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Local fish report for Friday, June 28

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According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the walleyes are once again hanging out fairly shallow…

Fish are still shallow, especially in the mornings and close to sundown. They’re still in the 4 to 8 foot range or even less in some cases. People are throwing lures up near shore on the rocks and the walleyes are taking it right away.

Lichen, Homer, Gunflint, Poplar, all are giving up the fish in pretty good numbers. The lakes are starting to heat up a little and anglers are turning to leeches, but staying with minnows if the lake temperature is down.

There’s some really good brookie fishing for those of you who want to battle the bugs. When the bugs are bad and the lilacs are blooming, it’s time to get out there with a spinner or a hook and a crawler or a fly.

Smallies are doing pretty well in Hungry Jack, Devil Track, Homer, Poplar and anywhere else bass are likely to be. They’re fishing in depths between 8 and 15 feet on the average.

Northerns were smoking using sucker minnows. Some were caught as shallow as 3 feet. One last mention for Lake Superior, plenty of people are heading out and catching Lake Trout and a few salmon as well. Most everyone went 150 feet or more.