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Full Moon Report 10/4 - 10/8

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Just got back from a 5 night trip to Mille Lacs, we fished Weds thru Sunday nights.

Overall the bite was pretty good. Every night we'd have stretches of 2-3 hours with very few fish caught, and stretches of 2-3 hours where we'd catch fish like crazy. Some nights we got on fish right away, some nights it took hours to get on them. Friday was our best night, Saturday was our toughest night.

We fished mostly the N and NW sides. It was plenty bouncy out there on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights. Sat night was the only night there was a lot of boat traffic around us, all the other nights I was surprised how little boat traffic there was.

Husky Jerks and Rogues took the vast majority of our fish, we got very few fish on any other baits. Most of our trolling was between 6-8 fow or 8-10 fow, depending on the night, the spot, the activity, etc., but one night we moved out to 10-12 fow and were getting most of our fish there. We changed colors and baits a lot.

We caught a lot of nice fish, not huge numbers of big hogs but more than enough to keep it interesting. One night I caught two 28.5's and over the 5 days we caught about 10 other 27-28 inch fish, a lot of 22-26 inch fish, and plenty of eaters. We also caught 2 pike that were 38" and one that was 39". One of the 38 inchers was fatter than any pike I've ever seen before so we weighed it (on 2 different scales) and it was 16.5-17 lbs. It was Craig's biggest pike ever, and he also got his 2 biggest walleyes ever that same night, so he was pretty happy.

Overall a good trip, lots of fun and pretty good fishing.

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Team Otter

Bouncy? That's an under-statement! grin.gif

Nice report.

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We fished north end Thur from 7-10:30 no eyes but got a 42" Northern went 20.8# on digital scale got picture & shes still swimming.

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