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Several friends and I will be coming up the first weekend in February and renting an ice house at Twin Pines. I am not familiar with Mille Lacs, although 2 of my friends have done some fishing on it. Couple questions. Any general recommendations in regard to fishing the area out of Twin Pines? Any particular jigs/spoons/bait that we should pick up? Hoping to find some perch and walleyes - maybe an occasional Northern on a tip up. Any info. on recent action or trends would be great. Also - any problems with the weather/ice? It has been very warm here in iowa - not sure how things are up your way. Thanks a lot!

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Hey Kev.Some gf's and I were up at Twin Pines this past weekend in one of the shacks.Fishing was slow but the few we caught were biggish, 23" to 26".No Perch.Presentations varied,Rattle Rap, Glo stuff,spoon things,fatheads...we just kept trying.As far as the ice goes, there was a pressure ridge kind of around the perimeter of the Twin Pines houses that you wouldn't want to drive over but we heard someone put in a bridge on Saturday. Also heard a truck went in Saturday night more towards Garrison.Someone had gone through there the week before too so it really ought to be marked-but it's not.There was about 18" of ice under our shack and no problems getting back and forth.Bill and Linda are great hosts and will tell you where not to go.
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I was also at twin Pines this past weekend. I saw an S10 Blazer go through the ice in the afternoon, then a snowmobile and the around 5 pm an F350 went through. All of them were along the same pressure ridge. Be carefull out there. It's got to be pretty painful to watch you truck go under.

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Thanks for the info. Hopefully the current weather should help things out. Any confirmation from anyone in regard to the bridge, or will we be trapped within a certain perimeter? Looks like the only common factor in catching fish is to avoid crowds, so it would be nice if there is access to the rest of the lake.

Thanks for any info.

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    • Mistermojo
      Thanks for the report.  I live close so I like to see how things are doing on Medicine.  Only time out was with the little one, so dad didn't get much fishing done.  Will be looking to drive out there now that we have this cold snap coming to make some more ice.
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    • CW03
      Normally I could give you a good report by this time but unfortunately, have not been out there yet. I plan to be in that area this weekend. If I do get that far I will check it out and report.
    • PRO-V
      I stopped by Tioga Pit yesterday and it was a mess.
    • BrianF
      Thx for the report. Things were pretty bad when we were there two weeks ago. Wondering what to expect for this weekend. Sounds like it’s a little better, but not much. 
    • Spearing Machine
      I have been sledding Pike Bay morning and night most every single day since Thanksgiving. Things have improved a little bit. There is still areas that are pretty bad though. Some of the slush has consumed all the snow and worked it's way to the top and that stuff is setting up nicely now. I think with a good week of this weather pattern that's settling in conditions will only improve. Maybe not perfect but better than 2 weeks ago. I've got -10.6°F right now on the thermometer so we aren't losing any snow or ice here on Big V!
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      Thanks for the report Jan and Welcome to the forum.
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      Well it looks like it's gonna be close!😊
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      Listen to what either place tells you for tips.
    • Wanderer
      I heard water was coming out of cracks on another area lake last weekend.  It sounded kind of weird to me and suspicious.  10-18 inches was reported for thickness.  I didn’t think we had enough snow/slush to cause a weight problem already.   Water came up the holes that were drilled too.   The swing in thickness bugs me.  Plus I witnessed a wide variance in ND last weekend.  I did drive out and one spot I parked on had 20 inches on one side of the truck (bare ice) and the other about 14 (hard snow drift).  Kinda shocked me.  But there were trees under the ice too so that might’ve kept ice development slower too.   Keep being cautious out there!