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I'm 13 and my family stays at the campground in grand Marais mn there is a small marina about a hundred yards from our spot. Loo

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  • I'm 13 and my family stays at the campground in grand Marais mn there is a small marina about a hundred yards from our spot. Loo

    I'm 13 and my family stays at the campground in grand Marais mn there is a small marina about a hundred yards from our spot. Looking down in the marina you can see at least two dozen trout (lake and brown with a few splake), and two or three 35"+ pike (one has two be pushing 45). I've tried all sorts of lures. Spoons, spinners, stick baits, jerk baits , worms, and some flys on a fly rod. Some body mentioned that they were over feed, what am I doing wrong or should I try?

  • #2
    try a white zoom fluke twitched slowly past the pikes nose.

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    • #3
      try a white zoom fluke twitched slowly past the pikes nose. also use a wire leader or they will bite through your line.

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      • #4
        Catch a grasshopper or cricket and let em float. Patience is the key.

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        • #5
          Hmmm. I was just down at Grand Marais this past weekend for the crafts festival. I know that marina. I really doubt very much you are looking at either lake trout or brown trout or splake. Lakers should be deep now, not swimming around under docks. Browns are showing up more and more in NW Lake Superior but they are still extremely rare. I don't believe they're being planted but in a very few places and not in Superior proper. Was an article about them in local paper a few weeks back. Sometimes hatchery fish will hang around the place where they're dumped for several weeks and that MIGHT be the case here. Ask around and see. If they're a fresh dump of hatchery trout, the fish may be too dumb to figure out how to feed themselves in the wild for a little while. Only freshly planted lakers would be hanging out in shallow water when it's this warm. Are you sure they're not some other kind of fish?

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          • #6
            The trout might vary, I'm no expert. That's just what someone walking by told me. I'm more focused on catching the northerns.

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            • #7
              If a large genuine red and white Daredevil doesn't cause a strike from the northern, he is just not likely to hit. Fish don't feed constantly and they seem to get less aggressive in the hot, low oxygen shallows of July. If you don't mind using live bait, a big frog, hooked in the lower lip is not likely to sit too long with fish like that cruising around. They are a delicacy to the fish and not many warf-walkers use them.

              I have noticed that marina fish often don't feed in the day because they have nearly had their lips ripped off numerous times while the sun is up. I've had far better luck fishing marinas at 2:00 AM than at 2:00 PM. Good luck in your pursuit! As always, the most important tactic is to get a hook in the water rather than just watching them.

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