Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – January 11th, 2013
Shiner minnows are turning walleyes and crappies in 10 to 12 feet during the evening hours at Boulder Lake. Tip-ups and sucker minnows are producing northern pike at Rice Lake in four to six feet, while jigging spoons continue to trigger walleyes in six to eight feet in Duluth Harbor on Lake Superior. Crappie action has improved during low-light periods at Caribou Lake in 14 to 16 feet and at Fish Lake in 12 to 14 feet.
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GRAND MARAIS AREA
Chubs are producing walleyes in eight to 15 feet of water at Cascade Lake and 12 to 15 feet on Crescent Lake. Hit East Twin and West Twin lakes for walleyes and northern pike in 15 to 17 feet of water. Northern pike also are hitting chubs on the six- to 10-foot weed edges of Devil Track Lake and eight- to 12-foot weed edges of Poplar Lake.
PINE CITY AREA
The Crow’s Nest area of Knife Lake is giving up crappies and an occasional walleye in 11 feet. The shallow bays on Cross Lake are safe bets for northern pike, while crappies can be had with waxies or Eurolarvae during the day in 25 to 28 feet. On West Rush Lake, crappies are suspended straight out from the access over 38 feet and the Cigar Island area is producing perch in 15 feet. You’ll find crappies during the evening hours over 17 to 25 feet and pike during the day in 10 to 12 feet at Lake Pokegama. Work the points with tip-ups and shiner minnows for walleyes and the 10- to 12-foot rock piles for sunfish on East Rush Lake.
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