There are lots 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.
Tune in to DayBreak every Friday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. for the latest report.
Leeches are the hot bait for walleyes at Two Island Lake in 12 to 16 feet, East Twin Lake in 12 to 18 feet, Poplar Lake in 15 to 18 feet, and Hungry Jack Lake in 8 to 15 feet.
Crawlers or fly fishing has been the ticket for brook trout at Carrot Lake in 10 to 15 feet and Loft Lake in 15 to 20 feet.
Drifting minnows or leeches has produced walleyes at Elbow Lake in 6 feet, Two Island Lake in 8 to 12 feet, and Caribou Lake in 15 feet.
Lake trout are hitting jigs or ciscoes over 20 to 35 feet at Greenwood Lake, Saganaga, Gunflint, and Loon.
Minnows or leeches are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet on Cascade Lake, 12 to 14 feet on Pine Lake, 10 to 14 feet on Two Island Lake, 15 feet at Crescent Lake, and 20 to 25 feet on Lake Saganaga.
A jig and minnow is producing walleyes on the 12- to 14-foot rocks at Two Island Lake and 8- to 12-foot rocks on Crescent Lake.
A jig and minnow or crankbaits are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet on Cascade and Poplar lakes, in 6 feet at the inlet on Northern Light, and in 20 feet on Seagull.
About a half a million anglers were expected to hit the water last weekend when the walleye season opened. Fishing on Lake Vermillion for the governor’s opener Saturday was very good. Gov.
A few of the lakes that have good reports this past week include Kemo, Elbow, White Pine and Brule.
According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the stream trout and laker season is over, which leaves the big three until ice-up.