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Miltona Walleyes

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Gunslinger

I fish Miltona alot and I see there is alot of talk about Miltona walleyes on this page so I thought I would join in. This is one of the best years of fishing I have ever had on Miltona. However last weekend I was out again and it was a really tough bite for me. I got 3 small ones on Sat. and 4 on Sun. the biggest was 18". Any good reports on bigger fish? Have they started biting minnows yet? Last weekend I could only catch them on crawlers. Thanks!

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Spent last weekend wetting a line on Miltona myself, the results were very similar to yours. We fished deep (40-50 feet), pulled cranks shallow (7-10 feet), worked some mid-lake humps, not much happening. The winds we had every day last weekend did help either.

We managed small walleyes, northern, l. bass, sm. bass, and r. bass. I will be up again this weekend fishing the Hoot's Tourn. on Ottertail, and again next weekend on Miltona Oct. 2-5. The first weekend of Oct. has been good to us over the years.

I'll post my results for both weekends on the following Monday(s).

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Here's the report from the weekend:

My brother and I finished 15th in the Hoot's Tourn. on Ottertail Saturday. If you remember the wind was blowing like heck from the NW. We boated six fish in the first 3 hours, nothing great, but enough for 15th place. Redtail and a lindy worked for us. The fish we targeted were deep, 25-40 feet. Many other teams caught nice fish shallow.

A good friend of mine did great on Ida Friday and Sunday (to windy Sat.). The fish bit different each day. One day it was a crawler bite, the next a minnow bite. The fish came off the breaks on many different spots. Once the fish were located, it didn't take them long to catch fish.

I will be heading up again this Thursday-Sunday...fishing Miltona (maybe Ida or Ottertail). I'll let everyone know how we do.

Have a great week.

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The fishing report from Lake Miltona this weekend was GOOD. Five of us managed to catch our limit of fish (30 Walleyes).

Along with the keepers, we released a 25" 5.5lb walleye, 26" 6lb walleye, and a 36" 13lb Muskie. Overall we released another 20 fish under 15 inches in lenght.

We caught fish from 7 feet of water to 50 feet. Most of our fish came from live bait and cranks.

This next weekend should be outstanding with the full moon on Friday.

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Thanks for the updates! I was up last weekend as well and did not have as good of luck as you with the larger fish. I had 2 "18 and a "19. I could have caught as many small walleyes as I wanted. I stuck with the live bait. I will have to give the cranks a try next time. I caught all my fish in 35+ feet. I will be up few more times before it is time to shut down the cabin. This weekend I will be up on Gull giving that a try. Thanks for the information. Good luck this weekend!

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GEO

Was on Miltona for the first time yesterday. Manged 3 small walleyes. The wind made boat control difficult. I saw fish on sonar 30 ft dwn in 50-60ft. I'd like to spend more time on this lake.

Also, we tries Andrews--first time again, no fish. The we fished Reno for about 3 hrs trolling cranks--nothing.

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GEO...you guys fished in a gale! Definately find time to come back and try it in better weather....or maybe even first ice...

Sorry you struck out on Andrew....hope you guys can make it up again soon...

good luck and good fishing!

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Tell me more about this early ice bite on Miltona...I am really interested in giving it a shot. Last year I hunted the muzzleloader season in early Dec. and people were already fishing the West end of the lake.
We fished the West bay a week ago, and caught only one small walleye. The Where? When? and How? to fish the early ice would be great.
I remember reading your posts from last year with excitement, now it's time to fish it.

I appreciate the effort, and advice you share on this chat line. It's a great source of information, but only because of people like yourself willing to help others.

Thank You

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thanks for the kind words java...

first ice is magical anywhere. Last year on Miltona, we fished the west end...walked out the 20 foot breakline and jigged...caught a lot of fish over the thanksgiving weekend...yet nothing over 15 inches! alot of small ones, but a great time, and good action. The neat thing of first ice (4+ inches of good hard clear ice) is that you can reach those fall spots on foot...the bite seems best right a sundown again, and with the ice filtering the light, it's sometime an hour or two earlier. they move through witht the feed bag on..and then they're gone.

another good early spot on miltona is to walk out from the north access (old sandy beach resort)....you can reach a couple inside turns and saddles out there...jig and shiner, or tip ups and work the breaklines near the deeper water....it's a good hike, but doable on 4-5 inches of good ice....

lots of potential on the chain too...especially LeHommeDieu...

good luck...ice is coming soon!

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G-man

Thanks again for your comments...I'm looking forward to the hard water season already.

Down here in the Mankato area, Pheasant hunting has been great, but the fishing not so hot.

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java...what about the Blue Earth river?...any action around the Rapidan Dam?
(I'm originally from Lake Crystal...used to bike out to the dam and fish below...great spots...)

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A good friend of mine hit the river by Brown's Creek last week (I'm sure you know where that is). Small walleyes, sauger, catfish, but nothing big. The river is down, way down.

My brother took the docks out on Miltona last Saturday. He also got out fishing in the evenings (Friday and Saturday). Pulled cranks in our favorite spot...nice fish!

A 24", 26" a 27", one larger fish missed, figured it was 28-29. I think they had a total of 9 fish with the smallest at 15".

Not too good if your looking for eating material, but these big fish take some good pictures.

I pulled cranks with 4 buddy's on Lura Lake Saturday night, one bullhead. Our lakes are a bit behind your. Water temps are still in the mid 50's.

Keep me posted on bite in your area. I'm leaving for Brazil on Sunday for two weeks for work...I'd trade for a week of fishing, any interest?

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