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A Great Time on Mille Lacs


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I don't get much time to fish in the summer but I do make up for it in the hard water season, so when I called a friend to ask him how fishing has been he just happened to be in Brad Hawthorne's boat on Mille Lacs. I ended up talking to Brad for awhile and we made arrangements to meet last Saturday and spend the hot day talking ice fishing and enjoying a much needed day on the water.

The day could not of have been better. Brad met us on the dock and asked what we wanted to go after? I told him pigs and off we went. I know it's suppose to be the dog days of summer but that's not what we got. Glen and I had a blast, Brad put us on fish and used some great techniques for deep water trolling. The smallest fish was 23" and went up from there. Catching these big fish was a lot of fun but the fishing tips he shared with us was priceless.

I wouldn't hesitate to refer Brad to anyone that was looking to get away for the day and have a great time. I wish I had some pics to share but I was doing all the catching.

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I assume you mean that you would NOT hesitate to refer anyone to Brad? smile

Good to hear you guys whacked 'em....I'm jealous. I spent all weekend sweating down by Rochester trying to catch tiny trout.

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Thanks for the correction carmike, we did have a blast and Brad was real good to us. I will have to get a hold of Glen and get some pics from him. I almost spent the day cutting the grass? What's with that anyways.

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Chris is was great fishing with with Glen and you, you guys know how to have a good time in the boat. I'm still laughing, every time we had a fish on I'd yell "FISH!" and Glen would jump up out of his seat like a rocket and say "Holy Cow!"..Good times. full-39403-22265-chrisoverfish.png



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Are there any guides that just take one person out for a smaller amount? Or is my only option a launch? I am trying to get on the water this coming weekend, and I dont think I can find a buddy to split the cost with. Nice Pics looks like you had a blast

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if you ever get the chance during the week and would like to I would split the cost of a guide with you. I just get stuck working most all weekends

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