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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 :)

    • gunner55
      Awh 😚.......................................better?
    • Hoey
      Oh I forgot to mention is was b*#%hing cold.  Minus 33 Saturday morning and -36 on Sunday morning.  We had to leave one sled behind at the cabin on Saturday and it took forever to get the Solo started on the auger.  Maybe time for an electric.     Nice niece catching day Pro-V!!!
    • Mike89
      more slush for you!!! 
    • PRO-V
      My niece got a 28" walleye and a 44" sturgeon the same day a couple days ago. 
    • Hoey
      That is what we experienced too.  Three of us were up, fished Thurs, Fri, and Sat.  Lots of little ones, sniffers, the type that keep you busy, wear your arm out jigging on.  We only kept 15" eyes and 14" sauger or better and ended up just short of our limit.  Many 14" eyes released along with 13" sauger.  Others indicated a tough bite as well.  There was one group in the cleaning shack that had some, maybe a 1/4th of their catch, in the 16 to 19 inch range.  We fish with fatheads and some frozen emeralds.  Ice thickness-wise, the auger head was just above the shavings pile, so the ice is growing quickly.  Snow on the lake is hard.  Good Luck.  
    • smurfy
      😫 boy i feel the love here!!!!!!!! interseted to hear what this additional snow did to the lakes!!!!
    • CJH
      That is correct.  We were just up at LOW out of Zippel Bay and as far as we could tell, eveybody up there was out of live shiners.  We were able to stop on the way and pick up live emerald shiners @ Big Dicks Bait Shop in Kelliher.  This was on the 17th, so if you go that route, I'd call first to make sure they still had any.  Fishing was a little slow for us, but it was right when the cold front came screaming in, good luck!
    • Jplante
      Thanks for reply, problem is red door isnt letting anyone with wheel house or skid house out to the flat or past the heave,yet. So everyone is kind of pilled up on the first/second breaks. I am thinking once they start allowing more travel it will start to thin out by me. I may give it another week or so and see how it looks. 
    • gunner55
      Yeah, you better stay home, smurfy. 😉 Probably catch more. 😀  We got  a lot here too. NOT!!!  2 1/2 - 3" at most  
    • Parmer
      The key is emerald shiners. The ones you can get in the cities are not the same as emeralds up there. Frozen ones work great for jigging.