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Can I fish before breakfast?

Yes, you may fish before breakfast. The sun typically rises around 5am, giving you 2-3 hours of quality fishing time before breakfast is served. Please be back for your required seating time or let Jillian know the night before that you will be skipping breakfast (and lunch unless you convince someone else to pack your sack lunch).

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Can I fish after sunset?

If you are fishing in one of our camp boats, you can not fish after the sun sets because there are no navigation lights on the boats. If you bring up your own boat and it has the appropriate lights then you may fish as late as you like. We do require that you let us know that you will be out late and the general location you will be fishing.

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Do you have a catch and release policy?

Although we do not have a required catch and release policy for our guests, we strongly encourage all fishermen to be environmentally responsible. In order to maintain the strong fishery that we have had over the years, fisherman are encourage to release all trophy sized fish and to keep only those fish they wish to eat at their shore lunch. With the cost of fiberglass replicas going down every year, we would prefer that our guests take some quick photos and measurements of their trophy and then release the fish so others may have a chance to enjoy the thrill of catching the fish another day.

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What type of tackle should I bring up?

Walleye

Walleye is the most popular of our game fish on Red Lake. Walleye season opener is the third Saturday in May.

Drifting or vertically fishing jigs tipped with a live minnow, leech or night crawler is the most popular presentation for catching these fascinating fish. A mixture of jig colors in 1/16 through 1/2 ounce should be in your tackle.
Other angling methods that produce well are trolling with bottom bouncers and spinner rigs or crankbaits such as the Rapala husky jerk and shad rap or the Storm ThunderStick. When it comes to finesse fishing, live bait rigs such as slip bobber or Lindy rigs works the best.

Light to medium action rods and spinning reels spooled with a clear line in the 6-8lb test range is suitable for most walleye fishing methods. For trolling bottom bouncers and cranks a medium action bait-casting rod and reel works well.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike with a demeanor that is unmatched, are one of the most aggressive and hardest fighting freshwater game fish.  Pike are abundant throughout Red Lake. Casting or trolling over weed beds and along weed lines is a popular method to catch these aggressive predators. Think bright colors when fishing for these toothy critters. Your tackle should include a wide range of artificial lures including:
Tandem spinnerbaits in the 3/8 to 1 ounce size with gold, silver or orange blades matched with white or florescent skirts.
Larger spoons, including the five of diamonds and red/white Daredevil are a Canadian tradition.
Inline spinners such as the Mepp’s Musky Killer.

Imitation minnow lures such as Rapala Husky Jerks and Storm Thunderstick.
Rat-L-Traps in larger sizes, emphasis on red, blue, silver and gold.
Large jigs 3/8 – 3/4 oz tipped with 4-6 inch twister tails.

Under most conditions, Northerns will eagerly attack just about every kind […]

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Camp Records

FISH

CAMP RECORD

OPEN

Take Note

Northern Pike

50+” – 30#

all season

lots over 40″

Walleye

32″ – 10#

3rd Saturday  in  May


(avg.22″ in 2011)
“Best spawn in 15 yrs.” -MNR Officer

Lake Trout

36#

all season

Catch and Release only

Muskie

Flat Lk. 40+”


3rd Saturday  in  June

Catch and Release only

Sm. Mouth Bass

All […]

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How should my fish be prepared for transportation across the border?

All fish must be prepared or packaged so they may be immediately identifiable as to the type and size of each fish. Fish can only be transported in the same vehicle as the license holder.

Here are some of the preferred methods:

  • Gut and gill (each fish must be tagged by the license holder)
  • Filleted and put in a Zip-lock bag (Only 1 fish per bag, at least 2 inches of skin left on each half of fillet, bag is labeled by license holder, and fillets are laying flat so approximate length can be determined)
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