Local Fish Report for June 17

Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout

GRAND MARAIS AREA
According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, word is the walleyes are going a little deeper.

Walleyes can be found in 10-15 feet of water along weed lines and rock piles. Though in some lakes shallow may still the way to go. Check the temperature of lake, if you can, to help guide you to the proper depth. Minnows and leeches are still the bait to use. Drift live bait rigs or jig, and don’t forget to troll with Rapalas.

Northern fishing seems to be mostly trolling spoons in shallow areas. People are catching northerns and smallies while searching for walleyes.

Trout are also hitting with nightcrawlers off the bottom so try your hand at rainbow fishing one of these nights.

Speaking of trout lakes here are a couple more brookie lakes to check out on a map…Duke Lake, just east of the Twin Lakes is supposed to house some very nice brookies if you want to hike it in. Loft Lake, off the Shoe Lake road is a dandy little brook trout lake and the access is easy.

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