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Mille Lacs Report/Scouting

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Went out today to the flats and ended up catching 3 walleyes, 2 under 15 inchers, and a & 17, and caught 2 perch. I drilled three tanks of gas (150-200 holes), and not much to show for it. I had the vexilar down when I was hole hopping, and the camera down in the shack when I was warming up...cold, very cold. I used my lake master chip, and drilled up and down the edges. For the amount of hole hopping I did, I was a little disapointed with the action I seen.

My dad is coming up this weekend from Ia, and I'd really like to get him on some fish. I tried three different flats, put in the time, and drilled the holes. I really wanted to use today to locate the fish so I could get him into a good day of walleyes, and my dad's favorate, jumbo perch. Can anyone provide some help on what to do or where to go.

I usually don't like to ask for specifics, but my dad only gets out a few times a year, and I was pretty defeated today. Feel free to Pm me if you'd be willing or my email is [email protected]

Thanks alot guys, and I'm sure my Dad will appreciate it.

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I don't know if i have anything substantive to offer you, buy good on you for giving your all for Dad. I remember the days when Dad did the same for me (he's not a fisherman but expressed it in other ways). Sounds like you did due diligence and may have to pick the "best" holes and hope your timing is good. Dad will have a good time regardless. Good luck to you and your Dad. Anybody know a good location for the perch bite? Isle?

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I have always found the mud to be good right b4 dark or early morning, the south gravel bar is the same. Sounds like you were in the right area but maybe at the wrong time, Also the bar.pressure could have something to do with it. The way it has been moving up and down mostly down I would put the blame there. You did more then I would to find fish (3 tanks of gas) When te barometer goes or stays down go small and slow. I fish with 4# test and a small crappie head on a 1/16th oz jig, let it lay on the bottom and watch the graph if you see movement just twitch it most times you will not feel the bite so watch the line.

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That's some pretty good advice there from macho. Mille Lacs is a tough nut to crack for someone who doesn't fish there a lot. I take my Dad to action lakes so he can can actually catch some fish. But, the whole experience doesn't mean you have to catch fish, but catching fish is just a bonus. Good luck.

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