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Fishing Report 16 17 18

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Got up to the pond thur night east side house is in 24 feet gravel 11pm 15 incher kept 3am 28 incher photo released 8am 12 inch perch kept noon 4 in walleye released had 1 bite friday night and nothing sat morning all fish were caught on red hooks and shiners still a ton of small perch and some bigger uninterested ones on the camera

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what happened this year. These are some of the most depressing reports I've heard from Mille lacs.

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Captain B.R.K

Was out Saturday afternoon-evening through Red Door in about 28FT. 5 of us in 3 fishhouses-portable. One group got a 26" and another 22". One caught on a laser minnow 2000 w/rainbow chub (I think that is what its called) and another on a plain red hook w/rainbow chub. Could I say Brrrrrrrrrrrr.
Graphed a lot of fish, but nothing wanted to open its mouth.

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amery

Four guys 8 lines 48 hours. 0 fish, none,notta,nothing. Terry from McQuoids says it is the worst fishing he's had in 28 years.I believe him.

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Just talked with my partner. He fished with two clients today from 2:30 to 8:00 pm. They caught 11 eyes, two in the slot, two over 25 and lost two more at the hole. 24 feet on the edge of a north end mud flat. Orange Buckshot spoons and bobbers with glow jigs and fatheads. The fish were crusing three feet off the bottom. Sounds like it might be picking up...

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fishermann222

hey D-man I was unable to make it up there this weekend, I was on winnie instead. but the guys that usually go up with me went up and three of them ended up with 5 slots and caught quite a few fish througout the weekend. there are active fish around YOU just have to stay active to find them.

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Fished Sat. evening East side 26' and managed 3 slot fish. And 2 under, and 1 19". Caught em on silver 1/2oz. spoons tipped with a head. Sunday morning same spot 1 18" and 1 25" and finally 5 jumbos. Perch came out of 31'. Had a spot all to myself, marked alot of fish, but most were small eyes, but the bigger slot + fish were very aggressive. Things should pick up here in the next few weeks. Avoid the crowds and punch alot of holes.

remember to: CROSS THEIR EYES

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Icerookie

Hey Capt...I'm going out of Red door this comming thurs/friday..Fred said the rental is on north end of bombeck flat. Is that where you were? How about the perch? Anyone catch any of them? Any info appreciated! FISH ON!!!

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My son was at Mac's TB on the gravel Friday night to Sat. afternoon. One 5", one 17", one 26", lost 3 at the hole. (all eyes). This is the best trip so far. However I still had to buy walleye for my dinner Sunday. Maybe things are picking up!!

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Fished one of the northern flats on Sun. We got six eyes. One slot fish, a 27 incher, a couple of mid 20's and a couple of low 20's. We also missed a few frown.gif when we were being checked by the CO. 26 feet of water with a red glow jig took a few while my partner got his few on a bushot rattle spoon. We were tipping both with heads of shiners

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