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Joe Suits

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Joe Suits

I'm going to Mille Lac Sept.19-24th. I'll be staying at Fisher's in Malmo. Any kind of a prediction as to the bite during my stay?

Thank You,
Joe

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I am putting some serious consideration to going up there sunday, weather permitting. I was wondering if there was a shallow sand bite with raps in the north end? Any specific advice for the malmo area would be greatly appreciated.

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mrmillelacs

one thing about the malmo area, it takes about 20 minutes to find out if the fish are willing to bite. What i do is make one pass from Barnacle bills to the culvert at about 16 feet with a shad rap, and then make one slow pass back with a long snelled lindy rig, moving between 24 and 16 feet. If nothing is doing i ususally dont stick around unless i have heard any more reports. With these cooler nights now it shouldnt be long. And as far as fishers resort, i would start trolling the rock reefs after dark just south of the resort

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How about the bite near Father Hennepin Park. If the weather is wind isn't too bad I have enough motor to move around the lake. Any other suggestions for day fishing the coming week. Thanks.

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waterwolff

Almost afraid to post this but two of us only boated one small eye and one rock bass in two days of fishing the west side marked lots of fish deep but couldn't get them to bite oh well that is what keeps a guy going back

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TRZ

fished Isle area and vinland area. got a 27 and 28 inch eye. also got big pike and many nice smallies. but good numbers of eyes in the shallows just aren't there but i can't complain about the size, maybe the cool weather will help. actually only got a handfull of walleye.

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Borch

Made it out Saturday night pulling lures over shallow rock. We ended up with 4 slot fish and had a couple more on that came off that would have been "slot-like" fish and missed several fish. Moved to smaller lures(#8 husky jerk or 3 1/2" rattlin rogues)and the hooking percentage when up. Also several fish between 18 - 22" and a couple too small.

Bite really didn't start until about midnight. Results probably would have been better but we had a daytimer come out. Boat had christmas light on it. Floodlight waving all over(usually pointed at us or straight into the water. Two guys wearing miners lights on their head. Zig Zagging acrossed the reef, reving their motor. Threw a couple of markers right on top in the middle of the run(within 10-15 feet from existing marker bouys. Our shallow bite ended within 10 minutes of them showing up. Picked up a few more fish deeper.

Usually it takes several boats to make the reef crowded. Sometimes it just takes one.

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TRZ

I was out during the day, i just can't pass up that great smallie action but it did seem like it is mostly a night bite right now, i have found that a #5 shad rap will catch more sloters than anything if that is what your looking for. I've been using that new deep diving husky jerk, they have great action and really seem to attract big ones. many smallie spots also hold large numbers of small walleye if you use live bait.

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Lake was hellish on Friday night going from glass at dusk to 5 foot swells by 10 pm. Lake was better Saturday night but we didn't go out. The weather on Saturday light hours was rough making it difficult to present live bait unless jigging. I didn't have much luck with crankbaits either. Oh well, we packed up Sunday to go to a quite metro lake and caught 12 nice wallye in 3 1/2 hours.

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Grabs

Hey mnbarrister, could you e-mail me if you have a chance, I would like to chat with you about your metro experiences. I have a buddy who would like to get out a few more times this fall, but due to knee surgery may be hamperd in terms of the time he can spend it the truck and boat in a day.

Thanks man!

Grabs
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I've heard decent reports from guys fishing late into the night, but what about during the day. Any luck trolling the deeper reefs during the day. Usually, I've stored the boat for the year and switched to bowhunting and grouse hunting, but I think I'll keep the boat out till the end of Oct.

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Borch

D-Man,

These guys would have put a lighthouse to shame. Oh well, I guess they gotta learn somehow. Just wish I didn't have to be the "deer in the headlights" until they figure it out.

Good Luck!

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waterwolff

Boy do I need help blanked again on saturday any suggestions would be greatly appretiated.
Will be giving it another try next weekend.
Thank you.
Mike

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I fished a Northern Tourney sat 28th and caught one 28" northern. It was sleeting for a couple hours. Don't be too discouraged about Mille Lacs lake fishing. When they don't bite it can be the Dead Sea. Wait till we get some positive poistings to fish this fall. It will come. I learned that you can't make them bite sometimes.
Rick

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potto

yeah it was a sad weekend....we fished 4 boats ...7 people...
fished Friday from 10:30pm-2:30am
fished Saturday from 8am-8:30pm

1 northern
3 walleye(1slot...one 20")

it was slow...we tried everything

fished Indian Point, Sherman's Point and 7 mile flat

not the Mille Lacs I once knew earlier this year

keeping the faith!!

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bigeyes

Potto, if you make it back, try other areas. We have been able to pick up a fish once in a while on the rocky points, but not many. The fish are just not stacking up on them quite yet. Keep moving and you will do better on other types of shallow areas right now.

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GEO

How are you getting the smallies? Are you just casting into the shallow rocks? Any tips would be appreciated.

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potto

Oh I will be back.....not sure if this year...I know the fishin' is good there....we nailed them several time throughout the year...(90 fish on a weekend) and several keepers

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