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I was thinking about trying for lake trout in our area on this opening weekend. Does anyone have any tips/spots that you would be willing to share?

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I dont know of many lakes which have lakers around here. One I think has some trout is Big Trout lake up on the Whitefish chain. It has really clear blue water. Otherwise you would have to head up north to find some trout.

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Crosby has the mine pits for brown and rainbow trout. I have fished those adn they are a ton of fun to catch.

Oars and Mine bait shop is pretty good about helping you out.

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Big Trout seems to be a secret I made 3-4 trips over (before I found this forum) asking questions and either noone fishes them or they are very tight lipped understandable, so I just went out and did it this winter and talked to the DNR there are fish,lakers that are in the teens for weight,and studying the map there are 2-3 areas they should be in around the opener. Oh our winter trip was pretty good for the first trip, I thought, we were the only ones out there and we worked a few areas off the map and we caught 10 but they were all in about the 2lb range we kept 2 to stink up the pan right. If I can find the time to ready my boat Im going to give it a try, I dont think the lake will be very busy.

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We fished it one time this winter for our annual Boys weekend. 10 of us fished it hard and we only caught one fish. It was a nice 25.5", but it would have been nice to have a few more tugs at the ends of our line. I am looking to invest a little more time on Big Trout this summer. I know that the DNR continues to stock trout in there. While I was watching the walleye stripping out of the Pine River, the DNR were talking about the fact that they were going to be stocking trout that same week. (April 17) You can't beat the strong shoulders of a lake trout. Keep trying, and you are bound to find them sooner or later.

Good luck,

CA

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I have a post on Big Trout and as I stated here its tight lipped or whatever anyway not one response to fishing there a guy lost his wallet in the lake((Contact Us Please) I hate when that happens) But I guess that meNS IT COULD BE A QUIET LAKE TILL THE WATER WARMS MAN THERE ARE A LOT OF CABINS ON IT COULD GET REAL NOISE. If you see a big black and silver Lund and a hillbilly looking guy in it that be me

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Thanks for the help, either not many people fish trout aroud here, or like you said--they keep it real quite. I guess I will just have to go out and try them all!!!

good luck out there this weekend

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I've never fished Big Trout in the summer, but the past several years during the winter, the trout have been few and far between for me. On the other hand, I don't doubt that there are at least a few big ones in there, and it's probably worth a shot.

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That was me who lost the wallet smile.gif heh. I never got any trout, but haven't really tried it, as I wouldn't even know where to start. I have caught some nice smallies and pike there, however. Good luck!

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I have fished Big Trout in the summer with downriggers. Only caught a few but managed a few really nice pike 15 pounds plus. We would troll in 60-90 feet and look for big pockets of bait fish. Little Cleo spoons have been the best action.

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Smallies!!!!! theres smallies in there too

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Get ready to battle some serious boat traffic memorial to labor weekends. Best advice fish during the week or get run over

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