I had a couple guys fishing for 48 hours out on Lake Francis and Clearwater. On Francis they caught a mess of crappies and sunfish, along with a few northern. The last 24 hours i moved them to Clearwater and we tried for walleyes. The fishing was on the slower side on clearwater. They caught one walleye and claimed they caught a small musky. I checked a few of my spots on GPS and put the camera down there and noticed the weed lines and weed beds looked to be pretty dead. So this kept the fish out of them. I moved off Clearwater and have a few new spots to go on other lakes.
I had customers who fished for 24 hours in the Annandale area in one of the rentals. They caught a handfull of sunfish, 15 crappies, and northern. They kept 9 Crappies. They said they had a great time. The weather was also very nice to be out on the Ice!
I had customers just check out of a house on Red Lake. They said they caught around 25 Walleyes. They told me they caught a few jigging but most fish were caught on the dead stick. Jigging they were using the red/glow hook with a gold bead.
We currently have a rental slot open for Upper Red Lake January 14th – 17th 2014. I will have a new Red Lake Report on 1/12/2014 along with a new Annandale report!
First day Started fishing today in about 15 flow out of rogers 3ish miles out started at 3. Slower bite and smaller fish from two weeks ago. 15 fish so far 5 keepers. Fried 3 for dinner. Only keeping fish that are above 15 inches. No hot lure of choice we have used about everything from plane hooks pink frosty forage minnows every color. Seems like we switch a lure and catch a fish. Hoping to figure out what jig outperform others by 10 a.m. on 1-10. Hoping the warm front turns the bite on! Stay tuned!
We ended up with 32 fish caught in 42 hours. We could have done better if we were mobile in portables and moved around we basically had schools o:f fish coming through every hour. The fish that came through during the day hit our dead sticks And rattle reels. I think I could have put a 100 fish on the ice if I had the portable. If it went for the wind today we would have punched 100 holes and just bounded around. We left at 10 a.m. most fish were caught between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. good luck this weekend red Lakers. Get on the ice and move around with the warm up! For the picture below we kept 11 walleyes and 2 perch.
Cold front came in and slowed the bite down. The norherns and bass were still bitting with a few blue gills. The bite should pick up later in the week!
Fished a Lake in 11 FOW and Caught a few Crappies and Sun Fish along with one nice bass a couple bite offs from northerns also. The cold front is now here and customers gave me one of my best Annandale area reports I have had this season. I had customers fishing the last 24 Hours and they caught 40 Crappies between two adults and one child. They put back 20 of them and kept 20 for the frying pan. They caught about a dozen northern also put them all back. I will be heading out today to see how the bite is. I plan on fishing Monday or Tuesday to chase a few walleyes out on Clearwater! Wednesday or thursday I plan on heading up to red to get a report! I will post more pictures soon as soon as my customers send them over.
I set up one of the rental houses on one of my old hot spots. I havnt fished this spot for 2-3 years and I realized How much fun it is to fish! I set up in 11 feet of water. I fished for 2 hours before my customers showed up. I put the camera down and am sitting right on a weed line. On the camera i saw crappies, sun fish, bass, and pike by doing a 360 degree turn with the camera! I had fun for two hours caught 3 crappies kept two 12 inchers, caught 5 sunfish kept one, and had a handfull of small pike and kept one nice eater for the pickling jar! Just got a message from my customers fishing and they are catching crappies! Call and book a rental!
The cold front pushed in and we saw temps go from the 30s and dip down to -29 below 0. This slowed the bite down. We fished for 48 hours off Rogers road. I had the family with wife and kids. We caught 22 walleye. My wife and kids missed alot. I caught one fish jigging. I used glow green frosty tipped with a fat head seemed to be the ticket. We did have some luck with some green forage minow single hooks also. Fish ranged in size from 12 inches biggest was 18.5 inches. A few perch were caught also. We fished in 14.5 FOW 3.5 miles out.
I currently have a rental on Red Lake that is reporting Walleye and Perch are being caught. The temps have been making some big swings with up to 30 degrees for a high and this coming sunday we are looking at -30 degrees for a low. I will be doing a 48 hour guided outing on Red Lake and will be providing an hourly report. It will be interesting with the cold temps!
In the Annandale area The report is Crappies and Northern with the occasional walleye are being caught. We are seeing half limits and some full limits being taken home. The customers going home with fewer fish usually have a bonus walleye in the bucket to make up for the fewer fish cuaght during there outing! Stay tuned for more reports! Red Lake Perch posted below with one happy young gun!
We have been fishing for 24+ Hours. We got set up on the ice at 10 a.m. on 12/20/13. Fishing has been slow during the day. There are four of us Fishing and we have managed to catch 18 Fish ranging from 12 inches up to 21.5 inches. I will admit we were to tired to stay up and manage the rattle reels last night because we had little sleep leaving to head to red at 2 a.m. We woke up and all our rattle reels where pulled out! So we are prepared for a night bite tonight! 2 over 20 most of them are in the upper teens size wise. We caught one 35.5 inch pike that added alot of excitment yesterday. We did get it on video. The pike tangled a few lines pulled a pole in the hole so there was a little profanity in the video. So i cant upload it! You can see it on my facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chartered-Rentals-Chartered-Ice-Fishing/171530289600461#!/pages/Chartered-Rentals-Chartered-Ice-Fishing/171530289600461 I apologize for that if you have kids watching it
Rogers opened up the road to Half Tons and single axle wheel houses so we are fishing out of Rogers as of 12/22/12
We just moved from Hillman’s to rogers for our last night. First fish iced off rogers road first fish was this nice 25 incher.
Well to sum up this report we iced 62 Walleye, 2 Northerns and 1 perch!