Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – November 23rd, 2012
The last weekend of deer season went better than the opener, but the harvest will be down from last year. A lot of small bucks were taken the final weekend. The lakes had started to skim a week ago, but have since opened and there hasn’t been any anglers taking advantage of the open water.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
GRAND MARAIS AREA
The last weekend of the firearms season produced quite a few deer. Most hunters continued to see plenty of deer, especially nice bucks with several more over 200 pounds registered. Ice has been coming and going, forming at night and opening during the day on most small lakes. A few people were still fishing from boats and catching walleyes with minnows at Brule Lake in 15 to 20 feet and Two Island Lake in 12 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
PINE CITY AREA
There’s no ice worth noting, although skim ice had formed on some lakes and bays prior to the warm weather arriving. The only bite worth noting, and even it’s been slow, is taking place on Lake Pokegama where a few crappies are being caught in 18 feet of water. Duck hunting has been slow, but grouse hunting continues to be pretty good by most accounts. There’s also some excellent pheasant hunting reports coming from the southern part of Pine County.
Tall Tales Bait & Tackle (320) 629-8995