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The Cranker

Re; I Can't Believe Its Last Weekend of Walleye, Pike Fishing :(

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The Cranker

Well,

Its that time of year when we have to quit ice fishing for the walleyes, get the perms off the lake. frown.gif

But hey, look at the bright side!!! Its only 79 days till opener!!!!!!!:))))))

Went out to the flats yesterday afternoon into the evening with my good buddy PW (Paul Waldowski) and his son Alex (who is one cool dude!)and my good friend (Jon)who helps us on the ice at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort.

We did pretty desent. By no means setting the world on fire or want everyone to think the "Bite Is On!!!". We got 6 fish in 3 hours. Some nice eaters.

Seen a lot of fish("customers" as PW AND Deitzer say) on the graf but they just wouldn't buy anything we offered. And we were offering them just about eveything. The best was a gold and red small "Buckshot" or a blue Varmit tipped with a minnow head.

The walleye's are mostly going in the evening still. A few are being caught during the day under low light conditions. Most of the walleyes are being caught either on a dead stick or like we fished yesterday jiggin. Rainbows, Shiners and Fatheads are still doing well. Also a small jig with worms and larva.

Talked with a number of resorts this morning and everyone is catching fish. As the story has been all year, not a lot of fish but some really big fish are being caught. There has been some changing ice conditions on the lake. Some good size cracks have opened and it seems to have some different bridges going out. With the warmer weather and the winds today, there may be some more changes. I'll try to keep everyone posted.

Right now from Big point going out to the gravel and Three Mile the crack has opened up in a few areas. Please be careful in these areas. I know that there was some cracks near Liberty and Hunters Point that their ice crews have worked their butts off to fix these areas. These guys deserve a lot of credit to help all of you get to your destinations on Mille Lacs. Thanx Guys!!!

I know that I say this repeatedly, but, please check with the resorts before going out on the lake. As today we are expected to see 25 to 30mph winds and warmer temps.

Although we have been getting perch off the reef at Sunset Bay others are getting perch out in deeper water still. With this warmer weather and the days getting longer again, I would start to look for those perch to start moving into the bays and shallower water within the next week or two to spawn.

Remember,The Big Perch Extravaganza sponsored by Johnson's Portside Bait is this weekend! This event is BEING HELD at Nitti's Hunters Point Resort. I was there having breakfast this morning and they are getting all setup for this big event. You don't want to miss this one! Lots of great prizes and a great time! Call Nittis Hunters Point or Johnson's Portside Bait for details.

For all those who are coming up for this weekend and need a fish house or cabin to rent call your favorite resort here on Mille Lacs and get your reservations in asap. They are filling up fast for this Perch Extravaganza Event!

I want to let everyone know that the best perch fishing is still to come. The month of March should be a great time to get some Jumbo's in the bays. Again make sure you call your favorite resort on Mille Lacs and reserve a cabin for some awesome perch fishing in March!!!

Hope to see you all up here on the Big Pond this weekend!

P.S. Check out Ron Shara's Minnesota Bound this Sunday Night on Kare 11

Fish On!!!

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    • ANYFISH2
      Thanks, a day well spent with a good person for sure. Thanks again for the work you put in at the end of the trip!  Your fishing needs to get in better shape I think!😓
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