6-12-16 Mille Lacs Fishing Report
Fishing was good for anglers on Mille Lacs through the weekend. The Smallmouth Bass action has stayed hot post-spawn. Anglers are finding fish off of the reefs in the southeast corner in 7-12 feet of water. Plastics seem to be working better than crank-baits or jerk-baits. Plastics like creatures, beaver baits, and tubes in dark colors like pumpkinseed, watermelon, black, and even purple have been productive for big bass. Fish can also still be found shallow on the tops of the reefs but, most reports or the larger bass are coming from just off the edges in the 7-12 foot range. Calm days have been the best for bass with action picking up in the mornings between 9:00-10:00am as the water warms for the day.
Walleye anglers are also still finding success in what feels like almost anywhere you can wet a line. Windy days are producing larger fish shallow in the 7-10 feet of water range, both on weed lines and off of the reefs. These are also great places to target low light. A bobber and a leech has been an easy way to get in on the action shallow. Anglers are also still finding fish rigging deeper water, 25 feet or more with leeches or crawlers. The gravel bite down south here should pick up soon.
Pike and Muskie are also still being found in Isle, Wahkon, and Twin Bays. Spinner baits and buck tails being the go to, anglers are finding their best luck targeting weed lines and reed edges. Pike are still plentiful and Mille Lacs saw a good Muskie opener last weekend with many reports of fish from around the lake. The ATV trails will be in good condition this week with the rain keeping dust down and mild temps.
The resort was busy this weekend with anglers, people hitting the ATV trails, and guests checking out area events like Onamia Days. We have launches and guide trips out this week so be sure to check the blog and Facebook page for updated fishing reports and trail conditions.