Battle River Rentals on Upper Red Lake
Reservations are being taken daily for the upcoming season of ice fishing! Just a reminder to those of you wanting to get on the ice this winter. Long week ends fill up quickly. New landing is ready and much smoother than the one last year!! Same area but using the driveway and not the field like last year! Jerry also has a large black skid house for sale and a smaller wheeled fish house for sale. Reminder to all those fishing...respect the lake, your neighbors....do not leave garbage on the lake nor along the roads. Thank you to those that do respect nature! 218-556-3814
Were into our final week of the walleye season for the year.
Its been a tough long year with many ups and downs.
I think we managed to keep all all of customers on a decent bite.
Every time I thought we we where striking out on the bite I would hear of much worse reports.
I was glad to see our customers enjoying a good meal of fish and normally a few to take home.
I want to thank everyone for coming up to spend your your getaways with us.
We greatly appreciate your business and choosing your trip with us.
PS.anyone want to catch perch?
Were seeing pretty decent action in 12 to 15 ft of water.
A mixed bag of walleye, perch as well as the occasional crappie are showing up.
Nothing specific that they're biting on.
Everything from plain hooks tipped with a fathead to jigging spoons with a pinched minnow head are producing.
Boondocks Landing are now plowed out to Center Bar
We are currently Fishing 1 mile out to 3 miles in the mud our depths we are targeting range from 13.5 to 15.5 ft of water. We have been seeing a range of 12 to 30 fish per house.
Both bobber fishing and jigging are producing about the same.
This last weekend was a bit slower than what where used to for our first weekend of rentals.
Currently we are Fishing 7.5 hard btm to 13 ft of water muck ( transition zone off the rocks.)
We're see variable ice from 14 inches down to 9 inches.
I think the Fishing is going to pick up here with the warmer temps and water clearing up a bit.
Welcome to another season with Battle River Rentals .
Were seeing an average of 7 inches of ice out to fishable water 6-9ft.
After that its touch and go with about 4 on the average.
Water clarity is poor.
Fishing at the present time is slow.
I think it will turn on fast and furious here in a day or two once the lake finishes settling down.
Stay safe out there.
Here's some quotes from satisfied customers.
Reckinger here. Thanks for having us again this year, 8 years
running. You and your dad have always taken good care of us.
On the weekend, we had 25 walleyes ranging from 10-20.5 inches.
Overall we thought it might have been our best trip so far.
Went fishing with Jerry and Matt at Battle River Rentals on Red Lake this past weekend as we have done for the past 5 years or so, sometimes twice a year. This was another great trip. We ended up catching over 60 fish for the weekend, lots of quality fish in the 17 to 19 inch range. The biggest walleye was 24 ˝. The largest northern was 27 inches. They really liked the Lindy Darter in Red with glow. Jerry and Matt were always there if we needed anything, just like every time before. Their customer service is excellent. If you are fishing Red Lake, Battle River rentals is the right choice to go.
Dear Matt and Jerry
From Rob Cook crew
Once again Matt and Jerry have made for another great weekend
fishing trip. Our group came in with 40 walleyes with only a
handful going back. He got us in and set up checked on us
multiple times and moved us from the city of houses out to a
spot all by ourselves. The move was great we were pulling in
fish before we were banked up and had walleyes that were hitting
in the same hole one right after the other. We rebaited and
snagged another before the bobber hit the slip not. If we needed
something from the store they would bring it out to the ice for
"I was up on red this week for a couple of days Wednesday the
fishing was steady all day with fish coming in not all were
caught but the action was good for me. Thursday morning was
slower but the fish were larger. I think it was a good couple of
days. The main reason I am posting though is because one of my
friend who lives in the area hooked us up with a local outfitter
Matt Smischney's who runs battle river rentals. These guys have
a classy operation going. They had us on the fish and were
willing to move us if we wanted. The house we used was a brand
new wheel house and the four of us fished in comfortably no
problem. Matt also has other wheel houses all newer and very
clean no rodents or garbage like some of the other outfitters
I've used up there on Red in the past. Any body looking for a
good affordable outfitter get a hold of Matt Smischney's check
out there web sight battle river rentals you wont be
disappointed. Good luck fisherman and women"
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