Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – June 14th, 2013
Minnows and leeches are turning walleyes at Island Lake in 16 to 18 feet, Rice Lake in six feet, and Boulder Lake in 10 feet. Fish is kicking out pike in eight to 10 feet and bluegills along the weedbeds as well. On Lake Superior, spoons are producing cohos and lake trout from the surface down to 50 feet and muskie action has improved on the St. Louis River.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
Minnows are producing walleyes and smallmouths on Snowbank Lake in six to 12 feet and spoons are turning lake trout over 20 to 30 feet. On Burntside Lake, minnows produce walleyes in eight to 10 feet and pike in 14 feet. Hit Birch Lake and Shagawa Lake for walleyes in six to 12 feet and the bays on Birch are giving up crappies.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Jigs and minnows are turning walleyes at Lake Saganaga in 10 feet or 20 to 25 feet, Crescent Lake and East Twin Lake in eight to 12 feet, and Hungry Jack Lake in four to 12 feet. Lake trout are hitting spoons or ciscoes near the surface over 40 feet at Daniels Lake, near the bottom over 25 feet at Duncan Lake, over 35 to 40 feet at Trout Lake, over 20 to 50 feet at Greenwood Lake, and off the bottom at Saganaga over 30 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Walleyes and sauger are in eight to 26 feet on the soft-bottomed areas of the lake. Work a jig and minnow or short Lindy rig and minnow slowly on the silt or muck-bottom locations. Pike have moved slightly deeper into 12 to 18 feet, crappies have started to spawn in the bays on the east end, and the shorelines are producing plenty of bass.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
The shallow bays are as much as 10 degrees warmer than main-lake areas and that has pushed the walleyes into them. Most are hitting leeches or nightcrawlers. Muskie anglers are raising fish, some of which are still spawning, but the smaller males are chasing bucktails and glide baits. Smallmouth bass are hitting plastics along the shorelines, docks, and shallow points, while largemouth are an easy catch in the shallow, weedy bays. Crappies and northern pike continue to be found shallow.
Lake Vermilion Guides League