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West Cook County Lakes

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Howdy -

I'm planning on a fishing weekend up in Cook July 12-15 with a couple buddies and a boat or two. I've scoped out hitting Caribou, Devil's Track and Pike Lakes over the four days. Has anyone hit these lakes this year? I've read about some low water levels but didn't see any of these lakes mentioned - should we focus our angling-attention somewhere else? Has the fire affected fishing a lot?

Thanks for any info!

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I just came back from there and the water is actually pretty high. Devil track and caribou lakes are good, lot's of eater size walleye and more smallies than you'll ever want. They both have good sized pike as well. I'd pass on pike lake...go with either two island or crescent lake instead. Much better fishing!

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Thanks JB - that's great info to have. I figure we'll get out 5 times while up there so the other two lakes are great to know!

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    • Sorgy
      as of 12/5 on the West end many small bays were wide open. Water levels are very high in the local rivers, swamps and I am guessing the lake. It is information that I received from a relative last night.   Be safe   Steve
    • Sorgy
      No never ever caught a walleye early on the West end. Go east to catch early walleye   We have not had a good slip bobber early season walleye bite in many years. Used to be able to catch them from the docks and rock points every spring. Easy fun fishing. Now we work hard for the fish we catch. West end.   Largemouth bass, sunfish, and bullheads have been caught very regularly on slip bobbers and leeches the last 15 years. I bet they also eat walleye fry. Could possibly be a part of the missing young of the year fish in the recent fall nettings. I did not hear how fall 2016 shook out.
    • BringAnExtension
      Nice catch Mitch.  Those are some well fed Northerns.
    • bowhuntingboy1
      Dang, well maybe next time. There's plenty more pictures to enter
    • MrSchrute
      We ended up going through Tom Wilson. Pretty good price for a weekend. Now we just need ice.   http://www.leechlakeicefishing.com/fishhouse.html