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bdafisher

Late season Mille lacs pike

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bdafisher

I was thinking about heading over there Friday to try to snag a few slimers before the ice is gone.  Anyone having success, and will there even be any ice left by then?

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leech~~
8 minutes ago, bdafisher said:

I was thinking about heading over there Friday to try to snag a few slimers before the ice is gone.  Anyone having success, and will there even be any ice left by then?

Spent all day today trying to pickup a few crappies and only caught pike if that helps! :(

Trucks still on lake today but no way would I be on there by Friday.  Good luck.

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bdafisher

That definitely helps, thanks!

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tj417

Leech - What bay were you in and/or what bay would you recommend fishing for pike?  I may try it before ice out as well.

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leech~~
10 minutes ago, tj417 said:

Leech - What bay were you in and/or what bay would you recommend fishing for pike?  I may try it before ice out as well.

I was in Isle but any of the bay's are good for Pike.

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thescottith

Nice Fish!

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fish_hunt_guy

Caught 19 pike out of 24 flags last weekend. 4 guys fished from sunrise to 1pm. All were 30" and smaller.

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