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Fishing Reports 2017

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Well, the hot winter bite has definitely carried over into the open water season.  We got out at midnight last night, fishing shoreline breaks with bobbers and leeches.  Two hours and 27 fish later, we decided to head in.  No monsters, but lots and lots of the ubiquitous 16'' fish with enough in the mid-20's to keep things interesting.  A nearby launch went out at midnight, and they lost count somewhere near 100. Everyone else we talked to did well last night, too, so it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out the bite this year.

 

The day bite has been a little slower, but it's flat calm and we didn't try that hard.  Found a few fish on the sand, then headed back in to nap, eat, and get ready to head back out tonight.

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Got 47 last night.  Quit fishing when our half-pound of leeches ran out....Good problem to have. :)  

 

Now I'm headed up to Leech for the week, and then I'll be out of town until July.  No more reports from me, maybe for the rest of the year if the lake shuts down this summer. 

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Bass fishing was good on opener. Top 5 weighed 21 lbs. Found bass in the pre-spawn, mid-spawn, and post-spawn stage. Some areas had bedding bass in a couple feet of water with bellies as big as baseballs, and some areas had bass staging on the breaks waiting to spawn. They were hitting on deep-diving jerkbaits, ripped and bounced into the rocks.

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Nice report, BT.  We didn't catch a smallie, alas.  I'm a bummed I won't be around this June to chase them. 

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Went out yesterday and got 25 eyes from 16-24" midday...Jig and shiner or jig and plastic were the best baits.

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Also where are the good public access on Mille lacs? I feel like every access I've been to is super shallow.

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On 5/19/2017 at 8:44 AM, DLD24 said:

Also where are the good public access on Mille lacs? I feel like every access I've been to is super shallow.

The four I use are pretty shallow for at least the first hundred yards, but I've never damaged my boat or prop. Just gotta take it slow and trim the motor up. 

 

I use Isle, Cove, Garrison, and the one near the casino, Shaboshkung or whatever.

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