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Local fish report for Friday, July 6


According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, It’s time to start working a little harder if you’re looking for walleyes.

Fewer fish seemed to be the norm but some anglers were successful. They were fishing in the evening for the most part.

Over in East Twin Lake the walleyes were in 10 to 15 feet with people using leeches on live rigs and bobber fishing as well. They were snagging some nice eaters.

Elbow Lake fishing was active in the evening -- 4 to 8 feet of water using minnows and leeches on live rigs and floating jigs. In Hungry Jack they fished in 12 to 25 feet depending on time of day mostly -- minnows and leeches. Lichen Lake gave a few up as well in 9 to 15 feet using leeches and nightcrawlers on jigs and live rigs.

Smallmouth bass are hitting well everywhere. Hungry Jack, Poplar, Devil Track, and Homer lakes are all reporting good smallie action.
Rainbows are good in Trout, Leo, and Kimball trolling with crawler harnesses in 12 to 22 feet of water.

Word on Lake Superior is the salmon are coming out to play. Reports of salmon in 70 to 100 feet of water. Lake trout were reporting a little deeper in the 120 to 180 foot range.