GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says trout are still biting, but when the latest cold front went through the area the walleyes picked up like crazy.
The WALLEYES on Sag have started to pick up. They’re fairly deep -- in that 50 to 60 foot range, but they’re being taken with jigs and minnows… and they’re good eaters. Also the LAKE TROUT were abundant in 40 to 55 feet, also on Saganaga. If you can get larger minnows like suckers, shiners or certified ciscoes and tip a bucktail jig or a spoon.
LAKE TROUT in Greenwood has been spotty but success was being found in 60 feet of water or so. Jig or spoon tipped with a minnow is the way to go. There were some also in 40 feet or so and everything was near bottom. Daniels was showing success in 40 to 55 feet using jig and minnow or jigging Rap with a minnow head. Trout Lake had fish in the 35 to 40 foot range or so, same M.O.-- jig or spoon with minnow.
RAINBOWS were hitting a little shallower, 17 to 22 feet using waxies and small spoons or ice jigs. Poplar Lake also reports a few lakers being caught fairly deep, about 45 to 55 feet.
As far as RAINBOWS and SPLAKE go, Mink is still reporting good results in 12 to 22 feet of water with salted minnows or waxies and small spoons. Bogus Lake reported good SPLAKE action in 15 to 20 feet of water with waxies and jigs.
For those looking for some easy access BROOKIES, we have to mention Carrot Lake again. Try 8 to 14 feet of water with small ice jigs tipped with waxies.