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Advice on where to stay on Mille Lacs

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Could you give me some ideas on where to stay while fishing Mille Lacs, I am not familiar with Mille Lacs and need some advice on resorts.

I will be using a small 14' fishing boat, so I would like an area to fish close to the resort in case the weather changes and would like a family type resort (we will be bring younger kids).

Also, we are looking at the week of July 4th, any fishing tips for that time of year would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help.

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There are alot of decent resorts on the Pond. For a less windy experience, try the north-end - Red Door Resort. For IMO best fishing try the SE side near Isle - resorts like Appledorns, or Hunters.

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Diddo of dtro.....

Appeldoorn's has one of the few sandy beach areas on the lake, in a nice bay. Decent structure close by that you can get to in a 14 footer for some walleye action.

Plus, you get to see a pretty cool fireworks show in that bay!

Chris

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Another Appledoorns vote. Paul runs a clean, nice resort and sunset bay is all sand with Doe Island right out front and Big Point a short run away, some nice fishing available.

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I'd say go to another lake...

You're bringing young kids and only have a 14' boat. I've been on Mille Lacs in a 14 footer when the waves kick up and it is not fun. Even small waves can be scary in a boat like that.

There are a ton of lakes in this state that are a lot safer in your boat that have resorts that will cater to your needs. Why risk ruining your vacation by going to a lake that is likely outside of your boat's comfort zone.

Just my honest opinion...

-Chris

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stay at mcquids in isle bay its a beautiful area and a nice little town and if it gets to waivy there are always littler lakes to go to like suger lake, clear lake a a couplae more. (dont no if i spelled the resort name right)

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Was at McQuoid's last weekend. It is an anual trip that a bunch of us have been making for 20 some years, this was the 10th year at McQuoid's. It'll also be the last time there!

Hardly anyone staying there and they still managed to totaly ignore the few of us who were there.

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14' boat on mille lacs?? Better pray for absolutely no wind

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