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Early Riser

I was hoping someone here could help me with a little information.

I will be in Biwabik this Friday and would like to spend 4 or 5 hours of the day sitting and watching from my portable spear house.

I am wondering if someone could recommend a lake within 30 miles of town, with fairly decent clarity, a moderate number of pike, and maybe a plowed road that would allow me to get somewhere close to where I could at least see the bottom of a lake and view some fish. I don't care at all about seeing pike of any particular size.

The other option I have besides spearing out of a canvas craft 4X8 would be to bring up my Otter lodge that which would allow me to drag in from a road if there has been too much snow for truck travel on any of the lakes in the area.

If you would prefer to email I can be reached at tbenjr@aol.com.

Thank you in advance for anyone who can help.

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caseymcq

Are you absolutely set on going after pike?

If not there is a mine pit right outside of Biwabik near Giants Ridge that is a stocked trout lake. Rainbows, Brookies and Lakers with awesome clarity, 25+ feet. I have heard there are pike in there but I have never seen them (that isn't to say they aren't there). I had heard that some time ago there were huge northerns in the pit but I haven't heard any reports like that recently.

It may be an option for you.

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Thank you for that tip caseymcq. I went and checked out a lakemap book for St Louis county from the library and found a few small lakes near town with some pike potential.

Trout can be fun too, but pike have always been among my favorite fish, especially for sight fishing or spearing from a darkhouse.

The last time I was in the area I noticed a few shacks that could have been darkhouses right off shore on Embarrass lake (the lake right along the road by Giant's Ridge). From the book I am reading, it looks to have a decent number of fish in it, mostly small northern.

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Embarrass Lake has decent pike in it along with walleyes and crappies if you decide you want to try something different.

The water clarity isn't great but people still spear on the lake.

Good luck spearing/fishing.

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