are good in the Annandale area.

Pictures below are from Upper Red Lake. We look forward to getting on some lakes down in the Annandale area and finding those big crappies!

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