ATV Trail and Fishing Report/ Mille Lacs Area Events
The area ATV trails took a bit of a beating when it came to Monday’s massive amounts of rain with the area receiving between 7-10 inches of precipitation. While the SOO Line remains open, areas like the Red Top Loop, Foxy, and Solana are anticipated to be closed due to flooding and clean up for downed branches until next weekend (July 22nd). You can check with us for updates as the week progresses. We will post to both the blog and Facebook.
The fishing has remained good even with lake water levels up. The walleye action continues to be hot in almost any area you can wet a line. The weedlines in Isle Bay have produced fish on windy days. The rock reefs have been great in the evenings for sinking a leech under a float, and anglers have still been finding fish rigging the deep gravel and mud areas.
Smallmouth have been a trickier target. Not because they won’t bite but, they are spread out and scattered now post spawn. Start off the reef edges in deeper water. 8-12 feet with dark colored plastics for bigger fish. Smaller fish and your occasional lunker can still also be taken off the shallower reef tops too.
smaller tubes and baits in the 3″-3.5″ range seem to be working best. Fish will flock back to the reefs once our crayfish molt starts and bait choice shouldbe switched up to reds and oranges.
Wahkon Days is coming up the 17th-21st of August. Check out our events page for links to event information. Live music, food, games, parade and car show/cruise with fireworks Saturday night.