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Miltona Fishing Reports

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Anyone know if Miltona is capped over?  Any other detail appreciated. 

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Miltona capped over last Friday night. Not much activity yet but I did see a wheeler with a portable in the bay this afternoon.

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Thanks Eagle.  Much appreciated.   I'll give an ice report this weekend, and a fishing report if lucky... 

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5 inches 200 yards out. Saw 1 small wheelhouse out today.  Shaking and popping going by...  A few wheelers and portables.   2 small eyes. 16 foot break. Be safe all. 

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Anyone venture out towards the middle of the lake?  3/4 mile or so?

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There's a few houses mid-lake but not many. I drilled some holes this morning and found 8-10 inches of hard ice mid-lake 3/4 mile out. There was one small wheel house out in that vicinity. 

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Thank you for the update...is there a portion of the lake that froze last if anyone knows? Id be going out of the north/north east access...

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From what I could see, the entire lake capped at the same time. On Friday the ice was consistently 7" to 7-1/2" from the access to the middle. There is getting to be more and more wheel houses out but I am waiting for another inch.

Tons of little perch everywhere and the walleyes have all been less than 12".

Good luck and be safe.

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Well I'd be walking...

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Any recent ice reports? Wondering if i should drag my wheelhouse up from the metro this weekend and brave the cold.

 

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Can a car get onto the ice at the north access? I forget the name of the resort...I know the hill access on north east side is too steep and usually a large heave

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Fished from 11:00 to sundown. Caught 4 eyes during the day. Kept 2, 17", 18" in 30 fow. Found a random pod of 10-11" perch on the first hole I drilled in 12 fow, got a few for the table. Set up for eyes in the evening on a top of a shelf in 15' that drops down to 26. At last light the perch flew off my Marcum screen, and I knew it was game on. Within 2 seconds my rattlin flyer was crushed! Had to let the drag loose as my rod was bent like St. Louis' gateway arch. She ran 3 times before I got up to the hole. Thinking I had just about landed my personal best walleye, up came a fat 30" northern....was still fun.

 

By the way what's with the tight cluster of houses straight out from the access fishing in 8 fow. They are always there, so I had to give it a try. Just a bunch of little perch. Is this a spot notorious for something different? There were a few tip ups out...

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4 hours ago, sartellangler05 said:

Fished from 11:00 to sundown. Caught 4 eyes during the day. Kept 2, 17", 18" in 30 fow. Found a random pod of 10-11" perch on the first hole I drilled in 12 fow, got a few for the table. Set up for eyes in the evening on a top of a shelf in 15' that drops down to 26. At last light the perch flew off my Marcum screen, and I knew it was game on. Within 2 seconds my rattlin flyer was crushed! Had to let the drag loose as my rod was bent like St. Louis' gateway arch. She ran 3 times before I got up to the hole. Thinking I had just about landed my personal best walleye, up came a fat 30" northern....was still fun.

 

By the way what's with the tight cluster of houses straight out from the access fishing in 8 fow. They are always there, so I had to give it a try. Just a bunch of little perch. Is this a spot notorious for something different? There were a few tip ups out...

I think many people fish that spot for pike and/or spearing.  In the summer there is a nice weed line that holds a lot of fish.  How thick was the ice on Miltona? 

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I have fished sunfish and crappies in that shallow spot i spent 2 days staring down hole till my neck was sore and lots of sunfish swim through there

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maybe 18"

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16 hours ago, sartellangler05 said:

maybe 18"

Is this across the whole lake? Would like to drive with the house out. Haven't been up around there for a month or so

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I was out a good ways, so I would say yes. Just a minor pressure ridge on the north side that extends a few hundred yards.

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By the sandy beach access?

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I know the 2 other accesses are pretty bad, I am bringing a 1/2 ton and wheelhouse up on Friday and am worried about how to get on. Is the heave easily crossable? Any other good places to get on? Is ice pretty consistent there, we are just coming for the night. Thanks

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Anyone ever try to catch Tulibees on Miltona? Looking to switch things up when we head up there again next weekend. I was hoping to chase them during the day and then set up for walleyes in the evening. Anyone else catching any decent size walleyes? We were up there a month ago and we caught around 30 walleyes. Only one was 14", the rest were between 10" and 12". We have caught some nice ones in years past, but this year all we are catching are dinks. Thanks for any input on the eyes and tulibees.

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Any spearing reports from the East end access in the bay?

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Can a guy walk out 3/4 mile from north access? How much ice in the middle of the lake, or anywhere? Thanks for any info hoping to get out Monday.

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Anybody check ice? Or live on thelaketo know if it all iced over at same time?

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The lake iced over the morning of the 11th. As of Monday evening there was 5" to 7" where I checked. Lots of snow on the ice so it hasn't made ice as you would have expected during the bitter cold. A few small wheel houses out.

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never been to Miltona before, thinking of coming up there with a couple wheel houses next weekend (14th) .  anybody got come ice reports and tips where to access the lake?  neighbor wants to try some other lakes in the area as well, open to pointers.

thanks all

 

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