Category Archives: Fishing & Ice Report

February 4th-5th, 2016

Small Walleyes are being caught along with Perch in the basins the last two days.  The gravel bars are producing in the overnight hrs but there are very few Perch out there.  The deep rock edges on our deeper reefs have been doing better also. We have moved more rentals to those areas.  The shallower reefs are still getting Walleyes in the typical early am and late afternoon bites. The Tullibee Hole has Perch and Tullibee going.  Some days are better than others with the Perch and Northern Pike are roaming out there look feeding on the Tullibee as well.

Ice is doing well with and average of about 18-20 inches and the roads have more where the ice is exposed.  We are letting all wheelhouse rigs go as long as they keep the speed down and most have been very good with that.  We still have some openings for the weekend and are breaking up the deluxe houses that are open that normally rent for the entire weekend to 12 and 24 hr shifts in case someone wants to come fish and get home for the Super Bowl. Call the office for availability.

The Lyback/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th, Entry fee is $50.00/person, limited to 150 people, 100% payback in entry fees in cash and prizes.  We still have some openings so sign up when you can.

Keep a tight Line!


February 3rd, 2016

Yesterday not many anglers went out with the snow coming and the few that did are out there in wheelhouses this am. so no report of the bite.  It has been good with many Walleyes being caught over the weekend by anglers as well as some pretty good Perch action.

We received a couple of inches of snow and the wind is blowing this am. but it will not give us any problems. It is actually nice to see the snow.  We will start getting ready for the weekend’s fishermen as soon as the wind drops a little.   We still have rentals available as I’m thinking Super Bowl is keeping some anglers home, so take advantage of it an come enjoy some good fishing.  Starting today we are breaking up what deluxe rentals we have open into 12 and 24 shifts for those that don’t want to stay the entire weekend.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th,  150 contestants, spots still available. $50.00 entry fee, 100% payback in cash and prizes.  Everyone will get a prize.  Cash prize for biggest Walleye, Perch, Northern, and Tullibee.  It will be a fun day!

February 2nd, 2016

Yesterday we had some Anglers come and go out for Perch, Walleye, an Tullibee.  But no one stopped on there way off so I really don’t know how the bite was.

We removed banking from the rentals as it had been moisture soaked snow that would freeze in the next couple days and when it gets icy it doesn’t insulate well and it is difficult to remove once frozen.  With the snow coming tonight and tomorrow we will have some new fresh snow for the houses as we get ready for the weekend.  We have houses still available for the next two weekends so make a reservation and come up and see how Mille Lacs is changing for the better.  It is not the “dead sea” as the media and others like to portray it.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th. 100% payback, $50.00/person entry fee.  Going to be a lot of really nice prizes as well as cash payouts for the biggest Perch, Walleye, Northern, and Tullibee.

Keep a Tight Line!



February 1st, 2016

Yesterday as fishermen left we found out it was a good weekend for alot of anglers. Many stopped and reported their catches and almost everyone caught numerous under the slot Walleyes and were very positive of the lakes future.  Some anglers caught some “trophy’s”  as well.  A 29″ 11lb and 28″ 9.5lb Walleyes was caught, and another 40″ Northern also.

The shallow water did as well as the deeper and the shallower water had better Perch action.  The “Tullibee Hole” had  Perch and Tullibee caught with some Walleyes in the mix too.  One angler had a camera and numerous Northerns were seen out there also.  It is not very often that you have such nice weather and good fishing as we did this past weekend.

The ice held up well with the warm temps and I want to thank the wheelhouse customers for taking it easy on the roads by keeping the speed down.  It was nice to see.

We are going to be getting a part of the big snow storm, but as least the worst of it will be south so that will be nice for the ice.

The Lybacks/Twp Tournament is on for Feb 27th.  Entry fee is $50.00/person, 100% payback in cash and prizes and 150 contestants.  There are approx 60 spots left so sign up soon!

Keep a Tight LIne!


January 31st, 2016

Fishing reports were pretty good Friday evening and Saturday.  Some didn’t do very well but most did.  (I have yet to see everyone out there do well at once) Lots of under the slot Walleyes and some overs, a 28″ Walleye was C/R in the Bowl. The bite was good.  Perch did well in the shallower basins although you had to pick thru the smaller one to get the 10″ keepers. Anglers with cameras on NW Gull in 16 feet were watching Walleyes all morning on Saturday but they wouldn’t bite. Anglers on Spider were doing well with Perch.  So along with the deeper breaks the shallow water did well too.

One of my concerns of the bite, (and not to be negative) is that the anglers that are fishing that deeper water and mud know what they are doing when they get a small Walleye on. They need to be pulled up slowly so the bladders don’t blow. I heard of numerous anglers that were catching many small Walleyes in the 28-32ft breaks that said they were seeing that happen. I’m sorry, but if they are biting like crazy, they are under the slot, why sit there and do it over and over? Think about it…is that protecting them?

The ice stayed put during this warm spell so far, but I will be glad when the “thaw” is over. It looks like we will get some snow from the next storm, but will not be in the thick of it at least.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th. There are still spots left.  Entry fee is $50.00/person and 100% payback of prizes.  There will cash prizes for biggest Perch, Walleye, Northern, and Tullibee.  Drawings will include augers, locators, suits, portables, rod-reel combos, and many other numerous prizes.  Big fish winners will not be eligible for door prizes.  Everyone will get something.

Keep a Tight Line!


January 30th, 2016

Friday’s anglers reports from Thurs eve and thru the day were good. Walleyes under the harvest slot dominated the catch for most with some reported in the 22″-26″ range.  Perch were active in the gravel/rock and the deep mud basins as well as Tullibee.  I am looking forward to a good weekend of fishing out there.

The ice gave us some problems Thursday afternoon and Fri am on the shoreline approach and because of our location, the islands and Pope’s Point had some major cracks due to the shifting, but things calmed down during the day and most is back to normal.

So far it is sounding like we will be on the “edge” of the big snowstorm early next week which will be a blessing for us on the lake this year.  With all the problems Mille lacs and it’s people around it have gone thru with the “political abuse” of it’s fishery over the last 15 years (everyone knows what I mean) and negative publicity brought from it, maybe at least the weather will help us out…

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th. Entry fee is $50.00/person limited to 150 entries. 100% payback in prizes. There are still spots left so sign up and have some fun!

Keep a Tight Line!




January 29th, 2016

The bite was pretty good yesterday.  Walleyes were the most active in 18-26 feet and the Perch biting too.  Most Walleyes caught were under the slot but there were reports of 23″-25″ Walleyes C/R west of the Banana. The late afternoon evening bite is still good on the shallow rocks as well.  Northern Pike are moving around the Islands so expect some Pike action too.  Roads are doing well with and average of 18″ of ice and tandem wheelhouse and rigs are ok as long as All  wheelhouses keep the speed down below 8 mph.

We moved rentals to new and deeper areas.  And also to get them out of the snow drifts from the last week or so.  With the warm weather the weight of the wet snow caused a fair amount of flooding around some of the house. And with the possibility of significant snow and wind next week it was a good thing to do.

We made some more roads out to the NW of the Graveyard around the rough ice areas and today plan on heading out to the gravel bars to at the least get a road going thru the rough spots before the snow next week, and we will go from there.

The Lyback/TWP Tournament is on for Feb 27th.  Entry fee is $50.00/Person with 100% payback in prizes for everyone.  It will be a fun time.

Keep a Tight Line!


January 28th, 2016

Wednesday the winds really picked up mid morning from the southwest and brought in warmer weather.  By afternoon it had switched more westerly and warmed up the snow to the point it stopped drifting.  Fishing reports were mixed with 18-24 feet having the best action.  Perch as still mostly in shallower except for the deep mud areas off the rocks.  The deeper transitions have Walleye action at night, but are pretty quiet during the daylight hours.

The ice is holding it’s own but what snow there is out there is getting heavy with this warm weather.  There is some so flooding around the houses because of weight and warm temps.  Privates be prepared to block your house up and shovel an opening in each end when you leave this weekend so things can freeze up.  So far predictions are for a pretty good snowstorm next week and you will want as much as as you can get under your house.

Don’t forget to sign-up for the Lyback/TWP Tournament.  Spots are going fast.

Keep a Tight Line!


January 27th, 2016

Fishing was pretty good yesterday for most that were out there.  Perch were active and the daytime Walleye bite picked up in 20-25 feet of water.  Tullibee action was good in the Tullibee Hole also.  As always not everyone did well but that is normal I guess.

We received about four inches of snow and spent most of the day cleaning up the roads and moving houses. And will be doing the same today. Privates that are not on the lake will need to call the office and tell us their plans for the balance of the season.  If they are not going out they need to settle fees and/or remove the house by the end of February.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th. Entry fee is $50.00/person.  100% payback in prizes. Limited to 150 contestants.

Keep a Tight Line!



January 26th, 2016

Monday we received about 4 inches of snow and this week temps are remaining warm with more chances of precipitation of one form or another.   So our ice making weather is over and in the long range doesn’t look like much like cold anymore.  Currently the average depth is about 16″ which typically is not much for this time of year.

The bite was slow yesterday for most out there.  Some anglers that had been using cameras went out and then came back in an hour or so as the snow cover “darkened” the deep water to  a point where they did not work well.  The shallower water was almost the same.  Anglers had activity but it definitely was a change,

Private customers that have houses here that are not out need to contact us as soon as possible with their plans for the rest of the season. We are rearranging our storage lot and need to know.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is on for Feb 27th.  Entry fee is $50.00/person, 100% payback in prizes.  Sign-up at our office to get in on it.  We are halfway there with entries as of yesterday ,

Keep a Tight Line!