Fishing Report 5-17-10

The Minnesota DNR creel survey was only run on the Upper Shore this past weekend, and now is over shorewide for the year.

From 5/14 through 5/16, water temperatures ranged from 45-55 on the Upper Shore, and interviewed anglers caught 1 Steelhead and 1 Brook Trout. Flows from the May 13th rain are now decreasing and streams have moderate water clarity. The forecast calls for sunny skies all week, which should push late spawning fish to move in and out of Grand Marais area streams within the next week. Angling pressure continues to be light.

Totals for the Knife Trap are so far are 382 unclipped steelhead, 297 maxillary clipped steelhead, and 26 Kamloops. Totals for the French River are 89 unclipped steelhead, 8 maxillary clipped steelhead and 395 Kamloops.

This is the last fishing report for the spring creel. We thank our friends at the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources for their hard work this spring.

I was also on the shore from Friday to Sunday - not fishing. The water conditions looked good and I only observed two sets of Anglers from the Beaver to the Brule. What a strange year. The conditions are a bit different that a typical year but the fish are still running. If you are still thinking of steelhead fishing this year I would not hesitate - go now!


Popular posts from this blog

Sucker River Angler Access - NO MORE!?

Sunshine at Last!