Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – July 12th, 2013


Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches in 15 to 18 feet on Island Lake. On Fish Lake you’ll find crappies suspended over 12 to 14 feet and bluegills in 6 to 8 feet. The 6-foot rock piles on Rice Lake are giving up pike, and you’ll find bluegills in 4 to 6 feet here. St. Louis Bay on the St. Louis River is giving up muskies, and the best bite on Lake Superior for cohos and lake trout has been about 50 feet down from the Knife River to Two Harbors with spoons.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094


Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches on the 8- to 12-foot reefs in Pipestone and Jackfish bays on Basswood Lake, in 8 to 12 feet on Shagawa Lake, and in 4 to 6 feet during the evening hours on Farm Lake. Jigs are producing lake trout about 75 feet down over deeper water at Snowbank Lake and panfish are biting in less than 6 feet on Bear Island Lake, Bear Head Lake, and Little Long Lake.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744


Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches on the 10- to 18-foot reefs of lakes Saganaga, Seagull, Hungry Jack, Devil Fish, Loon, Homer, and Cascade. Smallmouth are being taken in 15 to 22 feet on Hungry Jack, 12 to 18 feet on Poplar Lake, and 10 to 15 feet at Devil Track Lake. Spoons and jigs are turning lake trout over 45 feet of water on Greenwood Lake, over 55 feet on Loon, and over 30 feet on Daniels Lake. Spinners are the ticket for rainbow trout on Leo Lake in 15 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280


The west end of Lake Kabetogama down to Namakan Lake has produced walleyes and northern pike in 20 to 30 feet. The shallower weeds also are holding fish, and most are being taken on slip bobbers and leeches.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121

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