Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – September 27th, 2013
Fish Lake is a safe bet for bass and pike along the weedlines, while Ann Lake is giving up panfish in 10 to 12 feet. Minnows have started producing walleyes along the weedlines of Lake Pokegama during the morning and evening. The duck opener provided a lot of teal, mallards, and wood ducks, especially at Rice Creek Reservoir.
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Orange jigs and orange spinner rigs tipped with chubs are producing walleyes at Island Lake in 12 to 14 feet. Minnows also are turning walleyes on the eight- to 10-foot rock piles of Boulder Lake. On Rice Lake, walleyes and pike can be had with minnows in six feet. Hit the St. Louis River and Island with large sucker minnows for muskies, while Fish Lake is giving up bluegills on the weedbeds and crappies over 15 feet. The foliage and warm temperatures have limited grouse-hunting success, while the shallow lakes and ponds are holding good numbers of teal, wood ducks, and mallards.
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GRAND MARAIS AREA
Walleyes are hitting a jig and minnow in 15 to 25 feet of water at Lake Saganaga and Seagull Lake, crawlers in 13 to 18 feet at Two Island Lake, and minnows in 20 feet at Caribou Lake. Spoons or ciscoes are turning lake trout over 30 feet at Saganaga or over 40 to 50 feet at Loon Lake. Rainbow trout can be had with crawlers in 15 feet at Leo Lake or in 12 to 18 feet at Trout Lake. Brook trout continue to hit spinners at Shoe Lake in 10 to 12 feet. Grouse hunting has been good for guys willing to get off the main trails.
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