Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013
A slow-presented leech or crawler is producing walleyes in 16 to 20 feet at Island Lake or 12 to 14 feet at Boulder Lake. Bluegill action remains strong in six to eight feet on Fish Lake and Rice Lake. Muskie action has improved on the St. Louis River and Island with bucktails and topwater baits. Lake trout and salmon action on Lake Superior has been best north of Duluth about 50 feet down with spoons and stickbaits.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
Spoons are turning lake trout over 60 to 80 feet and you’ll pluck a few walleyes off the 16- to 20-foot reefs at Burntside Lake. The rock reefs on Snowbank Lake are producing smallmouth bass and hit Bear Island Lake for bluegills in eight to 12 feet.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
Walleyes are being found on the reefs in 22 to 35 feet during the day – Center Reef, near Martin Islands, Cuculus, and Headlight are a few worth hitting. Windy or low-light conditions have been productive in shallower water. Look to the deep weedbeds for bigger pike, the deep structure is producing perch, and smallmouth bass continue to be caught on the shorelines and shallow reefs.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
Slip bobbers and leeches are turning walleyes on the rock humps or reefs in six to 15 feet. Largemouth bass are being caught in the thick weeds and smallmouth are sitting on the rocky shorelines. Topwater and glide baits are producing muskies over the weeds and rock structure and Mepp’s spinners are triggering pike on the deep weed edges.
Lake Vermilion Guides League
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Trolling with Rapalas or leeches in 12 to 18 feet has produced walleyes at lakes Saganaga, Seagull, and Devil Track. You’ll also find walleyes in 20 to 22 feet at Loon Lake, 15 to 20 feet at Gunflint Lake, 12 to 15 feet at Hungry Jack Lake, and 10 to 13 feet on East Twin and West Twin lakes. Ciscoes are producing lake trout over 25 to 35 feet at Kemo Lake, Rose Lake, Daniels Lake, and Duncan Lake. Rainbow trout action has been best with live bait at Leo Lake and Trout Lake.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280