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Friday, March 20, 2015
Mille Lacs- I Caught A Scale
Scale on my thumb
It was supposed to be warmer today than it was. I was hoping it would be 55 and sunny, instead it was 45 degrees and cloudy. Still I headed over to Mille Lacs to try for some open water pike. When I headed out at about 6:20pm it was raining/sprinkling. I ended up going to Garrison to get a bite to eat. It stopped raining by the time I was done, so I headed to take a look at the inlet. There was enough open water so I put my waders on, grabbed my rods and got in the water. As I was walking to the inlet I spied a couple of 2-3 inch fish, I couldn't tell what they were. I put 3 of my rods down and waded out to about 4 inches shy of the bottom of my jacket. There was more open water than I originally realized. I thought I would be able to cast to the farthest ice edge, but it was a good 20 yards beyond my longest cast. I saw some fish activity along the ice edge beyond my casting distance. I made a cast to the South and bumped a fish; I know it was a fish because I caught a scale. It was getting dark and I forgot to pack my headlamp. I spooked 2 large fish as I got up by the inlet mouth. No clue what they were.
I will probably get out there one more time before pike season closes next Sunday.