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Carp in the Mille Lacs Lake area

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Alright, I know people hate them but they do give some of the best fights out there. I grew up in Onamia and primary fished or speared them at the Kathio Park (Contact US Regarding This Word). I never had a problem getting some big carp there ( 32lbs. biggest), however people are sometimes overcrowded there to properly haul in these monster fish and its alot of hassle to go through to get down to the (Contact US Regarding This Word) to find out there is no place to fish.

Does anyone else also hunt these pigs with fins on mille lacs ? I've seen and heard of fish over 50 lbs and there is talk the state reocrd is in Mille Lacs right now. Where have you had success on the south end of the lake? Any other lake or river systems in the area you've tried? Thanks

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I know someone used to put traps in Vineland Bay where the Rum heads out of the lake, I don't know if they still do, but that would be a good place to start.

Ole

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Looks like those traps are gone and have been for a few years. I used to watch them clear those out and see lots of big northerns die because they would injure themselves so bad on the metal fence while jumping. Carp were huge in unbeleivable numbers though.

Might have to put the boat into that area and see what I can find.

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Carp,

When I have been up smallie fishing on Mille Lacs in the summer I have seen some huge carp around some of the islands on Mille Lacs. I can't rememember which ones I saw the most but I remember seeing them by rainbow for sure. They were huge, I would say 25-35 lbers.

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I see a lot of them on the sand bars on the east side of the lake in front of what used to be carpens so try sand bars nice and warm on there belly

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Seen some huge Carp around Isle...Once while out casting the shallows for Pike, I thought a uboat had shot a brace of torpedos at us...monsterous Carp...then we seen one that we thought WAS the uboat! I've never known anyone that has caught one though? Shot them with bows, yes...hook and line...no?

Another place with huge Carp is Ann Lake off #47...when they are in the shallows spawning, some are so huge, they rock the boat when you are anchored and they slam into it.

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Yeah, I know what you mean with the uboat. I've seen them roll over the dam and make a splash like you would'nt believe. Some don't even fit in the 2 feet of water they land in. I've hooked some that have stripped all the 40 lb fireline right off my reel but I too have never seen someone land one over 40 lbs in the area.

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Do you guys know any places where they run out of the lake where you can shoot em?

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I've seen a lot of really big ones up along the north side of Indian Point. 40-50lb class for sure.

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Hey Grebe, where on Ann are you talking exactly? When are carp spawning? I've never heard of carp on Ann.

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What? Do you fish the lake alot? I hav'nt fished it as much in the summer as I used to, mostly in the winter and I have'nt been there in recent years when the Carp are spawning, but I believe those huge Carp don't just go away?

Get there at the right time and I'm sure you will see what I'm talking about. They used to thrash up in the shallows and it looked like a couple of gators fighting!

Hey, anyone else out there with experience on Ann lake, do the monster Carp still show up?

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I fish there probably 20 times a year (rough estimate) but I've never heard of the carp. Maybe I'll run it by the local bait shop and see what Buzzy says.

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