Challenging day of lake trout fishing on Gunflint Trail
Glenn Merrick of Gary New Duluth and I spent Monday on an extended day trip up the Gunflint Trail beyond Grand Marais to do some lake trout fishing. Glenn does a trip like this nearly every year in March. This time, we were headed for a lake he had fished before. Trouble was, new growth of the forest has all but obliterated any sign of the final portage into this lake.
Glenn and I tried bushwhacking through knee- to thigh-deep snow through the dense conifers trying to find our destination lake.
We never found that lake, so we decided to try another one in the neighborhood. It was a good day's workout in beautiful country. We snowshoed or walked -- including an hour or so of bushwhacking -- about 4 1/2 hours. We fished our Plan B lake for about three hours. Glenn caught the only lake trout of the day.
Read more about our trip in Sunday's Duluth News Tribune.