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mrpike1973

going to mille lacs info?

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mrpike1973

hi i have thought about going up there and fish by my self with just portables. how do the accesses work. do you just pay them so much for the day and are the roads plowed, if so i dont want to get stuck trying to back into a snow bank to get off the road. will the resort people give you a idea of where to fish or not. dont want a guide just general idea where to fish. never done this before but i want to pull the trigger this year. i would be on the south end is where i would likely go. is the cost reasonable thanks

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pushbutton

10 bucks is the going rate for a day pass, and that will be up to you to decide if it is reasonable, if something goes wrong, or you need help, would think it would be. The roads will be plowed well enough for cars even. Depending on how much snow there is, there will be banks all along the roads and you could get stuck if trying to cross them. If you want to fish a particular area that you can't drive to, just pull way off on the side of the road and walk your stuff to the site, but don't drill right next to or on the road. As far as where to fish, am sure any resort will lead you to places they have heard good reports, but fish swim, so what is working one day, might not the next. Most of the roads are plowed to the "good" areas but will ultimately up to you to find them. If you have never done it before, it's a pretty cool experience....have fun!

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monstermoose78

Yep Pushbutton nailed it. The south end of the lake has so many places to choose from lots of gravel/rocks, bays, weedlines, and some of the resorts get out to the mud. O yeah and the deepest part of the lake know as the tullibee hole. Don't forget the transitions from gravel to hard bottom and bigger rocks to gravel. The resorts will give you the best info they have on where the fish are biting, because that is how you get return costumers. Good Luck

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Mid-Lake Rock

The two responses you have received are very accurate. I've had very good luck going out of Lyback's, Hunter Winfield's and Chapman's on the south/southeast side of the lake. Good roads and they will help you with where the fish have been biting. Lyback's will provide you with a road map and they will mark spots for you to try.

The $10 you pay a resort owner is money well spent. They check the ice, bridge cracks, give good advice and make the experience much easier than using a public access. Lots of good options around the entire lake.

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gregg52

but fish swim,

do they really!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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