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January 11, 2017 Report

Update for the weekend. We are cleaning up after the storm. We saw a lot of snow and wind. Fishing reports continue to be good.

We won’t be plowing out to Hennepin Island or the gravel before the weekend.

Please call if you plan to be up over the weekend so we can plow and check into the office before going onto the lake.

We do have a few rentals available and if you haven’t heard, the Mille Lacs bite is HOT this year! Come on up.

Patiently Awaiting Ice!

We will update you on ice status and fishing reports when they become available so stay tuned.

Fishing is great this year!

February 12, 2016

Fishing going well on Hennepin and gravel

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Fishing: Reports around the lake continue to be great. Nice numbers of smaller walleye with a few big ones mixed in. Last weekend, rental houses had anywhere from 7 – 20+ walleyes. The deep side of Hennepin was doing well last weekend, and the gravel bars continue to produce.

During prime time (dawn/dusk), fish on the tops of the rock piles, then the bottom edges during the day. Depth of wGoergen 4ater depends on which hump you are on – 20-25 on top and down to 33 off the bottom edge. Still seeing northerns in the bay on tips ups and spearing. Chilly this weekend, so watch for cracks on the road, mainly in the mornings.

We have openings for sleepers, day houses and spear houses. Call and take advantage of our weekend and weekday specials.

Roads: ALL our usual roads are plowed.

Vehicle Traffic: all good; wheel houses welcome

Rental houses all sizes available

  • 6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
  • 8- and 10-hole day houses
  • 1 and 2-hole spear houses

General Ice conditions: Roads have about 20” of ice on the roads. Off the roads, ice varies from 15” – 22.”

January 25, 2016 out to Hennepin

January 25, 2016

10 mph – Driving all vehicles, all size houses

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Roads: We are out to Hennepin, which is about 3 ½ miles out. So we have roads heading south and several off Hawkbill. Each heads north and south about a mile.

Vehicle Traffic: all good

Private houses all good Wheel houses all good

Rental houses all available

  • 6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
  • 8- and 10-hole day houses
  • 1 and 2-hole spear houses

Fishing: Reports were good over the weekend. Seemed a bit slow Friday night, but rest of weekend was productive. One group had over 100 perch with about 25 keepers. A few others went through many smaller walleyes including that 13-16” range and still had a few keepers and some big fish, too. All the fish are still looking nice and fat and healthy.

General Ice conditions: Roads are plowed Hennepin wiPhillips 5th about 18” of ice on the roads. Off the roads, ice varies from 14” – 17.”

January 20, 2016 – 10 mph – Driving all vehicles, all size houses

Winter continues on Mille Lacs!!

Roads: Everywhere on Roads A-I.Road maps

Vehicle Traffic: all good

Eric 27Private houses all good
Wheel houses all good
Rental houses all available
6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
8- and 10-hole day houses
1 and 2-hole spear houses

Fishing: Was cold over the weekend, but still saw some nice fish and somSally 32.5 northerne numbers of fish. There were 3 big walleyes that we heard about – 27, 27, and a 28.” One couple brought in a fat 32 1/2 “ northern this am

General Ice conditions: Roads are plowed to Road I and we have about 18” of ice on all the roads. Off the roads, ice varies from 12” – 17.”

Thanks for your patience, everyone.   Keep it slow and let’s have a great winter!  

January 15, 2015 Happy Friday!

January 15, 2016
10 mph – Driving up to ¾ ton
Roads A, B,1st ½ of C, Road D & part of Road C

10 mph is max.
Vehicle Traffic: up to 3/4 ton
Private houses up to 12×24
Small wheel houses (16′ or less)

All Rental houses available
• 6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
• 8- and 10-hole day houses  
• 1 and 2-hole spear houses

Be sure to stop in the office to check conditions before heading out!

General Ice conditions: Roads are plowed to Road I and we have about 15″ of ice on the roads. As far as where we put houses, we have 11-14” in bay, Roads A, B, and C (1st ½ only) have about 13.” Roads D, E, F, and I are sitting at about 10-14″, which is why we’ll only go part way on some.

Thanks for your patience, everyone. Keep in mind that with the cold weather tomorrow night WILL come cracks so check out our updates and DRIVE SLOWLY.

Keep it slow and let’s have a great winter!
The faster you drive, the harder it is on the roads.

January 13

January 13, 2016

10 mph – Driving up to ¾ ton

Roads A & B & 1st ½ of C

Roads: Bay and on Roads A & B & C (1st 1/2 ). 10 mph is max.

Vehicle Traffic: up to 3/4 ton

Private houses up to 12×24 Small wheel houses (16’ or less)

All Rental houses available

  • 6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
  • 8- and 10-hole day houses
  • 1 and 2-hole spear houses

Fishing: Seeing lots of small perch minnows, so target those perch colors with your baits. Reports around the lake are consistently good. My dad was out yesterday and caught a few small perch and walleyes in the perch hole.

Be sure to stop in the office to check conditions before heading out!

 

General Ice conditions: Roads are plowed to Road I and we have about 15” of ice on the roads. As far as where we put houses, we have 10-13” in bay. Roads A, B, and C (1st ½ only) have about 12”. Roads D, E, F, and I are sitting at about 9-12”.

 

Thanks for your patience, everyone.

Keep it slow and let’s have a great winter!

The faster you drive, the harder it is on the roads.

January 11, 2016 – driving and smaller houses

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    Driving is a go…car

The cold has been good to us. Ice conditions have improved and we’ll now allow driving of vehicles up to ½ ton in the bay and on Roads A&B. 10 mph is max.

Rentals available:

  • 6-, 8-,10- and 14-hole deluxe sleeper houses
  • 8- and 10-hole day houses
  • 1- and 2-hole spear houses

Private houses up to 10×20 can now be moved out: to the bay and Roads A & B. That may expand come Friday so stay tuned.

Guys fishing the perch hole are doing well both yesterday and today. Over the weekend, the spear houses saw some northern action, and one group angling had 4 unders and threw back a nice 31” northern. Saw another guy land a nice northern on a tip up as the plow truck drove by. Not too many are targeting walleyes here in the bay, one couple had two smaller walleyes and another spearer saw two really nice ones go by.

Seeing lots of small perch minnows, so target those perch colors with your baits.

Ice conditions: Right now, we have 8-12” in bay. Roads A, B, and C are plowed and have about 12”. Main road is plowed to Road I but we have some cracks out there due to the cold weather. Depending on how they heal, Kevin may open Roads D, E, F, and I (currently 8-11”).

Be sure to stop in the office to check conditions before heading out!