Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Mille Lacs Ice Conditions???


FLnick87

Recommended Posts

We had a trip planned this thursday and friday, and wwere just wondering how the ice and landings are doing and if they will still be holding up by then? we were originally planning on taking trucks, but now thinking wheelers may be a better option..let me know what you guys think

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should be able to drive out of Lybacks. was there sat and Sun and driving all over. Just give him a call just to be sure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was out of Lybacks on Monday the 16th and the landing and ice were just fine. There was some standing water next to the snowbanks but there was plenty on dry spots to fish. Eddie Lyback gave me a map when I checked in and pointed out a few good spots that payed off. The auger went all the way to the handles everywhere I drilled. I also caught one of my buddies:

Pix2-09173.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry, being a good fisherman I took everything off the lake that I brought onto the lake.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm going to be up there this weekend as well. I'm planning on the wheeler, just easier to get around with, IMO. looking forward to chasing the perch!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

By the 27th, probably 4 wheelers only. Our access is still good but it has a little water on top of the ice - ice is still solid. Some shallow spots are probably unsafe to drive over (look for dark spots) and, don't cross over any pressure ridges (on our end there is one along Mac's road).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had every intention of walking...would be fishing the isle/wahkon area...in theory that should be the strongest ice given it's SE location.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As of today it must have been fine. I saw a couple trucks go out this morning from there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was driving on the lake last sunday, the ice was fine. There was plenty of water on top of the ice sunday morning/afternoon, which is a good sighn, but by 3 in the afternoon all the water seeped through the ice, bad sighn. You will be able to fish up there next saturday, maybe even get out with a wheeler, but with this rain you might have to walk out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was hoping to make it up there on friday, that's not going to work now...any chance of sunday or monday having accessible, safe ice?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I came off the ice on sunday at noon for the last time, ended on a good note!! the ice was good, I was on wheeler and could drive anywhere. I'd be curious to see how she looks now though after all the rain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

personally, I wouldn't do it. that being said however, I'm sure there will be quite a few people out there. I heard the public access by hunters is in good shape. If you do go, call ahead and use a resort, they will know better than anyone how it will be going. foot for sure, maybe wheelers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • redlabguy
      Mark, Glad your crew had another great outing. It’s always good to read your reports. Just wish there were more of them like the old days. Sorry you hit the storm. One of the worst in our 14 years. We’ll be dealing with dock issues for a long time but nothing like the good folks in Cook have.  The fishing has come around a little since the storm. Definitely nightcrawler now. I don’t get far out of Frazer but the reefs are where the action is. Looking forward to hearing from you in September.  My best to you and Linda, RLG p.s. Our good old red lab, Ole, cashed it in last summer, but we have a 6 month old lab now who is learning the ropes up here (and teaching us we’re older than we think we are!)
    • Mike89
    • leech~~
      No can see?  
    • smurfy
      yeppers......nuttin more aggravating the boat motor issues!!!!!!!   what was the problem the first time???????
    • Hookmaster
      Nice fish Kettle. Hope it's really "fixed" next time.
    • Rivergroup
      Our group will be returning in September as well. Wish we were able to be there now to lend a hand.
    • smurfy
      dang...tough to hear..........hope the good people up there recover soon!!!!!!!!!
    • MarkB
      We just returned this afternoon from 6 days on Vermilion. We arrived Saturday and enjoyed 3 fantastic days of walleye fishing. My cousin, our friend Greg, and myself fished several of our spring spots and found fish on all of them. Water temperatures were pretty much 65-67 degrees everywhere we fished. The wind was variable and made boat control a challenge at times. Bait was not an issue and we had success on crawlers(Tim), leeches(Greg), and minnows(me). If I had to pick one of those as catching the most fish, it would be crawlers. Our best day totalled 48 walleyes, 4 smallmouth, and 2 big JUMBOS. We ended up with over a hundred walleyes, 12 jumbos 11"-13", and 10 smallmouth to 18". Our biggest walleye was 24.5" and the balance went from 13"-22". There are lots of 14"-16" walleyes this year which are perfect eaters. The mayfly hatch was in full bloom in some areas but we found very few mayflies in the water column over rock reefs. We caught our fish in depths ranging from 10' to 32'. I didn't fish in any area where I could see mayflies top to bottom in the water column. Slow trolling in the .3mph to .6mph worked and we caught nothing using slip bobbers. Terminal tackle was a 3'-4' 10# flurocarbon leader, 2 lime colored beads, and a plain #6 Gamakatsu walleye hook . Snags are always an issue when fishing in and around the rocks and when the fish are biting they are acceptable. NOW, for the bad news.......Tuesday was a day I won't soon forget. The area suffered devastating torrential rainfall. Lightning was non-stop for several hours and when things settled down, flood damage was everywhere. We checked our rain guage on the side of the cabin and we got 7 3/4 " in a little over 4 hours! Breezy Point road washed out, Mud Creek road washed out as did several others in the area. Cooke business area was completely covered with flood water. I would consider it a disaster area and should be declared as such. We couldn't find a dock anywhere that wasn't covered with water. People were stranded behind flood covered and washed out roads. Dock decking, limbs and such were floating everywhere in the big water. My group sends our prayers to the people of that beautiful country that lost their businesses, homes, and suffered damage to their lake properties. The people of that north country are resilient and we have confidence that they will recover. We stayed our final 3 days but didn't fish at all Tuesday. Our last 2 days showed the effects of the storm. Water temps dropped to 64 degrees and our premo fishing became 10 walleye days. We did manage to catch a dozen really nice jumbos. We plan on returning in September and we pray the area will have returned to normal by then. I haven't figured out how to transfer photos from my phone to my computer yet so no pictures at this time. Good Fishing and God be with you. MarkB
    • SkunkedAgain
      Word is that the river has peaked and therefore the town can start the process of recovering sooner.
    • smurfy
      Heard that too. Also heard 38 was closed for a but north of rapids due to flooding.    I know the water really came up when I was up last week compared to when I was there in April. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.