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Local Fishing Report for Sept. 24

9/24/10 – There are lots of 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.
Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, is still fishing, but he’s also got the grouse season on his mind.He says it rarely gets better than this time of year to go fish for trout in a beautiful lake or babbling stream and then enhance your dinner that night with a grouse breast or two. He calls it outdoor heaven.
So on that note why not head to Carrot Lake or Leo Lake or even Esther Lake and throw out a night crawler or some sort of spinner and get yourself a few BROOK TROUT or RAINBOWS . Try in 12 to 20 feet of water off shore or slowly troll a spinner across the lake. If you’re a stream fisherman you’ve only got a couple of weeks left so you better get out there.
Some nice PERCH are biting in Hungry Jack Lake using minnows in 12 feet of water or so. Also perch are being caught on Saganaga and Seagull with minnows or crawlers at 15 to 23 feet.
If you feel like searching for NORTHERNS, Gunflint Lake reports some good action using sucker minnows in 8 to 15 feet of water. The SMALLMOUTHS seem to going fairly well up there too. Use minnows or crawlers.
WALLEYE action is still a bit tough. They’re there, but you’re going to have to work for them. Hungry Jack reported some nice keepers this past weekend using minnows on a lindy rig drifting in 22 to 30 feet of water. Saganaga and Seagull reports walleyes at various depths, 12 to 18 feet with a jig and minnow. Also try around 25 to 33 feet drifting a lindy rig.