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where to take the kids.

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hey guys im going up to mille lacs with my wife, kid, parents sister and niece in a week and half. gonna bring my boat, but it sounds like they want to rent a pontoon for sunday afternoon. we want to try to let the kids into some ok fish but at the same time I want to try some nice ones too. were going to izatys so i guess the question is where is a good panfish spot on the southern end that may hold some smallies or something else nice for the elders. i was thinking in wahkon bay or just out of cove. any advice would be nice. i really wanna get some pannies on for my daughter and let her reel them in. she is almost 3 and she always talks about fishing with me.

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I'm not as familiar with the panfish.. but you should do fine on the rock bars in Cove bay as long as we dont get a real tough north wind. Check the pencil reeds for the panfish and see if they are up in them.. might be some smallies in there as well.

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