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Shore fishing Mille Lacs? I did


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The day before the deer gun opener, I went out looking for a spot to shore fish on mille lacs, as our hunting property is only 9 miles away. I fished by a bridge the one leading to an island near McCoids (is the right spelling?) I caught more than 20 jumbo perch, well over 9 inches a peice, and a couple of northerns on 4-pound-test line(33" and 27", both of which I had to release). The water dropped to over 10 feet deep within 6 or 7 feet of shore. Does anyone shore fish Mille Lacs? I didn't really think so, but after doing that well in only an hour and a half, I wonder why I never hear about people trying it...

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The spot you're talking about has been hot for jumbos for over a month. The fish could be found all the way around to the northwest side. It happens almost every year. I've shore fished the spot you mentioned in the spring, for big perch.

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hey!! so I wasn't the bum I thought I was. The guy at the bait shop sounded pretty sceptical about shore fishing anywhere on the lake, but said if I really wanted to, that was the only place to try it. Do any waldo's come out of that little hole there?

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