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Smallmouth bass fishing heats up on the Gunflint Trail

Smallmouth caught on Hungry Jack Lake. Photo by Joe Powell
Smallmouth caught on Hungry Jack Lake. Photo by Joe Powell

Many anglers come to places near Grand Marais and up the Gunflint Trail with walleye on their minds. Walleye have long been a Minnesota gem, and a fish that becomes the focus of many trips to the Boundary Waters.

However, a reliable species is often there waiting to save many fishing trips in Cook County and the North Shore area: smallmouth bass.

In this feature, WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs shares the many upsides that come with fishing smallmouth. 
 

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