Four of us ventured onto Saganaga Lake north of Grand Marais on Tuesday for some lake trout fishing. Mike Prom of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters took us to one of his lake trout holes. We had a good day. We landed seven lake trout up to about 6 pounds and kept five.
We were fishing on the U.S. side of the Minnesota/Ontario border, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We didn’t see another angler near us, although a few were fishing closer among the islands close to Sag Narrows.
Lake trout are native fish that love the deep, cold waters of the border-country lakes. Although Mark Ceminsky, one of the anglers, used a sonar unit for a while, we mostly fished in the traditional style — without electronics, auguring holes by hand, sitting or standing in the open atop the ice.
I’ll do a complete story about the trip in Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune and online at www.duluthnewstribune.com. Here are a couple more photos in the meantime.