Great Trouts and Salmon guys... Always fun to catch!! But to really experience a trout or salmon's fighting ability, you have to give it a shot through the ice with the short sticks... Browns and Salmon really give your reel a workout!! :)
Greg.. Hopefully this years ice will set up a bit better then last years. Only had a few good weeks of fishing, but they were definately good weeks with a lot of lakers caught in the big lake. The end of December, we are typically poking out into the islands for the lakers and other near shore trout and whitefish. But early ice in Chequamegon Bay itself is pretty good as well for trouts and salmon. Which usually will roll around the first part of December.
I'll be sure to keep everyone updated or you can the fishing report on my website as well.
A trip to that area has been on the to-try list for about the last three years. Ice or open water. Probly' not this winter. I do want to try some trout through the ice though. We have stocked ponds in Coon rapids and Chaska, or a couple of lakes, Christmas, Little Long, Wabado etc. Or up with the "touched" when and if Superior ever skims over, (Tim Baker and friends, It'd be fun to try it with an experienced ice runner), along the N. Shore Up from Duluth. Or I was wondering if any of the Crosby pits are NOT considered designated, but have fishable trout populations. Anyway it would be fun to try them through the ice. Hope I get a shot at it this winter.
These were also caught on my boat. The last one was caught in the spring by a guy who was 70 years old. It was 40" and weighed over 20lbs. He caught it in the spring on 15lb test and it took over 20 minutes to land it.
Impressive fish! I may have to look you up sometime and go fishing! I am over there a fair amount. I work for Ulland Bros. and often work in that area. Plus my hunting/fishing buddy, Skinny, lives over there.
Do to an over busy personal schedule I am no longer chartering as of this year. However, if anyone want to take me out instead, I think I can find the time and hopefully help with a few fish for you and me!
Hey End-of-the-line, Nice offer. I've been fishing since I could walk. 37 now. I consider myself very knowledgeable with all species of fish, except the ones that live in that big lake. I've lived in Duluth for 5 years now. I've caught my share from shore, but sure would enjoy some lessons in a boat. Shoot me a P.M. if you are interested.