Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – June 29th, 2012
Smallmouth bass are being found on the reefs and in the bays of Basswood Lake and Burntside Lake. Crawlers and leeches are turning walleyes in 10 to 14 feet on Lake One, Birch Lake, Lake Ensign, and Basswood. Lake trout reports are slow, with an occasional fish coming from Snowbank Lake over 50 feet.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Walleye action has been strong on leeches and crawlers in 12 to 15 feet on East Twin Lake, eight to 12 feet on Cascade Lake, 13 to 18 feet on Crocodile Lake, and in 18 to 25 feet on Brule Lake. A jig and leech combo is producing walleyes in 20 to 30 feet on Lake Saganaga, and spoons are turning lake trout over 60 feet here. Ciscoes are triggering lake trout on Greenwood Lake over 80 feet and on Kemo Lake in 35 to 45 feet. Look to Leo Lake with crawlers for rainbow trout in four to 12 feet and to Shoe Lake in 18 to 22 feet for brook trout. King salmon action has picked up on spoons over 120 feet on Lake Superior, from Cutface to Five Mile Rock.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Walleyes and sauger are hitting a jig and minnow or live bait rig tipped with crawlers and leeches on the 22- to 28-foot reefs. Center, Jug, and Potato reefs/rocks down to Chase Island have all produced fish. Suicks and spinnerbaits are triggering northern pike along the weedlines, and smallmouths are being caught along the shorelines.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121