Lundeen’s Tackle Castle – The northern bite on Mille Lacs has taken over the top spot this week – decent numbers of northern are being caught on the “upper 1/3” of the lake, with a good mix of big and small fish. About half of the fish are coming on live suckers under bobbers, with the other half coming from a mix of casting and trolling. 10-14 feet is the target depth along the weedlines. Smallmouth action has tapered somewhat, likely due to the young-of-the-year hatch becoming “food-size”. We notice(d) this each year with the walleye bite too – oftentimes around the 10th of July or so this takes place and the can slow down an otherwise hot bite. After a certain amount of the hatch is consumed, the bite usually improves. The fish we currently see are mostly in that 12-20 foot range and hitting drop-shot rigs and Senko-type plastics. The morning bite has been best.

Weekend Event Schedule

July 21-23 – Garrison Play Days
July 22 – ATV’s Ride Mille Lacs
July 22 – Copper Street Brass
July 22 – Tonight’s the Night – Tribute to Rod Stewart
July 22 – Beachside Bonanza at Nitti’s Hunter’s Point
July 22 – Aaron Simmons LIVE at Isle Muni
July 22 – Ladies Weekend at The Wharf
July 23 – Summer Gospel Nights

Check our Calendar of Events for all the details!  #dothelake