Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TRZ

Story on new public launch

13 posts in this topic

Fox 9 news is going to have a story about the new DNR boat launch being built on the east side of the lake, it will air thurs. A friend has asked me for some info and mille lacs pics so maybe i will be a star. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is this the story about the ray's boat dock debacle??? or is the a different story??? if it is about ray's, that property is on the north end of the lake. the story should be on thursday evening on ch 9. ch 5 is supposed to be up here today doing a similar story. there is a very long posting on the mille lacs forum on another web site if anybody hasn't seen any info on this ordeal and wants to read up on it before the news story airs. there is a story in the mille lacs messenger about the dnr looking into buying the scenic bay resort in isle. they are asking $840,000 for that property. i think that amount of money would fix up a few of the existing accesses that are in need of repair/dredging.............tom fellegy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom,

You are right, 9pm on the Channel 9 news there will be a story on the Boat landing. It's worth the time so we can see where our tax dollars and license dollars are going.

Thanks!

Gregg Maloney

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's about the east side then it will about the liberty beach public access. Liberty beach was sold about two years ago and when the owners sold the sold the harbor to the dnr.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

from my understanding the story will focus on the Poor choice in the liberty beach access, i guess it is shallow and unprotected. i have only seen it in the winter so i don;t really know how poor of a site it is. but i totally agree with the idea of fixing up the ones they have. heck wealthwood is basically worthless, why not make a channel, and malmo isn't much better, and the casino access has more huge potholes than any access around. confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know first hand about the Casino access and potholes. We turned of the highway and were going toward the landing and the boat trailer hit a pothole. It sent that sucker(1750 fish Hawk) a good foot in the air came crashign down and broke the wheel cover right of the trailer.

SO yea I think they should improve alot of the access. The access in Isle will be useless by mid-summer if they don't start dredging it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Launching a boat at the "casino" access is easy, that's if the tiny harbor isn't full of boats. The big problem there is even in a normal water year it's a max of 3 feet deep for 100 yards into the lake. The access by McQuoid's will be real shallow this year too. Then there's the Big Point access where if there's a 2 mph west breeze it slames your boat into the dock or trailer.

DNR Trails and Waterways really needs to build harbors on Mille Lacs so people can safely load and unload boats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How is the casino access? Is the low water level going to ding some props going out that 100 yards thru the 3' gauntlet?

Haven't been there in a couple years...but it was shallow then.

Will the bigger deep v's get in and out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Ch.9 did a good job on that story i can't believe they would waste a half milllion on another shallow worthless launch. I got some brief airtime i was the guy holding all the fish in the pics at the beginning of the story. i just wonder what they wil do with that site, i sure hope they dredge a channel. confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KSTP (5) will have this story tonight.

Does anyone know if the money for this project comes from the general fund? If it does.... more than just us fishing folks should be PO'd.

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a good thought but terrible planning. I've never fished mille lacs, but i've been on winnie a ton, and it's pretty similar. There's only one access site i know of on winnie (the deer river access) that's always calm, but that launch is plenty deep. I saw the story last night, and couldn't they just solve the problem w/ some dredging?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They could dredge but they would have to go 100 yards into the lake then do it once a month. The wave action will fill in any channel that is dredged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Walleye #1
        With the big winds this week we were not able to venture out as far, so not a whole lot to report from the Main Lake.  When it isn’t blowing too hard, the main lake rock reefs were kicking out nice Leech Lake walleyes in 14-18 feet of water.  Pulling lindy rigs with crawlers or leeches as well as slow death at .5-.8 mph was the best.  Speed is the key when dialing in these fish.  Our Leech Lake fishing guides found a nice mix of eaters and bigger fish.   Still many of the same places as last week were producing in North Bar, Fletchers, Ivans, Submarine, etc, but don’t forget to look for secondary reefs and humps that are nearby or if the fish are not on the edges of those reefs look to the mud basins where the bug hatches are taking place and drive until you graph fish.   On the west end of the lake in Walker Bay and Agency Bays, shoreline breaks that had wind blowing in were the best.  14-20ft of water is where we keyed in on.  Pulling lindy rigs with chubs, leeches, or crawlers all worked to put a nice mix of walleyes and even some nice pike in the boat.  Other areas to key in on would be under water points and bars that run out into the bays and have deep water right next to them the bigger fish like to suspend and then come in and feed during these times.  
    • Walleye #1
      Always worth it to go fishing.  That time of year your best bet from what your schedule sounds like would be to put crank baits on and trolling the edges and tops of the reefs or do some slip bobber fishing down on that end of the lake.  Huddles Reef, Variety, Olsons, etc. would all be places to start, but the crankbait bite can be good.    
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Big Hatches usually get the slow bite over in a hurry! Hopefully this will only last a few more days! Boated 22 walleyes today but only managed to keep 7 small eaters in 6 hours of fishing. Cliff
    • monstermoose78
      They used to have a nice gun range but some stupid locals shot their garage and blamed the range!
    • gunner55
      I'm only 8-10 miles south of smurfy with the same experience on the lake. Mn Fishing Pros is a group of 4 guys who guide in the area & so is Jeff Sundin. Not sure what any of them have for experience on that lake but you might try to contact 1 of them to see if they have a opening that fits your time slot or they might even have some info on the lake that they are willing to share 
    • Wheres_Walter
      Headed up this weekend and next weekend.  WIll be fishing mostly Frazer.  Sounds like the hatch is on.  If anyone has been fishing walleye on frazer in the past few days, got any tips on depth?  Presentation?     Sounds like crawlers are the ticket right now.   Thanks
    • blue_healer_guy
      Boy, some people must just hate their life.
    • Hoey
      I recommend considering other lakes.  URL by the 4th is nearly void of walleye.  8 years or so ago, we did a two-family trip and only caught fresh water drum.  Star Trib Article
    • eyeguy 54
      http://www.startribune.com/monster-muskie-found-on-mille-lacs-exceeds-state-record/431203243/
    • 2thepointsetters
      I was honored to be part of the "Veterans on Lake Superior" trip again this year. Channel six did a nice story about the Veterans. They were a great group out on the water.   http://www.kbjr6.com/video?clipId=13445592&autostart=true