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Fathead

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Fathead

Hello all,

I am primarily a "walleyehead" and I never usually have problems with the "Where & when" to fishing them on Mille Lacs. However, I am not as versed into good smallie locations on the lake. I do know of a couple on the SW end, but would like a little more input on some other areas. I am not looking for info like...Go to Popes point and fish next to the big rock at GPS coordinates...

I am just looking for typical areas that produce Mr. Bronzeback. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Pannyraid

Dinosaur,

What would be your lure of choice for smallmouths on Mille Lacs?

Thanks for your help.

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The south east corner of the lake has numerous rock reefs and they are marked with buoys. Some are connected to a shoreline break and others are surrounded by deeper water. This area has good potential for smallies and other fish. I think it is a good starting place for action.
Dino

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EBass

I caught a nice 20" smallie on a tube on the SE side of the pond. It was on a break close to the rocks. 8' of water.

Also caught an 18" and a couple smaller ones too. The tube and leeches were the ticket. But the water clarity is cloudy with all the rain.

I did see a nice largemouth (about 18") and a lot of largemouth minnows in the real shallow weeds. They were mixed in with the perch minnows.

Mille Lacs rules!

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I would agree that a tube is hard to beat as a starter lure. Work the edges slowly to see if they will hit. I usually have a couple of rods ready with other choices like small crank baits or inline spinners. Leeches and crawlers worked through the rocks produces also.
Dino

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