Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013
Island Lake and Boulder Lake are giving up walleyes in eight to 15 feet, as is Rice Lake in less than eight feet on minnows. Look in three to eight feet for crappies on Island.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
Minnows producing walleyes in Pipestone and Jackfish bays on Basswood Lake. You’ll also catch walleyes with minnows in eight to 10 feet at Burntside Lake or in 10 to 15 feet at White Iron Lake, Farm Lake, and Garden Lake. On Snowbank Lake, walleyes, smallmouth bass, and pike are hitting minnows.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Walleyes are hitting minnows on the rocks and shorelines in less than eight feet at Two Island Lake, Hungry Jack Lake, Devil Track Lake, Crescent Lake, Lake Saganaga, and Seagull Lake. Smallmouth bass are hitting crawlers in 10 to 15 feet at Hungry Jack or eight to 10 feet on Devil Track. Ciscoes or spoons are working best for lake trout 20 to 25 feet down on Greenwood Lake and Saganaga or down 15 to 22 feet at Loon Lake.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Walleyes are moving in and out of the shallows, but the most consistent bite has been with a jig and minnow in 26 to 35 feet. Sauger and perch are mostly shallow as they wrap up the spawn, smallmouth bass are just moving shallow, and northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in the bays.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
Areas with emerging pencil reeds, weedbeds, and smaller chunk rock shorelines have been excellent for smallmouth bass. As the water warms more bass are moving shallow. Trolling small crankbaits in the shallow bays and along shorelines or slip bobber presentations in the shallows have produced walleyes. Crappie fishing has improved.
Lake Vermilion Guides League