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Lund4ver

Lakes around Grand Marais

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Just wondering, other then the big pond, if there are any lakes up the gunflint trail, or anywhere close that I can put my boat on other then fishing Superior if it is windy and rough.

I have a 1700 Lund Fisherman with a 135 horse Merc Opti, and a 9.9 fourstroke kicker. I hace read about some horsepower restrictions up that way, but just wondering if someone can provide some more clarification. When ever I have been up there it is just to camp at the city park, and never fished that area. Not looking for hotspots, just some lakes to fish possibly. Thanks in advance.

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JBMasterAngler

I guess it all depends on what your looking for...lakers I take it? Loon and Gunflint lakes are perfect for your rig, both have nice launches that drop down fast so you don't have to back in too far. Both have good laker fishing, with some bonus walleyes and big pike. If you want to stay close to town then there's devil track lake...lot's of eater size eyes and more smallies than your'll ever want. Alot of the lakes can be tough to put big boats on up there because of all the dangerous rocks, even in my 14 footer I have to be really careful on some lakes. You'r boat will be safe on the 3 lakes I mentioned however, long lakes with deep sloping shorelines.

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Lund4ver

Thanks JBmasterangler, I am open to fishing for anything, lakers, walleye, it all tastes good. Going to be up there for a week (July 27 thru August 5), and wouldn't mind chasing some fish around on those lakes that you mention. Any tips that you might have for the lakes would be greatly appriciated.

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JBMasterAngler

Well, I'm used to being there earlier in the year when all the fish are still shallow. Lakers are definitely gonna be deep, when I was up there last month I was fishing 40 to 50 ft of water and marking fish from the bottom to 15 ft up. That's probably the depth I'd start at, and just work your way down to 80 ft until you find fish, they'll be anywhere from 30 ft down to all the way to bottom. Frozen ciscoes on a bucktail or airplane jig (at least 1/2 oz) is the best way to go. Blue/silver or white, or chartreuse are probably the best colors. Deep water trolling with spoons (same colors) can also work. As far as walleyes go, I can't really give you any info for them on gunflint or loon, but on devil track trolling live bait rigs along the islands on the south shore is very productive. As said before, now that it's later in the year, they'll be a little deeper. Devil track is a very productive night lake though. The mouth of the junco creek (right next to the campground access) is a good place to jig a leech or shiner in the evening. Devil Track and Loon have some very big pike...Loon has a special slot for them (24" - 36" must be released I believe it is, not 100% sure though).

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RodNGun

4ver?

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Lund4ver

Yes sir, do you have a question?

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