24 12, 2019

Christmas Eve Ice Report

By |2019-12-24T16:17:08-06:00December 24th, 2019|Fishing Reports|Comments Off on Christmas Eve Ice Report

Our access continues to be open to "walk out" traffic only as there is ~3” of ice covered by about 3” of water and slush and sandwiched by a few more inches of white ice. Many ATVs broke through the ice around the lake this past weekend. We are going to remain cautious and not allow ATV's, side by sides or snowmobiles out of our access yet. We have gotten reports and pictures of some great fishing along the first break, which is only about 1,000 feet out from our access. We will continue to flood the access to help [...]

14 08, 2019

Red Door Resort Mid August Report

By |2019-08-14T07:39:09-05:00August 14th, 2019|Fishing Reports|Comments Off on Red Door Resort Mid August Report

Mid August is here and the lake temps are finally relaxing (74 - 75 degrees). The warmer water has made the walleye more lethargic but we have seen a significant increase in the Smallie, Northern and Muskie bite along the northern side of Mille Lacs especially along the weeds. We look forward to another week of beautiful weather which we couldn't buy early this summer. Many have been enjoying swimming, water sports, and family activities around the resort. This weekend, we will be hosting our beach party/relay races at 3pm on Saturday. Café is open 8am - 2pm Saturday and [...]

25 01, 2019

Ice and Fishing Report

By |2019-01-25T16:25:51-06:00January 25th, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice and Fishing Report

We are officially out to the mud. We have 15" - 16” of ice around the Weimer and Bombeck flats and are allowing gas trucks and single axle or 21 or smaller dual axle wheelhouses. We have also just finished plowing roads to the Pantry and North Resort flat and are finding 14-15”. There are good areas to off road off our main roads but the banks are hard and easy to get stuck in so be cautious. Diesels and bigger tandems are welcome but we only recommend to the first and second breaks as we feel 17-18" of ice [...]

15 01, 2019

Ice Report

By |2019-01-25T16:28:33-06:00January 15th, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice Report

Roads open, yes. To the flats, not yet. 5 days ago, our ice team found many "traps" around the northern flats of areas with 10-11" of ice. We opened access to the flats by ATV's but not to vehicles. The next few days of extreme cold will help build the ice we need to allow safe vehicle traffic but the extreme drop in temperature will crack any new exposed ice badly and create some serious dangers; when we say 10 MPH, we mean it for a reason. Wait for daylight to travel the roads and travel with caution. At this [...]

10 01, 2019

Ice Report

By |2019-01-15T15:25:21-06:00January 10th, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice Report

Our team scoped out the flats this morning (Weimer, Bombeck, Pantry, Resort, etc.) and to our disappointment, many snow covered areas still have 9.5 - 10.5" of ice!! Knowing if we open a road between the flats to traffic, many will off-road into these dangerous areas as there are far too many to mark. Thus, we have opened access to the mud for ATV's, Snowmobiles and UTV's only. Our first and second break (up to 31' fow) has been very productive and remains open to 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks pulling up to 21' tandem wheelhouses as the first break [...]

7 01, 2019

Fishing Report

By |2019-01-15T15:25:54-06:00January 7th, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports, News|Comments Off on Fishing Report

What an awesome weekend on Mille Lacs!! Awesome to see so many of our members and guests enjoying the north end and the fishing paid off!! Many walleye were caught of multiple year classes but the big surprise were all the big perch!! Shocking how many were caught off the first and second break. Thanks to all of you for sending in the photos of their memorable weekend, we shared just a few. We are announcing a photo contest as our way of thanking our members and guests that share their memories with us. Send your photo's to [email protected] We [...]

3 01, 2019

Ice Report and Pull List

By |2019-01-15T15:26:11-06:00January 3rd, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports, News|Comments Off on Ice Report and Pull List

Our ice team worked diligently 10 plus hour days all week to build our roads and pull houses. Our access is great with no bridging and access to the first and second breaks. There is a bad pressure crack out ½ mile that is not yet safe to bridge that blocks access to the flats but the fishing on the first and second breaks has been exceptional. This weekend, we will be letting out ½ ton trucks with single axle wheelhouses (recommended to the first break only), or ¾ ton non-diesel trucks or lighter vehicles. PLEASE KEEP SPEEDS TO 10 [...]

1 01, 2019

Ice Report – Happy New Year!

By |2019-01-25T16:30:18-06:00January 1st, 2019|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice Report – Happy New Year!

Progress report to ring in the New Year from the Red Door Resort. All of our rentals are on the ice and will be ready to rent this coming weekend; we still have a couple available. We are staging houses and plan to pull houses and plow roads starting Wednesday morning to the first and second breaks as well as pull all those members wanting to be on the first or second breaks. We will update our progress daily. We will be allowing 1/2 ton trucks and cars out this coming weekend and will be allowing single axle wheelhouses out [...]

27 12, 2018

Ice Report

By |2019-01-15T15:26:48-06:00December 27th, 2018|Ice Fishing, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice Report

We received 1-5-2” of snow at best last night as much of the storm blew east of us. Let’s hope it continues to miss us but I am sure we will get more. Our ice team staked roads yesterday to the Weimer, Bombeck, Resort and Pantry flats. Second break, we found areas of 8.5-12” which is similar to what we found on the flats; thus too early for vehicle traffic. There is a pressure ridge about 3/4 of a mile out that is impassable with an ATV and not safe to bridge yet. We have staged some ice houses and [...]

17 12, 2018

Ice & Fishing Report

By |2019-01-15T15:26:57-06:00December 17th, 2018|Fishing Reports, Ice Fishing, Ice Reports|Comments Off on Ice & Fishing Report

Not much has changed since our last report as the weather has been above freezing daily. We have gained a little ice but due to the 10-15 degree nights and 40 plus degree days, there is a lot of expanding and contracting of the ice which leads to many small pressure cracks on the ice. There is one pressure crack that converges out past our access through the rough ice which we have marked with cones and at present, the pressure cracks are stable and sound, that doesn’t mean it can’t change. Be sure to access the ice “at your [...]