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Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

DULUTH AREA

Chubs remain the hot bait for walleyes at Island Lake in 15 to 20 feet and Whiteface Reservoir in 10 to 12 feet. Crappie action remains strong in the narrows at Fish Lake in 15 feet and Island over 15 to 18 feet. Bear hunting interest seems to be waning, but archery and grouse hunting reports are consistently good. 

Chalstrom’s Bait (218) 726-0094

GRAND MARAIS AREA

On Saganaga Lake, walleyes are hitting a jig and minnow on the 20-foot rock piles or crankbaits over 25 feet. Walleyes also can be had with a jig and minnow in 15 to 20 feet on Seagull Lake, in 14 to 18 feet on Cascade Lake or with crankbaits in 12 feet at Devil Track Lake. Spoons are triggering lake trout in 20 feet at Greenwood Lake, 15 to 22 feet at Daniels Lake, and 15 to 30 feet at Loon Lake. Crawlers are producing rainbow trout in 15 feet at Trout Lake and splake in 12 to 18 feet at Esther Lake. A few more bear were registered this week and grouse reports remain good despite thick cover.

Buck’s Hardware (218) 387-2280

ELY AREA

Sucker minnows are turning smallmouth bass in 3 to 6 feet on Moose Lake and Basswood Lake. Walleyes also are hitting minnows over 30 feet at Shagawa Lake and in the current areas of Fall Lake and Newton Lake. Look for suspended crappies over 20 to 25 feet on the White Iron Chain. Grouse hunters are kicking up some covies of birds, but it’s still too green in the woods to present good shots.

The Great Outdoors (218) 365-4744

MORA AREA

Knife Lake and Ann Lake are kicking out crappies and a few sunfish over 11 feet. Grouse reports have been limited, but archery hunters are seeing plenty of deer. Duck numbers look strong heading into this weekend’s opener.

Jerry’s Sport & Bait Shop

(320) 679-2151

VIRGINIA AREA

Slip bobbers and minnows are working best for walleyes, which have been scattered in 4 to 40 feet on Lake Vermilion. The north end of Vermilion and Birch Lake are safe bets for crappies. Grouse hunters seem to be doing best during the morning hours, but people with dogs are flushing birds during the day as well. 

Lucky Seven General Store                 (218) 741-3617

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