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Fishing Report for Upper Red
and Cass Lake
Upper Red Report…2-3-2015……The walleye bite on Upper Red
has still been pretty good for most of my people in the past couple of weeks.
The best action for the walleyes has been later in the day 3-7pm. Also a few
coming on the rattle reels at night lately. Best colors have been blue/glow and
red or pink hooks with a split shot. Most fish have been in the 14-17 inch
range, with a few slot fish mixed in as well.
The perch have been hitting fairly well too. They seem
to come alive around 9am and bite off and on throughout the day. Some nice 10-13
inch range have been showing up in the buckets.
A random crappie or two has been cought as well. 15 ˝
inches is the biggest so far.
The pike have been pulling rods down the holes &
breaking lines fairly often lately also. 36 inches is the biggest anyone has got
through the hole lately, but reports of bigger ones lost under the ice has been
pretty consistent. Good Luck to all!!.....Take care…..Chad
for the lack of fishing updates! It has been a very busy couple of weeks around
Christmas & New Years. The walleye fishing has still been good for most of the
people that have been fishing with me. There have been plenty of under 17 inch
fish being caught and also some in the 17-23 inch range have been showing up as
well. The perch have been keeping people busy during the day also. Most of the
perch being caught are in the 8-11 inch range.
The bite dropped off some with the current cold front that pushed in during the
past couple of days, but people are still managing to pull in a few fish. With
no snow on the lake still, the holes have been freezing up pretty fast in the
houses. We could really use a little snow for some insulation out on the lake!
Thank you to everyone that has been fishing with me & Happy New Year!!....Chad
Upper Red Report…12-3-14….The fishing and ice conditions
are still excellent on Upper Red. It was as busy as I have ever seen it this
past weekend! I’m pretty sure most everyone caught their 4 fish limit before it
changed on December 1st. For the month of December it will be a 3
fish limit and all fish from 17-26 inches must be released.
Most people are still catching plenty of fish on the
shoreline break from 9-12ft on the south end. Some days/times the walleyes are
very active and are liking the jigging, and others a person needs to slow down a
The ice is anywhere from14-18 inches in our area of the
lake. No pressure ridges or cracks lately to contend with either. The lake is
still pretty much snow free as well. If we stay on this trend with no snow we
will be pulling the extensions out early this year! Take care…..Chad
Upper Red Report…11-24-14….Things are quite a bit ahead
of schedule this year still as far as ice goes on Upper Red Lake. It was a busy
weekend on the lake, with plenty of ATV traffic running around looking for the
best walleye bite. Most everyone I talked to caught plenty and threw a bunch
There is anywhere from 9-12 inches of ice out in front
of our landing. It won’t be long and we will be driving out, looking at the
upcoming forecast. Walleyes are being caught anywhere from 7-11ft of water
around the lake. Gold, Red Glow & Perch pattern jigs & spoons have been catching
plenty of fish.
I did pull a few houses out with the ATV this past weekend, so if anyone is
looking for an early season house on the lake I might be able to help……Take
Upper Red Ice Report…11-17-14….Things are looking good
as far as early ice fishing goes on Upper Red! The lake is totally locked up &
walking traffic has started in the past few days. I’m guessing ATV traffic will
start up as well probably by this weekend? Hopefully we don’t get any major snow
storms in the next couple of weeks and we should be good to go for a great ice
year on Upper Red!
Reports are just starting to trickle in from some of the early ice guys that are
walking out. It is pretty much the typical early ice pattern on Red, 6-8 ft of
water on the first break. I’ll have to quit deer hunting and get out there to
see what’s going on in my neck of the woods!
Good Luck to all who venture out on the early ice!! Be
careful!! Take care…..Chad