On Big Bay we experienced levels of boat traffic like you did - it was more than most any 4th of July weekend. On Saturday night at 8 pm, we were in the middle of Big Bay and counted 77 boats that we could see from that spot. After seeing all that boat traffic we figured there would be lots of traffic on the way home, but we left at 4:30 pm and were very pleasantly surprised that there was no traffic to speak of. Either everyone left early, or they were staying until today.
New 2020 boat. Livewell is leaking into the boat. Upon further review I found the leak. It's on the white fitting of the recirculation system where the water goes back into the livewell. I'm sure the rigger broke the little nipple on the right side when he installed the fuel/water separating filter as the gray gas line is right there. My question is where does the tubing from the little nipple go? The front livewell?
Agreed, the eyes didn’t look healthy and didn’t have much spunk, even for walleyes. We caught some off the dock fishing leeches under floats in about 8-9 fow.
Lots of boats out! I don’t visit Mille Lacs much so I don’t know if the memorial crowd was more than usual but I have a feeling it wasn’t. Except for the rain showers that moved through we could count anywhere from 45 -100 boats from the dock at any given time.
My brother was up there on Sunday with the Nephew and had a 70 fish day. He said most were 18 to 21 inches with a few 22 23's and 24's mixed in. Think they also got a few 25 and 26ers. Leech's lindy rigging off Agate reef and Half moon deep side 21 ft plus.
Did some Crappie fishing in the area over the weekend the bite was on. Grandson had a blast. Wife also had a good day fishing for once. They were some very nice sized fish. Plain hook and minnow and ice fishing teardrop lures in green did the trick with minnow. One day plain hook ruled next day green jigs did.