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Pike on Mille Lacs

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What is the population of pike on Mille Lacs and is there an average size? Also any favored lure for them?

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I can't answer all of your questions but there is an excellent population of Pike with some good sized fish in the fourteen to twenty pound class available. I'd stick with the weeds for now and try casting bucktails.

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Troller,
I've been fishing Mille Lacs hard for pike over the last few seasons, and let me tell you, there are some MONSTERS out there. Last year we caught a number of 20 lb plus fish, and there are 30 lbers for sure. Right now it's a litle early for the big pike, at least I havn't caught them in the usual spots yet. Casting the weeds with muskie sized spinner baits and speed trolling the edge has worked well. Be prepared for that stray muskie too!
Good Luck
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Troller,

It's fair to say Mille Lacs is, and always has been, more a quality pike lake than a quantity one. However, this situation, in my opinion, makes gator chasin'on the system a very worthwhile pursuit. I've always had my best success in the coolest-of--cool waters in May, September,and October. Weeds and weedlines, naturally, are a focus, but don't be afraid to move well out from them to the deepest break. Bucktails are never a bad choice, but deep-diving cranks have turned my biggest fish. Good luck.

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