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Crappies on Mille Lacs

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Does anyone fish for crappies on Mille Lacs?if so where?

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Yes, there are crappies in Mille Lacs. I have had good luck in the early spring, (when the water reaches 40 degrees) and late fall, (pre-ice).

Typically you will find them in weed beds and heavy structure. Try fishing near docks and piers. They suspend under the docks and if the sun hits them you can see where they are. They like to hide under something. I have the best luck in marinas and small bays casting from shore or fishing from a dock.

However, I have not found them on Mille Lacs after the lake freezes. If anyone has had luck with crappies thru the ice, please post a reply!

Good fishing!

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If you're looking to ice fish for crappies, it can be pretty slow. Give Dickie a call at Dickies Portside on Mille Lacs or stop in and ask him (it's behind Johnsons Portside baitshop in the SE side of the lake just north of Isle, MN). Tell him Rick sent you.

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But if we tell him "Rick sent us", he'll point us in the wrong direction smile.gif

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That's the idea, all the more for me : )

They are huge crappies as well.

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In the winter try the west side of cove bay in about 3-6' of water! Seems weird but I have found some 2lb Crappies there. Have fun lifes a ball!

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