Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Lund4ver

Lakes around Grand Marais

6 posts in this topic

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4ver?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes sir, do you have a question?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Sushilicious
      Definitely have 2 disagree with with u 2. I understand the drive n the worry but if you've fished the csn chain for 10+ years there shouldn't be a worry 2 find a campsite cause you've driven past plenty of them. Also we're in the same boat regardless of the travel distance to fine a campsite. Yes it is nice 2 have a guaranteed spot but since they went 2 paid 2 camp regulation they have taken out a number of campsites so it limits options. ALSO U R WAY WRONG ON SAYING MORE PPL R AT THE PARK NOW. I went last Saturday  (day before father's day) n we seen like 4 or 5 more boats than canoes. It's nice for ppl who don't know the csn chain but it's terrible for the economy.   Fyi. First time I went fishing on the chain I went lake trout fishing on David......... I was 6 weeks old ......... I'm 32 now..... my dad's been fishing the csn chain for 65+ years    P.s. love how there's less pressure=better fishing.
    • Rachelkate21
      Hey! Does anyone know any brooks/steams/rivers that would be full of trout? Preferably near lakeville, mn but ill travel!
    • redlabguy
      Nice fish, Jeff. And good lesson on 1/2 crawlers, Cliff. I'm off the water for a few days with family doings, but should report I've seen a lot of mayflies in Frazer and near the portage. Clouds on the sonar and slicks of the water. I'm guessing it's not the big hatch, but it's providing a lot of food for fish. good luck out there.
    • osok
      Just got back into town from a slightly too long "vacation" dealing with relatives. Anywho, how has the fishing been on Superior, are the fish local or have they migrated N.E? 
    • AaronTC05
      I just bought a new Elite 7TI and the sun cover it came with doesn't really snap on very securely.  I'd say it just rests loosely on the outside.  It won't fall off if I flip it upside down, but it feels like it wouldn't stay on going down the highway or withstand any sort of jarring.  It takes hardly any pressure to pull it off.  Is this normal or is it a defect?  I've never owned a graph with a sun cover so I'm not familiar, but I imagined it would be a lot more snug.    
    • leech~~
      We will see if Sailorfly is another ask a silly question one hit wonder? 
    • jiggin9
      I have a Lowrance Elite 7 and was curious what lake chip most of you recommend for Lake of the Woods.  The insight pro chip that came with my unit is very basic for up there and was looking for a more detailed chip.  I'm not sure what brands are compatible with the Lowrance and which ones aren't.        Thanks in advance! 
    • Hines R
      Glad it didn't take a swim. My buddy had one of the cheaper Minnkotas deploy while he was up on plane using the main motor.  Needless to say it was a weak pin in the release system. It was a rental boat so he didn't have to deal with it. Bent the heck out of the stem portion. It was fully modified!   Didnt know now you were still going up to LOTW. Thought you were selling the place. Assuming you don't have the Sportcraft anymore since I don't think you'd put a Minnkota on that. If you still have the Sportcraft I know someone that might be interested in it.    I head up to South end out of Wheelers point tomorrow after work. Up for 2 weeks. Touch base with me if you are coming up or have the Sportcraft still for sale.   Ryan
    • cheapicetrick
      Thanks for the information. I believe yours must be different by the sounds of it. Mine looks like the one below. A bolt actually goes through the pin and bolts onto the actual trolling motor and you have to pull the lever completely out to remove it from the boat.  
    • leech~~