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@bassfshin24 and I snuck up to Mille Lacs for 2 days of fishing recently. We were targeting Walleye near shallow structure in the low light hours and bumping out a bit deeper during mid-day. The first day was slow for us but we found more action on Day 2 including my 2nd biggest Walleye through the ice. I also caught my first tagged Walleye! Pay attention for my slip and fall...
My buddy Tony (@bassfshin24) and I hit the road after Christmas to go and chase some Walleyes on Mille Lacs Lake. We had plans to fish shallow structure during the low light hours and then head out to deeper structure during the day using an ATV. Day 1 the temps had warmed up some from the recent negative temps but we were surprised to find a very slow bite. The slow day was topped off by some ATV problems which left us scratching our heads on what to do for Day 2. As it turned out our options were minimal so we decided to pull out on the lake by hand to some shallow structure. It was -15 when we hit the lake but we were greeted by a bunch of hungry Walleye!
My first foray into tv land. Grant invited me to co-host an early ice episode on Mille Lacs last week. We showed up like any weekend warrior with no intel and proceeded to try to figure the lake out.
This is just the teaser. The full episode will air in January and then be available on Superior Angling's YouTube channel.
Give it a share/like if you enjoy it. Thanks in advance!
I drove by pleasant lake tonight near Rockville and it was about 90% open, With this wind and rain coming I'm sure many will be ice free by the end of this weekend again. Anyone else seeing any lakes open up?
Got on the west side yesterday from 10 till 3. Smallmouth were snapping in 15 - 17 FOW on green tubes with red flakes. Three 20 inch plus footballs. 20 fish total. Two came up barfing out crawfish. Had two incidental google eyes 14 and 15 inches. All the fish were extremely fat and well fed. Great day on the water, very few boats. Shout out to Terry's, great place to launch and close to the action!
It's shaping up to be a very good year on the Big Pond....Lots of people are catching lots of fish. Let's start a new thread to share some tips, tricks, and photos.
The talk I'm hearing is that there are lots of fish out deep, but most of them are shorties. Fewer fish up shallow, but a better chance at catching some bigger ones. So shallow I went. Plus, pulling a 100 lb. sled and auger made the decision a little easier, too.
I set up Stick in Mud the Elder in Secret Spot #3 in about 7 ft of water. I hole hopped outside in depths ranging from 7 to 14 ft. It took us maybe 10 minutes to get our first fish, and throughout the next two hours we ended up catching six more. Nothing crazy like the reports/photos I'm seeing/hearing from others, but we got two keepers and one big girl. My buddy caught 16 last night--and sent me a photo of every single one of them--but only one of them was over 18''. Of our seven, two were about 19'' and the big one was about 25'', give or take a bit.
It's time to get out on the ice.
Got out on Fathers day with the Kayak down the Mississippi River for some good ole Smallmouth Bass action. River was low which made a great float and the smallies were hungry! They just couldn't resist the wacky worm once again. We have such an amazing fishery here in MN, glad to call this state home. Enjoy.
Thanks for sharing...I was lucky enough to grow up on sand bay. As for muskies, I’ve caught a few smaller ones. The picture is of the lake today...it was a nice day but work needed to get done...no fishing
Getting closer for me. We will be up on 7/25. If you guys see a red Lowe FM 165 (Fishing Machine) w/90HP Merc, that will most likely be me. We stay at Idlewood so with no CA this year I suspect we will be traveling east a lot. I know by then Black Bay is "supposed" to be done but I manage a few eyes in there this week. I just like fishing that area, I fished it a lot years ago with my dad. There are big pike everywhere so I will hit a few spots that week. The reef's I like best for eyes are mostly all east.
The way the border looks I don't think Smalljaw will get to see his cabin in CA this year. That really stinks! Years ago I wished for a cabin on an island on Rainy, that is still a fantasy I guess. I wouldn't be too happy if I finally had my cabin and I couldn't visit it.
I am retiring this summer if things line up right. After this trip with my wife I might try to get my dad back up onto Rainy if I can figure it out. He is 83 and in decent shape except a bad back. My mom is our concern, she has dementia and needs watching, so far my dad is her full time caregiver. My dad started taking me to Rainy when I was in my early teens so I owe him. I know there may be better places to fish but Rainy just keeps me coming back.
Muskies, I really enjoy you posting. Oh, have you ever caught a musky on Rainy? I have not that I recall.
Thanks for letting ramble on your thread.
@ozzie I’ve been wanting to get on some whiteys for a while and have talked about hitting the chain for some time. Just might have to try that tip now that I have an honest fishing boat again.
Or let me know if you have an open seat sometime or want to jump in with me. 😁