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shadow886

big trout

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Has anyone been out on big trout?

Any lakers?

If you could or would give tips, all would be greatly appreciated.

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I am just curious how the ice conditions are??? Anyone?

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I am also very curious about Big Trout. I hear about lakers in there but was wondering if I could hear from someone who has actually fished there?? ANYTHING???

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The last two years were so slow, it sucked. I'm not even sure I'm going to hit it at all this year for lakers and its only 15 minutes from my house. I used to drive 3 hours to fish it and now that I live here it seemed to go in the crapper (lakers at least).

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thanks for your input. I wish that crow wing would open trought fishing all winter or part of the winter on the ironton range.(mine pits)

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i mean trout not trought. Long day.

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If you want to fish lakers I would point your truck north and either go to Ely or the Gunflint Trail. Better yet if time/money will allow further to Canada. Trout Lake seems to be pretty slow these days.

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Since graduating college, myself and a few buddies plan an annual trout weekend. Last year we hit Big Trout. We didn't fish it correctly (Definition = we didn't spread out enough.)

We drilled a ton of holes, and fished various depths. We did however manage to catch one trout. It was a 25.5 incher. We are going to hit it again this year in a couple weekends to see if we can improve our luck. I know there are a lot of better lakes way North, but this lake will keep our tradition alive and we don't have to travel far from home.

Last year we drove trucks out, and with all this cold weather, I am sure that the lake has decent ice. I have heard from others however that Trout Lake is known to have sketchy ice all season due to it's depth, so we will be ready to head out with the wheelers and sleds if things don't look right.

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    • Wanderer
      There's still driveable ice in the Ely area.
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