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Mirror Lake

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I had posted a question awhile back and didn't recieve a response. I was just wondering if anyone had any luck catching trout out of this lake.

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I tried it once and only caught small crappies and perch. I believe that they stopped stocking browns and started stocking splake, but I have never really heard any reports from the lake.

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I heard that the DNR did some netting out there this summer. They caught only perch, and the water was 81 degrees.

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I assume you're talking about the small lake in Itasca County off Highway 1 not far from Togo? If that's the one, the DNR info on the lake makes no mention of trout. It's classed as an infertile bass/panfish lake with modest populations of walleyes, and the DNR has stocked walleyes in that lake. Neither stocking nor netting data show any trout.

Check out the DNR's "Lake Finder" feature on the DNR Web site. Lots of great info there.

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I'm going to guess he is talking about the small lake just north east of Duluth that was a trout lake.

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Me too. Just south of Island Lake, East of Fish Lake, right on CR 294. I have read in DNR reports that they have stocked this lake for trout in the past, but when they have gone in to net it for fish data, they have never netted any of those trout. Sounds like it's just too small and shallow and the fish die.

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Thanks for clearing that up, guys.

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Sorry about that, yes I was talking about the one near Island lake

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I got a nine inch brown out of there last year plus largemouth, bluegill, and ugly perch.

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I tried that lake twice in the past 30 years.

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Frank twice in 30 years???? Why twice no fish or it is not the trout pond? well hope you get out twice in the next 30 years? smirk.gif I know you can find fish but some time it takes work. Well hope you find some in the next's 30 year's? hope you have good luck shocked.gif. I will see you on the water good fishing and hope JR's doing well say hi for me take care smile.gif.

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Can't see myself in Mirror again. tongue.gif

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Well I will not see you there well hope you are where the fish are bitten?

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    • fins_n'_feathers

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      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?

    • proguide

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      Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here. 
       
      The catfish have slowed down over the past few days with this cool off.  They are still around to catch.  They are hanging near structure, usually on the drop off to the channel right next to it.  They are also on the softer side of the current in holes.  It seems that longer sit times are in order this week to allow the fish to come out, find and decide to eat the bait.
       

      Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.

    • leech~~

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      26 minutes ago, DANR said:

      From the fall Pelican Lakes Association newsletter - DNR Fisheries Update:

      You may have heard about the 454 adult cormorantsthat were removed from Gooseberrry Island this May by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Unit under a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  DNR staff looked at the stomach contents of 30 birds. Eleven of those birds had stomach contents including: 38 perch (mostly 4- inchers), 7 spot-tail shiners, 7 bluegills, 6 crappies, 1 rock bass, 1 pike, and zero walleyes.

      Thanks for the Update.  Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring! :):)

    • FishinCT

      Posted

      They were really slow today. I fished hard all day and didn't manage much. Went over tons of fish and they weren't active at all. Should get better as the weekend gets closer...I hope

    • gizmoguy

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      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.

    • From the fall Pelican Lakes Association newsletter - DNR Fisheries Update:

      You may have heard about the 454 adult cormorantsthat were removed from Gooseberrry Island this May by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Unit under a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  DNR staff looked at the stomach contents of 30 birds. Eleven of those birds had stomach contents including: 38 perch (mostly 4- inchers), 7 spot-tail shiners, 7 bluegills, 6 crappies, 1 rock bass, 1 pike, and zero walleyes. 

    • Hello Friends:

      Looking for some help as I've been up here since yesterday morning and only two 22" walleyes. I've fished fairly hard (5 or 6 hours) and tried all of my normal spots in Frazer/Smarts/Narrows area using all presentations with minnows and crawlers. Would love to have a walleye dinner (couple of 15's) for my black lab and I tomorrow night and any suggestions would be welcomed.

      I'm not looking for spots, but general depth and bait.

      Thanks guys

      Andy

       

    • delcecchi

      Posted

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    • Sculpin

      Posted

      Dennis Anderson, Outdoor writer for the Minneapolis Tribune had a nice write up on the duck opener at Pelican. In addition there were some locals quoted on duck hunting there. Sounds like the ducks are back, and they have the water levels well under control.

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    • fins_n'_feathers
      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?
    • proguide
      Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here. 
        The catfish have slowed down over the past few days with this cool off.  They are still around to catch.  They are hanging near structure, usually on the drop off to the channel right next to it.  They are also on the softer side of the current in holes.  It seems that longer sit times are in order this week to allow the fish to come out, find and decide to eat the bait.
        Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.
    • leech~~
      Thanks for the Update.  Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring!
    • FishinCT
      They were really slow today. I fished hard all day and didn't manage much. Went over tons of fish and they weren't active at all. Should get better as the weekend gets closer...I hope
    • gizmoguy
      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.