Category Archives: Fishing & Ice Report

February 10th,2016

Yesterday the wind slowly kept dropping and the barometer shot up. We rented out four houses thru the course of the day and all were staying overnight so we will see how they did today.

The roads blew pretty much clear in most spots and away from the roads you can still travel if you watch where your going.

Today we will be moving houses and starting to set up for the weekend.  We are going to try some new spots with the rentals and see how it goes.  This time of year the patterns start to change a little and we are going to find out.

The Lyback/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th.  150 anglers, $50.00/angler, 100% payback in cash and prizes. It will be a fun time.

Keep a Tight Line!


February 9th,2016

Yesterday I went out and got the people off the lake that had stayed over Sunday eve when the winds started.  It blew all day yesterday, looked like it was going to let up, and then picked up with more snow in the afternoon.  This morning it is still blowing, but it is looking like it isn’t drifting anymore.  Today I will be going out and getting things going again.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th.  $50.00/person, 150 contestants, 100% payback in cash and prizes.  Currently we are at about 120 contestants.  See link for rules:    TWP 2

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February 8th,2016

Yesterday as anglers came of the ice most reports were of under the slot Walleyes with Fri -Sat night the over the slot Walleyes on some areas in the gravel and reefs.  The Perch bite was slower with  the smaller ones more active than the “keepers”.  Many anglers with cameras were watching them.  The overall bite was a little slower.

About 3pm the winds hit and until dusk it was a steady 30mph with gusts at times to probably 45 or so.  But the snow from the evening before was so wet it didn’t blow and the only snow causing the whiteout conditions was fresh. And this morning its still blowing, but visibility is improving.  We are going to lay low and let the wind slow down before going out, which will probably be tomorrow am.


The Lybacks/Twp Tournament rules are posted. Click on the link.

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February 7th, 2016

So far as anglers are leaving this morning we are getting mixed reports from pretty slow to pretty good.  There were many over the slot Walleyes C/R fro 21″ to as big as 29″ reported.  Most were caught in the evening hours. Yesterday during the day some anglers had good activity but mostly in deeper waters.  The Tullibee Hole had action for some and hardly any for others.  It all depended on where you were out there.  One angler reported huge schools of Tullibee on camera 10 feet thick but couldn’t get them to go.  While others got their ten and some Perch also.

There was a fair amount of drifting from the southwest yesterday afternoon and evening.  It warmed up so much that the snow quit moving around dusk  This am the wind has switched to the NW and it  sounds like we will get a couple inches of snow with 20-40 mph winds this afternoon.  That new fresh snow will pretty much make it a whiteout for awhile I’m thinking.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is on fro Feb 27th.  Entry fee is $50.00/person, 150 contestants, 100% payback.  Rules will be posted on Monday’s report.  We are over 100 entries so get your ticket soon if you are planning to fish it.

Keep a Tight Line!


February 6th, 2016

Yesterday fishermen started coming up for the weekend and hopefully it will be a good one. The Walleye report was pretty good from people fishing in 16 to 24 feet and a couple spots caught and released quite a few over 20″.  Perch activity was slower from what some fishermen reports, but a couple anglers did well in the Tullibee Hole area.

Ice is doing well as long as the anglers keep the speeds down.  Last evening 3 groups of portable anglers coming off the lake didn’t care about other fishermen using the roads and decided to follow each other down our roads at 30-40 mph. The phone in the office was ringing from customers on the lake calling in about them.  So I meet them on the access and they deny it…  pretty typical. They didn’t care that 3 vehicles traveling close together is like moving 15,000 lbs. on it at the same speed and it can weaken the road. And with the warmer weather we have been having the ice won’t heal as fast…. They just went out of our place for their last time. I don’t need or want fishermen like that.

The Lybacks/TWP Tournament is Feb 27th.  Limited to 150 contestants. 100% payback. Full rules will be posted on Monday.

Keep a Tight Line!



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!