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We finally made it to MIlle Lacs yesterday (tues 18th ) we headed to the flats, ( Scott is great at putting us on the fish ) a bit scary once we got to the end of Hunters plowed road, but we knew where we wanted to go - soooo, off road we went and it was worth it!!!

11 eyes, the ones we got on the ice ( we lost a few ) where from 19.5 to 26.25 inches

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Nice work! I ventured way out from Hunters during this week last year and did pretty well as well. It's nice having the lake to yourself. How was the travel across the lake, still a lot of wet slush it looks like? How thick was the ice? Find any real thin spots?

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Reelemin: Some awfully nice fish, great pics. Looks like being chained up was a good idea considering the slush thats pretty evident in the pic. thanks for sharing. Bill

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Nice report and fish!

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Nice looking fish and a great report thanks for sharing your day on the lake with us fellow fmer's . cool.gif

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Fantastic! Great to see guys having success on an awesome body of water. Lokking forward to my first trip up this year!

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Fantastic! Great to see guys having success on an awesome body of water. Lokking forward to my first trip up this year!


thanks - it was an awesome day, the slush was real bad in spots, travel was difficult once we ventured off of Hunters road. Anything smaller than a 700 ATV or snowmobile would have a very hard time.

wink.gif For the record, its guy and GAL. wink.gif me, the forum poster, Reelemin, light blue hat, ATV owner and driver = women smile.gif

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Awsome looking fish.....mind telling the presentation style that you were so successful with?

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a couple caught on a bobber w/minnow. Scott was using mostly a chartruse/silver small Kastmaster. I was useing a very small orange/gold spoon, both tip with a minnow head.

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Nice shots. I can't wait to get up there after xmas.

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Anything less then a 700 ATV or a snowmobile


Your telling me I couldn't get out there with my new 500 rubicon with 27's and a lift?????

I bet it would work just fine.

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nope, but if you had a yamaha you would make it in no time- dont even try with a Rubicon

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"Crappicatcher" they were just recomendations. I'm sure you could make it out there with a 250 if you stick a bunch of money into like you did. Why pick apart peoples posts? By the way everyone is impressed that you have big wheels and lift kit on yours! tongue.gif

Nice post reelemin!

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"Crappicatcher" they were just recomendations. I'm sure you could make it out there with a 250 if you stick a bunch of money into like you did. Why pick apart peoples posts? By the way everyone is impressed that you have big wheels and lift kit on yours!
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Nice post reelemin!


I am not braggin it up just saying. It sounds kind of discouraging for us little CC's guys that want to come up and get out like they did. The way they make it sound is that it is impossible with nothing less.

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I believe I said it would be very difficult. We had a hard time, with a Suzuki 700 King Quad with chains on all 4 wheels! Just don't want anyone to get stranded, cuz there is not alot of people out there to help if you do.

If you go - be safe

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I just got off the phone with a couple buddies that have done very well this am (Friday) on the walleyes. They went out on a sled and a quad with chains. The sled was fine, but I can't even used the words he used to describe the trek on a quad. Chains are a must. Be careful and have fun!

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thanks for the update. And words of caution. Hopefully with the melting and then refrezzing things will get better.

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I believe I said it would be very difficult. We had a hard time, with a Suzuki 700 King Quad with chains on all 4 wheels! Just don't want anyone to get stranded, cuz there is not alot of people out there to help if you do.

If you go - be safe


Thanks for the clarification...

Maybe I will take the sled out there instead.

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Just got back from Mille Lacs, we had 2 sportsman 500's out 1 with tracks the other with stock tires. Neither machine had any troubles getting around the area we went out was mostly solid, not to much slush. We fished NE of Isle.

Ended up with one 33" Northern which was CPR'd.

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Hey somethingfishy nice northern, I saw you out there. I was on the other side of the perm shacks, with the blue fish trap pro which my dad was in and I was wearing the red jacket jumping around holes. My dad had talked to you a little before you caught the northern I think. Did you get any walleye at all? We didn't catch any eyes, and we were out there since about 10am. We got some good perch, but there were a ton more small ones around. But I got my biggest perch ever after dark, a 12 incher.

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I saw you out there hole hopping in the sleeting rain. Sounds like you had better luck than us. Caught and released the pike and caught one other perch at that location. We weren't very productive but still had a good time fishing. We got out on the lake about 10:30 and tried a few spots. Didn't see any eyes or much for fish on the camera besides a few bait size perch. Congrats on the jumbo. It was a great day to be on the lake.

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Congrats on the nice fish Tami. cool.gif

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Something Fishy, That spot you were fishing is a great producer of Pike on Mille Lacs. I fish that deep water edge in the open water quite a bit and catch a lot of nice fat pike trolling raps in the summer and fall. It's a nice spot to kill some time when the eyes are shut off. Never seems to be too many walleyes around there for some reason. Probably because of all the pike roaming around in there....Nice fish, thanks for the pic.

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