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Local Fish Report

Walleye image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

There are lots fish in Cook County lakes – the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them. WTIP wants to help fill out your stringer by posting a weekly report on what’s biting and where. 

Tune in to DayBreak every Friday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. for the latest report.


 
What's On:
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for July 3

Crawlers or fly fishing has been the ticket for brook trout at Carrot Lake in 10 to 15 feet and Loft Lake in 15 to 20 feet.


Northern pike

Friday Fish Report for June 26

Drifting minnows or leeches has produced walleyes at Elbow Lake in 6 feet, Two Island Lake in 8 to 12 feet, and Caribou Lake in 15 feet.


 
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for June 12

Lake trout are hitting jigs or ciscoes over 20 to 35 feet at Greenwood Lake, Saganaga, Gunflint, and Loon.


Walleye spinner worm harness selection

Friday Fish Report for June 5

Minnows or leeches are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet on Cascade Lake, 12 to 14 feet on Pine Lake, 10 to 14 feet on Two Island Lake, 15 feet at Crescent Lake, and 20 to 25 feet on Lake Saganaga.


 
Smallmouth bass

Friday Fish Report for May 29

A jig and minnow is producing walleyes on the 12- to 14-foot rocks at Two Island Lake and 8- to 12-foot rocks on Crescent Lake.


Crankbaits

Friday Fish Report for May 22

A jig and minnow or crankbaits are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet on Cascade and Poplar lakes, in 6 feet at the inlet on Northern Light, and in 20 feet on Seagull.


 
Walleye

Fishing picks up after chilly opener

About a half a million anglers were expected to hit the water last weekend when the walleye season opened. Fishing on Lake Vermillion for the governor’s opener Saturday was very good. Gov.


Looking ahead

Local fish report for Friday, October 11

A few of the lakes that have good reports this past week include Kemo, Elbow, White Pine and Brule.


 
Walle

Local fish report for Friday, October 4

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the stream trout and laker season is over, which leaves the big three until ice-up.


Rainbow trout

Local fish report for Friday, September 27

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, trout and grouse make for a perfect fall day.