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2020 Alexandria-Miltona area Fishing Reports ( Lake conditions)

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gimruis

I don't see any serious cold snaps in the next 2 weeks so its likely open water will still be in play for those brave enough to try it.

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Toasty

Miltona Ice is about 14" thick.

Fishing was slow DEC 28, 29 ,30TH. 2 nice perch and couple of really small ones.

Photo Dec 29, 4 36 10 PM.jpg

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iiccee63

Thanks for the report. I know it's still ifffy for driving trucks out just anywhere. Where abouts were you finding 14"? I am going out of the north access Sat. am for the day.

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Toasty

We were straight south of the north access, (google maps has it as boat ramp 1) off of sandy beach drive. People were driving full size trucks and fancy houses out last week, now i'm assuming you should have no problem with even more ice.

If you want to SLAUGHTER the really really small perch like in the photo above, let me know and i will join. always wanted to catch the smallest fish possible.

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iiccee63

:ok:That's too bad...lol.

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Josh.P 86

Fished a smaller lake by osakis late yesterday afternoon. was hoping for better weather but a friend and i ended up catching a handful of bluegills. We took a wheeler out because the landing was already pretty rough. fish were tight to the weeds in 9fow. I wouldn't say the bite was tough but you did have to do some coaxing. Toungston with a wax worm was best. tried different plastics with not as much luck. It was pretty windy so the heavier jig helped with feeling the bite. Around 6:00 we went to osakis to target some crappies and went on in mantheys bay. We didn't do very well. Marked fish but they were very slow to move or bite. I think the weather hurt us a little. The ice is in surprisingly good shape for almost April.  Berried the auger to get through and the landing is still good. There were even about six wheel houses out. I herd that its a really late crappie bite but we weren't equipped to stay out past dark.

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CJH

Anybody have any water temps on the Chain?  I'll be up in Alex this weekend to get the boats in and just wondering where its at.

Thanks!

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Chetta09

Looking to fish minnewaska or reno this weekend? Wondering how the ice conditions are?

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Rick

How  are things looking on the lakes in the Alexandria, Miltona area?

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BobT

I haven't been out for a little while. Was hoping to try this past weekend but other things came up, like the amount of snow on our sidewalks and drive. 

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IceHawk

Osakis was real good been fishing that fairly steady for the last few weeks. There were a few roads plowed  out of the public access in Mantheys bay. Minnewaska was another  lake  that has been ok,. It had a few roads areas plowed also. Not sure what the conditions are lake after the last dump Sat probably fairly iffy as I think HOL resort quit plowing and not Sure if Hunts on Waska did also. There was some nice fish to be had on both lakes.

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CJH

Just a quick ice update.  Briefly fished Le Homme Die on 12/22, didn't catch much.  Popped abut 10 holes and found 6-9 inches of ice.  I'd hold off on driving/bringing anything heavy out while this warm weather stretch is here.

 

Good Luck!

CJH

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fishnowworknever

Any idea what Ida looks like after the snow?  4 wheeler able to get out?

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Getanet

Just got back from a weekend on Miltona. There were four guys and we got 7 walleye, plus had 3-4 get off the line when reeling up. All nice 16-18 inchers and fat.  You'd go hours without a bite, then get one or two right away, then back to nothing for a while.  Didn't measure the ice, but I would imagine there was 14 inches or so. Didn't have too much trouble driving out, but there wasn't a plowed road and a lot of snow drifts you had to avoid after a long weekend of heavy winds and some snow. The drive there on Saturday was miserable, but we had fun once we got there.

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CJH

Anybody have an update Chain ice, is it still walkable?  Specifically Le Homme Dieu?  Haven't been able to get up in a while!  Thanks!

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iiccee63

Not me. I'm done for the year.....🙂

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BobT

I would expect it to be similar to Osakis. I was out on Osakis Wednesday and people were still driving out via the Battle Point access towing large fish houses. There was almost 30" of good ice. The snow hadn't all melted off yet but maybe is by now. 

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Mike89

trucks are out there today...  

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CJH

Yeah, I had 18+ inches everywhere I checked.  Could only find a few small perch, but it was nice to be out!

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IceHawk

On the lake we fished Sunday NW of Alexandria there was plenty of ice some trucks out and I was almost in the water cutting holes with my K-Drill. She was amazeingly thick. 

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