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Howdy All.... grin.gif

I just wanted to inquire about the trout fishing in the Wabanna Lake Area. Next weekend on trout opener I'm going trout fishing with my a friend of mine who lives on Wabanna Lake, the only thing is he's not too knowledgeable about the trout fishing around there. Typically I head for the Grand Marais area for trout opener but this year I told him I would take him out around there, but I don't have any knowledge of the trout lakes around there. I have visited the DNR website and seen that Bluewater, real close to where he lives on Wabanna, has Lake trout.

My question is: Is this a good laker lake? and if so, any suggestions on where to go? and what works best there? Any suggestions on other lakes? Trout Lake? Kremer Lake for Rainbows? or any Splake or Brookie Lakes? confused.gif

I'm thinking that were going to go to Bluewater since the deep-freeze is heading that way again and it's right across the bay from where they live..... shocked.gif

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bmc

Kremer would be a sure bet for some splake, they usually run in the 12"-14" range. Just fish the shorelines, sightfishing from a shelter, or if no shelter 8-15 feet. I've never really tried deeper, so who knows. Jigging spoons and small salted crappie minnows or waxies. As far as lakers, I don't have alot of info. If you have a sled or atv, I'd hit Trout Lake for lakers. There's alot of structure out there that looks laker friendly. I've fished Bluewater a few times and no luck. My buddy has caught a couple out there, but that's it. I'd try a tip up or bobber rod w/ a shiner and a jigging rod w/ a spoon and shiner head. If you're fishing a designated trout lake, you can only use 1 rod and no live minnows. Hope this helps.

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Willowmaker

As long as you are on Wabana just go around to the entrence of bluewater and fish there. It is a great trout lake with lake trout up to 15lbs or so. I have done very well there and still go there on a regular basis. There is a hump about where the lake starts to narrow. Its about 40' of water there and it is a great place to start. Kremer is a good place for splake and some nice rainbows as well. Good luck this weekend I will be doing the same. Be sure you start very early no matter where you go. Trout are early risers and you will do your best before 8am.
Keep your lines tight.

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Tundra

Fished Bluewater Sat and Sunday (trout opener). No trout, One took a look in two days. Saw lots of baitfish come through, Lots of cool spots on the lake!!!!

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