Walleyes are hitting nightcrawlers or minnows in 15 feet or deep-running crankbaits in 25 feet at Island Lake. Work the 10-foot structure with topwater baits or large suckers for muskies on Island and St. Louis River. Crappies are in 15 feet and bluegills are in 8 to 10 feet at Fish Lake. Use green spoons for lakers and cohos about 50 feet down near Two Harbors and Silver Bay.
Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094
Laker are hitting jigging spoons in 75 feet at Snowbank Lake or bucktails at 60 feet or more on Burntside Lake. A few walleyes have taken minnows in 9 to 12 feet at Burntside. Small suckers are producing walleyes and smallmouth bass on the reefs of Basswood Lake.
The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744
GRAND MARAIS AREA
Walleyes are hitting fatheads in 25 to 30 feet on Gunflint Lake and on the 15- to 20-foot humps of Lake Saganaga. Pike action has improved with spoons or suckers in 12 feet at Poplar Lake, Cascade Lake and Devil Track Lake. Plastics are producing smallmouth on most lakes in 6 to 12 feet and most brookie lakes are kicking out fish. Crawlers are turning rainbows in 12 to 18 feet on Trout Lake and in 18 to 20 feet at Kimball Lake.
Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280
Bigger pike are being caught with chubs on Knife Lake in 4 to 6 feet. You’ll find sunfish and a few crappies on the 6- foot weedlines of Knife, Ann Lake and Fish Lake. Walleye and pike action has been slow.
Jerry’s Sport & Bait Shop (320) 679-2151