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naturelover

well im goin up to sag in 2 days so im trying to get information on walleye because i go up there with food only for breakfast and lunch and dinner is what you catch.But i catch all the fish like pike,bass,walleye,lakers,and perch. But i need some walleye help i have a fishfinder but i need more tips on finding walleye.

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Decided to switch it up and try for panfish today and got a nice mix bag of slabs, big gills, perch and a few walleyes... The only spot I found fish was right on a breakline going from 6-10ft out from

Got out and found some nice wallys and a pile of jumbos.

I went back up north of Duluth again this morning and tried a different little walleye lake and it panned out very nicely... If I could have a cabin on a lake it would be this lake... The access is pr

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well im goin up to sag in 2 days so im trying to get information on walleye because i go up there with food only for breakfast and lunch and dinner is what you catch.But i catch all the fish like pike,bass,walleye,lakers,and perch. But i need some walleye help i have a fishfinder but i need more tips on finding walleye.

thats insanely bad planning for a trip.

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Wanderer

I was thinking another breakfast and lunch should be planned then. winkgrin

Nature,

Unless you know the lake and the fish - bring your food. Likely you'll catch fish for dinner but what the heck. Besides, maybe you wind up being out there longer than planned.

I'd offer fishing advice but have never been to Sag.

Good luck. Please let us know how it goes out there. smile

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duluthdangler

We were just in the Boundary Waters on some very productive lakes with 5 experienced fishermen and were barely able to scrape together one good fish meal. Sometimes the fish just don't bite. I would always recommend you plan on your meals based on catching 0 fish. You can go a couple days hungry I guess but why?

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knifelaker

I was in the boundary waters for 2 weeks plus in june on knife one trip and iron the next, there are plenty of fish to eat we had fish every single night, we only ate walleye, lakers and crappies. take leeches, floating jig heads and a bobber and hooks

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Brandon0629

Looks like we're going to be staying a week on Fenske Lake mid July. Anyone got any info/tips. Looks like a smally/Pike/panfish lake. Also any info on Little Sletton and Everett?

Thanks

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andrew chadwick

well im goin up to sag in 2 days so im trying to get information on walleye because i go up there with food only for breakfast and lunch and dinner is what you catch.But i catch all the fish like pike,bass,walleye,lakers,and perch. But i need some walleye help i have a fishfinder but i need more tips on finding walleye. [/quote

what happens when you get a day with wind so bad you cant get the canoe out, or it thunderstorms all day and you cant get out. I would

bring at least 3 back up meals.

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Northdrifter08

Just got back from vacation from Farm Lake. Fishing was good last week until thursday night.

then the mayflies started hatching.

We were on Fall Lake last week and the evening mayfly hatch was pretty impressive... Did great on Trout (just down the road) but so so on walleyes...

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threeball

I'll break the ice. My walleye fishing, after the early season, has not been good. I hope everyone else has done better than I have done.

I did have one bright spot: 30 1/8 inces, not weighed, White Iron Lake

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Wanderer

You and your hawgs Mr. H. crazy Sweet catch!

We plied the shallows for pike on White Iron for a few hours here and there over the weekend. We had some ideas to check out and new water to look at.

Blech! lots of little slimers and a few smallies. A couple of the smallies were pretty decent and came out of the shallow weeds. One on a big spinner bait and the other on a Yozuri slash bait.

But the biggest catch was about a 170 pounder. On an X-Rap. A strike, a pull, a missed hook set and a flying lure firmly stuck to the inside of my knee. shocked

One piece of advice on the line trick to get hooks out of yourself or your buddy. COMMIT to the yank! It does nobody any good to test the direction! cry

Its really not too bad when done correctly.

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Neighbor_guy

Sorry to hyjac the thread....

Hey W, if you are serious about that "fishing alternative" Tomarrow would be the day, It will be the last Tuesday night out for the summer for the Neighbor_Guy. School next week crazy

Send me an email or give me a shout if you are in.....

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mnclayshooter

Just throwin' a post out there... got back from a week of kayak fishing all around the Sawbill/Caribou Trails area near Lutsen/Tofte. Fished, Four Mile, Crescent, Holly, Deer Yard, Caribou, Christine... and one other that I can't recall the name of.

Orange 1/8 jig with brown fuzz-e-grub or twister tail body was the thing working for me for the few 'eyes that were biting. Lindy rig with fatheads were working earlier in the week when it was 80 degrees.

Got into a run of smallmouths (while trying to find some 'eyes) on Crescent for an hour or so on a floating lindy rig.

Hope it helps someone!

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Northlander

Hit Island Lake for a while today. Awesome weather today for the fisherman but the fish must have been laying back having cocktails in the sand. Only managed 3 eyes in the 14" range, some nice blue gills but no crappies. I think the Lund is done for the year now. frown

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Ely Lake Expert

I am yet to catch a fish through the ice this year, though ive been out twice. I have to change that asap.

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Went out on Island this past saturday (1-16) and had a great time. I have been fishing Island pretty hard this winter with little results, so sat. night I decided to just put tip-ups out close to my dad's house and sit on shore and have a cold one. It was slow right untill the sun hit the tree tops and then the pike turned on.(wierd that pike would "turn on" at sunset) I did end up catching 3 pike with one that was pretty large, 1 nice walleye, and one perch. As far as fishing standards go it was slow for anyone, but as far as island lake standards go, it was pretty fun.

How come nobody posts any of their reports? In almost every other thread people keep the fishing reports thread current, you would think that Duluth being so close to alot of fishing would to...??

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Jim Almquist

Made it out on Superior yesterday with the lake laying down enough for my boat but did have to contend with a little fog right by the Ws. entry but having the trail on my GPS made it pretty easy to get out. Went down to Dutchman's and started trolling towards the Amnicon in shallow water 12'to 18' and caught 3 Coho and lost another before they shut down. Went out to deeper water and ended up trolling back towards the entry and caught 2 more in 35'of water well inside the mud line. Caught 2 on silver and 2 on 57 chevy and 1 on a emerald shiner and lost 2 more before they got to the boat. The temps that I caught fish at was between 44.7 and 45.5 and the water was at least murky to muddy. When the waves started to pick up I was only able to catch fish when I was going with the waves even though I tried to keep my speed in that 2.4 to 2.8 range

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S.S. Fiasco

how is the water clearity? and anyone catching fish on these waters? tried St. Louis today, thinkin i need to go inland or something.

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gunflint

Island Lake clarity is about normal from what I can tell. I spent yesterday eliminating less than successful tactics however I got them dialed in today.

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jwmiller33

however I got them dialed in today.

what presentation worked for you today gunflint? jigging? minnows?

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Caught and kept a 14 inch tagged fish Saturday on Island Lake. It was tagged in 2006 and measured 12 inches. 2 inches of growth in 4 years. Pretty slow growth rate.

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S.S. Fiasco

how is water level? goin there mid week. anyone know of new "lower unit killers" lurking around in normally safe waters?

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how is water level? going there mid week. anyone know of new "lower unit killers" lurking around in normally safe waters?

I'm not sure of the current water level but Mother Nature was doing her part last night to bring things up a bit. Anyone wind up with a boat load of water after a late night of fishing? That was one heck of a storm around the area of the airport at least.

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jwmiller33

lake is still about 5 feet low. was out yesterday and today and i noticed the water level went up only 1 or 2 inches from the rain last night.. i was really surprised.. with the way it was raining last night, i was expecting it to be a lot higher this morning when i showed up at the launch.. like i said, its about 5 feet down and be careful where you go... go a little slower then normal until you get a good path on your gps. i would highly recommend bringing a lakemaster chip out there. helps a lot

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LoonASea

Thats suprising ,,,we got over 4 inches of rain here in Hermantown,,,I hope the creeks will bring some water to the local lakes

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Surface Tension

I heard the airport got that much rain. Some areas only got 1/4". It'll take some time to fill up.

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Northlander

We probably only got 1/4 to 1/2" tops in Souptown. Its going to take a lot more than 4 or 5" of rain to get Island Lake back up to normal again. I really dont think it will happen this summer.

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PiedmontAngler

We were in the area of 1/4" only. I was surprised how narrow that band of rain was as it passed through.

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