Walleyes are hitting minnows in 10 to 14 feet on Cascade Lake, 10 feet at Pike Lake, or in 8 to 12 feet on Devil Track Lake and Poplar Lake.
A jig and minnow combination is producing lake trout on Greenwood Lake in 30 to 40 feet and Trout Lake in 40 feet, while spoons are working best for lakers at Loon Lake in 25 feet of water. Look to Leo Lake with crawlers for rainbow trout in 12 to 15 feet.
There’s been a few grouse shot, but most hunters are waiting for the cover to thin out.
On the big lake, Angler pressure was moderate at most accesses when weather conditions have allowed, but the weather was turbulent at times, which is normal. Anglers caught more Lake Trout this week than before, especially from Taconite Harbor, Grand Marais and Horseshoe Bay. The fish came from a range of distances from shore, from near shore to way offshore.
Larger lake trout congregate at the first deep water breaks and along the deep side of these breaks from 100 to 200 feet down and generally closer to bottom. Smaller lake trout were caught in shallow and near shore waters also. The fish averaged 5 to 10 pounds and weighed up to 20 pounds.