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Cody Lubeley

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Cody Lubeley

was out on mille lacs this weekend and caught two eyes one 16 and a 14, saw lots on the camera one big walleye and a northern bout 15 LBs just couldnt get them to bite...wondering how everyone else has been doing?

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Kyle Sandberg

It sounds like you guys did better than most of the fisherman out there. A lot of people are reporting no walleyes at all. Great job on finding a few actives. That pike would've been fun to fight.

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Cody Lubeley

yea expecially on my ultra light perch rod, seeems like there is to much perch, i had little two inchers swimming up the holes

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Buck_Hunter04

Just got back from the east side out of Appeldorns. Started out in 32 feet of water, about 10 small, small, small perch between three of us. Moved to the break north of Hennepin I. Saw a couple of walleye's on camera. no takers but a couple more small perch. Ended up by doe island lots of 4 inch perch on the camera ended up getting 1 walleye right at dark 13 incher. Not to fishy. I really need to learn that lake better!

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Quackaddict9

went out with a few buddies out of Appledorns, fished in 30-34 fow, found perch and saw a few walleyes on the camera, no takers.

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alex1

Myself and two buddies went out of Appeldoorns also yesterday. Started out on S.E. of Hennipin Island in 30-31feet found a few Perch not very active. moved to S.W. side of island and found lots of active perch in same water, unfortunatley out of 30 that were caught 12 were keepers. tasted mihgty good for dinner. Saw no Walleyes on the camera but did see one pout. For evening bite Paul suggested we mihgt want to move into shallower water so we moved to 21 feet and saw one walleye until 6:00. Left lake around 7:00.

Just wanted to say It was nice to meet you Paul, and you did get us on some fish. I would also recommend bringing an underwater camera along, the bigger perch would not have been caught w/o it, they would swim up to it and suck it in without tugging on the line or twitching the bobber.

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JIvers

We went out of Fisherman's Wharf from Friday afternoon to this (Sunday) morning in about 34' FOW. Based on what I saw through the camera, I would estimate that there are around forty billion perch between one and four inches in length swimming in Mille Lacs this winter. grin.gif I managed to catch three of them this weekend. We also put a 14" 'pout in the shack last night. And that was that for catching, as opposed to fishing. No one else on our street that I talked to caught anything at all.

We saw a few walleye and jumbo perch on the camera, but they showed no interest in our fatheads, suckers, or assorted jigging spoons. I did see a big walleye nip at one of the forty billion small perch. FWIW, the perch, both large and small, seemed to be feeding on something (freshwater shrimp? larvae?) in the mud bottom--many times the perch would skim right though the muck, seemingly to find something rather than to avoid predators.

I would have liked to have gotten out and checked some different spots (again, no one on our little part of the lake was having any luck at all). But with no ATV or snowmobile, and only forty-eight hours to fish a (huge!) lake I don't know well at all, that wasn't a realistic option. Hopefully next winter the midget perch will be thinned down, and the walleye will be hungrier.

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Paul Waldowski

Alex,

It was nice to meet you also. Sad to say that you are not the only one that has been experiencing a tough bite. We have moved some of our houses 6-7 times this year. I was out for a while this afternoon and punched 40-45 holes. Saw a ton of perch and eyes, just couldn't get anything to go but the smaller perch and a few 9-10 inch eyes \:\(

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BULLETBOB

Was out of Agate Bay again this weekend fishing in 28 fow looking for more Jumbo perch. For the two days we got 22 Jumbos. The biggest was 13.5". Saw a bunch more on the cameras but had to work hard for the ones we got. We fished from sun up til dusk Saturday and got 9 and the rest we got this morning. This weekend and last we caught all of them on the same Fiska hook model 31-04 tipped with two red larvae. Saw a few eyes but no takers.

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skunked_again

Well, it's not anything that hasn't been said a million times before this year, but figured I'd throw in my report anyways --- SLOW. Fished from 11 to sunset today with 2 jumbos 10.5" each also caught on waxies. Caught a few smaller fished that were released, but even the little ones didn't seem to wanna eat today. Fished from 28 to 39 feet of water and saw a quite a few on the camera, some big ones too, but would stare at the bait.

On the bright side, what a beautiful day! Light winds and some sun; a great day to be out. I don't even regret it with the minimal success. Anyways, how did everyone else do? Looking for some (DETAILS) on small things that might have made a difference.....

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