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hawghunter001

Someone told me of a bay north of Duluth,ships go in and out of it, that in August lakers are in there pretty heavy I love goin after lakers but dont really want to go way out on the big water, dont have all the equipment for that,I live by Walker(Leech Lake) and would love to find a place to go for lakers thx

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traveler

The grass is always greener...:) I live 7 miles up the shore from Duluth and want to come over to your area to explore the muskie fishing this summer!! Sorry, can't help much as I really don't fish lakers much and just dabble on the big lake. The only bay north of Duluth I can think of would be in 2 Harbors but that really isn't big enuf to do any serious laker fishing, although they do fairly well off the breakwall there.

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Steve Foss

The laker fishing around Two Harbors is good. If no boat, lots cast off the breakwall in Agate Bay. If a small boat, you need a fairly calm day, but deep water comes in close to shore (a long cast from the breakwall, for example, hits 80 FOW). There are a series of humps in much deeper water not even a mile offshore, and many people troll up and down the shore by putting in at the Agate Bay public landing.

Because a person doesn't have to go miles offshore to find deep laker water, it's a good place for smaller boats, always emphasizing that you need a calm or pretty calm day. And pay close attention to wind and wave, because they can change quickly on the Big Lake. The reason TH is popular with small boats is they can expect fish fairly close to shore and haul a$$ in a hurry with only a short ride in if it gets too rough.

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hawghunter001

Traveler, two lakes that I know on the musky are Plantanganet(sp), Mantrap Ive got a couple of friends that dont even think about Leech, Mantrap in August,Plan. later in the fall does really well.

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hawghunter001

stfcatfish,thx for the info I have a pretty good boat 18'lund 150Merc so I can go out a little but no nav. equipment most of my fishing is in canada, you watch the shoreline and rocks right.But I thought with Duluth a couple hours away I can make a day trip of it.

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Surface Tension

In August you can put in at the Mcquade landing and be close to Laker water. Depending on water temps will determine how deep but so it'll be anywhere from 120-200". This will be downrigger fishing the bottom with dodger/fly w/smelt.

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