GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says fishing has slowed down as seasons near an end, but anglers are staying with it none the less.
WALLEYE fishing tailed off at season’s end but Saganaga, held up and South Fowl reported a little action using jigs and minnows.
LAKE TROUT seemed to largely disappear but Birch was producing in the 30 to 40 foot range using spoons and minnows. Clearwater Lake was a bit slow but some trout were caught in the 50 foot range using spoons and large jigs tipped with a minnow. Mayhew reports some action in the 35 to 45 feet. Jigging Rapalas and spoons were being used here. Also check out West Bearskin Lake for some action. Try at 50 to 60 feet with jigs and minnows.
RAINBOW and SPLAKE action tailed off a bit this weekend but some action was being had at Kimball and Mink Lake at about 12 to 17 feet. Ice jigs and waxies or little spoons and waxies should put you onto a few fish. Leo Lake is giving up both RAINBOWS and a few SPLAKE in about 18 to 23 feet. Little spoons and waxies should do it here. MUSQUASH is giving up a few splake in 18 to 26 feet of water. People were using ice jigs and waxies.