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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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