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JBMasterAngler

Any updates on lake travel, particularly on the north end? Am heading up tomorrow, and am hoping to drive to my destination spot(s).

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Any updates on lake travel, particularly on the north end? Am heading up tomorrow, and am hoping to drive to my destination spot(s).

Bring chains and a shovel there is huge drifts and no plowed roads out to the flats that I have heard of. A snowmobile is the best option

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Sculpin

Not much going on out there. It does not appear anyone is even maintaining resort access points.  Barnacle's is closed until April, nothing going on at Garrison Sports, or Red Door, or Myr Mar.

Lyback's may still have roads on the South side. Or perhaps Hunters Point..

Call ahead

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JBMasterAngler

I decided to skip Mille Lacs today. With the poor fishing reports and even poorer travel options out there, I’m hoping next week might be better. So bring on the sun for the next 7 days!

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Smokercraft161

really? No one must use this site. Latest comment is March 16??? Bummer

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gimruis

I caught some smallmouth out there on Friday.  Its getting tougher every time I go.  I think the fishing pressure is getting to them after the #1 ranking in the country.  Water temp was only 51 degrees because it got into 40's a couple of nights late last week.  Had to fish soft plastics very slow to get a bite.

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Wanderer

I heard from a friend out there Friday that things went well for the bite.  The wind made the process tough but numbers of walleyes were boated, topped off with a pair of 28’s and 1 21 inch smallie.

Dragging snelled bait rigs.

I almost went Sunday but we opted out due to wind.  Maybe this weekend.  Mille Lacs, Gull or Leech are the options.

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ANYFISH2

Fished the big lake on Thursday afternoon.  Hit up the mud flats, searching for fish and tryimg turn them using jigging raps.  

Fish were scattered and seemed less than aggressive.  Only boating 4 a 24",23",16"& a 13".  A couple fish missed along the way.

We caught fish on the top edge in 23 ft and as deep as 33ft.  Most fish marked were tight to the bottom edge.

This is a relatively new tactic for me in open water so it was a learning trip for me.

A couple my fishing partner caught.

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DLD24

Went out the last couple days on Mille lacs, we had no problem finding fish, but the big fish eluded us... We got all sorts of year classes from 11" eyes on up to 24", which is a good sign... That big storm they got must have dirtied the water up, all the fish we found were on the top edge of the flats no matter how bright it was... Rigging leeches and crawlers were the best until we got some waves then the jigging rap was taking all the fish. The fish were stacked up on points of flats and narrow ridges on the flats... We tried pulling lead for a little while, but I've never done it so I had zero confidence in it haha. 

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mnvikes32

Thanks for the report.  We also managed just 4 fish, biggest being 27" and lost a 30" plus eye.

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IceHawk

Wow Slaubasauras!!

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eyeguy 54

congrats!

 

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Wdwrkrgirl

Ice fishing on the East side, 11" ice about a .5 mile out. Saw a car out of Isle today already. 

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gimruis

A car?!  C'mon.  What a bonehead

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Wdwrkrgirl

Right?! I was surprised. Snowmobiles and side by sides everywhere but a car?! So far no bites on minnows. Hoping and praying but no bites yet. Bit cold but going strong!

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Parmer

Are they letting ice castles out there yet with an atv? 

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