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Well I can help you narrow your search down atleast. If you see me fishing in a particular spot, then your best bet would be to try the other side of the lake.

You can safely bet I am not catching any monsters.

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The Mississippi river just down from St. Paul or wait until April and fish the catch and release zone on the Rainy River.

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there are plenty of monsters in mille lacs. my buddy i was with in early dec caught a 29 and 30 in in same day. same whole actually. i have seen plenty come out in the fall and early ice. my last four trips i have caught at least one 27 in which is not a monster but they are pretty fat right now.

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Not sure what a true monster is to you, but there are many very nice fish in the 28"-30" class in the lake. Legally you can keep these, but please release. Reality is for this lake in paticular it is hard to call them a true moster or trophy as they are caught with regularity all year and especially in the fall. Many guides and locals actually keep tally on the 28"+ cpr'd each year and the number can easily be into the double digits. After 30" they get very scarce and anthing that truly tapes at 31"+ is very rare indeed(anytime you measure a walleye you always round up to the next inch right guys smile.gif This time of year you want to look at shallow water at low and no light conditions for the biggest fish.

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I agree with big eyes 31 are more rare but a a 31 out of mille lacs is a heavy fish specially in the fall or early winter,the big pearch hatch a couple of years ago has really made these fish healthy. Now if you are looking for a true monster 13 14 15 pounders i would suggest Red River early ice or in the fall. Lake Earie holds some monsters. As for the original question where on mille lacs cant imagine to many people are going to divulge a particular spot to catch the big one.

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My experience has been that no matter what the lake, as long as there are walleyes, and no matter what the season-shallow water at night is THE ticket! Just do a little homework (that is why we are all here grin.gif) and you will get that trophy. I have even caught some pigs from beaches shore fishing. Pay attention to where minnows like to hang out. Keep your eyes peeled!

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