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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6/21/18 @ 10:45 AM
clayshooter
clayshooter
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
Sturgeon_General
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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6/15/18 @ 1:31 PM
sen
sen
USER since 7/9/09

We booked another week at OBL July 14-21. We used to go in mid July and did great. It'll be fun to get into the smallies a little more. Hopefully the weather pattern and fishing patterns stabilize between now and then.

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

We have been fishing the 3rd week of July the last few years.  Staying at LDM Lodge, the camp is very quiet that week.  However, the walleye fishing is just fine.  Last year our limit if Walleye was pretty much set in the freezer by Thursday night.  Made one more morning trip out on Friday and caught and released 40 before we came in at noon. 

I think as the water levels return to normal this year I would guess the fishing will too. 

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6/10/18 @ 6:40 AM
sen
sen
USER since 7/9/09

We are thinking of going in late July. Wonder if the summer pattern would be better. Any reports of the past week?

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6/4/18 @ 7:01 PM
mrctech
mrctech
USER since 6/7/13

We fish mostly north and west of Honkenen Narrows. I think that there may be a bit of current starting up there and all the way to the Seine river dam. I think you should see better fishing than we did. 

I head back up to LDML on July 27th for another week and the fishing has always treated us well. 

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6/4/18 @ 8:45 AM
Wisconsin14
Wisconsin14
USER since 5/6/15

mrctech, what part of the lake do you do most of your fishing ? We are headed up on Sat 6/9 for a week. Pine Point is where we stay.

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6/3/18 @ 5:21 PM
mrctech
mrctech
USER since 6/7/13

Just got back from a week at LDM Lodge. I will have to agree that the Walleye bite was off but it just meant we had to look in places different than the last year or so. We still caught them once we found a spot holding, and kept the 20 inch Pike off the line.

The first three days was hot and miserable, then turned to rainy for a couple followed by windy and down right chilly.  The lake levels are low and even with the 2 plus inches of rain, still did not develop much current to move the bigger females out of deeper water and put them on the bite. Just and strange season!  You still have to make the best and find a way to enjoy!

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5/28/18 @ 9:03 AM
ducer
ducer
USER since 5/22/07

We returned yesterday.  LDM Lodge. Like sen said One of the toughest eye bites in 30 years.  HOT! We saw 69 degree water temps!  Most temps we 64 to 68 Water was dead calm no wind, lake is low, there has been no rain, and the dam is hardly flowing.  Also there is a fire ban.  Saturday we got poured on in the morning and the wind picked up, that evening was by far the best.  We were getting doubles and triples in our boat. The fish are there, the conditions just need to change.  Big eye was 29.75" with a few 24" 25" and 26" mixed in.  Big pike was 37.5" I had a dandy on that was pushing high 30"s I got her to the boat and got a good look but then she deiced the game was over!! 

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5/26/18 @ 6:19 PM
sen
sen
USER since 7/9/09

Just returned from OBL. Hot, windless and the worst walleye bite since I first started going in '75. Provincial DNR were all over the lake - we were  checked 3 times.

 Hopefully you all do better.

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