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Local Fishing Report for Labor Day Weekend

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9/3/10 – 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.
According to our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, this week after talking to a few people up the trail there’s some major news… the walleyes are still biting!

WALLEYE action is picking up with both minnows and crawlers. Jigging and slow drifts around the rock piles in 15 to 23 feet of water appear to be the depths you want. However in Saganaga and Seagull lakes you might want to try deeper still. Area lakes to try this week include: Brule, Cascade, Two Island, and Devilfish. Best results are coming in the evening hours.
There hasn’t been a lot of chatter on LAKE TROUT action this week except for a couple of lakes. Greenwood at 50 to 60 feet using spoons and jigs tipped with a minnow is reporting some action. They’re suspended at about 40 feet. Sag action is around 45 to 55 feet or so. Ciscoes should put you on the fish here.
RAINBOW TROUT, always a good bet, are hitting on a number of lakes. Crawlers off the bottom at 18 to 25 feet or spinners will get you fish. Bring a fly rod with you too. Lakes to take a stab at include: Trestle Pine, Birch, Ram, Esther, Muckwa, and Chester -- for  brownies.
NORTHERNS might be fun this time of year. Try a few suckers in 12 to 18 feet around the weeds in Hungry Jack or troll a daredevil in Elbow for a little fun. Devil Track trolling with rapalas or spoons is a good bet and you just might land a walleye here with a Rapala.
LAKE SUPERIOR temperatures have been inconsistent and therefore so are the fishing results. You can definitely locate some Lakers and Salmon but you have to work for them by finding the correct temps. They seem to be deeper than past weeks, though.