August 9, 2016 Fishing Report and Mille Lacs Upcoming Events
Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs has remained good late into the season. Our launches and guides are still finding Walleye in almost every depth across the lake. You can find fish as shallow as 6 feet in the mornings and evenings and anywhere from 12-30 feet during mid day. Shallow fish are still hitting leeches under bobbers with deeper fish hitting crank baits most consistently. Live bait rigging has being spotty with the hour before dark having the most active bite. The Smallmouth Bass bite is slowly starting to pick up again with bigger fish being found deeper. Smaller plastics and craw baits have been working well. Natural colors being the best choice. Deep running crank baits, as well as clacking and rattling baits have also been picking up a big bass or two.
The ATV trails are in great shape. The local snowmobile and ATV club, The Driftskippers did a great job cleaning up after a few storms and strong winds that came through the area.
This weekend Mac’s Twin Bay and McQuoid’s Inn will host the NABC Tournament this Saturday August 13th. Following closely after the Minnesota Bass Federation’s Tournament at the end of July we are expecting an impressive weigh-in! First flights will head out at 7:00am with a return of 3:00pm with weigh-ins to follow. Sunday will follow with the 6th National High School Open Tournament. Flights out will be 7:00am with a 3:00pm return, followed by weigh in. You can visit the links below for more information on both tournaments. We wish all participating anglers the best of luck!
Wahkon Days is almost here! August 17th-21st join in the fun! Parade, Cruise Main, Hunt for the Lucky Lure, craft vendors, music and food. Follow the link and check out the flyer for more information on this annual get together! Wahkon Days.