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WinterHaven

Mille Lacs for sleepers

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Looking to possibly take a trip to Mille Lacs and rent a sleeper to ice fish and sleep on the ice for a couple of days. I have done this at LOTW but looking to try somewhere that has a good night bite.

Just a few questions for people who have stayed in sleepers there.

1. Is it worth going here to fish?

2. Is the fishing good or is it on the decline?

3. Is the night fishing good or bad?

4. Where is the best place to rent a sleeper on this lake?

Thanks for any advise that you can give me.

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I would suspect the fishing will be a little slower this year but as is the case any year, there will be isolated cases of phenomenal fishing. Some of the best fishing through the ice on Mille Lacs occurs throughout the night (I recommend keeping your lights off or very dim) and as for the resort, one word; Appeldoorn's! Best resort on the lake, period. They have a link to their web site at the top of the Mille Lacs forum page for more details, etc.

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1. Yes, but if the fishing is anything like last winter you can expect the fishing to be a little slow.

2. Fishing is always good in my opinion. However, there are years that you have to work a little harder than others. This year is going to be one of those years, as was the case last winter and the 2008 open water season as well.

3. Night fishing can be good, but it is never a guarantee. I would think shallow and rocks for this.

4. Appeldoorns, Hunters, and Red Door are a few good places.

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Appledoorns. Call Paul and let him handle the rest. (you may have to reel in the fish but he takes care of the rest.

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1. Yes, absolutely

2. A little down but I've gone in years where everyone says the fishing is very poor and done well.

3. Night fishing won't be as good as early morning or evening but you can pick up enough walleye during the night sometimes to keep you awake most of the night. Depends on where you set up. Shallow at night is best of course.

4. I've never rented a house on Mille Lacs, I've always been lucky enough to have my own but all of the ones mentioned above are good buisnesses.

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