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Mille Lacs trip...

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I'm looking at going to Mille Lacs for a few days in early June. Any recommendations on a campground/ park to stay at? I plan on fishing for smallies, so I am guessing south end of the lake somewhere...

Thanks for the help!

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Appledoorns I believe they have a few Camping spots.. and its right were the smallies live!

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I wanna get out and catch some millelacs smallies.

I could always trade a Northern MN hawgs only day for it.

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I'll trade that! Im heading there this weekend, might be a little early, but they should be pre-spawn and fat!

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Best time will not be for a little bit, that water takes FOREVER to warm up out there. Late June it is

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where I fish UP NORTH I catch all my big fish (large and smallies)from opener-middle of june. So the time is now.

Late may is my favorite, when I can command all the smallies off the boulders to feast on a tastey hook. After july with the exception of Lake Vermilion, the bass fishing gets harder and dealing with the weeds sucks.

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Mille Lacs is unlike most lakes in the state for smallies. The hotter and calmer the better.

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Mille Lacs is unlike most lakes in the state for smallies. The hotter and calmer the better.

I'd love to know why that is.... I know a couple other lakes like that, and the common denominator - if there is one - is clear water. But it's odd...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Bemidji basser send me an e-mail and I will give you some good areas/spots to try.

jjanousek@charter.net

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My only guess is the size of it and the water clarity. Takes so long to warm up and never gets to be the temps of a typical lake in MN. And there are very few weeds outside the bays to hold the warmth. Rocks help, but there are only so many of them.

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Lets go sledneck! Can you take a day off in the next 3 weeks? I got some new spots to try.

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Lets go sledneck! Can you take a day off in the next 3 weeks? I got some new spots to try.

doubtful for the weekdays

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