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Can anyone share some information about Grinstone Lake near Sandstone? I would like to make a trip there this winter to try for Lake Trout.

Any information will be appreciated.

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Steve Foss


Haven't done Grindstone, though when I lived in Superior it was on my list of lakes to try.

I'm sure someone will post on it, but meanwhile you can use the DNR's lake finder feature to look at lake maps and fish population surveys, which is always a good start.

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Sparetime- Grindstone can at times can be good and at times be as frustrating as any lake there is. More times than not. However there are Lake Trout in there mostly in the 14 to 20 inch range with a 24 plus once and awhile. The lake has enourmous amounts of structure but it seems that tops of humps out of 100 plus feet that top out at about sixty hold fish. The lake also has a good large pike fishery with more than few 20 plus notherns taken every year spearing. The DNR in all their infinite wisdom has been trying for years to turn it into a srictly trout lake. If left alone it would be a trophey northern lake.It is now if you want to spend the time. Give me a shout back in late December and I will help with some spots. I bet I can even talk the poutslayer into taking a trip down and meeting you to fish the day and help with those spots. E mail me at best44@charter.net with questions.

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It also offers some nice rainbows, if you can find them.

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