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Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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I have nevere heard anyone talk about crappies in the big pond except maybe in the south end; are they in the lake, in the north?

Posted on: 4/21 18:21:17
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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From Minnesota
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I am sure there are some in the north coves boat harbors. Not much protection on the main lake for them up there so I am sure the majority are in the south bays. I have only targeted them in the south bays. Can't say in 25 years I have caught one on accident on the main lake.

Posted on: 4/21 18:29:30
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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I have a cabin next to Terrys boat harbor on a channel and we get real big ones around this time like 15-16" they fight like small northern on light tackle.

Posted on: 4/21 19:50:32
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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When there is still ice on the main lake but the shallow harbors open the crappies are on a feeding binge for a short window.It's funny you mention never caught by accident.In 40 plus years we have never caught a crappie on the main lake.We never target them either.There are some SUPER SLABS if you can find em!!!!They are out on the big lake some target them in Isle bay.Good luck let us know what you find!!c63

Posted on: 4/22 9:15:39
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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01/27/2006
From Mille Lacs Lake, eastside
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I'm 60 yrs young! and have seen ONE crappie caught in the main lake area in all those years.. It was caught out by Hunters Point 2 mile fishing late season perch one year

Posted on: 4/23 6:48:15
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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01/22/2009
From North Metro
Posts: 177
I caught one off my dock a couple of years ago at one o'clock in the morning on Wahkon Bay. Wife and I were slip bobber fishing with leeches.

Posted on: 4/25 10:47:12
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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12/20/2016
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The south side of mille lacs is hitting crappies right now. Troll and fish the docks. A lot of nice size.

Posted on: 4/26 8:57:07
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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11/03/2016
From Red Wing
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Been fishing the lake for 30 years. Last time I caught a crappie on the main lake was winter 1996. Very odd occurrence.

Posted on: 4/26 13:43:23
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Re: Are there crappies in Mille Lacs?
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03/19/2014
Posts: 26
I've seen a few dead ones the west side after ice out. My kids caught a couple slabs last summer on the west side main lake casting rapalas toward some reeds. As far as crappie in the harbors, that's the rumor. I tried a couple times this year and nothing. They're there I guess but just when I am not.

Posted on: 5/18 14:39:47
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