This past weekend proved great fishing. Water temps warmed from opening temp of 43 degrees to 49-51 degrees and the first break out front of the resort was hot. Fish of all year classes are being caught and they all look thick and healthy. A number of trophy sized walleye and small mouth have been caught that adds excitement to those of our guests enjoying mini group competitions. Long weekend is coming up and the winds look to be favoring us again. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend on Mille Lacs!
Thanks to all our members and loyal customers for making the opener a memorable one. With the water temp at 43 degrees, the walleye were very shallow and reports varied with the most success being in the 12-14 fow. It was really interesting to see hundreds of spawning suckers in our harbor as well as spawning walleye and we had more shiners and bait fish in our harbor than ever before. I also want to thank all our friends, resort family, neighbors, and community that reached out to us, sent prayers and visited our daughter Ayla at North Memorial [...]
Soaking up some off-season enjoyment, we loaded 4 ATV’s and headed 15 minutes east of the Red Door to the ATV trails; it was an absolute blast. There are hundreds of miles of trails of multiple level of difficulty around the area which is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Mille Lacs area. We had an amazing day enjoying the trails and making memories with great friends and family. Some of the trails remain closed until May 15th but many are open and ready for riding. Check out the pics and video; some of the most [...]
It looks like Spring is finally here! Weather up at the Red Door has been in the mid 50’s this week reaching into the mid 60’s in the coming days. Much of the snow has melted but with the frost still in the ground, the parks and access roads are an absolute muddy mess. I am hopeful that the next week of warm weather will dry things up somewhat and allow for better access to the parks. The ice remains a bright white with little signs of decay except for the melting snow on top. My guess is that it [...]
This pic is of the last house being pulled from the ice. Easily the most challenging year we have ever had with multiple early ice cracks and many bridges; it is almost ironic that once the ice stabilized and the issues were behind us, the season comes to an end. Thanks to all our members and patrons that were patient and understanding and to the many that gave us a helping hand, it is greatly appreciated! Thanks to everyone that chose the Red Door for their winter adventures even though it was more of a challenging bite this year. [...]
The season is coming to an end rapidly and we will celebrate next Saturday evening at our customer appreciation event which begins at 7pm in the big "red roofed" garage nearest the lake. We look forward to seeing evening there! We pulled a number of houses from the lake and will commence pulling all houses next Sunday so make sure they are unbanked, not stuck, and blocked high enough to pull. Houses already pulled are 27, 90, 148, 197, 150, 128, 171, 117, 204, 135, 88, 99, 116, 147, 221, 161, 170, 245, 119, 140, 58, [...]
Our ice access is open to all vehicles and wheel houses. However, we had to put our heavy bridge with rails out yesterday which is 9' wide so please use caution when crossing it to avoid hitting the rails with your wheel house.
Hard to believe that ice season ends in just two weeks! Wow, how the season flies when your having fun! To celebrate our members and patrons and show our appreciation, we are holding a customer appreciation event on the evening of Saturday February 24th in the big pole barn near the lake. Live music, great food and amazing people (and beer) make for a perfect recipe for a memorable evening. Beverages and food will begin at 7 pm, band starts at 8pm, dancing and festivities to follow. Come on out and enjoy the exceptional community that makes the Red [...]
Thursday Feb. 8 and our access is open to all vehicles and wheelhouses. We have removed the majority of our bridges as our roads are now in great condition. Bite seems to be picking up with the warming weather and should be a great weekend for fishing. Jumbo perch and Tulibee have been common and many year classes of Walleye. Glow Green and Glow pink or Swedish Pimple's with Shiners on rattle reels seem to be providing the best results. Our rentals continue to perform well on the deep side of the second break and mixed but [...]
Our ice access is now fully open to all pickup trucks and wheel houses.