Fishing Fun Without the Sun

Memorial Weekend is like fishing opener for those of us who live at the end of the Gunflint Trail. From the Trail’s End Landing through the Seagull River and all of the way out to Saganaga Lake the water is closed to fishing until Midnight on Friday night of Memorial Weekend. This is to protect the spawning area for walleye.  It used to be a really big deal when Josh was too little to take the boat out and go fishing beyond our dock but it isn’t as big of a deal now.  Still, there are quite a few folks who like to fish this area as soon as the clock strikes twelve.

Anglers have been rewarded for their efforts this weekend on Saganaga. They have been catching smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye but unfortunately the walleye they are catching aren’t the right size.  Walleye must be a minimum of 17″ and only one may be over 20″ with a three fish limit this year.

The weather has been a little wet but the temperature has been warm. It has been in the 60’s and thankfully most of the rain has fallen at night. More clouds and rain are predicted for tomorrow but Monday the sun is expected to shine with temperatures in the 70’s.

We shall see what the rest of the weekend brings for weather and fishing.

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