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GUTTMANN
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:50 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Hello Anglers!!

My new father inlaw has a cabin on Miltona. When we go out fishing, it is like a light switch. Either we find a spot or we don't. He doesn't know the where the fish are and their movements around the lake. Is there a site that shows the travel movements of fish? A map of Miltona showing where the fish most likely are at a certain time of year?

I'd appreciate any help as I'd like to impress him. It's always good to be on the good side of the inlaws.

Thank you!

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:57 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Hey GUTTMANN,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

There is a lake map located here...

http://myfishingpals.com/Minnesota-Fishing-Lake-Maps.taf



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:04 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Lake Miltona is a great fishing lake. Lots of places to fish... maybe too many. The lake is periodically stocked with walleye and muskies. The past couple of years have seen an uptick in some good walleye fishing, though they can be small.

Lake Miltona is also great for muskies too, if that's what you are in to. It is one of only three lakes within the Glenwood Management Area stocked with muskies. The "trophy" fishing potential of this lake is relatively high. Catching muskies exceeding 50.0 inches are not uncommon, though they can be hard to find. You cannot keep anything under 48 inches. Anything else must be released.

There are also largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, black crappie, and bluegill.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:05 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Welcome to the forum, GUTTMANN!


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:14 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Thanks for the responses! He's mainly into Walley, but we will go for Muskies in the heat of the day, and have YET to land one. Honestly, I'm not patient enough. LOL!

We have a map of the lake, IF we only knew the routes the Walleye travel. I'm a rookie, so if I ask stupid questions, please bare with me. I've heard that every 3 weeks they tend to move. Deeper? North, South, etc....I don't know Walley habits. If anyone could help me, I'd appreciate all and any information.

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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:35 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
I don't think the fish really move on any sort of time table. They move based on food sources and weather.

You say that some days you catch them and some days you don't. My guess is that if you find them one day and they are not there the second then they haven't gone to far. Just start where you left off catching them and work your way out. If a large front moved through you can probably bet they moved deeper and are more scattered. If the wind has been steady for a day or two follow the wind as the fish probably followed the bait fish which are pushed by the wind. If its been blowing out of the west then the fish have probably moved east of your original spot you found them.

The same strategy holds true for all times of the year but early and late you can also mix in water temps as a variable a little more often.

This strategy all assumes you have found fish one time. If you are having a hard time finding them to start with I would start your search out on the main lake strucutre. The maps shows some good humps that come out of deep water and come up to 5-10 feet. Thats a good spot to try. Start on the deeper sides of the hump and then start fishing shallower as it gets later in the day.

Another strategy is to just follow the wind. If the wind has been steady out of one direction for a day or two there are probably fish stacked up along the shore line and points that are getting hit with the most wind. As the winds move so will the fish so pay attention to which direction that wind shifted to and just keep moving, let the wind blow you to the fish essentially.

All of this is just general strategy and it will take time to refine and fit it to your lake but its a good place to start. Perhaps others will chime in to supplement what I said. Like they say there is more then one way to skin a cat, this is just how I do it.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:00 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Welcome to the forum. I have never fished Miltona so I won't be much help but would like to say a mistake many of us make is trying to fish an entire lake. In my experience it's best to pick one good looking spot and learn it well. Try to understand what part of it will hold the most fish when they are active and where they might be when inactive. This time of the year July-August) I would try to find a mid-lake hump and strain the water on and around it. Once you've learned that spot then find another and learn it. After a while you'll have a bunch of spots you can check out quick. The learning part is fun but can get frustrating. The rewards can be big later. Cover water with a spinner and crawler harness or crankbait and if you find something that looks good go back and check it out slow. Dave
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:02 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Excellent info! So, "Follow the waves"??
What about the Flat end on the East side? Do they hang out on those?

Mike
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:18 AM 07/22/08 (CST)
Yep, follow the waves.

What DAO said is also a good point. Don't let the entire lake overwhelm you. Just pick one or two spots and fish the heck out of them. Then take what you learned there and apply it to the other spots on the lake. After awhile you'll have the entire lake figured out.

Shoot me an email (address is in my profile) I have something that might help you out.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:23 PM 07/22/08 (CST)
Hi,
We fished Miltona Friday night with a small fun league. Hadn't been on the lake in years. Spent the first part of the night zelch. Then we went over to the south end slightly to the west. Got 4 small ones after 8:00 in about 16-18 feet of water on leeches and crawlers. All in all, the rest of the league got mostly sunfish. Fish were hard to get. Nobody was bragging. I think we got more walleyes than any other team, but ours weren't big enough to qualify for points. Look for a cluster of boats in that area. None of them were catching much either, but we had a meal next day. judson
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