Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report - September 7th, 2012
Hit the eight- to 10-foot weedbeds for bluegills and the Highbanks area in 14 feet for crappies on Fish Lake. Island Lake is producing small walleyes in 10 to 12 feet, smallmouth bass on the shallow structure, and topwater baits have turned a few muskies here. Coho salmon and lake trout action continues to be strong with glow spoons about 60 to 80 feet down on Lake Superior. Bear hunting has gone well and most hunters are reporting a lot of activity at baits.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
The current area on the north end of Farm Lake is giving up walleyes via minnows, as are the nine- to 16-foot reefs on Basswood Lake. On Lake Shagawa, crawlers are producing walleyes in 10 feet. Smallmouth bass are hitting crankbaits or minnows in 18 to 20 feet at Shagawa and Bear Island Lake. Look for lake trout to hit spoons over 80 feet at Burntside Lake.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744