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Boondocks Landing Team

Jerry Smischney

At Battle River Rentals on the South Shores on Upper Red Lake, we pride ourselves in customer service and keeping you on fish. If you are looking for an excellent ice fishing experience, look no further than to Battle River Rentals on Upper Red Lake. Our ice fishing houses are moved continually throughout the winter ice fishing season. These warm and inviting sleeper shacks and day houses are just perfect for your needs on Upper Red Lake. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and great fishing that Upper Red Lake has to offer. You will be fishing in a clean and comfortable fish house when your arrive on Upper Red Lake. Walleyes are the most abundant species, but there also is an abundance of Giant Northern Pike and Perch, and don't forget the Crappies. Give us a call today for a Upper Red Lake Ice Fishing trip.


Chad Benson

Chad’s Red Lake Rentals of Bemidji, MN. Ice fish the legendary Upper Red Lake for walleye, pike, perch and still the occasional slab crappie. All of Chad’s houses are newer model 8x18 wheelhouses that will sleep up to four people. The houses are moved & cleaned frequently to stay on the best fishing through the ice fishing season. If you are looking for a personalized/professional service give Chad a call. He has been a full time fishing guide in the Bemidji area for over 20 years and takes his fishing very serious.


                    Matt Smischney

My name is Matt Smischney and along with my dad -Jerry Smischney, own and operate Battle River Rentals. My mother's family (Wolden) have been living, working and fishing in and around Upper Red Lake for five generations (I'm the 5th!) John Wolden (great-grandpa) was hauling fish for the fishery in Redby during WW I and it continued into the depression era with my Grandpa Slim.

My grandfather (Slim) sold bait and tackle out of the Saum Store (Wolden's Store, Inc) when my mom was a young girl. He was also one of the founding members of the Upper Red Lake Area Association which was formed to promote tourism in the surrounding area of the lake.

I served in the United States Marine Corps right after graduating from Kelliher High School in 1999 and was honorably discharged in the fall of 2003 and I started outfitting the winter of 2004.

Jerry 218.556.3814
Chad 218.556.0823

Upper Red Lake 
Ice Fishing 

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