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I talked to one of my good friends last night who is a very avid "Mille Lacs Man" and he has been there for 12 days and hasn't caught a fish yet!!! He has mainly been working the areas from Garrison back towards Wealthwood. He said the numbers of perch in the lake are amazing. (Good news) He cancelled his reservations for the remainder of the weekend and is headed for the Rainy River. He said he didn't think this full moon phase was going to trigger anything. Does anyone agree? It just wouldn't seem right if I wasn't up there this weekend.

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Schnauzer

It doesn't look good. I'll be out there making a fool of myself in the cold over the next few nights. However, I did see the first bright report out of Mille Lacs in a long time today (From McQuides). I hope it's right. I'm expecting the worst and praying for the best as far as the bite is concerned.

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Mykal

I'm with ya. Bring your Winter clothes......

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Mykal

I'm with ya. Bring your Winter clothes......

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Guest

Don't fret, the piggie bite is excellent now. Think shallow and dress very warm. The fish are looking absolutely bloated and spitting up perch minnows.

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Hey MW are heading back out tonight? I'm heading out with some friends later. How has the river been treating you lately?

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No, I won't be out there tonight. Probably early next week, though. Haven't been on the river in a while. Bite's not as good as it should be, water's way higher than normal. Send me your email addy.

Mark
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Yep it was cold out. We had our best luck trolling slow. There were a lot of other boats out. We saw plenty of boats that looked like light houses. We even heard a couple of radio stations out there

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MN

Curious how big the perch are,,,

Will they be good for the winter bite?

MN

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If you ever go out in mr. fish's boat, make sure you bring plenty of tackle. I think I have more tackle rapped up in that boat than he has money. I don't know how I'm sposed to catch anything when all I do re tie lines all night!

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You only lost four lures and caught one. So it seems as if you are only down three. I also seem to remember you tieing a lure on and casting it right off....how'd that happen??? I didn't donate any tackle even with two other guys using my equipment. Are you ready to do it again tomorrow or Wednesday night?

The population of larger perch is quite low right now. The hatch was good this year and the walleyes are now gorging themselves on this years perch fingerlings.

[This message has been edited by flyingfish (edited 10-21-2002).]

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fish, are you going to be up there tonight? We're going to be there around 5 or 6.

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Grabs

Bigguns and Flyingfish, let me know if you guys have time off during the week and plan on hitting the big pond. My buddy was laid off this week and wants to take sometime to do some fishing now that he doesn't have to work for a while. He is actually my fishing partner for LETS next season too. He has a 2001 Lund I think 17 or 18 foot deep boat great for Mille Lacs, I am sure he would be willing to fish out of his boat, but he just wants to find someone to fish with, he can't really get his boat in and out by himself after just having his ACL surgery a few weeks back.

Shoot me an e-mail and I will put you guys in contact with him so you can maybe spend some time on the pond together this fall.

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Mykal

Grabs it Mykal, how's it going? We went up Yesterday afternoon and hit a few real nice fish on the SE side. We will be going again on Saturday, Water temp was 41 degrees, but we were still hitting them with cranks.

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Mykal,

What kind of area were you on. What depth were your fish caught in? We slayed into a few in 7 feet late night off of heavy rocks. Did you catch any in or near sand? We had to stay close to the boulders for anything to bite.

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Mykal

Guns, check the thread in "woth going next weekend". Same story. TIGHT to the rocks. We were trolling #7 raps over the top of Big boulders from 9-12 feet during the day. go figure. We lost a big girl just before my buddy got the net under her that was easily 28+. I though I was snagged up in the rocks when she first hit. We caught several Walleyes 20" orbigger , one under. biggest in the boat 26". One 36 inch Pike that took me for a ride. I tell you, if it's overcast I'm going to start fishing early around 1pm instead of just at dark. Water temp where we fished was 41.1 to 41.

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Hey Grabs....we've been trying to get back out again all week but I've ended up working late. I actually just got home a little bit ago. Gotta get things done before the snow flies.....oh that already happened.....Tomorrow night we'll hopefully make it out. Hey gunshow get your gear ready.....

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