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mr marbles

can you drive out to rocky reef?

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Is anyone driving out to rocky or anywhere on the west side? does anyone have a marked road yet anywhere on the sw part of the lake?How has the fishing been lately on the lake, ice conditions? coming up saturday any info would be appreciated Good fishin!

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People have been catching fish out by rocky reef. Rocky Reef Resort has a marked road and had vehicles driving out to the houses.

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The bite is going great out of Rocky's rental houses. Some guys were getting 10-14 fish per nite. The perch are scattered. The road that goes out of Rocky goes to the rentals and privates. You cant go anywere else with a car or truck. The ice is thick on the road but elsewere there are little brakers everywhere and the ice is terrible. The walleyes are biting all through the nite and at 5:30 to 7:00 am. I would suggest renting a house v.s staying out all night in a portable. The fish were not biting until after dark. My trip was cut short this weekend due to an accident to a friend. If you rent from Rocky tell them Derek sent you. Good Luck..

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Check out his website and I am sure you can find a number to give him a call at. I don't think I can post the website here,..but it is exactly what you think it should be.

Good Luck

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Thanks Grabs!

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Is Rocky reef resort open early in the morning say 4:30 am so i can get out on the ice? and how much does he charge for the road? Thanks for the info everyone!

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I will be there Friday afternoon through Sunday,..probably stay until 6ish or so,...depending upon the bite at that time. If the bite is strong I will stay until it isn't or until I have to be to work on Monday morning.

I hear rumor that Keith might have gotten out to Andersen's high and dry! And that the few houses that are out there are having a whole lot of fun! Any word on this?

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I fished out of Rocky Reef Resort on monday evening, til 7:30. Fishing wasn't great. I only caught one 15" walleye and a few perch, wasn't marking a whole lot of fish either. I fished near the rentals, where the resort owner suggested, in 19" feet of water. I guess fishing(catching) was off there last weekend too. It sounded like I was a week too late, because supposedly the fishing (catching) was hot the week before.
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Have you heard any new updates coming out of Rocky Reef, after monday-I mean? I'm new to the area and that was the first time I ever fished Mille Lacs. I would like to head up agian saturday. Any suggestions, should I try Rocky Reef agian?
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Mike, the fishing was hot there last week. I caught the tailend of the bite Thursday. Sounded like the circus that came in Sat may have had a great impact. Another note the bite was all night long well after 7:30. I will be up there this Sun-Tues.

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What are you guys using to catch the eyes? I'll be up Friday night until Monday afternoon, and looking for some great places to eat, and a few things to do. Although fishing is always my main focus, we've got 5 people going and I'll need some out-of-house time to keep my sanity.

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Winter, what side of the lake will you be fishing on?

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winter and I are heading up north together. we're staying at a shack owned by eddy's on the south west end of the lake. any info about that area is appreciated!

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