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Hello All,

First time poster, long time lurker. I will be heading up to Gunflint lake the last weekend in August and will be camping at Gunflint Pines Resort. I am looking to catch some Lake Trout and have never fished for them before. I am looking for some general information. No specific spots, just some techniques and depths. Finding the fish on my own is half the fun. Also, is late August a good time of the year to fish for Lake Trout or would I be better of concentrating on the walleyes?

Thanks in advance,

MikeT

St.Paul, MN

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Welome to FM and congrats on making that step from lurker to member. I can think of a few presentations off hand. Sonar is a must.

Trolling with downriggers either for roaming suspended lakers or target bottom with them. Spoons or flasher/flies w/meat would be my choice there.

Bottom bouncers trolled with a spoon or bait rig will also work.

1-2 oz Bucktails tipped with meat either vertical jigging off the walls, drifting shoals or working the contours of the midlake humps.

Give your resort a call a week or so before your stay, they should be able to give your the low down.

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the gunflint lodge just down the logging road there toward the gunflint trail also has fishing guides and they are always the best people to talk to they are also very nice, id try talking to them

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MikeT,

Welcome to FM. Bob Jr. at Gunflint Pines is one of the most knowledgable guides around. I don't think he guides the general public anymore but he's the one to talk to about whats hot and where to try.

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