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If a guy was in search of a Trophy Walleye, should he go to Basswood or Saganaga? Without a doubt, Basswood is a better smallmouth lake, but I'm talking strictly walleye.

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gunflint

I'd go to Basswood, Sag is pretty much fished out. wink.gif

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Northlander

Or you could try Northern Lights Resort in Canada. About 1.5 hours over Pigeon River. Every trip up there I catch a half dozen fish in the 27" and over range. Not a real fancy place but more than ok for me and my wife to fish for a week each Aug. The prices are good as well.

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I'd go to Basswood, Sag is pretty much fished out.


I hear just the opposite is true.

The stocking of smallmouth bass has ruined the walleye fishing in Basswood. No permits left through Prairie Portage, either. Better go to Sag. Although, you might have to pay Gunflint to let you on the Lake. cool.gif

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Fishing Junky

I agree. Fishing on Sag was awesome last summer. We did great. Two 4" perch and a dozen bullhead. Yup, I'd go to Sag too. grin.gif Junky........

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gunflint

You guys have smallmouths' over there? I saw a picture of one once.

Fishing Junky, I hope you released those bullheads.

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Here's a basswood smallie:

They've eaten all the walleye fry for the last 50 years now. The only reason Basswood still has walleyes is because Saganaga Lake has so many walleyes that there isn't enough room for them so they keep getting washed downstream. Only the small ones get washed down as far as Basswood. Nearly all the big walleyes have been able to remain in Sag.

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Fishing Junky

U bet I threw those bad boys back Gunflint. Hate to see another prime species extinct on Sag. If you want to send me an email Eyes Only, I'll give you some info about Sag. I'm sure there is a better sources out there, but will help you out. My email is kmaki16298@aol.com. Gunflint, I see by Golden Eagle's webcam that Flour Lake is ice free. Gunflint's webcam shows there is still quite a bit of ice on the lake yet. Come on opener. Junky.....

Nice smallie by the way Ely.

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