Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
Kamloops fishing has picked up for shore anglers from the French River up to the Sucker River. Looper Bugs tipped with waxies under a bobber or crawlers floated off the bottom have worked best. Ice-fishing reports have been limited, but this area received another seven inches of snow last weekend so it is difficult to travel on many lakes. There has been some crappie action in 12 to 14 feet on Comstock Lake, Fish Lake, and Grand Lake during low-light periods.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Lake trout continue to hit jigs and spoons tipped with chubs over 35 to 45 feet on Clearwater Lake, 25 to 30 feet at Duncan Lake, 18 to 25 feet at Kemo Lake, and over 25 to 45 feet at Greenwood Lake. Small jigs tipped with waxworms are turning rainbow trout at Leo Lake in 16 to 24 feet and minnows are producing rainbows at Trout Lake in 12 to 18 feet. On Esther Lake, spoons and waxworms are triggering rainbows and splake in 15 feet. There’s limited walleye reports coming off South Fowl Lake in six to eight feet and Lake Saganaga in 25 to 30 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
PINE CITY AREA
The northwest end of Cross Lake is producing crappies in 19 to 21 feet and the north end is giving up sunfish and crappies in 17 to 22 feet. Hit the north end of Lake Pokegama for crappies in 15 to 20 feet and the west side in 12 to 15 feet for sunfish. East Rush Lake is a safe bet for crappies and sunfish in 21 feet, while West Rush is giving up crappies over 30 to 44 feet. Look to North Goose Lake for sunfish in 10 to 12 feet and to Ann Lake for a mixed bag of panfish in 15 to 22 feet. Call or stop in and ask about lake travel conditions – this area received measurable snow last weekend, but some roads have been plowed on certain lakes.
Tall Tales Bait & Tackle (320) 629-8995