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NewMNIceFisher

LAKES NEAR AURORA

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NewMNIceFisher

Has anyone fished in the mine pits near aurora that have been stocked with trout? Just wondering if it is worth making the 1 hr trip up to the Range or if it is just as good going for wleys near Duluth??

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caseymcq

The Embarrass Mine Pit near Giants Ridge is stocked with Brookies, Rainbows and Lakers. There isn't anything too big but there are decent numbers.

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Thanks, Casey. Is this the same lake as Lake Mine? My son went there last weekend and saw a bunch of trout and landed a few. I guess the bite was hot and heavy before sunup. Is there another pit right in Aurora with trout stocked in it? I would like to run up there and have at least a couple of options.

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Yup, that is called Lake Mine too.

The DNR stocking report says that they have put Rainbows in St. James pit in Aurora as recently as 2005. That may be an option.

On Lake Mine it seems like if you are in about 25 ft (or about that) right before sun up the action for Lakers can be pretty hot and heavy with brookies and possibly rainbows mixed in, like your son experienced. Then it peters off but you can still get a few durring the day. If you move around and find some flooded timber or something else that would provide some structure even something subtle like a weed bed that you can pick up a brookie or rainbow here and there through out the course of the day.

Good luck.

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My son brought me to Lake Mine on Saturday, but I bet we got there a bit too late for the morning bite. Iced a small laker and a nice rainbow in 25 FOW but that was it. They did a lot of looking, but not much biting. Finicky fish. It was a lot of fun watching them as they thought about taking a bite. I wonder what makes them veer away? How smart are they, anyhow? Thanks for the help, Casey!

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I am glad to hear that you caught a Rainbow. I can't tell you how many times I have had them on in that lake just to lose them at the hole. I think that lake/pit gets fished fairly regularly and that could be the reason why you see those fish veer off from a lure.

There denfinately isn't any size to the lakers but it is fun to be able to watch the fish come in a look at/hit/miss your lure.

Now that I have a camera, one of these days I am going to spend some time out there mapping out any structure I can find in various places (timber, weeds, rock piles, etc.) I think where there is some sort of structure would be the place to move after the initial morning bite to be able to pick up more Rainbows and Brookies.

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