Second weekend of June report

I had the pleasure of taking Kellie’s uncle Loyde and his gal Zelda out fishing thursday. With the east wind we fished this side of the lake with deccent success.
We ended up keeping 6 release a few to small and a couple to big. Loyde and Zelda had a hard time setting the hook as we were trollling spinners. I landed 7 fish and I was driving the boat. They each should of landed more then they did so the 4hr of fishing we did was really better then the outcome of only 6 fish to keep.
We did not have any guest this weekend but Jimmy was up saturday and landed a 44 inch pike and a keeper walleye with in ten minutes of being on the lake.
We spent saturday at the ribbon cutting at the state park and also climbed the fire tower they put up at the stae park. Wow what a veiw. If your in waskish take the time to go to the top.
I now will have to buy some binocs.
I did get out saturday morning to see if there were any crappies still in the secret spot. When I arrived I was the first one on the spot. A second boat slid in to my right after a bit and a 3rd slid in a bit later. A couple other boats took a look and kept going. A forth boat came in from the east and trolled around us. I spent about two hours working the area and only managed 3 small pike. I never saw any of the other boats land a fish so the secret spot did not produce and with all the boats I guesss its not really a secret spot any more. From what I saw the crappies have moved to there summer hide outs.

red lake gets a flush

With the high water this year the wind has played havoc on my lakeshore. Where I have stowed the fish houses with no problems for 9 years is no longer a safe area .
When the winds pick up the water flood are fire pit on the lake as well as all the grass.
two weeks ago we had wind gustting to 50 miles an hour for 30 hours and the water just kept coming up and coming up.I estimated it came up our road to the lake 800 feet. At one point it was 3 feet high down by shore. The water did alot of damage to my fish houses and alo to 3 that were stored here. The 3 that were destroyed here were pushed 30 yards and smashed into the tree line. I have pieces of fish house scattered in the woods. Minnnnesota and montana are alll dried out now and will be getting new carpet at some point this summer. Utah was allready in rough shape so will be completly tore down and made into a new fish house. new york are days house will become a shed down at the lake for now. Florida and california received no damage. Idaho has left the property so will be unavailabe next season.

Now for a quick fishing report the fishing has been outstanding so far this season. the slot changes next week and we will be able to keep any walleye under 20 inches.

30 less crappies

30 less crappies
Had a call from chris last thursday .His brother Phil was up here this winter helping Buddy Hillmen on the ice and he wanted to know if I had a cabin for saturday night. i said sure thing. I tried calling him saturday to see how they were doing but got know anwser. They pulled in here around 6 pm and were pumped as they had just cleaned 20 crappies plus they kept 6 that were over 15 to get mounted. Kinda sad to see them take so many but they drove a long way I guess and the limit is ten a piece . Chris kinda dissppeared when the crappie fishing slowed down as far as coming up here. He did become good friends with the greek and Ole and goes to alaska every year for 10 days in June
I remember the first time I met him we were on the lake about 1 am when this truck with a trailor was fllying towards the shore and a ice heave. I said watch this guy is going to hit that ice heave close to shore. We saw his headlights go skyword and had a good laugh. Little did I know at the time it was chris. He rolled in to our cabin at 8 the next morning. It took him 7 hours to get here from when we saw him go over that ice heave less then 1 mile from here with half his gear missing and half the trailor missing. We followed the debrie field he left and gathered some of his gear as he worked on that trailor of his dads all day here in the driveway. I think he has toned it down since those days.
He did leave us a meal of crappies that we had for dinner tonight at the westwind and just as I expected with the beautiful calm day the walleye were snapping from what I heard at westwind . If you were in 7 feet of water with a jig, spinner or bobber fishing you were catching fish. People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them I love fishing on these types of days but here on red I have had some of my best fishing when the lake is like glass. I knew we should of went fishing when I got home from the farm but the girls did not get home untell 7. Oh well there will be other days
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