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Re: Need to bring plow to get away
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"Just checking if anyone knows the snow conditions? and if I should bring my plow along to get away from the crowds."
You should check with the people running the road you are on before plowing any plowbanks up. All plowbanks on the lake will eventually drift in and sink from the weight creating a slush pocket that keeps any other roads from crossing that area. The roads try hard to not put up any unnecessary banks all winter and try to only put banks where they will not be in the way later in the winter. A bank in the wrong place can shut off access to huge areas later in the winter. Also if a person plows a trail/small road somewhere others will follow and if the wind blows everybody there could become trapped. I know that at least one road is discouraging trucks with plows already.
"Lake update: At this time we are asking no trucks with plows through our access to help with our future roads."

Posted on: 1/10 21:56:35
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Re: Any luck out on red?
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bullwinkled wrote:
. The drive back on Thursday AM was awful. Three wheelhouses in ditch between Rogers Corner Acess and Bemidji. We were almost rear ended when we slowed for the first ditched house, guy behind me did not look ahead at the commotion on the road and was headed right for me at high rate of speed until he hit the ditch. Slowed him quickly. The travel on the ice was getting bad with the wind and snow drifting. Too much traffic, will be my last year up there as I don't need white knuckle driving on icy roads with houses roaring down the road at excessive speeds for the conditions.

There are a lot of people that agree with you and are calling for a LARGE increase of law enforcement on the highways.
This was posted on the Beltrami County Sheriffs Facebook page a few hours ago so I would guess that there will be a lot of law enforcement in the area.

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office added 2 new photos.
4 hrs
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PULLING A FISH HOUSE???
PLEASE USE CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN...
We've seen a large number of spin outs and crashes involving fish houses yesterday and today. Please use caution and slow down.

Posted on: 2016/12/30 20:45
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Re: Red Lake Walleye
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IceCastle71 wrote:
Does anyone know what the fall walleye counts were on Upper Red or have a link to the report. Just wondering how it compares to recent years.

For the 11 years since walleye fishing resumed on the State waters of URL the average yearly pounds harvested is 127,212 pounds per year. For the 2016 harvest year, (Dec. 2015 to Nov. 2016), 190,663 pounds were harvested. That was the second biggest yearly harvest ever from the State waters of URL. Second only to the 2014 harvest year when 231,135 pounds were harvested.
Fishing pressure remained high at 1,749,994 angler hours. It is interesting that there were 1,507,469 angler hours or 86% of the yearly total in just Jan. & Feb. Dec. had 133,444 angler hours. All of the summer angler hours were 110,081. So 94% of the angling pressure on URL came in the 3 winter months. It shows the pressure the increasing number of wheelhouses are putting on the lakes.

Posted on: 2016/12/17 0:10
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Re: Quota Reached But Lake Still Open
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snow wrote:

I do know the red lake tribe started out hook-n-line when they started up they're commercial fishery when the lake reopened but after the 1st year of our stocking program they said it wasn't cost effective and they declared they would comense netting the following year,native est last year was around 1million pounds of walleye,non natives fishing only a 3rd of upper red recorded 200k,but do we really know how many walleyes were netted? lower red is dark territory

"would comense netting the following year,"
For the last harvest year 81% of the walleyes coming into the Red Lake Fisheries were caught by hook and line by Red Lake Band members.
"native est last year was around 1million pounds of walleye,non natives fishing only a 3rd of upper red recorded 200k,"
Safe allowable harvest per acre in the Red Lakes is the same for State waters as it is for Red Lake Band waters. Since the agreement was signed the Red Lake Band has NEVER exceeded the Safe allowable harvest from their waters.
For the State waters of Upper Red Lake a little different story. For the 2014 harvest year the top of Safe allowable harvest was 3.5 pounds of walleyes per acre. That ment that the top of Safe harvest for the State waters was 168,000 pounds of walleyes. We harvested 231,135 pounds of walleyes or 4.81 pounds per acre. For the same harvest year the Red Lake Band harvested 3.35 pounds of walleyes per acre.

Posted on: 2016/8/12 20:24
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Re: MN Dnr finally fixes Mille Lacs
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" the pillaging began in 1999 by all 8 tribes taking several tons of spawning walleyes every spring,they not only killed the spawning walleyes but also destroyed millions of walleye eggs due to they're selfeshness and greed"
snow, You have repeatedly posted that sport fishermen could not have contributed to the walleye collapse of the Red Lakes. Before the collapse sport fishermen were putting fish traps and gill nets in the rivers and streams during the walleye spawning run to harvest spawning walleyes.
So snow do you consider it OK or not OK to harvest spawning walleyes?
"the red lake natives with libral harvest regs"
During the walleye recovery the top limit of walleye safe harvest was the same on both State waters and Band waters. 3.5 pounds per acre. The Band has NEVER gone over the top of the their safe harvest limit.
"now we see our dnr scrambling to slow the kill ratio by regulating the non natives."
Even with the "scrambling" to reduce harvest during the 2014 harvest year we ended up harvesting 4.81 pounds of walleye per acre from the State waters of URL. Remember that the top of safe harvest during the recovery was 3.5 pounds per acre.
snow, by now you should realize that if you post lies about the Red Lakes that there is a very good chance that I will expose you.

Posted on: 2016/4/11 14:38
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Re: Beacon harbor
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Beacon's road is now at 6 miles. To give everyone more room Hillman's road is parallel to Beacon's 1 mile south and is now out 7 miles to some rough ice and then it angles another 2 1/2 miles to the NW. 9 1/2 miles to the end of Hillman's road. This extension of Hillman's road opens up over 6 square miles of lake that has not been fished hard yet this winter. Cross country travel is pretty good if you watch out for rough ice patches.

Posted on: 2016/1/28 21:14
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Re: Beacon harbor
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eastsideangler wrote:
Thanks for the info Kelly.I`m coming up next Fri.and staying in the 12by 20 out of Beacon,I think one of your old houses.Debating on bringing wheelers and portables.Guess we`ll wait till its closer and make the call.

A person will almost always catch more fish out of a portable or standing outside then in a hardhouse on URL. Sometimes a dramatic difference. For the days you will be here the forecasted highs are 32 degrees. Good luck fishing.

Posted on: 2016/1/25 11:37
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Re: Beacon harbor
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I talked to Buddy Hillman this morning and Hillman's main road will be coned off at about 5.4 miles. Beyond that he found some ice conditions that he feels should not have repeated vehicle traffic yet. Nobody knows URL ice as good as Buddy so I listen to what he says.

Posted on: 2016/1/21 16:00
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Re: Ice thickness Rogers vs Westwinds report
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The difference in ice thickness is very common on URL. Often you can find a 5 inch difference in 10 feet. The amount of snow will change the thickness, the type of bottom will change the ice thickness. Mud will have more ice then sand and sand will have more ice then gravel or rocks. The amount of snow will insulate the ice from cold air temperatures and rock or gravel will let more ground heat up to the bottom of the ice in that area. So a snow drift over a small rock pile will have way less ice then 20 feet away where there is shallower snow and a mud bottom. That is why ice thickness reports need to be taken with a grain of salt as they are only reporting how much ice is in that particular spot. Generally the north side of the lake will have less ice then the south side due to warmer water seeping in from the bog.

Posted on: 2016/1/21 9:44
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Re: Beacon harbor
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I have not been to the ends of the main roads for Beacon's or Hillman's the last few days but both were over 5 miles out the last time I was out there. They have been opening up about 1 mile of main road at a time and letting it freeze down good before letting people out there or moving the rentals out there. Yesterday I could see the plows from both roads working out beyond 5 miles. Both roads have the rentals out in about as deep of water as there is. Me, I've spent my whole life being that speck on the horizon ahead of the people but now I'm way back behind everyone in 8 to 9 feet of water and doing just fine.

Posted on: 2016/1/21 9:21
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