Back when the DNR was seining our beach in July I asked, and apparently they were through oak narrows. But long way to go to get to us. I'll keep my eyes open and my mask and snorkel on. Didn't see any sign off them this summer.
Nice job Troy.
We are happy with our opening day for ducks. 2 man limit of mixed species by 10am. LOTS of people where we were today but that was expected. Other than getting beat to our spot, no issues that would keep up away. Not even the rain.
There are actually 3 tree carvings on the trail from Soudan to Ely. I saw 2 of them but missed the 3rd. I believe that trail is the Prospector Trail #4 or #6. You have to start from the parking lot on the Murray Road 2 miles past Soudan since several property owners on the old railroad bed didn't allow off-road vehicles on their properties. Another option is to travel from Tower to Embarrass then on to Ely, but that adds a couple hours to the trip.
The colors are getting good. Beautiful time of year. Maples are full red and birch and aspen are going too.
I’m not finding a formula for walleyes. Best luck when fishing saddles and shoreline drop offs 10’ down to 20’. I’m using old crawlers, too, because a) it’s hard to find minnows although Northwoods in Cook has them and b) it’s been too warm to keep them alive.
We do have a change in weather happening right now. Wind is coming up and the temperature is dropping. It’s going to be hard to fish Saturday through Monday but the change could be good after that.
Good luck, you’ll need some. They are out there and you’ll get dinner but you’ll have to work for them.
Some more heavily fished lakes are tough ALL season. Lake Minnetonka and Mille Lacs come to mind. The water is clear, there are tournaments all the time, and the fish are not easy to catch.
That is why I focus my efforts on lakes with less pressure.