Funny, my wife and I drove by Big Rice on our way to Grand Rapids. I pointed to the launch and said, somewhere there's an old rotting couch in there, two clowns 🤡🤡 on the forum keep joking each other about pissing on. She said gross! Cuz that's what guys talk about on forums! 😆😅🤣
You can still fish Mille Lacs during the closure from July 1-15. You just can't specifically target a walleye or use live bait. There's plenty of smallmouth bass and pike in the lake that you can target with artificial lures and you might get lucky with a muskie.
The wind can be an issue out there though. If that doesn't sound appealing to you, try the Rum River. There is an access in Kathio State Park that would work well for a kayak. You could go upstream and downstream from there too. I think you will need to purchase a daily pass to use that access in the park (it might be like 5 bucks). I haven't fished there in years but I fish the Rum River further downstream every season and the fishing in there is fantastic during midsummer. Look for current breaks, seams, and deeper holes.
The water is starting to slowly go down. From what I can tell it looks like it’s down about 5-6 inches. The wind was terrible over the weekend though. I’m sure many properties suffered damages with Sundays winds. Things are finally starting to head in the right direction but it’s going to take a very long time for things to get back to even somewhat normal.
Any other info about VC? Got kid and and fam coming up. Been a couple years but really liked it.
Reviews on line still good. Did Mark just hit on a bad night or has it gone down?
Being on west not a place we go often.
Going up to visit family at Mille lacs 4th of July weekend. Given the current fishing restrictions and the fact that I don’t have a boat, does anyone know any good shore/kayak fishing lakes in the Mille lacs area?