On Saturday, my friend, Terry, from Bemidji and I met at Red Lake for a day on the water. We hadn’t fished together for quite a while and giving each other a lesson was long overdue. The weather was nice; warm, a bit breezy, but sunny with a few clouds. We put the boat in at the Tamrack River at 10:00 a.m. and started out fishing to the north. Reports from Red Lake were like Lake of the Woods; very good. After making three or four drifts and only one sheephead and a little walleye, we were quite disapointed. We came back and anchored up by the mouth of the river and caught three nice walleyes. Terry called a friend (thank goodness for cell phones) and found out the fish had moved down the south shore. A half hour later, we were anchored up in six feet of water and for the next couple hours we had steady action. We had our eight nice walleyes in the box and released several small walleyes and a 20″ & 22″. We pulled crankbaits back to the river and caught and released a small pike and seven nice walleyes. It turned out to be a good day. As for those lessons; I think Terry has lost his touch just a bit; maybe he’s been working too hard or maybe he’s wondering if that new boat will catch any fish.
Terry with a nice Red Lake Walleye