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This weekend I have family coming from South Carolina. I want to find some action for the kids. What is the best lake and presentation?

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Hi Dman,

I am thinking of taking my soon to be 4 year old daughter out on Sunday to do some boat riding and picnicing. I would also like to try for some panfish. You mentioned nice bluegills being caught in the reeds. Any areas in particular? East or West side? I am sure I could scout out some active areas, but would like to zero in my choices before heading out to save on time and patience that a 4 year old might have!

On a side note, how has your Mille Lacs fishing been lately? I have been out twice in the past week, and will be heading out on 6/28 for some more intense action. The fishing has been incredible the past two weeks. I have been concentrating on the mud, and pulling cranks with phenomenal success. Just wondering what areas you've been fishing and what has worked for you.

Thanks for the info.

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