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GoggleEye

I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on what lakes to checkout for walleyes, trout, and big pike that are located on the echo trail. I am planning on doing a trip this fall and just hitting as many lakes as I can that have portages into them from the trail. I would like to explore some lakes that hold bigger walleyes, big pike, and some trout. Thanks for any help!

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When will you be taking your trip??

If you call my shop, (218-365-4744) before 10 am daily, I can give you some names of lakes.

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I will most likely be taking my trip sometime in late september or early october. Past mid october, I will be living in my treestand chasing the swamp bucks! I will give a call sometime in the morning to your shop. Thanks. Any other suggestions from others who have had good luck on some of those walk-in lakes off of the trail??

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Trout is not necessary, but I would like to be on a body of water known for producing some bigger walleyes and pike. I would like to try for some lakers if possible though. I will be trying Burtside sometime this fall, but little out of the way lakes with bonus trout fisheries are always fun to try.

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    • Hoyt4
      Most likely our last trip up this year unless we go up for crappies but i'm running out of weekends. We had another great trip this weekend the fish are so fat this year more than I remember in the past.  Got my old man out for a good walleye bite he had a blast and caught a ton of fish. One day they just attached the bait as it was coming down they would come up and smash. Next day you put in the bottom and not even see the lure on the vex bring up a tad and they would smack it. Fun and a lot of snow hitting yesterday when we left.
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