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January 21st - slow day on the ice


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Sutty and I drove out of Hunter's and fished 2 mile. Very slow fishing. We had heard about an excellent perch bite the days before, but it shut down on Saturday. We took 3 perch, kept two, and one smallish keeper walleye. We tried a lot of presentations, and fish were there, but just not biting. Wind was out of the east, and wasn't too bad early on, but after noon it picked up pretty good. Was a bit cold too, not the 35ish degrees that weather.com was forecasting.

We did see a couple groups take big walleye, but over the slot, so they had to be released.

Saw lots of guys racing around on snowmobiles, so I can only assume the fishing was slow for them as well.

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I will agree with you. A buddy and I were up there Friday night and all day Saturday. 2 perch off of Sechucie. One 27 in. and 2 rock bass off of Garrison Reef, and nothing off of the Boot. We marked fish every where we went but they were just tight lipped. Just wonder what it will take too lossen them up.

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Speak for yourself, I hammered the perch and walleye this past weekend!! I missed many, many hooksets only to catch the fish minutes later with the shiner or crappie minnow in its mouth from my rattle reel.

Best weekend ever on Mille Lacs!

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Me and my dad went up friday moring to mille lacs 1/20/06. We went out of hunters point and fished two mile reef. We hammered the jumbo perch. I have never caught these big of perch in my life. By Saturday at noon we had 80 jumbo perch our limit. We limited out friday and saturday and had our 40 in posession. Our biggest perch was 13 1/2 inches that was a pound and a half. Our average perch was 11 inches. It is the best trip we have ever had on Mille lacs. We also caught three 17 inch walleye. IT was awesome.

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It kind of depended where you were at, I was out of Cove Bay in the flats and had perch everywhere on Saturday, but mostly small ones did manage 7 - 9" plus and also a 18" walleye, plus two in the slot. I could catch the small ones but had to use a small presentation with waxies because the perch in that area were gorged with caddis nymphs.. Sunday the wind changed and could hardly find a perch.

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would have to agree with glenn and marmot. perch are going real good right now good size too. shouyld only get better.

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Heck, I was slaying the walleyes with the perch this past weekend! I even had a big northern hit a rattle reel. The northern just slammed the shiner which resulted in line from the rattle reel flying every where in the shack. I was doing all I could to hold my own against the northern as it was running line out on me. I started to make a little ground on the northern and then...the mono leader on the rattle reel snapped and I never did get to see the beast. frown.gif

I don't think the houses around me were catching squat. I guess it was my weekend. smile.gif

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Quote:

maybe you are like a fishing god or something.


I have spent many, many weekends including nights on Mille Lacs without catching a single fish and sometimes not even have a single bite. I prefer to think I was just lucky this past weekend and the fish gods were shining upon me.

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We were on Garrison Reef from 8:30 pm fri night till about midnite and got a 14 inch walleye and a 7 in perch. Went back out sat am at 7 and stayed for about an hour and got a 20.5 inch walleye and a 9 inch perch. Sat night at 5:30 got a 24.5 in walleye and a 8 in perch. Marked lots of fish but getting them to bite was tough.

Fished Round Lake from noon to three and got squat.

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Was out of Rocky Reef on Sunday afternoon . Caught two mini perch and a big fat 27" Walleye , Biggest walleye I ever caught . Nothing to bring home but a relaxing day fishing.

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well Glenn, we must have been somewhat near eachother, but the fish sure weren't biting where Sutty and I were sitting on 2-mile. frown.gif

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