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Mille Lacs IceLeaders Challenge

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The official Rules, Information, and Registration link is below, just click on it:
The Mille lacs Lake IceLeaders Challenge is December 15th-16th
$500 1st place prize and the field is limited to 30 teams.

This Event is filling up nicely.
Please register today to reserve your spot.

[PLEASE NOTE] Lake Mille Lacs anglers will soon be able to keep walleye between 14 inches and 18 inches, with one walleye over 28 inches in their possession limit, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced.

The expanded winter slots will be in place by Dec. 1, 2001.

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These folks will be providing free gear to some of the participants. The method has yet to be determined. Hope you're in this early.
GLACIER Ice Shelters- http://fishingmn.com/glacier.html
They will be giving choice of shelter to the Champion.

Scenic Tackle - They are giving Angel Eye Minnow Jr. Kits out. One per event will be given out prior to each events start, but there's a catch and it's secret for now. They will be giving out more kits in addition to the above.

Red Barn Rods - They are donating Ice Rods.

LakeMaster Reelbottom - They are donating Mille Lacs Reelbottom Map Systems. GPS compatible for the Mille lacs Event.

Finicky's Fish Factory - donating a Fish Factory for each event.

Wristsaver Rods are donating Ice Rods and Reels for each event.

Fish's Ice Saw - is being donated for the Mille Lacs Event.

Icebuster Bobbers is now a sponsor as well. Particpants will have a chance to win some of these too.

There are others who are considering Sponsorship as well. Get in early. Those who get in earliest will have the best odds on at least one prize.

[Message for ice anglers-Novice-Experienced-X-treme]

Do you like to ice fish or just want to learn more about it? Do you enjoy meeting fun ice anglers? Do you really want to have a good time ice fishing this winter, not just a good time, but an exceptional one?
Do you want have a shot at $500 for ice fishing?

1. Ice fishing for $500, I do it for free.
2. Some new ice fishing friends to help out.
3. A seminar by a master of the lake before heading out.
4. Plowed roads to great spots that could be fished from the vehicle.
5. No Access fee(except LOW)
6. 15% discount on lodging, if needed.
7. Bring any partner wanted to any event.
8. Find out what worked for the other teams before heading out the second day and use it catch more fish.
9. Just wished I'd done this before. Why did I wait?
10. When they say "We Have More Fun' they really mean it.

Check out the link in the post above this one to get in on some early ice fun.

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The Mille Lacs Challenge event is only half full. We had fishable ice out of Mac's Twin Bay before November 26th last year. I know, I was out there.

December 15th & 16th.

If you enjoy Fishing Minnesota, please join up with us. Be a part of the Extreme Team.

We'll be safe and we WILL get in some early ice fishing, which can be some of the best ice fishing of the year...guaranteed!!!

We want to meet you and we want to share early ice tactics.

Who's up for a little early ice fun?

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  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wakemup
      65-66 in Norwegian yesterday and 63 in Niles.
    • Wanderer
      Ely area lakes were showing 69-71 today.  That was a warmer than expected surface temp but I doubt it goes very deep.  Very little spawn activity compared to past years for this weekend.
    • eyeguy 54
      I like the stretch upriver better but can only drift down that area.  I would wear my arms out traveling up stream!   Hopefully do a drift down soon.  
    • jhousenga
      59 crossing Daisy Bay Friday night. 67 in Big Bay this afternoon.
    • monstermoose78
      The stearms in the arrowhead are small very small I would recommend a 6 foot or short rod for most streams as you will be pitching your bait out. They are also over grown with brush wading these streams is a challenge. You will be fishing for mostly brook trout above the first posted boundary FYI it’s normally a large water fall but not always. Also the first week of June there will not be much from the lake to the first posted boundary anyways. Remember there special regs below the first posted boundary and the above the first posted boundary.  If you want to use your fly rod I would hit the small trout lakes in the area. A split shot and small chunk of crawler is my go to bait for Brookies. There are a few streams with some browns and rainbows but very few. If you are fly fishing look at Thompson lake by  devilstrack lake it’s catch and release. Mink lake, kimball lake are also good. 
    • Squirrelhawke
      Growing up in South Dakota I did quite a bit of fishing in the black hills for browns and rainbows, most of that fishing was best accomplished with a long pole and just drifting my bait down the stream if you can read the eddies and slacks in the water you should do fine.  Of course I'm assuming they bite the same up north as they do out west.  It was a kick when I went  back out there 2 years ago and on Sunday morning fished the little 6 ft wide stream running behind the campground, all the other campers were amazed that I would pull out a fish about every 20-30 ft no monsters but plenty of little beauties at 7-10 inches. If the water is clean and the fish are there you just gotta find out what they are eating at that time of year.  Hopefully this helps and if I'm wrong some of the guys with Minnesota experience will pipe up. 
    • Squirrelhawke
      I do a bit of fishing from the coon rapids dam on down to 694 and I usually bring 2 rods because I lose at least one lure to the rocks. Bear that in mind and also realize that there are nice smallies, eyes and cats in that stretch of river. I also had over 3 feet of pike eat my stink bait I had out for channel cats. If I didn't have a circle hook on it would have been a nice pic to share. Good luck and hope to hear of some good luck. 
    • delcecchi
      It would take a lot of code to make multiple windows tiling the screen work, would be my guess, and would create few additional sales so isn't worth the expenses.    Just pick up an inexpensive 5 to 7 inch unit and use it for the map.   
    • Wanderer
      You look like the Phantom Fisherman - except the toes.  Or maybe the River Detective  🕵️‍♂️ Gotta love those good runs in short times!   
    • Bryan P
      Awesome Eyeguy! That is a good run of smallies there. I like your spot, that was my favorite fishing stretch for them when I lived in St cloud. Mississippi is such a great smallie fishery. Im blessed to live right next to it too. Now lets get the current to go down some!