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I'm relatively new to fishing the lake and I'm wondering about some generalized location and fish movement. Last year was the first year that I've had a boat big enough to fish there and I had a lot of fun on the deep rocks and mud; however, that was all in July and early August. This year I have only the 18-27th of june off. Any ideas of depth and location. Is this an in-between time as fish change locations? forgive my ignorance, I'm just not clued in to all the ins and outs of the lake. My best guess would be that there would already be some fish on the mud and some still relating to shorline breaks. Any help or confirmation would be appreciated.

Finally does anyone know of a resort they would reccomend with cabins or accomadations for three men and their wives? I would even be interested if it would be on one of the smaller lakes within 15 miles give or take of the lake.

Thanks dave

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Based on all the data that has been published over the last few years , I am sure most Mille Lacs anglers will agree that fish will be on all types of structure all year. I had a chance to fish some mud on the 14th and we did well. The conditions were favorable for precise boat control and we were rewarded with some nice fish. There is a good chance that by the end of June there could be a hot bite going on rocks , gravel and mud , depending on the wind and time of day. Even the sand areas may do well. I would start with the areas you are familiar with. See how the bite is going. Then get the map out and try some new spots. This year may top last year for action.

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I'll let someone a little more well versed help you with the fishing questions. Like you, I am more familiar with the summer patterns.

As far as the lodging, McQuoid's is a pretty nice facility. I have stayed there a number of times, both in the motel section and in their "condos". For three couples, I would highly recommend one of their condos. I had my bachelor party there last June, slept 10 guys in one unit (sofa beds and such) and everyone thought the place was great. A condo would be perfect for three couples because there is plenty of privace when needed. Decks with grills, wood stove, etc.

I believe you can find their web site link under "Resort Locator" above.

Good luck and have fun!

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By that time the bugs will be hatching out of the mud so you'll definitely find fish on the mud flats.

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