Anglers have enjoyed sunshine and fishing early this season at the Island Lake bridge.RELATED CONTENT
Saturday — Wisconsin muskie fishing opener; Minnesota largemouth and smallmouth bass opener south and west of U.S. Highway 53 from Duluth to International Falls and on Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County.
The old-timers say the lake trout bite best when the aspen leaves are the size of a beaver’s ear. And in this crazy late spring, that should be soon — assuming the ice is out. There are lots of good lake trout lakes off the Gunflint Trail, and Snowbank Lake near Ely has lake trout as well. Catch them by trolling flashy spoons or crankbaits.
For more information on North Shore fishing, go to the North Shore Stream Fishing Report on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, mndnr.gov. Go to “Fishing,” then “North Shore Stream Fishing Report.” The reports are updated on Mondays and Thursdays.
Some Duluth residents might remember Harry Peterson, who grew up in Hermantown about 60 years ago. Peterson, who now lives in Middleton, Wis., wrote a story about brook trout fishing that appears in the Spring 2013 issue of the American Fly Fisher journal. The story, titled “A Boy’s Trout Stream,” describes Peterson’s memories of fishing Miller Creek as a young boy with his friend Gordy Engberg.
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, in Grantsburg, Wis., offers these events. Call (715) 463-2739 or e-mail email@example.com.
“I began to think of sallying forth with fly rod in hand to tune and sample the universe in the name of trout. This has been an issue of consequence since my bowlegged childhood, and the feeling has grown stronger.” Thomas McGuane, “The Longest Silence — A Life in Fishing”
The scene couldn’t have been more idyllic in a purely North Shore way. On one side of the river, a rock cliff rose vertically for perhaps 40 feet. Lush cedar trees clung to the rock, defying all natural laws.RELATED CONTENT
Sam Cook column: Up along a river on the North Shore, the steelhead angler said something that seemed to transcend the simple act of fishing. He said he didn’t know how much longer he’d be able to fish like this. He is at that place where most of us will get one day.RELATED CONTENT
News Tribune, May 14, 1973
Two adult bald eagles made an unplanned landing on the tarmac at the Duluth International Airport on Sunday.RELATED CONTENT
Courage Center Duluth summer program information is now available. Go to www.couragecenter.org/duluthsports, call (218) 726-4834 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 46 moose are roaming the woods of Voyageurs National Park near International Falls, according to the park’s recently completed aerial survey. The 2013 population is similar to estimates from 2009-11, park officials said. No survey was conducted in 2012. The calf-to-cow ratio and the percent of calves in the population were relatively high in 2013, also similar to estimates from 2010-11.
“Most mountain men died off back in the nineteenth century, once again displaying their uncommon good sense.” Patrick F. McManus — “A Fine and Pleasant Misery”