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Chris Haley

So my wife books a site for a long weekend starting June 2nd.  Plan on hitting Mille Lacs for smallies one day.  Would love to try the trout scene though.  I Fish everything but trout in a lake/mine pit.  Any help? 

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ozzie

My Father in law has fished the pits for years and he uses cowbells with either a small orange rapala or a nightcrawler trailing behind.  In June I am sure you might be able to just pull the rapala around to get them

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JBMasterAngler

Troll small spinners, spoons, and rapalas. 

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Chris Haley

Thanks guys.  How deep do I need to get down?

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Wanderer

THIS June you can probably do just fine straight line trolling even the smaller stuff.  They’ll be high in the water column and not afraid to rise to the bait.

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JBMasterAngler

No more than a few feet down. I prefer to troll along the shoreline, but they can be anywhere.

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