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Alexandria-Miltona area Fishing Reports ( Lake conditions)

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jbell1981

Fished a small lake west of Alex this past Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Caught several walleyes, northerns, crappies and a couple huge yellow bullheads. All were caught using spinners tipped with live bait (leaches, fatheads, dead shinners and crawlers). My 13 year old son even caught 2 walleyes with a twizzler candy (it was a lull in the action and he was getting board). We caught fish in depths from 6' up to 15'. The crappies were mostly deeper but the rest were not at a specific depth. 

Bottom line, fish were everywhere and hungry and didn't matter much what we did. 

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Nate11

Anyone ever fish Lake Latoka?  Going to be going there for a week starting on 6/20 and just curious how things have been?  If it's a decent lake to catch some good fish on. 

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Naturboy

I fished the Alex area (mostly smaller lakes) and was treated very well by the walleye from June 9th to the 15th. Just wished I lived closer. Even caught a few 9"+ gills on walleye rigs. Great fishery up there.

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FishinRivers

 

:DNatureboy,The last trip was definitely worth it.We gotz to get back out on aka "dead man" lake..You remember that dudes face at the access. LMAO..Freaking Hilarious lol 

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fishnowworknever

Saw this on Outdoor News

 

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Minnows are turning walleyes at Lake Miltona in 30 to 50 feet during the day or on the flats in 20 to 30 feet during the evening. A jig and minnow also will produce walleyes at Lake Andrew in 20 feet, Chippewa Lake in 10 to 17 feet, and along the weedlines of lakes Darling, Geneva, and Le Homme Dieu. Muskie anglers are reporting plenty of follows and a few hookups on Miltona in 15 feet. There seems to be more geese than ducks in the area this week.

Christopherson’s

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fuzzyray

30 to 50 feet, little eyes trying to hide down there. Remember that mortality can be high for eyes brought up from that depth, they can't adjust to the change in pressure. Not a catch and release situation if you are targeting them in those depths.

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BobT

30 to 50 feet, little eyes trying to hide down there. Remember that mortality can be high for eyes brought up from that depth, they can't adjust to the change in pressure. Not a catch and release situation if you are targeting them in those depths.

Interesting point. Have there been studies done on which depth is safer for fish to be released?

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timjones

BobT, here is an interesting read I came across a couple of weeks ago. http://www.rebeccaeberts.ca/barotrauma-in-fish-can-we-catch-and-release/

Keep in mind that even though this suggests ways of getting them back down to the catch depth, the damage to the fishes other organs has already been done.

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fishnowworknever

That's why I posted that, they are advocating to go out and catch fish that are that deep...unless you're pulling them up over a 10minute period or longer, they usually become floaters.

 

 

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fishnowworknever

Be careful fishing for walleyes 30 - 50' and especially 70' deep.

 

 

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report - November 6th, 2015

Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2015

ALEXANDRIA AREA

A jig and minnow is turning walleyes in 60 to 70 feet on Lake Miltona and Lake Ida, 7 to 10 feet on Lake Reno, or in 18 to 20 feet on Lake Darling and Lake Le Homme Dieu. Large sucker minnows also have triggered plenty of muskies at Miltona. Waterfowl hunters are seeing more geese than ducks, pheasant action is slow, and archery hunters are seeing bucks on the move.

Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle

 

 

 

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jessb_55

Hey everyone, just checking in to see what the ice status is in the Beautiful Alexandria area?!?! 

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Thur T Incher

Does anyone ever post on this site anymore? Maybe I am not using it correctly. Seems abandoned. Where is everyone looking for lake info and reports now?

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BobT

You just posted. Do you have a report to share?

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phishnerd

Headed up to the Alexandria are next weekend for some fishing and relaxation.  Anybody been out pestering fish this year?  How's the water temps, weed growth etc.? Hoping to catch a few more like these from last year.  Anyone?...  Anyone?...  Bueller?...  Bueller?...

Bucket (2).jpg

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ZachD

I am wanting to take a trip up to the Brandon Area soon

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iiccee63

Could someone give ice reports from Miltona now until Thanksgiving day? Really want to go that weekend if possible.

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walleyeman1

Miltona is wide open, there will be quite a few boats out there this weekend. Most lakes south of Miltona are fishable by boat.

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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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