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Mille Lacs report from Leisure Outdoor Adventures fishing guide Tim Hanske 5/23/2016
Mille Lacs fishing guide Tim Hanske 28 inch Walleye
This past weekend was another great one for fishing on Mille Lacs! The walleyes and smallmouth bass have been chowing down on food, and the fishermen who get out on the big pond are experiencing world class fishing!
Steve Hanske, 26 inch Mille Lacs walleye
We braved the wind yesterday and caught some walleyes out on the mud, including two big Mille Lacs walleyes. We fished the north end mud flats with livebait rigs tipped with leeches and crawlers. Drifting with the wind (.6-.9 mph) down the mud edges between 25-31 feet helped us locate active walleyes. We did find a few schools, but on most spots they seemed to be scattered so movement was key. I did pull spinners but this did not produce a bite as the water temps are still around 60 degrees. Anglers who fished the windy rocks had an extremely productive day using KenKatch 3D Eye jigs with shiners and slip bobber/leech combo. This is a great way to experience all the great fish in Mille Lacs, because they are all using the rocky structures to locate bait fish.
Some spots to check out this week include Garrison reef, Pike point, Myr Mar reef, Matton flat, Resorters Flat, Banana flat, 3, 7, and 8 Mile flats. Be sure to stop at Tutt’s Bait and Tackle and stock up on leeches, shiners, crawlers,fatheads, and all your tackle needs!