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Willowmaker

Hey anyone have any info on Trophy Trout lake by Chisholm. Is it still open. Do you still pay for access?Last I heard was that it cast $45 a day and you are sure to take home you limit. That was a couple of years ago now and I dont know anything that is up to date. Any thing would help.
Keep the slack out.

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I would be ever in your debt for info on the this lake. I can do some good sneaking!!!!!!

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Greg Clusiau

Willowmaker,

TTL hasn't been in operation for the last several years. I purchased a ticket to fish there years back and had one heck of a time in catching anything. I recall hearing Butch Furtman, outdoor television personality, fishing it for a full day and not catching anything either. I don't think it had as many fish in it as they advertised. The best I ever saw anyone do was right off the docks, where the rainbows used to come up for pellets when it was feeding time.
The docks (piers) by the way, are now at home on the shores of the casino on Devils Lake, ND. (Thought they looked familiar).

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I used to sneak in and fish all of those mine pits when Aqua-farms owned them and fishing was very impressive! I fished it once when they first opened W/O having to pay because a friend worked there and I seen a 26 pound Rainbow trout and a 16 pound Brown trout come out that day. I landed a 9 pound rainbow and had many smaller fish bite. Once they stopped feeding them the populations dropped fast! Lots of fish came out after hours and now the pit has just a few very large fish in it, but they won't survive forever!!

The Rudy World Pit across the Hwy where Iron World is located has the most incredible fishing I've ever seen in a mine pit. When I lived back there we would sneak in and catch 10-20 walleyes, 5-20 Rainbows a night and a lot of the walleyes were in the 5-8 pound class. I would recommend doing this, just watch out for the Chisholm police!!

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Gravity Kills

I live close to that pit near Sixmile Lake. I'll have to try fishing it this summer. I went in there when I was younger from shore, just trying to catch bluegills or pike, but I didn't know there were walleyes in there! Did you fish from shore too, or did you have a small boat? How deep? Thanks for the info.

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Gravity...Are you going to Harvard on the hwy or the high school? The big pit does have lots of fish in it and almost everyone knows that, but getting in there is tough. If your ever going to try it sometime I would recommend going in off the RR grade and ice fishing it. Iron World and the Chisholm Police are pretty krafty when it comes to patrolling it. I am working on getting it opened for temporary public fishing! Or at least have Iron World sponsor a fishing tourny of some sort.

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Hibbing

I found a way into this pit a few years ago but never caught anything. Saw someone ice fishing down there a few weeks ago. The ice can be very dangerous down there as they often pump water into it. Lat time I was down there, 2 guys came by in a small boat. They said they have caught some huge bass and walleyes in the past. Rumor is that it also has huge lake trout.

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This is my second year at Harvard on the highway. I know 3 ways to get into that pit by riding wheelers. That area is my playground when it comes to hunting and riding. I've never seen any police back there, but I'm sure they do watch for anyone down there. My brother and I always thought it would be a good idea to open up a landing on that pit and the reservoir to the southeast of there. I think it could help Ironworld out a little if they did more with that pit, but I guess they are too concerned with people getting hurt on the cliffs. I haven't heard of any problems with the Larue Pit since they opened that landing though.

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Hibbing....Just got about 10 copies of the January 14th copy of the Hibbing Daily Tribune in the mail. One of the sports writers did a big article about me racing IROCS in California in the sports section. Just wondering if you read that story.

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