GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says the trout opener was last weekend and a lot of folks were reporting good action. He also said there’s not much to report on walleyes -- so we’ll just concentrate on the trout catch.
Starting with Musquash Lake. Reports of SPLAKE in 6 to 10 feet of water using waxies with an ice jig. Some people were using small spoons tipped with minnow heads or tails. Another lake reporting good action as well as quite a few people was Trout Lake. RAINBOWS and LAKERS were caught from 15 to 20 feet. Some were as deep as 35 feet. Just drop a minnow and jig down the hole and work the column.
Leo Lake reported action from 12 to 20 feet using spoons and Pimples. One angler reported he didn’t even tip the lure with anything. He just dropped a small Fuzzy Grub down. Action was good for both RAINBOWS and SPLAKE. The splake tended to be shallower.
Seagull was giving up a few LAKERS from 18 to 25 feet in some areas using Jigging Ice Raps. Tip it with a whole or a portion of a minnow. No word on Sag this week.
BROOKIES on Carrot Lake were being nailed with small ice jigs and waxies in10 to 15 feet of water. But don’t be afraid to try shallower.