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JonnyD

Mille Lacs

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I am new to the area, and have never fished Mille Lacs. I have heard plenty about it, and can't wait to ice fish it this winter. I am looking to get into some perch and walleyes. I don't have a perminant shack, and no 4 wheel drive vehicle. Am I going to have to do a lot of walking to get to the fishing spots, or do people fish relitively close to shore??? Looking for some general information on where most people park their vehicles and where people would generally start to try and fish. Any info for a new guy would be appreciated!!!

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Mille Lacs is a huge body of water. And most of the fishing is done quite far from shore. Dont get discouraged, most of the resorts plow very good roads. You should be able to get where you are going.

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JonnyD , First welcome to FM this is a great place for all the fishing info you need.

There are plenty of place to fish on the pond both close to shore and also out a ways.

As for the permant shack there are plenty of guy's that fish out of portables. This can be a lot easier when in search of fish.

I would go back to the post's made in Dec. thru March in this forum and do a little looking and you should come up with plenty of info to get you started.

Best of luck and keep us posted on your adventures.

Sifty

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You should be fine once the roads get plowed, I had my 92 Dodge Dynasty on the ice many times last year, never got stuck, ever going through a few drifts, just stick the the roads, park, and take a little walk and you will be able to ice some perch.

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A place close to shore is out in front of the Conoco station just west of Rocky Reef resort. There is a frontage road for parking. Not too far out it drops to 30 feet.

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Thankyou,Yes everyone drive a long ways from the shore,especially at dusk as there are no hogs cruising the shallows under the ice,heheheheheheno really at dark the (quiet shallow rocks can be great all winter long)c63 grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Thanks Team Otter, I sent an email to you.

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And I sent you one back...

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