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justaskimmin

lake miltona?

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Hi im goin up north to visit wht some relatives this weekend and they have a cabin on lake miltona and i was wonderin if someone could help me out and kind of point me in a relative direction of the lake where it is good to go fishing because i have honeslty never fished there but i here it is good and i just wanna go out and see if i can catch a few so if anyone could give me any tips, pointers or info on the lake that would be great. thanks

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Where abouts on the lake? There's lots of possibilities. Quite a few houses on the flats just beyond the west bay. You could pop some holes in 15-18 feet and hop around for some sunnies almost anywhere. Walleyes have been active at sunset, but they are very small (fingerlings nearly)....we set up in 20-21 feet on a breakline.

good luck and good fishing.

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ghtierman,

what depth should a guy look for craps this time of year?

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ghotierman,

I was wondering if there's enough ice out there that they're driving vehicles anywhere yet? Mostly interested in the East & North access areas.

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East side south of the landing is not drivable yet. Only 5 inches in spots 2 weeks ago. snow on the east side has been insulating. There was about 8 last weekend where I was fishing.

it is improving but there are slushy spots. Hopefully last weeks warm weather nocked the snow down a bit and this weeks forcast for cold weather should help. But I would not drive on the east side yet this weekend.

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I drove out from the NE landing, the one with the steep ramp. I went out to the first break. Drilled several holes along the way. Looked to be about 18" to me, anyway well over a foot. A truck went by me going mostly straight West, a little South, towards the middle to the lake while I was fishing. When I packed up to go I followed his tracks to see how far out he'd gone. I met him coming back way out in the middle I drilled a hole way out there, again it looked to be about 18". Not sure if the South half is only thin or what? I drove across the lake in a meandering route to the North & came off the North access. I didn't drill any more holes so I can't attest to the thickness of all I crossed. There wasn't much snow most of the places I went, but I did encounter more as I got farther North. There was a plowed road going ESE from the North landing, so obviously trucks have been driving there.

I didn't keep anything, small perch & a couple of cigars.

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For the past 3 weeks we found some really nice sunnies (9") and crappies (12"-14") in 7 foot of water. Everyone fishing in over 15 foot of water are getting fingerlings for walleye, try 10 foot of water for some nice walleyes. Seen some of the biggest walleyes I've personally seen under the ice, very healthy fish this year.You need to jig with a minnow head though no dead sticking they look at it and leave every time. Havent come home empty handed yet. Good luck theres good potential on this lake.

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Wallamander_Slamer,

send me a pm, i would like to compare notes with you about miltona

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Wallamander_Slammer and BigBucks

I drove my 1 ton GMC out from the East Access last Saturday around noon and had no problems (good thing I hadn't known the ice was an issue), we fished over by the spear houses on the north east side. There were a lot of fish (bass, northern, crappies and sunfish) coming through in 6 feet of water. It was mostly site fishing and if you were willing to sort you could get some nice sunnies and a few crappies. The bite was sporadic, but being able to watch their mood was interesting...didn't need the Aqua-Vu or the Vexilar until it got dark.

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Interesting Wallamander_Slammer,

Lot and Lots of hungry smaller walter this year. In 10 feet of water what, what type of bottom. Sand? Gravel? weeds? Cabbage?

Near big flats or off of steep breaks?

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