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MILLE LACS WALLEYES


captainshane

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HEADING UP TO MILLE LACS FRI. MORNING.
JUST WONDERING HOW DEEP THE WALLEYES ARE AND
WHAT IS THE HOT BAIT TO USE?

THANKS!

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I was up over opener, returned Monday night.
28 eyes (19-25)
1 slot (16.5)
The fishing was pretty decent. I didn't get out Sunday as it was blowing and I had some work that needed to get done anyway.
I fished the east side from Hunters to Malmo sand. In the rocks I had my best bite right at sunup and sundown on a plain red hook bobber fishing in 5-12 ft. I drifted / pulled plain lindys during the the day in the sand with a 6-8 ft snell. This is where I got my one and only slot. Good luck, I think the fishing will improve with water temp rise. The temp last weekend was 45-46.

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I am also going to be going up to Mille Lacs on Friday. I will be heading out of Garrison at about 6 am. Have the perch come back yet and is there crappie fishing on Mille Lacs.

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HEY THANKS GUYS FOR THE INFO, I HOPE I
CAN PUT IT TO GOOD USE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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