GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says although Lake Trout season opened this past weekend it didn’t seem that a large number of fishermen took advantage of the opening.
Pine Lake is giving up a few of its LAKE TROUT in 25 to 33 feet of water with a jig and minnow. Look for some humps and fish the downside. Duncan and Daniels are reporting fish but it was a little slow. Fish are in depths of 35 to 45 feet. Use small spoons and tip with a minnow or two. Rose Lake is another good lake to fish. Depths being reported are in the 38 to 43 foot range. Try a Swedish Pimple and minnow or a small spoon with a minnow.
WALLEYE action for the area is a little slow but some are having success. Two Island Lake is a good place to try a jig and minnow in 12 to 18 feet of water around the rock piles. Elbow Lake is another good standby. Fish in 6 to 10 feet with a plain minnow or an ice fly tipped with a minnow. You might run into a few PERCH at that depth as well. NORTHERNS are also hitting here using sucker minnows.
Northern Light is still giving up a few walleyes in the 8 to 12 foot range. Swedish Pimples tipped with a minnow head or a plain minnow. Some are getting NORTHERNS on suckers. Caribou Lake is also reporting action in 18 to 25 feet of water using a glowing ice fly and minnow head.