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Local Fish Report for Oct. 1

Fathead minnow
Fathead minnow

10/1/10 – 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 fill out your stringer by posting a weekly report on what’s biting and where.
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says fishing is a little slow. But that’s not stopping people from giving it a try. Some are trying sucker minnows for walleyes and northerns while others are sticking with fathead chubs. The stream trout and laker season, however, is over.
Saganaga and Seagull are reporting some WALLEYE action fairly deep between 25 and 35 feet and jigging with minnows. NORTHERNS seem to be alive in a few lakes too. Bobber fishing with suckers in 8 to 12 feet of water is boating some of them while others are trolling with spoons. Hungry Jack, Poplar and Elbow Lakes are reporting action.
Probably the biggest fish story revolves around the LAKE SUPERIOR rivers. Pink salmon are gathering in the streams and reports of some Chinooks are also being reported. Salmon are staging out front of the rivers so your best bet this week for action seems to be the big lake. The Brule, Cascade, Poplar, and Kadunce rivers are all holding fish.