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Pine Lake

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I'm heading up to Pine Lake off the Gunflint Trail next week. Anybody know anthing about this lake? Any hot spots? Thanks.

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do you mean trestle pine lake or the large pine lake east of the gunflint?

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The large Pine Lake near McFarland. Any tips?

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I've only been on Pine Lake twice and didn't fish either time... if you canoe over to little caribou or caribou at the west end - those lakes are pretty good for fishing, including lots of eating size walleye on little caribou. It's a long paddle though, especially if its raining or a west wind..

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Thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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I know a couple of guys who go up there once or twice a year. They catch BIG walleyes. I have never actually been there, but have seen the pictures.

From my understanding, pine lake is very large, deep and clear. Making walleye fishing difficult. You will want a good conture map and a depth finder. There are some reefs virtually in the middle of the lake, fish these reefs with lighted bobbers and leeches in the evenings. Let us know how you do.

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