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Grand Marais’ Dockside Fish Market was featured in the Travel section of Sunday’s New York Times as one of four restaurants in the U.S. “that celebrate their stamping grounds in ways that go beyond ingredients.”
Grand Marais' Dockside Fish Market was featured in the Travel section of Sunday's New York Times as one of four restaurants in the U.S. "that celebrate their stamping grounds in ways that go beyond ingredients."
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.
“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.
Telephone operators in Duluth handled 3,000 long-distance calls yesterday, totally saturating all circuits. A telephone company spokesman said about 50 to 75 more long-distance calls occur on Mother’s Day than on a normal Sunday.
May 26 — 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.
Chris Edquist knew as soon as he looked at the color of the St. Louis River on Saturday morning that fishing would be tough. The river, full of spring runoff and the silt left from last summer’s flooding, was running the color of root beer laced with red clay.
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