If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.


    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  

Lake Miltona

Recommended Posts


Just got back from fishing Miltona all week. The walleye fishing was good, with the best bite from 8 PM on. Caught a few walleyes on crankbait, lindy rig, and jigging with leeches. The bite was tough during midday when the sun shines.
The pike were on a absolute terror. They bit on almost everthing, cranks, spinners, even panfish jigs! Just find the deep cabbage weeds, down to 15' on Miltona, and you are in good shape. I released a small muskie, about a 2 pounder.
LM Bass were very shallow,3-6' in the pencil reeds. A small floating rapala tossed in the slop and retreved slowly worked well to land some nice bass.
Took the kids out after some bluegill, they were also mixed in the lilly pads with the bass.
There was a major mayfly hatch on Thursday night (June 13). This will affect the walleye fishing into next week. frown.gif
Miltona is one awesome lake. If you have the chance, get out there and fish it.
You will be glad you did. smile.gif

Good Fishin'

[This message has been edited by Skeets (edited 06-15-2002).]

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

MetroJoe, you should be hitting Miltona at a good time. I was also up over the weekend (my Rents live on the lake) taking my son fishing for the weekend and as Skeets said the walleye bite was quite good, despite the mayfly hatch. Also, talking to others who had done well there seemed to be good action out on the breaks early and late in the day down to about 25 ft. and leeches seemed to be the preferred bait. In addition, don't give up on the shallows after dark quite yet. While most boats were out in deeper water we still found the eye's venturing into 5 ft. around dusk. Don't know how much it mattered, but a red hook seemed to be preferred in our boat. I was disappointed I didn't get break out the artillery and chase some muskies, but maybe next weekend!!! Have a great time next week on the water and good luck.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. We rent a cabin every year in the Alexandria area. We stayed at a resort on Miltona last year for the first time and I was very impressed.
In fact, a week from today I should be sitting in a boat on Miltona. I can hardly wait.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Miltona is an awesome fishery. One of my favorites. Should be an interesting week, with the longest days of the year approaching this weekend, ample time to chase whatever bites!

good luck everyone!

Northeast Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • TheEyesofanAngler
      it definitely is a good area! i appreciate the advice i''ll definitely get out there a couple times to give it a try. Yes, i do have a kayak. My friend is always talking about st johns.   Side note: Has anyone ever had a chance to get out to Calhoun or Lake of isles?  I heard the bass are there in fairly large size.. 
    • DLD24
      I bet a lot of people fishing the big tourney wish you would have posted this before the tournament haha. What size jerkbaits were you guys using 10s? Great video.
    • delcecchi
      Best   I could do.  If you get deperate, Big Bay of Vermilion is only like 25 miles down the road.   
    • Rick G
      Great video, thanks for sharing, Mitch😉
    • Rick G
      Those are some nice fat bass😉. Avon area is fun, lots of good water out there. Spunk chain has nice green bass and a bonus walleye now and then.  . Pelican and Pine are both worth a try a couple times a yr as well, have done very goid on Pine when its been too windy to get on the bigger lakes. You mentioned a kayak? St Johns lakes are awsome, though I haven't been out there in couple yrs
    • Rick
      Nice outing and very nice pics.
    • Wheres_Walter
      Headed up tomorrow for Memorial weekend.  Any tips on walleye patterns?  Deep?  Shallow?  Still chubs/rainbows?  Not looking for spots or secrets, just a little info to get started.   Smallies move up yet with the water temp rising?
    • Borch
      Thanks for checking. 
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges property owners in the southern part of the state to wait one month before removing evergreens that are showing stress after a harsh winter and late spring. Some will recover.  DNR forest health specialists have received reports of spruce, white cedar, and white pine that appeared to die suddenly in Fillmore, Houston, Freeborn, Goodhue, and Hennepin counties. In some cases, up to 90 percent of needles in the upper canopy of spruce trees have fallen off, while the bottom branches remained green. “In most instances, this extensive needle loss is the result of severe winter drying,” said Brian Schwingle, DNR forest health specialist. “Warm, windy days with low humidity in late April caused evergreen needles to lose moisture, and the frozen soil in the root zone prevented water from moving back into the needles to replace that moisture.” Recently planted evergreens and smaller trees were hardest hit. Schwingle recommends that people keep an eye on their evergreens and wait to see if they regain their canopy with new growth. Trees with 50 percent or more of their needle canopy remaining could recover. For more information, see hort.uwex.edu/articles/winter-burn. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't follow things closely, so I just found out about this last night. The Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade is hosting a pig roast fundraiser on Saturday from 4-7pm to support its operations. There are live and silent auctions along with stuff for the kids. Check it out:   http://www.lakevermilionfirebrigade.com/a-squealin-good-time-for-all-ages/ We are going to go.