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
jwebb18

Bait in the Cloquet area?

8 posts in this topic

Hey guys, I'm new to posting but I've been lurking for awhile.

I'm visiting my girlfriend's family in Cloquet in a couple weeks, and I was hoping to fish for some cats while I was up there. My question is what I should expect as far as getting bait. There isn't much worse than showing up for a nice day of fishing, then spending it all trying (and failing) to catch bait. Are there any good bait shops in the Cloquet area in case I can't catch any bait myself?

My girlfriend and her family have never really fished for cats, so I don't really know any spots. After studying some maps for a long time I've decided to try right off highway 2 where the Cloquet River meets the St. Louis. It looks like as good of a spot as any. I'm hoping to catch some channels during the day and some flatheads at night.

I was mainly hoping to get some suggestions on bait, but I'm also open to ideas for fishing spots if you guys don't think the spot I mentioned will pan out.

Edit: I should mention that I'll only be shore fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First, Welcome to fishing Minnesota, glad to have you here. For the channels I would try to use some cut bait such as sucker. For the flatheads I would use bullheads, suckers or creek chubs or cut bait here also. I will let the locals in this area help you out more with this area of the state on places to fish on the river.

I do believe that the flathead there might be close to nothing but some channels should be lurking about.

I would look for deeper holes and also wood in the river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've fished that spot lots,good place,fish the down stream side of Cloquet in st.louie theres a bar there cast out as far as poss or just short.live 3-4" suckers work well,if they die thats OK,I never caught a flat anywhere in the cloquet or st.louis. cool.gif Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No flats around here but the channels are fun sized. for bait use frogs, they work the best. suckers also work but not as well. the channel cat bite around here is a night time deal, you mite pick one up in the day but not likely.they avg 2-5 pounds but there are some big fish around. let me know when your coming i might be out by there if it is the weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Outdoor adventures is a bait shop on 33 by Erberts and Gerberts. Should have suckers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not exactly by Erbert and Gerberts, but if you can see Wal-Mart, you can see Outdoor Advantage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jwebb18, welcome aboard.

I don't get there much but Outdoor Advantage is a very nice shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

It's not exactly by Erbert and Gerberts, but if you can see Wal-Mart, you can see Outdoor Advantage.


Ahh, I knew I butchered the name some how. Same side of the street as Erb's and Gerb's ( which I love BTW)

It is a nice shop.... helpful people the couple times I have stopped in there.

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

    • cookie129
      As far as I know every vechicle at every access has to pay a road fee .
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Was wondering what the ice conditions are after the rain on Monday?
    • ANYFISH2
      These are new species specific forums for Outdoor Minnesota!   Please help us get it  rolling!   The more content the better.
    • Jim Almquist
      I use my 1660 Lund Pro-V Tiller for fishing Superior all of the time. I have 2' of track on both sides to hold my 4 aluminum rod holders and my triple trees. If you start using magnum dipsys with the ring they can pull hard enough to break most plastic rod holders. In the spring you are basically fishing the top 15' with plugs so any rod holder will do. Once you start trying to get to 40' and beyond is when you need to beef things up. I also have a mast and use the single big boards that Marine General sells for getting a good spread with you plugs. Once summer rolls around I will use Yellow Birds with 5 colors of lead on the outside  and dipsy's with 65lb Power Pro or steel depending on what depth I am trying to achieve to pull spoons or flies.
    • Tony S
      I see that the Royal Dutchman website had a blurb a couple days (2/17) ago that said nothing was happening yet, they also don't know how thick the ice is.  As usual hoping for a long spring season before it closes for walleye.  On a positive note most of the snow must have already melted with the record warmth so maybe won't be so much to cause runoff later on? I see that the Royal Dutchman website had a blurb a couple days (2/17) ago that said nothing was happening yet, they also don't know how thick the ice is.  As usual hoping for a long spring season before it closes for walleye.  On a positive note most of the snow must have already melted with the record warmth so maybe won't be so much to cause runoff later on?