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a friend wants to go to duluth to do some trolling by park point. i have no idea what he is talking about. can someone help me out? what kind of fish would we be trolling for and what are the presentations/lures needed? how deep are the fish? i have never done this before.. confused.gif just looking for some general info.

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Bryon

Blaine, MN

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SKIPPERS KID

Fish on the bottom at the lester 120-ft to 130-ft dodgers flys work realy well fish slow smile.gif. works goods for me you can do very well, With smelt if you need more help let me now cool.gif. I will help you out,.

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Buckfish

Untill we get a good west wind there will probably be too much ice to troll the park point area ,,,But like SK said try the Lester area or even farther along the north shore ,,,Good Luck ,,,Maybe next week I will have my boat in the water down there to try some of the gear I picked up at the swap meet

Randoid

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Surface Tension

Park Point is a long beach. Smelt will spawn on the beach. Right now thats all ice. What we need is the ice to go and water temps rise then blow that warmer surface water in. That can't happen as long as ice is around. So that pattern of trolling the Point won't work now.

As SK said troll deeper with a dodger fly w/smelt on the bottom. A small boat can get in at Bluebird landing.

Anything larger then a striped down 16'er will have to put in at Knife River Marina or Two Harbors.

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thanks for all the help. Like i said i have never done this and not sure what he was talking about. dodger flys with smelt in 120 ft of water. what bait shop would you all recommend for some supplies. what kind of rods, reels and line are suitable for this type of fishing. what type of fish can we catch? what kind of fishing license is needed for this fishing? i have the MN license.... What am i getting myslef into... grin.gif

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Surface Tension

You will need a trout stamp along with your fishing license.

At that depht and on the bottom it'll be all Lake Trout.

If your buddies boat isn't rigged for the lake then scrap the whole idea of fishing deep for Lake Trout.

Put in at Bluebird and troll the river mouths, French or Sucker for Loopers and Steelehead. Look in the Steelhead and Looper thread for Identification and regs.

You can use any rod that'll handle in-line planner boards.

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buckfish

Thanks for helping out and all the info. we are taking my boat and it is not setup for deep fishing. so we can troll the mouths of the rivers. what kind of depths would that be and what lures would i use? i really appreciate all the help. also i like to watch the weather - are there any wind directions i should look for - i don't want to drive from mpls and not be able to fish due to winds.

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