GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says fishing on Gunflint Lake bodes well for the Annual Trout Derby Picnic and Fishing Contest this Sunday, March 13.
People were heading up to Kemo Lake and picking up some LAKE TROUT. Using a jig or spoon tipped with a minnow, they were fishing in 25 to 33 feet of water. Saganaga was also reporting LAKERS in 40 to 50 feet or so. Large bucktail jigs and minnows seemed to produce some fish. Jigging Raps or Nils Masters were also working fairly well.
Gunflint was producing in 50 to 60 feet or so. Spoons and a minnow was the bait of choice according to one fisherman. Greenwood reported some nice action very deep, 55 feet or more using spoons and minnow.
A couple of standbys in the RAINBOW department would include Trout Lake for both LAKERS and RAINBOWS. Various depths will work here. Some were at 18 to 25 feet while others went much deeper 50 to 60 feet using jigs and spoons with minnows. Trestle Pine also reported some rainbow action in 16 to 23 feet using small jigs and waxies.