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LindyRigga

Fishing the Shore near Grand Marais

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LindyRigga

Hello all, I am currently living in the Grand Marais area and wondering about fishing the shore. There is much talk of fishing the shore down by Duluth but not so much up here. I'd really like to get out and try it one of these warm March days and see if I can catch...well, anything. I'm guessing theres not much for Loopers, but maybe descent Coho's??? I'm completely new to this type of fishing and will appreciate any tips...especially pertaining to the Grand Marais area and bait presentation (I use spinning gear). Thanks much!

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wooly1

I am sure you will get direction form the many posters here. My advice as a short timer up there is stop into the Beaver House tackle store, Home of the famous Beaver flicks.

They can get you started. Try stream mouths along the coast. April and May they will heat up better.

I don't have much experience but that's someplace to start.

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Surface Tension

LindyRigga, welcome to HSO/FM. If it weren't for the Loopers on this end there would be a lot less shore fishing going on here right now. Steelhead won't come in close for a while but there is the occasional coho. Thats pretty much how it'll be up your area, no Loopers but and a coho here and there. Mid April would be the time I'd start shore fishing up there.

I'd probably hit the Streamer and Lake Trout lakes for now. Once they close start gearing up for shore fishing up your way.

I agree that the Beaver House would be a place to ask around and fish off the river mouths.

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LindyRigga

Thanks for the advice thus far. The reality of my interest in fishing the shore right now (or soon anyway) is because I've been hitting the lake trout lakes pretty hard all winter long and am looking for a little variety, even if its low percentage. Sounds like Cohos are the only real possibility. I've checked out the Beaver House numerous times this winter and they're never open, must be closed for the season. Any good tips/tricks for presentation for Cohos? Much appreciated!

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redhooks

Hey LindyRigga -

I'm the shop teacher here in GM so I'm limited to being a weekend warrior but will be hitting some local streams w/ the flyrod when things warm up, still in icemode til lakers close. Give a shout and maybe we can hook up and chase a few sometime. It's a small town and I'm in the book or can be tracked down at school.

Eli aka redhooks

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Write-Outdoor

Go to Buck's if the Beaver isn't open.

I hate it when the Beaver is closed! ;\)

(sorry...I just posted a fiery rant elsewhere and needed to drop an obvious joke!) blush.gif

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LindyRigga

redhooks, we've actually met this winter a few times. One of your students (Cody) has been known to fish with my small group of friends. I'd be the shorter, skinnier one. Yeah dude, that would be awesome, I'm always looking for something different when it comes to fishing so I might take you up on that. Hope to see you out on the lake in the meantime. I'll most likely be on Clearwater and Bearskin this weekend.

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I was wondering about that, it's all comming together now. I might be in that neighborhood saturday and hopefully hittin up sag on sunday. Give a shout if you see me and the hound out on the ice and likewise I don't mind company chasing some steelies when the weather gets nice.

redhooks

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Tullibee

Redhooks,

Did you end up fishing Sag this past weekend? If so how did you do?

Cory

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Haven't been there yet but am planning on it this sunday

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