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Jorgie

Favorite Duluth area lake for northerns?

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I'm wondering what people's favorite lakes are for tip up northern fishing. I've got an itch to chase some flags and pull in some hogs. cool.gif

I've had some luck on Wild Rice and Chub, and looking at the survey results from the DNR, Wild Rice looks like the best bet. But I'd be interested in hearing some actual results (not to mention more up-to-date).

Thanks!

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I dont ever really fish for northerns. but have caught a lot on accident on grand this year! some days its actually tough trying to keep them off your pole. Other then that, big lake has a lot of northerns in it too

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Boulder in the back bay left of the (Contact Us Please) (the big bay)>>>later the load

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Grand has tons of pike to be caught, not much size at all thought, biggest i cought out there this year was around 3lbs. Nothin big but good action.

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Wild Rice Lake, Island Lake, Boulder Lake, Grand Lake all ahve a lot of them and Rice and Island have some real monsters.

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Jorgie,

Wild Rice Lake would be my choice for a day of tip-up chasing. I have also had very good luck on some of the bays of Fish lake.

Good luck and give a post if you'll be heading out. I just may have to hook up with ya.

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Thanks for the tips everybody. Yesterday I went back to Wild Rice, no fish but I did get robbed three times. I was trying some frozen shiners from Chalstroms, I would've got smelt but I didn't have my quickstrike rigs with me and I was afraid I'd lose the smelt too easily. I guess I lost the shiners just as easily! crazy.gif

Tom, I'll try to let you know next time I'm out. My trips are sometimes spur of the moment from my school/work schedule.

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Jorgie, we have had pretty good luck at Little Moose on Fish Lake. Fish shallow, less then 5 feet. If you use smelt or cisco make sure they hang completley horizontal, or just get the biggest shiners you can find. Good luck

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