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Were do you like to start out first ice on Mille Lacs?

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I tradtionally start out on the Agate Needle with a group of friends. The Needle can be hot at first ice. With no traffic and unconditoned fish we can really get into some big fish as well as some nice slots. This year ill be working the Anderson's point area. I have some rock piles and points that are a walking distance from shore. You dont have to go far first ice and a short walk can feel like opening day with the whole lake to yourself. Anyone else have a favorite first ice location?

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Hi D-Man

I can't say that I have a first ice favorite spot. But regarding Agates needle, this has to be my 3rd favorite flat on the lake. I have caught some beauties on this flat! The northern tip, and lower southeast side of the flat seems to produce the most for me. Most of my success involves open water fishing though. I don't currently have a snowmobile or 4 wheeler to get out there for early ice.

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