lac des mille lacs LDML

1/5/10 @ 5:47 PM
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Planocat
Planocat
USER since 6/12/06
OK, so I think I have this figured out. Any posts that are not pure fishing reports have to be posted on this forum in order to keep from being dusted. Fair enough, I guess. So, in the future we need to check here until the season opens and we can start to post/receive actual reports.

Basically it means there will be nothing on the other location for stretches of 7 months or more. But at least we can keep in touch here.

Now how do we get that word out? I'll try posting it at the other site and hope it doesn't get dusted.

Planocat Big Smile

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9/21/18 @ 1:16 PM
Nathan Ranallo
Nathan Ranallo
USER since 1/18/11

Has anyone fished LDML in October?  Heading up for 4 days early in the month?

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8/4/18 @ 7:44 PM
Summitdave
Summitdave
USER since 7/22/05

We fished LDML July 21 to July 27 out of OBL. Fishing was good except for a day or two when there was another may fly hatch on the south end.There were some windy days and only one day with light rain. 

Fish were all on the mid lake humps,jig and a minnow worked the best but minnows were in very short supply,leeches filled in just fine. A lot of upper slot fish and good eaters,the end of the week we got into some nice 24 inch walleyes ,biggest northern was 38 inches.

Sherrill and Mike do a fantastic job,great customer service!!! We all sure miss Angie!!!

Two "bits of wisdom",Do not buy an Ontario Lakemaster chip,they are not HD and contours are in 10 foot increments=no help at all!!! #2,on a road trip we scored on gas cans,Canada does not have all the EPA regulated gas cans with anti spill/no vent BS.USA customs just looked at them and smiled!!

So nice to catch up with fellow fisherman we see every year on the same week at OBL=Great Happy Hours!!!!!


A great trip to every one in the future,

Dave


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7/23/18 @ 7:12 AM
mrctech
mrctech
USER since 6/7/13

Heading back up this Friday to LDML as I have for the last 12 years now, after doing the Memorial Day week each year. I see that the water level at the dam has reached the point of an increase in flow rate so I am hoping to finally see some current in the narrows and river.

we usually try the conventional wisdom for July like others have mentioned but also drift breaks along 12 feet of water watching the wind.

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7/22/18 @ 5:53 PM
JohnFL
JohnFL
USER since 6/16/10

Just got back from LDMLodge and had a fine time, with good weather and good fishing.  The Walleyes were generally on in most spots.  We found, and it seems to be a trend for our last few July trips, is that the W-fish can be found where: there are vertical underwater weeds (I call it duckweed), nearby rocky structure and  nearby deep water.  Take any of the 3 out of the equation and your chances are less. 

They were hitting on nightcrawler, jig-minnow, spinner minnow, and even spinner-crawler at varios times depending I think on lighting conditions (time of day and cloud cover).  Red orange good for low light, brass & silver good for full daylight. 

We also found the Smallie population more extensive than we've ever seen on that side of the lake.  Picked up some little ones casting the shoreline, but it seemed like the 2+ pounders were staying in 10 ft of water and hiting nightcrawler walleye rigs.  Many accidental bass this way. 

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7/20/18 @ 12:52 PM
Summitdave
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USER since 7/22/05

benelli1,

Leaving tomorrow morning for OBL@LDML.

Will give you a call and post when we return.

Dave

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7/16/18 @ 10:42 AM
benelli1
benelli1
USER since 7/14/17

We fished the week of July 6-13.  Stayed at Pine Point resort.  Most in our group of 10 have never fished in Canada.  No one ever fished LDML.  A big shout out to candofish, David AP and Summit Dave.  All were very helpful and provided a ton of information on baits to use, places to fish etc....  In short the walleye fishing was less than expected, smallies were better than expected and pike were as expected.  We simply could never find the walleyes with consistency.  We would catch 2-3 and have to move.  I am sure the recent mayfly hatch had a big impact on our success.  Biggest walleye caught was 23 inches, anything over 18 was released. We tried every bait and technique and fished Bolton bay, rabbit island, fisherman's island and everything around Pine point.  I believe we landed on average 3 walleye per boat per day.  We landed on average 50 smallies per boat each day.  Any rocky bank and a little shade would hold fish. As expected pike were caught anywhere and everywhere.  Biggest takeaways from this experience:

-I think we might have picked a bad week (lots of empty cabins at pinepoint)

-Felice (new owner of pinepoint in November was very helpful and put us on fish a couple days)

-Gold jig head was the color to use for worms or minnow

-themacell does not work on biting black flies, you must use bug spray

-Had a great time and we will be back

    

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7/11/18 @ 8:24 AM
Illinois Angler
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USER since 6/5/07

Hi John, We went up the end of May and back again the first week of July. We had our fish checked both times coming back. Really no problem, both times it didn’t take long, we had the cooler in back of our truck and they didn’t take the cover off the boat. Also they want the drain plug pulled out on the boat. Have a good trip.

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7/11/18 @ 7:10 AM
JohnFL
JohnFL
USER since 6/16/10

Leaving Friday for Lac Des Mille Lodge.  Has anyone had any hassles at the border? 

Looks like lake levels are up.  They pulled a log from the dam so there will be some flow thru the lake..


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6/21/18 @ 10:45 AM
clayshooter
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MEMBER since 12/5/02

Spent the week of June 9th to the 16th at Lac Des Mille Lodge. Water was about a foot low with temps hitting 70 by the end of the week. Fishing was nothing less than spectacular. Found fish everywhere. Best fishing was in 8 to 10 feet of water but by Friday they were in 12 foot range. Lot's of fish in the 17 to 21 inch range. Everything 19 and up went back into the lake. Some of the best fishing I've seen in years! Good luck to Rob & Rylie, they have a tough act to follow.

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6/20/18 @ 8:20 PM
Sturgeon_General
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USER since 4/1/06

Just returned from LDML- a great trip. Water levels are now normal, conditions fine. We had our limits by the second day and ate like kings for the week. had 2 walleyes over 24", several 21 to 23, with most fish 16" to 19". Obviously most released. The new owners of the Lodge are very dedicated, and accommodating. Rob and Riley will do well. Most of our fish were caught on 1/4 oz jigs or Lindy rigs. We fished from below Honkonen narrows to the Seine river dam. Best of luck to the new owners of the Lodge and all fishermen.....SG 

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