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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:17 PM 01/13/13 (CST)
I will be making my first trip to Red lake for walleye January 19. What methods and bait/tackle works best. Is jigging effective.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:53 AM 01/14/13 (CST)
Hey spike,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

Maybe cookie will give you some pointers...



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:17 PM 01/14/13 (CST)
It depends on the day but jigging can be effective but there are also times where they won't even touch a jigged lure but will be slamming still lines.

Your best bet is to jig one line and leave the other alone until you figure out a pattern. If the fish aren't hitting your jigged line but are going after the bobber or rattle reel line then give up on the jigging.

As for colors I've had the best luck on anything that glows with a little preference toward a red glow. Although 2 weeks ago they went mainly for a yellow or white glow, again it depends on the day.

Also don't overlook at plain red hook. Thats what I'd start a bobber line with.

The other trend I noticed was smaller is better. They weren't hitting shiners at all, not a single bite in 3 days. Smaller fathead or crappie minnow and smaller hooks.

Only other tip I can offer is to get away from people. If you can take a portable and get as far away from the crowds as possible. Try to find areas that haven't been fished and keep moving to find active fish. It doesn't even really matter where you go as long as you are away from people. In 3 days we drilled plenty of holes and I bet we only drilled a handful where we didn't mark fish. Finding the fish is easy, finding the active ones is the trick.

What side of the lake are you going out of? Seems like I've heard better reports from the east side. Also shallower seems to be better than deep.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:34 AM 01/15/13 (CST)
Thanks for the info nofishfisherman. I think we'll be going on the east side. We'll be using portables so we should be able to be somewhat by ourselves. A friend was there last week and said they had some success using a Demon glow jig. Pink or green. Fish wouldn't hit while it was jigged but let it sit for 5 minutes and they would hit it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:35 AM 01/15/13 (CST)
Sounds like tip ups have been working.set up for walleyes. Other then that nate nailed it pretty good. There is hardly any traffic out os hillmens or beacon harbor campared to the other ice roads.
There is literlly miles of untouched fishing grounds.



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