Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013


Walleyes have started hitting chubs in 15 feet on Island Lake. Fish Lake is kicking out crappies and sunfish in 15 to 18 feet and muskies are hitting bucktails on the St. Louis River. On Lake Superior, green and white or red and white spoons are producing lake trout and salmon about 50 feet down out of Duluth. Bear hunting started slow.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094


A few walleyes and crappies are coming off Birch Lake via minnows in 20 feet. Leeches are producing walleyes at Burntside Lake in 12 to 15 feet, while smallmouth have started moving to the reefs of most lakes. Successful bear reports have been limited.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744


Walleyes can be had with slip bobbers and leeches in 25 feet at Seagull Lake, with a jig and leech in 20 to 30 feet at Gunflint Lake, or with leeches in 17 feet at East Twin Lake. Spoons or ciscoes are triggering lake trout at Kemo Lake, Greenwood Lake, and Lake Saganaga about 25 to 40 feet down in the water column. Crawlers continue to produce rainbow trout at Leo Lake in 15 to 20 feet or Trout Lake in 15 feet. Bear hunters are saying their baits are getting hit, but the harvest seems to be down from past years.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280


Walleyes are being taken with leeches and crawlers in 30 to 35 feet during the day on structure and with crankbaits in less than 15 feet during low-light periods. Anglers also are hooking a mixed bag of fish with leadcore and crankbaits in 30 feet or more during midday hours.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121

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