Upper Red Lake Ice Fishing

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Another beautiful day on red lake, with fishing pretty good still most people are getting 10 to 30 walleyes everyday so the bite did
slow a little but still good. We have 17 to 19 inches of ice just about all over, the roads are marked but still make sure you stop in
the bar to talk to someone and get a map of our roads. The best colors like usual are gold and red but have been hearing green and
orange jigs are working great too. Dead sticks are out fishing the jigging lines for sure right now, good luck to all the people

It is very foggy out on the lake if you are driving around be careful, best advice stay put. The ice is still in good shape with about
17 inches of ice, there is some water on the ice in a few spots but nothing over a couple inches. Fishing is still steady so stop in at
Jr's so we can get you taken care of. Don't forget your ice cleats this week it is very very slippery on the ice with no snow. Thanks
and good luck to all.

The cold beer and fish fry are rolling at JR's. The fishing was a little slower the last couple of days but we are still catching fish.
The roads are in good shape with 14 to 18 inches of ice. Stop into the bar to get your road pass and we will get you headed in the
right direction for catching some fish for your next fish fry. Thanks, JR and staff.

The plow trucks are back out getting everything back into shape for the weekend. We have a small crack by the shore but we have a good
bridge over it so there's no need to worry. After the bridge, it's clear sailing. We have a good road plowed to the west rock pile and
north to center bar. We have 15 to 18 inches of ice. The fishing is still good. The best bite has been in the evenings and also at
night due to the full moon. 
The fishing was great this weekend during the full moon. Some groups even said they got sick of catching fish throughout the night and
had to pull up their lines so they could get come sleep. We had a few cracks in the ice appear on Saturday but everything is now back
in shape. Stop in at the bar and we can help get you on the fish. The best depths have been in 11 to 14 feet of water with set lines
outproducing jigging at this time. JR and staff.

Snow to bank houses is getting harder and harder to find on the lake but we will still take this problem vs the 12+ inches of snow we
had last year at this time. The ice is in good shape with 14 to 16 inches in most locations. We are now letting ALL trucks and All
types of wheelhouses out through the access. The walleye bite has been best at night with the recent full moon. The best baits have
been shiner minnows on small pink or gold hooks. The fish are still biting and the roads are in good shape so give us a call and we
will take care of you. We still have a few houses available for this weekend if anyone is thinking about a last minute trip. Good luck
to everyone this weekend. JR and staff.
The fishing was great this weekend. The best spots were our west road to the rock pile in 8 to 10 feet and our north road, about 5.5
miles, to the center bar in 11 to 13 feet. We have 13 to 15 inches of good ice just about all over. Don't miss out on your chance to
get in on the good fishing. We still have a few houses available for rent this coming weekend. Give us a call. JR and staff

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We've had a road staked out to CENTER BAR since Sunday and we currently have all of our plow trucks out
getting the roads in shape for the big holiday weekend. We also have a road west to the Rock Pile. The fishing has been good. Give us a
call and we will get you hooked up with a house. Happy Fishing! JR and staff

We are now allowing 1/2 ton trucks with lighter wheelhouses out. We are recommending pulling out heavier wheelhouses with ATVs or
side-by-sides. We have 12 to 13 inches of ice and the fishing has been great. We have places available on shore for those anglers
wishing to camp. Stay posted. The current weather conditions have been excellent for making ice and fishing. We will let you know the
minute there are any changes.  JR and staff.

Anglers pulling portables with ATVs have been rolling out to find excellent fishing in 8 to 9 fow. Some groups have reported as many as
50 fish per house. The ice report for today is 9 to 11 inches. The lake is looking great and we are making ice with the return of
colder temperatures. Hopefully we will be able to start letting wheelhouses pulled by ATVs out soon. Keep posted. We will let you know
the minute there are any changes.
JR and staff

Fishing was very good this last weekend to say the least. Thank you to all the early ice fishing anglers who made the trip up and
helped make it such a great weekend. All of our rental houses are now out on the ice so give us a call. Check out our mid-week specials
and take advantage of the current hot bite. The best water depth has been 8 to 9 feet. The best method of fishing has been jigging.
Some individual anglers reported catching 30 to 40 fish per day. The best news is we're still making ice!
JR and staff

We are now renting wheelhouses on the ice. The fishing has been good. The best depths have been in 8 to 9 feet of water. The ice
conditions have been good. We currently have 9 to 11 inches of ice and we are making ice every might. Keep posted. We should have
another report soon.
JR and staff

We are not letting ATV traffic with light wheel houses out. We were out this morning and found 8 to 11 inches of ice in the locations
we checked. We are currently marking a road west to the rock pile. The best bite has been occurring in the evenings in 8 to 9 ft of
water. Active jigging has been producing the most fish. Keep posted. I will have another report for you tomorrow.
JR and staff 

The first fish fry of the season is history and I'm sure there will be plenty more to follow in the next coming days. The walleye
fishing has been good. We currently have 6 to 9 inches of ice and we are planning to let out ATV traffic with portables tomorrow. Stay
posted. We will have a new report tomorrow.
JR and staff

Jr's Corner Access is officially open for foot traffic. We had several groups walk out this morning and fish in nine feet of water. Our
staff will be out marking more trails today and tomorrow. There is currently 5 inches of ice on most spots we fish early season. The
groups which ventured out reported fast limits. Fish were very aggressive and active jigging worked best. The anglers said almost every
fish which shined on the Vexilar ended up smacking the jig hard. Keep posted. We will be updating ice reports daily.
JR and staff

We checked the ice today and it really looks good for Wednesday into Thursday. We can creep out right now but we want to hold off for a
couple days or so and make sure it is safe for everyone. Our weekend ice house rentals have been filling up fast so please don't
hesitate to call soon. Thank you and be safe.
JR and staff

The lake is looking great. Some spots have up to 4 inches of ice. We will be staking out roads and trails tomorrow. We are planning to
open our access for foot traffic by mid week. Atv traffic could be as soon as this weekend. We will have ice houses for rent along
shore in case you need a place to stay. Stay posted.
JR and staff

The ice fishing season is quickly approaching. Deer Hunting is in full swing and the daily temperatures have been cold. The lake's ice
currently extends 300 feet from shore. The immediate and extended forecasts call for colder than normal temperatures so we hope to be
ice fishing in the very near future. Stay tuned for current up-to-date ice conditions and ice fishing reports. I will keep them
up-to-date for you. Our weekend ice house rentals have been filling up fast so please don't hesitate to call soon. Thank you and be
JR and staff
Take Care!

JR's Corner Access
Upper Red Lake, MN
(320) 290-3838
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