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CrappieAttitude

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Ok guys, I am planning on hitting the Big Pond this weekend, but was curious to ask you mille lacs veterans a question. I know all the hype that opener brings to the area, but how long does this hype last? If I head out this weekend, is the number of boats going to be significantly less?

I need to make sure that I am mentally prepared for long lines and a landing circus. Word on the street is that there is some kind of ameteour (sp?) walleye tournament up there this weekend. Anyone know anything about this? If so, this could create a lot more traffic.

Are there certain areas that would have a little more breathing room than others? (North side, West side, South side, East side)

Any suggesstons would be appreciated!

CA

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rodmaker

Plan on it being "nuts" up there at least through Memorial Weekend!!! grin.gif The first couple of weeks are like that, especially since the Eyes are close to shore.

Haven't heard anything about a tournament.

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burl

Get there early and use a resort access and it should not be a problem.I have noticed after opener it really is not to bad if you are patient and helpfull at the landings.Out on the lake just stay away from the crowds.There is a lot of lake to fish.Burl.

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rodmaker

I usually launch at Agate bay or Fischer's. I'm always up there early, sometimes it takes a little longer to load up the boat. It doesn't bother me if I have to wait to load up. Just gives me a little more time in the boat to clean up and organize putting everything away.

Usually after Memorial weekend it thins out some.

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CrappieAttitude

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Get there early and use a resort access and it should not be a problem.


I am totally an early riser when it comes to fishing, but how early are we talking? You can't even put in until 6:00 right?

What is the cost to use the resort landings? That might be a good way to go.

CA

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rodmaker

Malmo & Agate Bay are $10.00. Fischer's also $10. I believe.

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nater2416

yes there is a mtt turney out of izatys saturday and sunday

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minniwinni91

nater: Are you saying there is a Walleye tournament this weekend?

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Team Otter

You can always get away from a crowd out there. There's plenty of room for everyone it's just that most follow from "mob to mob". However, it's not a requirement. grin.gif

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Vickie

Yes - there is a team walleye tournament - the Minnesota Tournament Trail - out of Izatys on both Saturday and Sunday.

Vickie

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CrappieAttitude

Thanks for the info everyone. Another question... I am putting a new sonar on my boat tomorrow, and am pairing it with my H20C. Being that I haven't fished mile lacs that much, and the low water levels, will my lakemaster chip be detailed enough for me to steer clear of rock piles and or other sketchy areas?

I really would get in trouble if I brought the boat home to my wife with busted up fiberglass or a missing lower unit. Any information about trouble spots would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

CA

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rodmaker

Go up towards the North End (Carlsona, Barnacles) and fish the Sand. grin.gif

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minniwinni91

Thanks I might have to check it out while i'm up there this weekend.

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bgmny

CrappieAttitude, the H2O is very detailed as far as water depths go. I noticed this past weekend that the depths on the H2O show about 2 feet deeper than the water actually is. This is assuming you transducer is mounted below the water surface also.

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