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Making a trip up to duluth this weekend. Planning on fishing Boulder. Brother fished it just after christmas and only caught 3 small walleye. Ice thickness was 10"

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From what Im hearing its slowed down. Fish Lake is putting out northerns in bays and eyes and nice perch off secondary drops.

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I have heard the same as Northlander. Fishing on boulder has been slower than usual the last couple of years. Maybe to much fishing pressure for the amount of water in the lake. Who knows, kind of disapointing.

The bite on grand lake has been fair. But your best bet would be the river for some pout and walleyes. Good Luck!

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I fished boulder hard this year. Real good early this year but still getting fish to present. The bite starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:30. Before and after that bring some cards maybe the odd northern or perch here and there, but the walleye bite seems to be like usual at dusk. Try 8.5' to 10' with a glow forage minnow with just a head and move it slowwww!!! Good luck

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Wally I did get a report yesterday that some guys are getting eyes and Crappies on Boulder the past couple days. Where? They wouldnt say. smirk.gif

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Thanks for the reports. Looks like we will be fishing Boulder on Saturday evening unless something changes. I will have a full report middle of next week.

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Fished boulder last night by myself caught 5 walleyes the biggest 16" all on dead lines. They would look at my jig line and hit a dead line slow but productive bite. Orange hook with a small crappie minnow seemed to be the ticket. Go just over 2 miles from the dam and fish around or past the big rock pile by everybody else in 8-10 feet. Best Fishes

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A buddy and I hit up boulder last night. We set up out near the island out from the access. We could only manage 1 smaller eye. Good ice out there, so getting around is nice with a 4x4. Does anyone know if Island Lake has been producing? I saw quite a few portable houses off of 4 right by the bridge between the lakes.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

If there was a resort on Island lake which there isn't, and if they plowed a road, I'd guaranty it wouldn't take long for guys to finally catch on that Island lake is a very good winter lake.

Mid lake humps and bars, saddles, sunken islands and even points are very good spots all winter long. The sunken islands are probably my favorites because of the flux in water levels. Being above water a good part of the season sparks fast young willow growth only to be flooded when the water comes up. During the day I like fast drop into the 25' range, then move a short ways shallower up the breaks come evening.

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