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Friday Fish Report for October 2

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Walleyes are hitting minnows in 10 to 15 feet on Poplar Lake, 6 to 12 feet on Pike Lake, and 15 feet on Crescent Lake. Crawlers are turning rainbow trout in 12 to 18 feet on Trout Lake and 10 to 15 feet on Leo Lake. Grouse hunting has been good for those willing to get off the main trails.

From Twin Points to Hovland Anglers reported good catches of Lake Trout from all stations. Most of the fish were smaller, about 17 to20 inches long. Anglers caught these smaller fish in shallower and near shore waters in the 30 to 70 foot depth range, or even from shore where anglers can cast from points and piers near deeper water.

Larger Lake Trout were tougher to find this past week than the week before. Water temperatures were warm again, averaging 52 to 58 degrees at the surface in open waters.

Anglers report that a few salmon can still be found along the upper shore, especially Chinook Salmon in the 24 to 28 inch class and weighing up to eight pounds, but overall anglers are catching fewer salmon.