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rjenko
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:40 PM 05/05/07 (CST)
I'm fairly new to the Duluth area and haven't done much summer fishing basically because I don't know where to go or what to really use. I have read on other boards where some members meet up to do some fishing and would like to know if anything is planned in the future.

Also, I don't have a boat but have equipment to fish for just about anything except out on the big lake - Superior. If anyone is looking for a fishing partner whether from boat or shore in the Duluth area that wouldn't mind showing me a few fishing tips for a day, leave me a note.

Thanks,
RJJ




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:48 PM 05/05/07 (CST)
Welcome aboard.

I live in the Twin Cities but make several trips every year to fish in Duluth since I was born there and have alot of family there.

Fish Lake is my main lake, I have started to get to know it pretty well over the past few years. There are a few shore fishing spots where you can occasionly get into walleye, crappie or norhterns but it is somewhat limited. I have fished by the dam and have done well in the fall for walleye but other times of the year its very hit and miss.

I usually go to Hi Banks resort on Fish Lake Dam road and rent a boat from them for the day. They range from $65-70 for an aluminum to $120 for a pontoon, atleast thats what I remember them being. Tim the owner is a good guy and will do what he can to get you on fish and he might make a deal on a boat price if you ask nice.

Fish Lake is a great lake for all species, I have seen 25" walleye, 11-12" Bluegill, and 12"+ perch in the boat all in the same hour in the same fishing spot.

This gill came from Fish Lake last summer, its not 11 inches but gills like this are really common if you know where to look. (I should say that I am 6'4" so I make the gill look smaller then it is)
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If you ever get out in a boat on this lake let me know and I'll try to steer you in the right direction. I'm sure I can find you some fish.

Rice Lake is another good walleye Lake, also has some big pike but shore fishing is limited to right by the dam.

Island Lake is another good lake for walleye and also Small mouth, I haven't been on it for over 10 years so I can't give you too much help there.

Keep in touch if you decide to get out on Fish Lake though, its a pretty lake with alot of good fishing spots.

And as for get togethers, most of them seem to be done during the winter as it is easier for guys to mingle when you aren't confined to individual boats.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:25 AM 05/07/07 (CST)
Almost forgot to mention another good shore fishing spot in Duluth. the Boy Scout Landing on the St. Louis River can be a great multi species spot. Good walleye spot ecspecially yearly in the year from what I remember.

You would have a shot at walleye, small mouth, catfish, rock bass, pike, muskie, you name it its in there. there is a nice fishing pier there that allows easy access. Worth checking out.

Fishing a crawler right off the bottom is a good place to start.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:35 PM 05/13/07 (CST)
Thanks for the info. I live just up the street from Boy Scout landing so I fish from there once in a while but it's normally pretty crowded there.

I'm working on getting a boat or a canoe and may leave you a message if I come across one and can get out to Fish Lake.

Thanks again!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:03 PM 05/13/07 (CST)
RJ do you DRIVE to Boy Scout Landing or are you not a driver? If you take a drive about 5/10 minutes farther west there's more river fishing without the kids swimming all over. I believe it's got that small "Perch Lake" across from it, the section I'm talking about that you can fish. The boy scout landing is sorta fun when there aren't kids swimming, and NoFish forgot(in mentioning the fish types) that you can also catch Sturgeon from it. A few years ago I was there and an older couple fishing 80 lb test pulled a 25 lb sturgeon. I know that's not necessarily large for sturgeon, but for just dropping a minnow on the bottom with a weight while you stand around BS'ing it's good.

I live in Cloquet and head down that area to fish some of the river all summer. There's also a decent pier almost right near the Gary Milk House to fish off instead of Boy Scout. We (whoever's there) catch Pike and Smallies off that one also.

If you drive, you can also come up to Cloquet and Scanlon and there's a ton of shoreline to walk also if that's your type of fishing. I personally prefer the walking to boating, especially while water levels continue to suffer like they are. You never know anymore where the rocks are with the river down as low as it is. I swear I've walked 10 miles in a day fishing the river with all the different places you can head to.



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