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Lake Mille Lacs Fishing Reports

6-23-17

If you haven't been to Mille Lacs yet this season, come now.

Walleye action continues to make headlines all over the place - locally, regionally and even well outside our traditional markets. Folks continue to enjoy the best walleye fishing we've had in years... some say the best ever! We're seeing fish shallow, deep, on rocks, gravel, mud, weeds, windy days, calm, morning, evening... it doesn't seem to matter. If you have a boat that will take you out on the water, you'll surely have your best chance ANYWHERE in Minnesota to catch a walleye - and probably a BIG one at that! Leeches are the top bait, followed closely by crawlers. Some of the better spots include Indian Point, 4-mile gravel, Garrison Reef and Sherman's Flat. We've seen the post-spawn smallmouth bite pick up a little better this week - nearly all of these fish have left the beds and made their way out toward their summer haunts. We're seeing decent numbers of smallies in 9-14 feet on the rock piles. 3-inch tubes and grubs have been good in browns and greens. A "slow" approach works best. Northern action is slow by historical standards. Usually by the 23 of June, the water temperature is established in the low 70's - this year, we're still bobbin' around the mid to high 60's. Even those couple of degrees can make a difference. Most of the fish that have been taken so far have been on live suckers in 7-12 feet. Muskie activity is slow.

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The weather for the weekend (according to the National Weather Service) looks like this:

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

The new moon is 6-23-17.

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Have a great weekend!
Bill Lundeen
Lundeen's Tackle Castle
38752 Twilight Road
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-3416
lundeens@lundeens.com
www.lundeens.com


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