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broncosguy711

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So how much Ice was made this weekend? and what are we looking at for depth? Do many of the resort owners or people that work for them come to this sight? As do not see thep posts I do like in the URL forum. Just curious and no offense ment.

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we measured 21" west of Hennepin. Roads out of Macs Twin Bay are in excellent condition. the colder weather seems to have firmed up the slush pretty. Wheelers, sleds and 4x4 PU were traveling off road without any problems that we could see. Some drifting after the new snow last week, so you might need to pick your way a little. Large pressure ridge west of our houses which does not want to heal up, so pulling houses to the gravel is still not a go. Kevin is hoping. this whole next week looks like above temps again. they had -3 on Friday night, but like Kevin said one night of cold weather does not make a lot of ice. Bill

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Here on the west side out of Eddy's, the ice is in very good shape too. 17 to 20 inches most places. The cooler nights we HAVE been having, are helping the ice along just fine. Sounds like we are back in the sauna again for the next few days though. Fishing has been very good for the perch, they are around in numbers and sizes. The walleyes have slowed, as normal for this time of the year, but the 'eyes we are seeing caught are quality fish. MANY fish in the 24 to 28 inch range coming from right out in front here. Yesterday, (monday) the perch went crazy out here, just prior to this front blowing in, and still seeing an occasional gator being caught too, one of our houses had a 41 inch, 17 pounder on Friday afternoon. Snow is not to much of a hinderance for getting around off road. Any 4 wheel drive should be able to get you where you want to go

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Thank's. Where is Eddy's in regards to Scenic bay/Dickie's and there houses? just trying to get bearings for out there.

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Eddys is around the other side of the lake on Hwy 169, just a few miles south of the casino. Bill

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We are located on the west side, draw a line straight south from Indian Point and were that line hits the south shores of Vineland Bay, you will be real close, thats were we are. Just up 169 (North) a bit from Rocky Reef Resort, and a few miles south of the casino.

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broncosguy, you seem to have a lot of questions on here and that is what it is for so keep asking but i think it would really help you understand the lake if you buy whiffer map they are 20 bucks. It will help out tremendously.

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The very best map of the lake, Lake Mille Lacs, in my opinion is either the Lakemaster Pro Series map of Mille Lacs, cost around 16.00 a copy, or the Reel Bottom Lake Map Series, around 20.00 bucks a copy. Both of them are HIGHLY detailed with both countour lines (at 1 foot incriments) and GPS longitude and latitude coordinates and relatively new. Both maps have been "created" on the lake in the last few years using newer technology, technology that simply was not available 10 to 15 years ago when the whiffer was done. Other than the electronic "chip" that goes into a GPS/Depthfinder unit, as far as fold out maps, these are the newest on the lake. The whiffer map, though there is nothing wrong with it, is very generalized. It gives you the shapes of structures, but there are no contour lines, and the newer higher technology that has been used to create the other 2 maps has found some differences between the Whiffer and the newer 2 maps.

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Thanks guys. I did pull the map off the ESPN web site. Seemed very detailed. But there is nothing like hearing it from people who experienced fishing here and such. Might look into those other maps also.

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I agree with the other maps are more detailed. the whiffer is nice because is has some useful information on it about the lake that the others do not. like all the resort names and is really easy to read. It gives you clean layout of the lake and some other useful information for a newcomer to the lake.

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