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Mille Lacs Lake Ice Fishing Reports


UPDATE JAN 7, 2020

We had a very good day. We finished plowing our roads ahead of the cold front moving in tonight. We also pulled all of our rental houses out and blocked, banked and started most of them.


Tomorrow we will finish setting up the rentals including starting the satellite tv in the premier ice cabins and lodges. That can take forever with Dish TV.

We will plow the roads that need it after this wind.


We will set up road signs. If it goes well tomorrow, we may pull some private houses on Thursday. If it goes bad, we hope to start pulling private houses and letting wheel houses with season packages out on Friday.


Unfortunately I do not have much parking space on land and I will need it this weekend for pulling private houses out so I will be closing my access to daily accesses of any kind. 


We intend to give our seasonal skid houses and wheel house customers first crack at spots along our road before we open it up for daily or weekend access customers.


Hopefully we will open for access customers on Monday, Jan 13, 2020. We hope you understand. We will have plowed driveways along all of our roads for wheel houses like last year. We may restrict the size of house or truck we allow depending on ice conditions, but it looks real good now. We will also evict anyone found to be going too fast this year.


This year in particular the ice needs you to drive even slower than normal. If you do not want to do that, please go somewhere else.

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💙 On the south end... Some big walleyes caught this week up at Lake of the Woods along with eaters and saugers.  Good fishing still happening 16 - 22 miles out on the ice and most reports are good.  Ice conditions on LOW remain excellent at around 30 inches where most are fishing.  Best colors vary but on sunny days gold has been consistent.  On cloudy days, glow pink, green, orange and chartreuse good colors.  Don't be afraid to downsize presentation if fish are not active.  Small spoon with a minnow head.  A plain hook with a small minnow can be very effective.  Electronics helping anglers catch suspended walleyes.  Pike are getting more active and anglers reporting good success. 


💜 On the Rainy River... The river is frozen over with snowmobile traffic on marked trail.  Some reports of local anglers catching a few walleyes in the river but most anglers hitting the lake.  Extra caution is always needed on the river, especially with higher current this year.  Thin ice around the International Bridge in Baudette.  Work through resort or know ice conditions if ice fishing the river as ice thickness varies. 


💛 Up at the NW Angle... Ice fishing in full swing up at the Angle.  Resorts in 26 - 32' of water.  A mix of walleyes and saugers with some jumbo perch and pike in the mix.  The snowmobile trails from south shore to Angle in great shape.  Jigging with a bait with rattles has helped to pull in walleyes.  Fish houses on the ice through March 31st, walleyes and saugers open through April 14.

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