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Looking For More Than Lakers

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I'm going to Gunflint Lake in a couple weeks. I've never fished it in the winter. I've heard that everything but the lake trout are non existant in the winter time. Would I be wasting my time fishing for anything else (walleye, perch, tullibees, etc) or should I just stick with the lake trout?

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its pretty tough to get anything else to bite...i'd stick to lakers.

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Traveling that far from the cities you should just fish for lakers. You will have better luck on the trout. Or just go to Minnetonka. cool.gif

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That's what I figured. Thanks for the tip. I'll let you know how I do.

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You said you will be going in two weeks(from the 22nd)won't all inland seasons be closed for game fish that is? confused.gifc63

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Gunflint is on the canadien border. Pike season is continuous and walleye is open until april.

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Out of all the times I've been there in the winter I've never had the urge to fish for anything other then lakers.

So I tend to agree, its not every day your going to have the chance to fish lakers.

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This is VERY true! And that is pretty much the only reason I'm going up there. I just want to know if I might have a chance at a few "bonus" fish while I'm there.

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No

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Lakers are bonus fish. laugh.gif

If your asking, could you maybe catch a walleye while fishing lake trout? Its possible but not probable.

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I'll see what I can do. In my other post (night time trout) I asked about my chances, maybe to my surprise instead of an eel pout I'll get a walleye. Gunflint is supposed to be the best walleye lake in that area in the summer, where do they all go in the winter?

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