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Fishing Lake Superior with walleye gear

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The wife and I are taking the Kids up for our annual Gunflint camping trip on East bearskin during the Fishermans picnic again this year in early Augest and Ive always wanted to try to fish Lake Superior and im going to give it a try this year, I needs some tips. I want to use my leadcore set ups because that is what im comfortable with if i could and Ive seen the boats fishing just off shore from town when we are hanging around. Id love to sneak away for a couple of hours for a morning if someone wouldnt mind giving me a couple of pointers. Thanks in advance

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By August you'll need one full core rig and one half core rig and you should be able to tag fish in the 55 to 35 range in the main lake.

Go with deeper diving cranks, like big reef runners, taildancers, ect. I like the small and medium sized grandma lure cause they look like herring and smelt. Spoons will not get you down as far. use longer leads of mono or braid to get down further. 20-30 ft.

Some of our best fish are caught at 48 ft on the riggers in august. and could be in 160 -200+ water. Also try the coho fishing with small dodgers and peanut flies or small spoons. I see schools of them way out there that time of year before they move in to spawn. any good line counter reel will work I like the diawa sealine series.

good luck

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Jim Almquist

If you have some decent rod holders you can do real well with dipsy's. I was up there last year and I worked the water from 50' down to around 70' with spoons and had some decent luck considering it was my first time fishing the area. Keep watching the fishing reports so when the time gets close you will have a idea on depth and presentation.

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