FISHING REPORT 4/22 - 4/28

Go Fishing!

If you have been unsure about weather or not to head out to your favorite North Shore River, now is the time. Make plans and get going.

MN Steelheader Staffers, DB, Pete & Toad, headed out on Thursday afternoon for a trip that was to start around the Sucker and take us up to the Grand Marais area. Due to the conditions, we never made it past the Poplar River.

We fished from Thursday at 3:00pm to Sunday at about 4:30ish just as the afternoon rain came...and I mean rain. Anyway, we landed our first fish at 3:40pm and lost another shortly after. That was it for Thursday. Saturday brought 4 more fish and several more hooked and lost the log piles! Sunday also gave up a few fish.

As of Sunday, Most North Shore rivers were running at normal flow. The Beaver was about the only one that was Higher than normal. Water temps in some of the smaller waters would reach afternoon temps of low 40's falling back to mid 30's in the am.

Though we caught fish in several of the lower & mid shore rivers, the fishing was still a bit slow considering all the angling pressure. Rain fell on Saturday and Sunday. This much needed mosture should really bring the fish in over the next day or so on the lower rivers.

Mid Shore rivers were still slow this past weekend. Water looked good, a bit cold but good. Ice was still found in canyon areas but not enough to really affect water conditions. The Gooseberry, Split Rock, Beaver and Baptism were producing some fish on Saturday and Sunday.

North of Hwy 1 was not as promising. Though the waters looked good there where just not much for fish. We did not venture past the Poplar, which was low and dirty. A few anglers that made it past Grand Marais said it was too cold and clear, no fish.

Our bet: Today on the lower shore should be good. With Sunday's down-pour of rain, we should see levels and water temps on the rise. Focus on the lower and mid shore rivers early this week. The upper shore should start seeing fish later in the week.

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Anonymous said…
Just got back from 2 days of fishing the shore and the rivers are very low - landed 6 steelies, hooked into lots more but i was sleeping behind the wheel.

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