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Trout Grand Slam (Our Best Trout Day)


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Must be a good week for trout, STF cleaning up on Burntside and Illtakewhaticanget and myself had quite the day today up the gunflint. We started out on a small lake hoping to hit the early morning rainbow bite. We landed three bows with the biggest going near 20 inches and a huge bonus a 21.5 in brown! What a beautiful fish! We also lost a few more bows and a very nice splake at the hole. We packed up and headed in search of Lake Trout around noon. We went near the end of the trail and Porter had our first laker of the day on within the first minute of dropping his line down the hole, he hadn't even put his graph in the water and i hadn't even finished tying my line. We were fishing in about 20 ft of water and could watch these aggressive lakers come out of nowehere and slam our jigs through the crystal clear water, at one time i saw three fish down my hole all chasing after my jig before one nailed it. all in all we landed 4 Lakers with the biggest being about 23-24 inches and i lost another nice fish at the hole along with a few that came disconnected further down. The hot bait was a silver and chartruse do-jigger tipped with smelt. The fish were very aggressive today, nearly every fish we marked took a swipe at one of our jigs. The fishing wasn't fast and furious but it was a great day to get out and get a nice mixed bag of fish with a couple being dandys.

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Quick, Wow thats a beautiful brown, I cannot believe the color. Sounds like a good day to be a fisherman. Wish I would get my butt in gear and do some trout fishing on the trail. Great post can't wait to see the other pics.

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Awesome! That Brown is beautiful too! Nice when a plan works out isnt it? Good job guys.

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Man I am almost wishing that I would have skipped class for a day like that, but I guess I have to keep my priorities in line. Congrats Porter on that awesome trout!!! Keep me updated on the plans and what you guys are doing and when you are fishing I will try to tag along one of these times maybe.

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Quick

Awesome report and photo!!

Finally got into a couple of nice cohos here today... Along with some crappies... Crappies in Chequamegon Bay I said to myself? confused.gif I guess... lol

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Nice work guys, they stopped in while I was at work late last night and showed me the pics. Talk about scale envy. Next time maybe you guys should get a little more sleep before you head up. Might be able to seal the deal on the other fish that couldn't get through the hole.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Very nice fish indeed. A 20" Bow ain't to bad either, combine all that on the Gunflint Trail and you had a great day.

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thanks for all of the kind words guys, i must admit however that porter indeed kicked my but in the fish landing category yesterday. anyways, my dad is driving up from WI and I plan to hit it hard again on friday and saturday so hopefully they're still snapping.

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Kent,

Watch the Cold Front coming, the Lakers may get a bit tight liped, but looks like you've found plenty of other trout to tackle. Good luck!

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I guess I gotta thank quick for talking me into heading for the trail AT BAR CLOSE grin.gif That fishing was definitely worth a few hours of lost sleep. After I schooled ya in your rainbow spot, I expected the same treatment in my laker spot, but .... Maybe this weekend grin.gif

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I wouldn't try to fool anyone into thinking that pic is of my ugly mug. blush.gif Next time i'll quit putting you on fish, baiting your hook and telling you when to set the hook and we'll see who's picture i decide to post. (okay, i may be exagerating a little bit) grin.gif

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