Cold and wind push panfish to deeper water on many lakes – Northeast Report


The recent cold snap has prevented crappies from moving into the shallows, but some fish are suspended over 20 feet at Fish Lake. Shore anglers on Lake Superior are having some success with crawlers or spawn sacs and Looper Bugs and are catching more coho salmon than Kamloops this week. The mouths of the French and Sucker rivers have been most productive and one good rain would help to get these rivers flowing and the fish more likely to move into them.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094


Anglers are looking for lake trout and most are having limited success. Lake Saganaga is the best option with spoons or minnows where some fish are suspended about 40 feet down over 60 feet. Spawn bags have started producing steelhead at the mouths of the Cascade and Brule rivers on Lake Superior.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280


Look for crappies and sunfish at the mouths of the bays in 13 feet on Cross Lake and Lake Pokegama. Crappies also are being found suspended over 20 feet at Rush Lake and in 11 feet at Knife Lake. Flu Flu’s tipped with minnows or waxworms are producing fish.
Red’s Bait & Tackle (320) 629-1154

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