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Local Fish Report

Walleye image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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.


 
What's On:
Northern pike

Friday Fish Report for July 31

Here’s a Lake Superior fishing update from the Minnesota DNR.


Crankbaits

Friday Fish Report for July 24

Leeches or minnows are turning walleyes in 8 to 14 feet on Cascade Lake and Crescent Lake, 12 to 16 feet at Hungry Jack Lake, or the 12- to 16-foot rock piles on Two Island Lake.


 
Walleye

Friday Fish Report for July 17

Leeches are turning walleyes at Cascade Lake in 14 to 20 feet, Homer Lake in 15 to 20 feet, Seagull Lake in 22 to 28 feet, and Hungry Jack Lake in 13 to 18 feet.


Walleye worm harnesses

Friday Fish Report for July 10

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.


 
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for July 3

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.


Northern pike

Friday Fish Report for June 26

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.


 
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for June 12

Lake trout are hitting jigs or ciscoes over 20 to 35 feet at Greenwood Lake, Saganaga, Gunflint, and Loon.


Walleye spinner worm harness selection

Friday Fish Report for June 5

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.


 
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for May 29

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.


Crankbaits

Friday Fish Report for May 22

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.