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centralmnguy

Big Trout Lake Access

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centralmnguy

Anybody know if the dnr is finished with the access rebuild on Big Trout?

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leech~~

I went by the other day and seen a lot of DNR folks standing around but didn't know they were working on anything. Seemed like a Normal Gov project going on! wink

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diederich06

Yes they are finished.

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centralmnguy

thanks...hope they made some major improvements!

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fishgutz77

It really needed it Hey!

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jjz

Well the fence and boulders block off the good area trucks could access in winter, leaving the boat launch as the likely access which is usually not good for trucks. They might need to fix the fence or move some boulders next spring...

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leech~~

Well maybe the ice wouldn't push up and block it off like it has a few years if the ice road is going off the access on the side then going right out front? confused

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centralmnguy

its so shallow at that access I always bottom out. Most big boats have to use the shoreline going out to the lake vs the dock...not sure they can fix that problem though. The other issue is the dock is in the wrong direction because it seems the wind is always coming at you from the side.

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fishgutz77

I think your right the dock needs to be on the other side. the side to dock and not launch is way to shallow. and the wind is always wrong..

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JBMasterAngler

I've always used the shoreline instead of the actual launch. Most other people I've seen use the shoreline too. Just alot easier and don't have to wait for anyone smile

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jjz

Right now the fence and boulders leave only the boat launch as the winter access. Most winters that spot is kept partially open by ground water or whatever, just like most of the shore east and west. The only spot that makes soild ice to shore is directly across from the access entrance and is currently behind cedar fence and boulders to protect the beach and limit erosion. Granted ice heaves are a problem, but I would rather drive over ice ridges than through water. I guess we will have to wait till laker opener this winter to see if it is going to be a problem or not.

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NowthenJoe

Any tips for fishing Big Trout? I will be up that way all of next week and would like to get out on Big Trout for one of the days.

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centralmnguy

It's a deep lake so bring some tackle that can get you down there...lakers seem harder to find in the summer time (at least for me).

Trolled raps before on bottom bouncers & caught some nice walleyes & pike on it also. Otherwise spoons, jigging raps & anything that flutters works too.

Good Luck...give us an update on how you do!

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NowthenJoe

Thanks CentralMN,

I have heard that Lakers are tough to get out of this lake, but I figure it doesn't hurt to try! I will for sure give the bottom bouncer rig a shot. I will also be bringing my canoe up there to try some of the small stocked trout lakes in the area. I am going to be putting some serious time on the water throughout the week, so hopefully the weather cooperates.

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ozzie

check the DNR stocking info on the little lakes in the area as I know one of them had a die off last year and not sure if they have restocked...good luck and enjoy the area!!!

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centralmnguy

I know they restocked some of the mine pits (pennington, sagemore etc.)

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NowthenJoe

Thanks Ozzie. I am assuming that most will probably be a bust, but if I can find even one or two that produce a few trout, I will be happy. It looks like most of these little lakes that are carry in only will be pretty quiet. The lakes I am looking at are stocked with Brookies and Rainbows. Hoping to break in the new fly rod a bit. I have about 6 lakes under 50 acres that I am hoping to get out on. I may give the mine pits a try one of the days as well.

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jjz

If u want nicer trout try allen or other lakes around emily is my tip. Most have bigger fish than the mine pits and less pressure if u got a boat. Dont waste time on strawberry, I would waste time on pleasant if u dont want to travel (got a 20in brookie last year, mostly small though). If u want walleyes try pelican, gull, north long or round before whitefish, weeds r more healthy on these lakes right now. And right now healthy weeds have walleyes.

good luck

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NowthenJoe

JJZ,

Thanks for the tips. Allen and Pleasant are my list to try for sure. I would love to get into some brook trout.

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jjz

Just read in a local paper today at lunch that the split rail cedar fence will be removed for snowmobile trail use. Hopefully trucks will be able to use the same area! That would be nice, because usually in this area shoreline protection projects often eliminate winter travel for trucks, etc... Find out on laker opener.

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