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deerfishin

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deerfishin

Havent fished the big pond much at all in open water conditions, was wonderering if a guy could do good with walleyes on the southern end of the lake...if so where would the best place to start be...thanks a bunch

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Philydog

I was out on the gravel today plenty of fish were being caught about twenty for me and a friend but only four in the slot we pulled spinners and cranks

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deerfishin

i think some buds and i r goin up this cominig weekend...hopefully we will have the same luck

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deerfishin

oh and is there any landings where rocks arent as much of a problem....like i said havent fished mille lacs in the open water season to much so my friends and i were hoping for an uneventfull weekend(besides catching fish)

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aanderud

We launched from Rocky Reef resort once last fall. seemed like no problems whatsoever. It's not free, but it's nice to see them putting in huger boats than mine without problems at all, and 10 bucks split a couple ways isn't bad at all. I've launched from Izaty's but that was about 5 years ago.

Of course private launches are not free, but they're uneventful as far as rocks go and obviously have way fewer people, less waiting and less stress.

I really wish the DNR could cut in 1/2 the number of public launches they have and make them just really nice launches. Bigger parking lots, maybe 4 ramps each, and a decent dredged out channel to the deep water. That's a pipe dream that'll never happen, so I'll just continue supporting the local private ramps that have none of the parking/rock issues.

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SkitterPopper

I would stay away from Izaty's unless you have a thick wallet. They are $20 to launch this year. shocked.gif

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Philydog

Last weekend we went out of ceader creek,I won`t go there next time to shallow! Next time I`m going out of Eddy`s they want ten dollars, but they have a nice harbor to go out of.

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picksbigwagon

How has Father hennipin state park been this year? I haven't made it up there yet this year and probably won't until the end of the month. I know they have two launch areas, are they both reallllllly shallow?

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Big R

Father Hen. launches are usually in decent shape. 1 is for campers and that one I have never had a problem with it being shallow. The other one for the public you may have to back in a ways but maybe not.

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Tim L

Tried Rocky Reefs no problems Eddys no problem hit the casino access shallow it was like a circus just needed the tent. lots of guys complaing about there props I know I bent my skeg and put a few dings in the prop OUCH!!!!

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Sandmannd

Go for Hunter Winfield's right at the top of the page (they are a sponser). Good rates ($10) and nice access. Right by Father Hens. I went to the pond for the first time a couple of weeks ago and used them and the launch is nice. Little tricky if you aren't used to backing a boat, but otherwise, it's great.

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Tim L

Hunters really don't seem like they had to much parking where did they have you park

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Sandmannd

I just parked on the street across from them. No one was there when we got there so just paid when we came off.

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wallygator2148

For $10, our launch, at Hunter Winfield's, in Isle is plenty deep and clear. We can accomodate 30 footers easily, and we're always happy to point out a fews places to fish.

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