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brrrr

Anybody got roads good enough for wheel houses yet,  pulled by atv?  

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Dave S

a coworker was looking today and many are saying no to wheelhouses. He ended up going out through Barnacles.

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Wanderer

Macs Twin Bay had houses pulled by trucks yesterday.  Not much past the break though.

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brrrr

After a few phone calls,  found out Randy's road is going good, full size trucks pulling houses.   

Suggest you call first though .  

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Parmer

Buddy from my work is out of Randy's with truck and ice castle. Not sure how far you can get out though. 

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Wanderer

Bite was good yesterday afternoon.  Mostly 19’s and 20’s.  The best action for us was on tip ups with pike suckers; not nearly as many in the house with shiners and jigging.  One keeper @ 22 inches.

 

The wind switched and the morning bite has been slower.  2 missed and 2 caught; 17 and 19 inches.  Equal action in the house as the tip ups.  We’re covering 25-28 fow.  Fishing out of Barnacles.

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Flash

What can you keep now?

Length

How many

etc

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Flash

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Wanderer

One walleye between 21-23 inches

 

OR

 

One over 28 inches.

 

FYI the slot is tough to hit by design so we don’t hit our quota too fast.  Don’t expect to see many legal keepers.  

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FowlSki
2 hours ago, Wanderer said:

One walleye between 21-23 inches

 

OR

 

One over 28 inches.

 

FYI the slot is tough to hit by design so we don’t hit our quota too fast.  Don’t expect to see many legal keepers.  

 

I released two slots the one day I fished Mille lacs this winter.  Maybe I got lucky.  I have no desire to keep a walleye that big. 

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walros

I was up last weekend and did okay,15 fish one slot that we released. Anyone else noticing that there seem to be lots of 10-14" fish?  Nice to see another year class coming in.

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Wanderer
41 minutes ago, FowlSki said:

 

I released two slots the one day I fished Mille lacs this winter.  Maybe I got lucky.  I have no desire to keep a walleye that big. 

 

Well, they’re out there.  Seems like it depends a little on where you fish too.  I was suspicious of the slot size choice being one of the lower populated year classes in the lake; that was confirmed by the CO that checked us.  I prefer eating walleyes under 20 inches also.

 

8 minutes ago, walros said:

I was up last weekend and did okay,15 fish one slot that we released. Anyone else noticing that there seem to be lots of 10-14" fish?  Nice to see another year class coming in.

 

New Year’s weekend my buddy saw a lot of those.  We saw a couple in that year class.

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Parmer

Heading out there this weekend... They have roads to the mud flats? Or sliver or midget? How much snow is on the lake... Bringing an wheel house. 

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You might want to call ahead.  The flats are still sketchy for loading up wheelhouses.  Once they punch a road out, everyone flows down it even if told not to take their wheelhouses out past a certain point.  14 inches is the best for ice I’ve heard on the flats.

 

Plenty of fish on the break and rocks still.

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FowlSki
1 hour ago, walros said:

I was up last weekend and did okay,15 fish one slot that we released. Anyone else noticing that there seem to be lots of 10-14" fish?  Nice to see another year class coming in.

 

We got a bunch 10-12.  Good to see. I also noticed a ton of small perch every spot I fished.   Good to see the solid forage base.  

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walros

Anyone catching tulibee's ?? Amy help would be appreciated, thinking of a day run saturday. Got one smoking now and would like more to smoke.

 

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leech~~

Anyone getting any Jumbo's?  Something to make it worth a trip after my one Walleye! 

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FowlSki
2 hours ago, walros said:

Anyone catching tulibee's ?? Amy help would be appreciated, thinking of a day run saturday. Got one smoking now and would like more to smoke.

 

Plenty of tullies out on the edges of the mud flats.  They were hitting our walleye jigs with a minnowhead.  I’m guessing if we had targeted them with smaller jigs we would have doubled or tripled our catch on them.  Smoked some up this week. 

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walros

Ski:

Where did you go out of?

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Parmer

Hunters has a road to the mud flats. 

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gimruis
On ‎1‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 7:02 PM, leech~~ said:

Anyone getting any Jumbo's?  Something to make it worth a trip after my one Walleye! 

 

There are a few but you'll likely have to catch at least 20 smaller dinks before you get one worth keeping.  I experienced this problem in October before ice up.

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bowhuntermitch

11/11-11/13 Report 

 

We fished out of Red Door Resort from Friday to Sunday AM. Red Door has maintained their roads very well. Easy sailing there. We fished off the second break, about 80 yards from the heave. Tried to get away from the big groups of people, which we were able to do. Travel was not bad at all off the plowed roads, but we only had to go about 100 yards to get away from the groups. 

On a map, it wasn't an ideal spot, but it produced fish in 30-31'. I think getting away from people was key. Friday we got our two wheel houses set up (within 30 feet of each other) and started fishing. One house caught every single fish Friday from noon to throughout the night...in the same hole. No other hole produced. Saturday morning we moved the house that wasn't catching anything about 15 yards, and also moved the Finicky Foolers/Tip-ups about 15-25 yards. All of the sudden we started catching fish. Funny how such a small move makes a huge difference. 

Plain hooks with medium 4" shiners produced as well as a white demon on a deadstick. Our group of 5 caught 25ish fish in 48 hours. Biggest being 24". 2 keepers (21" & 23") that went back down the hole, and a bunch of 19" fish. The first fish of the trip was a HUGE 12" perch. 


If you're not catching fish, move! Even if it's only 15 yards like in our case! 

All in all a great trip to the big pond!

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Parmer

Am heading up this weekend... Not sure where we going out of... But like to be away from the groups also. I usually go out of hunters but they are having road issues again. I am sure it will be resolved by Friday. 

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relax

I'm also thinking about going up this weekend. We were thinking about Barnacles or Red Door. It will be our first time out of either resorts. Any recommendation or opinions about the resorts and their roads? Thanks in advance!

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monstermoose78

Listen to what either place tells you for tips.

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bowhuntermitch
19 hours ago, relax said:

I'm also thinking about going up this weekend. We were thinking about Barnacles or Red Door. It will be our first time out of either resorts. Any recommendation or opinions about the resorts and their roads? Thanks in advance!

 

I use both throughout the ice seasons. Both do a very good job with their roads. From what I've seen, I think Red Door is usually a little busier just because they seem to do more advertising. I could be wrong.

 

Sounds like Barnacles will be open to East Flat this weekend with pickups, while Red Door is waiting. I'd contact them to make sure nothing has changed, though. 

 

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