GRAND MARAIS AREA
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says it’s time to get back to serious fishing.
Reports are that there is plenty of ice on the smaller lakes -- anywhere from eight to 14 inches. But the big lakes such as Gunflint, Saganaga and Greenwood might require a little caution. Ice making has been pretty good thus far so we can expect those lakes will be ready soon.
There’s been a little action for WALLEYES on Northern Light Lake in about 6 to 10 feet of water. Elbow is also reporting some walleye hits but don’t forget to check for PERCH while you’re there. Six to 12 feet seems to be producing decent eaters. Seagull has decent ice and the walleyes are hitting on rainbow chubs. If you’re thinking farther west, Caribou is producing in 18 to 24 feet of water using regular chubs as bait with an ice jig.
NORTHERNS are hitting on Devil Track and Northern Light lakes. Sucker minnows are the way go.