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Local Fish Report for Aug. 13

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8/13/10 -- There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them. WTIP wants to help fillout your stringer by posting a weekly report on what's biting and where.


According to our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware. this week seems to be a carryover from last week. The heat is still affecting the walleye bite so you might want to try other species.
WALLEYES are a tough go but some people are catching a few using leeches and night crawlers. We’re hearing of varying depths to fish. Some are finding success in 12 to 18 feet around rock piles while others are as deep as 40 feet. Some lakes to try include: Poplar, Devil Track, Elbow, Pike, and Two Island.

LAKE TROUT are hitting using ciscoes or spoons. Most depths are in the 45 to 60 foot range. Good reports are coming in from Saganaga, Greenwood, Gunflint, Daniels, and Duncan Lakes.

RAINBOWS are still going strong. They’re using crawlers off the bottom in 18 to 25 feet of water. Good lakes to try include Leo, Trout, Esther and Mink.

And finally, if you have the means, Lake Superior is still on the upswing. You have to find the right temperature range but the fishing is good. SALMON are being caught in eighty feet or less as many are flat lining for the salmon. Down rigging has also proved effective. The LAKERS seem to be a bit deeper, over 120 feet.