A Good Start To Mille Lacs 2016 Summer Season
While opener was on the dreary side the past week has offered some beautiful days weather-wise to get out on the water, enjoy a camp fire and a sunset, a hike in the woods or exploring the area’s ATV trails.
The ATV trails have been seeing good amounts of traffic, most of which has been heavier towards the weekends. With the Red Top Loop now open, a weekday getaway to avoid the crowds and explore the trails would be perfect!
The fishing on the big lake has been excellent. With water temps beginning to warm active bass have been found near rocky shorelines and off of the many rock reefs the lake offers. Anglers have been getting large fish in the trophy size range daily on everything from jerkbaits to plastics. Fish have been found in anywhere from three to ten feet of water.
Most of the walleye action on the south side of the lake has been relatively shallow too. Many anglers targeting bass have hooked into nice sized Walleye in areas of eight to ten feet of water. We have been catching Walleye of all sizes, the 2013 year class is plentiful and we have been seeing healthy fish in good numbers from 19-28 inches as well. For Walleye a little chop will produce a good bite most of the day, when it’s calm and sunny your low light morning and evening hours will be most productive. Float a leech under a bobber off of breaks or reef edges, casting or trolling cranks is also producing shallow fish.
Pike have been active in the weedy bay areas. Toss your favorite spinner bait or spoon along weed lines and reed edges for action.