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I am planning to come up next weekend to fish lake trout on lake sag and was looking for some help. I have very little knowledge of the lake so any help would be appreciated. We are going to be winter camping South of lake sag on Romance lake and plan to portage (bushwack) onto lake sag for a day trip of lake trout fishing. We will be walking so we will be limited to the south shore area of the lake. Has anyone fished this area of the lake in the winter time? Are there deep areas available that will hold lakers? Jigging, Tip ups, live bait, frozen ciscoes, depth, etc?

As mentioned before, any information that would help a first timer on the lake would be appreciated. I don't need specifics but general information to point me in the right direction would be great. I can do the rest.

Thanks in advance


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If you are going to make it up to sag and you head north straight through the shortest route I would head up around one of the small islands or off one of the points find 35-50 ft of water and try your luck. I would assume that the ice has to be pushing over 20" up there now also. So hope that you have a good back and knees because you will be on them by the time you are done. The ice on that lake always seems to be harder for some reason. If you wanted to head to another good spot go to the western side of Clark Island. About 100 yds off shore it should be close to 40 ft and I know that I have done good there before.

Silver & Yellow Pimps with minnow, tip-ups with suckers or shiners, there is a post floating around on here right now for favorite Laker lures, lots of good ideas, and tactics.

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Berky is right on the money. 35-50 ft, with your favorite laker lure. We have always had pretty good luck with blue's and pink's in a variety of lures, jigs, etc.

Ice right off the corridor was pushing 26-28 inches last weekend. I recommend getting in that 35-45 ft zone right adjacent to deeper water.

Travel on the lake isnt as good as it was a couple weeks ago, the big winds have made all sorts of drifts all across that part of the lake. For the most part its pretty hardpacked and should be good for skiing. We had luck with ciscoes on the tipups hanging just off the bottom.

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Head up 2 american point fish off da island in 50fow. Make sure to stop in at trail center for a burger there the best around.

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    • smurfy
      drove by the chain yesterday about 3;30 ish. sure was quiet out there. i didn't see a soul on horsehoe, a few on becker, and a couple on cedar island in the bay just south of the road access.
    • CigarGuy
      My neighbor at my cabin recently bought several acres adjoining his property and another neighbor had posted part of it-thinking he owned it.  My neighbor was planning on having it surveyed, so for the heck of it, I downloaded the trial OnX hunt map.  Only one pin on my property is visible in the winter, it was right on the pin.  We went and checked his property lines out and the neighbor that posted it, didn't own as much property as he thought he did. The OnX map property lines were fairly close to the actual lines, which were verified when surveyed.  If there are indeed pins or some kind of stakes in the ground, this should get you close enough to use a metal detector. 
    • Wanderer
      None of the GPS mapping or GIS can be used as legal documents.  The best thing would’ve been to spend the $350 or so for Title Insurance when the land was purchased.  With the insurance the lines are checked and any discrepancies are corrected. After that, yup, it’s up to getting a new survey. best of luck to ya.  
    • Borch
      Pretty nice weather and travel conditions right now.  The ice will be around for a while.  Fishing was slow for us today.
    • papadarv
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    • pikeandchester
      The GPS ideas are great. Garmin Huntview for Minnesota is $79.99 and OnX has 7 day free trial. The plan is to have the property surveyed. I believe Cliff makes a good point, do it right from the start. More time for fishing less time messing around looking for markers and  buying equipment just to possibly end up having the survey done in the end. Thank you for your responses they have been very helpful!
    • Mike89
      good luck there!!!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      I decided to skip Mille Lacs today. With the poor fishing reports and even poorer travel options out there, I’m hoping next week might be better. So bring on the sun for the next 7 days!
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      Got out to west rush early this morning. No slush issues while I was there, but that could be different by days end. The landing was quickly degrading in just the few hours I was there...landing on east lake is worse. Only caught 5 crappies. Schools were scattered and on the move, and fish weren’t very active. Ice was about 32 inches, which made hole hopping very difficult with an ion auger. Caught a nice sun burn on my face 
    • IceHawk
      Pike good luck!  Grew up fishing down there as a kid. Every so often I go back down there to relive some good memories  When I was 12 yrs old I use to fish down there with a couple old boys at midnight on opening night. Those old boys treated me as there own Kid!  And  I always thanked them for that  they taught me a lot. Caught a pretty good amount of eyes throwing jointed rapalas back then.  Its been a few years since then the old boys are gone fishing in the big sky above. But boy I still see there faces and smiles in my memory when every I stop down there