Just like a 4th quarter comeback, it was a rally on the Red last weekend for the walleye finale on Upper Red Lake in Northwestern Minnesota.  The Minnesota Sporting Journal crew went north for the last second barrage of fishing and fun.

The fishing reports had been bleak for the last half of the walleye season.  A few photographs of good-sized walleye, crappies and pike kept the spirits up.  An optimistic but understanding team hit the ice hoping for some hot walleye action.

We were hosted by Outdoor Authority outfitter Dannie Burkholder who had the heat and lights on and holes drilled when we arrived.  Through Outdoor Authority, we had comfortable accomodations and fishing tips that paid off.  You can find his operation at www.outdoorauthoritymn.com.

Through our outfitter’s tip, we hit the vast Red Lake with portables in search of a walleye adventure.  Our quick weekend trip ended in a culmination of bobbers down, jigging strikes and landed walleyes.  We had a two hour flurry that was as good as we have ever had.  Through the weekend, we saw fish caught of 29″, 20″, many in the slot and many high quality eaters that sure tasted good fresh out of the fryin pan.

Thanks to Dannie Burkholder at Outdoor Authority (www.outdoorauthoritymn.com) and my fellow MNSJ crew for a great trip.  Till next time .  .  .  .

By Matt Soberg

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