Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – February 14th, 2014
Look to Boulder Lake with chubs and jigs for walleyes in 10 to 12 feet. Caribou Lake is producing crappies in 15 feet via glow jigs and minnows. Duluth Harbor on Lake Superior is giving up walleyes on spoons in five to eight feet during low-light periods.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
GRAND MARAIS AREA
A jig and minnow started producing walleyes in 35 to 40 on Lake Saganaga, 30 to 35 feet at Seagull Lake, 25 feet at Poplar Lake, and in 40 feet at Gunflint Lake. Lake trout are suspended just under the ice over 35 to 40 feet at Kemo Lake and Daniels Lake, over 50 feet at Clearwater Lake, or 50 to 70 feet on Saganaga. Waxworms are producing splake in 15 to 20 feet at Kemo, 18 to 20 feet at Musquash Lake, or 15 to 17 feet at Mink Lake. On Trout Lake, rainbow trout are suspended and hitting minnows over 20 feet and lake trout are hitting over 35 to 40 feet. Jigs tipped with minnows are the ticket for rainbows at Leo Lake in 17 to 22 feet.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Perch, walleyes, and sauger are most active during the late afternoon and evening hours in 30 feet or deeper with glow jigs and minnow heads working best. Look for northern pike in less than 15 feet to hit a big minnow and plain hook near most bays.
Gateway Store (218) 875-2121
PINE CITY AREA
White and black crappies are being caught in 20 feet on Lake Pokegama and Cross Lake during low-light periods. Glow jigs tipped with minnows, plastics, or waxworms are working best and look for the biggest fish to be suspended.
Tall Tales Bait & Tackle (320) 629-8995