Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – March 1st, 2013
Rice Lake is giving up numbers of rock bass in six feet or less and Caribou Lake is kicking out sunfish in eight to 10 feet and crappies over 14 feet. On Fish Lake, you’ll hook a mixed bag of panfish in six to 15 feet, while Grand Lake is producing crappies during the evening hours in 13 to 15 feet. Look for perch on Pike Lake in 10 to 15 feet.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Lake trout action continues to be consistent with spoons or ciscoes at Gunflint Lake in 25 to 40 feet, Lake Saganaga over 40 to 55 feet, Greenwood Lake at 25 to 45 feet, and Clearwater Lake over 30 to 50 feet. Rainbows are hitting waxworms and small jigs in 18 to 20 feet at Trestle Lake, 15 to 18 feet at Kimball Lake, and 20 to 25 feet at Leo Lake. Waxworms also will trigger brook trout at Shoe Lake in 13 to 18 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Small sucker minnows, fatheads, or shiner minnows on glow jigs or rattle spoons are producing walleyes, northern pike, sauger, and some keeping-sized perch in 30 to 35 feet. The crappie and perch bite has been slow, but should pick up as we head into March.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
PINE CITY AREA
Crappies continue to hit on the southeast side of Knife Lake in 11 feet, the north end of Horseshoe Lake in 22 feet, and near Crane Island on West Rush Lake over 35 to 44 feet. On Cross Lake, you’ll find suspended crappies on the northwest side of the lake in 20 to 22 and sunfish on the north-end mud in 17 to 20 feet. The 15-foot rock pile on East Rush Lake is kicking out sunfish, while Lake Pokegema is producing sunfish and crappies in 19 to 22 feet. North Goose Lake is providing a mixed bag of panfish in 10 feet.
Tall Tales Bait & Tackle (320) 629-8995