Catching big walleyes on Northern Light Lake

Fishing guide Mke Berg holds a 27-inch walleye he caught while fishing on Northern Light Lake in Ontario, near Saganaga Lake, on Aug. 16. Berg owns Seagull Creek Fishing Camp near the tip of the Guntlint Trail north of Grand Marais. (Sam Cook photo)

I had a chance to fish with Mike Berg of Seagull Creek Fishing Camp and one of his long-time guides, Stephen Foster of Indianapolis, last Friday. We fished on Northern Light Lake, just a short portage from Saganaga Lake near the tip of the Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais. Both Berg and Foster had a rare day off and went fishing together.

We caught many nice walleyes in the 24- to 27-inch range, plus a 29- and a 30 1/2-incher. Foster caught the big one.

I’m writing a profile on Berg for Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune. Here are a couple more photos from our day on the water.

Another nice walleye comes to the net on Northern Light Lake in Ontario. (Sam Cook photo)

Stephen Foster releases the 30 1/2-inch walleye he caught Aug. 16 on Northern Light Lake. (Sam Cook photo)

Pictographs — rock paintings left by native people a few hundred years ago — grace the cliffs near a spot where we fished for walleyes. (Sam Cook photo)

Stephen Foster holds a 24-inch walleye in a landing net while fishing on Northern Light Lake. (Sam Cook photo)

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