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Hope to make it up to Mille Lacs Wednesday for the first time. Am coming into Isle from the south. I have a 14' Deep V Alumacraft with a 20 hp Honda. If the wind's coming from the south, I plan on fishing the south side to be safe. If the wind is not a factor, sounds like a Garrison launch to the flats? Best access to use for these spots? What should I key in on, fishing wise? Thanks.

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The way the things are shaping up, it looks like 10-15 mph winds out of the south. If things do turn out and you get to the flats, work a long snelled spinner with a crawler. When the sun is out, work the edges of the flats and if you get some cloud cover work the tops. There have also been a fair share caught on leeches. On the south end, bottom bouncers with a leech or worm and key the 25-29' gravel/rock bottoms.

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Lake-Trout, my son's & I are coming up to the "big lake" too for the first time on Wed. Staying at Eddy's & doing a launch trip Thurs. a.m., but I'm bringing my boat (16' Smokercraft/40 h.p. & I'm pretty apprehensive to go out very far, couple miles at most maybe less. Hope there is some action. We'll be going out Wed. evening. I only used to lakes 1200 acres & less, so it will be an experience. Good Luck!! & Good fishing!!

L2f

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If the bugs are not bad, I will be fishing all day on Thursday. I am running a Lund SSV 16 with a 25 yammie. This will be the first time this boat has seen ML and only my third time out there. I am just going to stay on the south side as much as I can, which should be the lee side.

When I see alot of older lunds that used to be "the" ML rigs, all of our smaller rigs should be fine if we use common sense.

I just hope the flies aren't bad because I can't stand em, even if the eyes are biting. Good luck to you all.

P.S. I am going to try rigging, drifting spinners, and possibly a slip rig @ dusk. I just hope the rigging bite is going still as I don't have the best trolling rig for this boat. cool.gif

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I think we're just going to stay close to structure somewhere on the south side & just look for action of any sort.

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Went up Wednesday past Cove up to the casino area landing. Not sure if we were on the tail end of Sherman's Flat or on 7 mile, but we did pretty good! Ten Walleyes boated a few lost and three kept. Have never caught a group of fish so large. The released ones were all 23-26 inches long. Very hard, bulldog fighters. Leeches on a 7 foot snell tied to Fireline. Caught them in 24-28 feet. The wind was light and the cloud cover came and went to give us a very enjoyable day on the water. Thanks for all the tips on this forum. LT

P.S. I was wondering what you all were talking about when folks were saying the "flies" were out. Happens to be Caddisflies, an innocuous insect, but very plentiful. Plenty of crawling on your body, on your sunglasses, up your legs. No problem, though. That's the sign of a very clean lake...

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love2fish maybe ill see you up there i will be at eddys monday thru wednesday i was up there for the first time last year i have 1650 lund and there had to be 3-4 foot waves i even had a few crash over the front of the boat kind of scary

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