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Friday Fish Report for October 9


Walleyes are taking minnows in 15 feet at Poplar Lake and in 12 to 15 feet on Pike Lake and East Twin Lake.

Crawlers will produce splake in 12 to 18 feet on Mink Lake, rainbow trout in 12 to 15 feet on Leo Lake, and brook trout in 10 feet at Carrot Lake.

Grouse hunters are still finding a lot of foliage, but flushing birds.

On the big lake’s upper shore from Twin Points to Hovland, fishing pressure was mostly light to moderate this past weekin the lake and light in the tributaries.

Water surface temperatures were warm along the upper shore with consistent readings in open waters in the 52 to 55 degree range. Anglers caught good numbers of Lake Trout from all upper shore areas, particularly near shore in depths of 60 to 120 feet. The fish were generally 18 to 25 inches long and weighed 2 to 6 pounds.

Anglers caught larger Lake Trout, with several reports of fish in the mid- teens to twenty pound class, but overall, larger lake trout have been inconsistent and on the move, with larger fish present one day and seemingly gone the next.