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EddieRivard  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:46:12 AM(UTC)
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On Friday I am heading up north to check out some of the lakes that the DNR stocks with trout. My buddy Phil has me convinced that we will find Brook Trout nirvana at this one lake that he has in mind. I plan on using my fly rods but will have backup plans in place just in case.

I will probably be doing some googling on the subject but does anyone on here on DTA have experience fishing some of these lakes?
What methods/flies/lures worked for you?

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William Schlafer  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:05:44 PM(UTC)
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Holy cow Eddie! You're driving to Finland??? That's a long trip just to fish for Brook Trout.

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moosekid  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:17:18 PM(UTC)
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Dude, this is semi-off-topic but I would HIGHLY recommend checking out Cuyuna State Park just west of Brainerd. It's such a well maintained park, full of trout lakes, and the single-track mountain biking is world class.

I saw a guy pull a 5 pound rainbow out of the lake at the base of this trail.

Start at the 4:00 minute mark to see the good stuff



You can rent mountain bikes within biking distance of the park, and there are yurts for rent as well.

If I still lived in MN I would def plan a trip here in the fall, I bet its really nice when the leaves are popping.

http://www.dnr.state.mn....uyuna_country/index.html
shebs  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:39:23 PM(UTC)
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moosekid wrote:
Dude, this is semi-off-topic but I would HIGHLY recommend checking out Cuyuna State Park just west of Brainerd. It's such a well maintained park, full of trout lakes, and the single-track mountain biking is world class.

I saw a guy pull a 5 pound rainbow out of the lake at the base of this trail.

Start at the 4:00 minute mark to see the good stuff



You can rent mountain bikes within biking distance of the park, and there are yurts for rent as well.

If I still lived in MN I would def plan a trip here in the fall, I bet its really nice when the leaves are popping.

http://www.dnr.state.mn....uyuna_country/index.html


Cuyuna is pretty awesome, I agree. Bummer you can't fish it after the end of statewide trout season September 30, though.
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DanE  
#5 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:04:38 PM(UTC)
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Not sure what it's like up in MN, but all of the trout in the lakes down here in southern WI tend to suspend right around the thermocline, so catching them on the fly is tough this time of the year. Typical setup is a slip bobber and minnow set down in the 20 ft range.
alvollmer  
#6 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:20:31 PM(UTC)
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I've heard plenty of good stories of Brook Trout lakes off Gunflint Trail. Good luck.
TheDancingMan  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:25:24 PM(UTC)
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alvollmer wrote:
I've heard plenty of good stories of Brook Trout lakes off Gunflint Trail. Good luck.


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alvollmer  
#8 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 8:50:21 AM(UTC)
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TheDancingMan wrote:
alvollmer wrote:
I've heard plenty of good stories of Brook Trout lakes off Gunflint Trail. Good luck.


Shhh



This article makes me weak in the knees.

BWCA brook trout
shebs  
#9 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 9:52:14 AM(UTC)
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alvollmer wrote:
TheDancingMan wrote:
alvollmer wrote:
I've heard plenty of good stories of Brook Trout lakes off Gunflint Trail. Good luck.


Shhh



This article makes me weak in the knees.

BWCA brook trout



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catbag  
#10 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 10:02:49 AM(UTC)
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alvollmer wrote:
TheDancingMan wrote:
alvollmer wrote:
I've heard plenty of good stories of Brook Trout lakes off Gunflint Trail. Good luck.


Shhh



This article makes me weak in the knees.

BWCA brook trout


That is unreal...
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