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jltimm

Public accesses for Ice Fishin?

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jltimm

I was wondering if anyone else goes out of the public accesses if possible to get on the lake?

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wheelierida

you can get out from the public accses on pike point, or the public by myr mar. we fished two days and only caught small perch and one eel pout.

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outdoormaster

you can go out of the public accses in sunset bay. flagship plows a road out to shaws and more

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wackawalleye

Public accesses are more dangerous because no one can tell you about ice conditions.

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Feldy

can anyone tell me the dangers of driving on mille lacs out of a public access? I would like to hear from some experience. I've seem people drive in some cracks near shore on the north side and go in. Kind of scary.

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bobO

I would not recommend it. I'v done it one time. I guess if there are other guys out there and you follow there tracks then its ok, but that would be the only way Id drive out a public access. The ice up there moves around so much day to day.

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wackawalleye

Prime example going on right now. There is a guy who used the public landing down by the casino. He is now hung up on the 7-mile. He has only seen two people all afternoon and have not been able to help him. He should have come in with them. He has been out there for quite a few hours. He is calling resorts to get him. There really arent any in his area so the Casino or the Sheriff's dept will need to do it. It is now dark and he is still out there. He saved a road fee; but whats it going to cost him in $, time, anxiety etc.

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Perchy

Go help the guy, tonight is going to be nasty!

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blue_healer_guy

I wish I lived 3 hrs closer and knew where the guy was. Regardless if he used the access or not, I'd be in his back pocket. Sounds like the same kinda deal with the fisherman that fell through the ice last winter on Red.

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jltimm

I've helped people get unstuck before,whether it be on a lake or in a ditch!I cannot beleive no one will help them? confused.gif

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borchawk1

I agree someone should help him out, but there has been a number of time you see people drving vehicles out that barely should have on the road let alone the ice. A 2 wheel drive is not enough to get around once the snow starts to fly.

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silverbullet

WackAWalleye, so if the guy gave you the $7 bucks, will you save him then? confused.gif

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wackawalleye

No. It was not possible at any cost from my location to his. If it would have been possible, I would have gladly helped. The issue of safety has nothing to do with $7. If anyone has any concerns regarding the safety of public landings just stop by or give me a call and I will dicuss with you.

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LuciandTim

I know of a guy stranded in the middle of the lake..too bad for him. What?

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federline

So this guy got stranded on the 12th, it's now the 15th. So what happened? Anyone know? When it comes down to it, we're all in this together.

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Capt. Don*

I fished on Millacs for the first time in eight years this past Saturday. The person I was fishing with had a specific destination in mind and suggested using a public access. I was pulling a wheelhouse and agreed with you that we should pay the $10-15 bucks and run out on a maintained road. After purchasing bait, we inquired on the closest resort with a road to out preferred destination and were told to go out of Hunters Point. When I arrived at Hunters Point, I went in to pay and was informed that the fee to access the lake with a wheelhouse was a 3 day pass for $35, I said I did not need a 3 day pass, just overnight. I was told this is the minimum. I found this outrageous to say the least but paid the man and went fishing. Upon returning to shore sunday morning, I called a friend in the fishing/hospitality business in the area and asked if these types of fees are the norm for the area. He told me no and he felt it was criminal. After an experiance like this I can understand why someone would be inclined to forget the resort and try a public access. I hope the majority of resorts on the lake are not opportunists looking for someone to gouge. One thing is for sure, whether it is 8 days or another 8 years before I return to Millacs, I will be going out of someplace other than Hunters Point resort.

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jltimm

Don't be surprised if you have the same expierience out of another resort!From what I've seen,alot of the resort owners on Mille Lacs are GREEDY!

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wackawalleye

Call around. Many places have 1 day passes. We have them inexpensively and we go to quite a few areas with our roads. 5 & 8, sliver, deep rocks, humps, pike point and Banana. If it will win you back to the lake, I'll give you a free pass.

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jltimm

You sound like one of the few decent resort owners up at Mille Lacs,I hope others follow your path!Thank you!!

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