Not a bad lake trout opener on Burntside Lake near Ely

Steve Foss, a lake trout fishing guide from Ely, shows a couple of nice lake trout he caught Saturday, when the season opened outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (Steve Foss photo, copyright Steve Foss)

Reports from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers today indicated the lake trout fishing was a little slow on Saturday, when the season opened outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But guide Steve Foss of Ely had a good day on Burntside Lake.

“Fished a new spot that isn’t accurately marked on any of the maps, a spot I mapped out this summer during open water,: Steve wrote in a Facebook post. “Caught six fish from 3 to 7 pounds, and a buddy came over and fished the spot with me this afternoon (Saturday) and caught one as well.”

Foss said the day brought high winds and temperatures falling to 6 degrees.

For more about Foss’ guiding service, look here.

Stream trout fishing for brook trout and splake outside the Boundary Waters was decent, conservation officers said.

Steve Foss’ friend Tracy Heidenreich holds a lake trout he caught on Burntside Lake on Saturday. (Steve Foss photo, copyright Steve Foss)

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