The great bite on Lake Mille Lacs continues to kick out both #'s of smallmouth but also great overall size. I am still encountering lots of fish in the 19-20" class and still finding some fish on beds or around beds. Pretty amazing to think that fish are still spawning the last week of June and first week of July, but it is happening and may continue for another few weeks. These clients came up from Kansas and brought their daughter out to experience the great fishing, and that they did!
The fire hot gravel lizard action we were having has slowed a bit. Lots of those fish have left the shallow haunts and moved deeper for summer now and we haven't continued to chase them. We have continued to catch all of our smallmouth and walleyes on artificial lures including tubes, speed craws, crankbaits, and swimbaits. It shows no signs of slowing down and I think we are seeing some of the best years of fishing Mille Lacs has ever shown. I know many people say the fishing is "no good" cause they aren't catching eater walleyes, but it is still one of the best lakes in the country for walleyes and smallmouth.
In the time between Mille Lacs outings we have been chasing the largemouth on Lake Waconia and Lake Minnetonka. Both lakes are under a no wake situation but both are kicking out great fish. The fish we are catching are starting to get to some of their summer areas making a easier to target them with weedless baits.
The kids seem to be the lucky charm this year.
Jaycob also managed a pike in the 36-38" range on the last trip we took on Lake Waconia.
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