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09/28/2022 04:16PM  
Taking my brother on his first trip to the BW next week for five days. We will be base camping on Brule and venturing out from there. He would like to try and get into some lake trout.

I know these three lakes all hold them. Just wondering if anyone has had better luck on one over the others. Any info you can provide would be appreciated.
 
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09/28/2022 05:45PM  
Lake trout season ends on the 30th.
 
09/29/2022 09:41AM  
OK then... thanks for the tip, might have saved me a citation!
 
Chieflonewatie
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09/29/2022 01:16PM  
We just got back from Brule and caught eighty walleyes in three days.
 
09/30/2022 07:19AM  
Chieflonewatie: "We just got back from Brule and caught eighty walleyes in three days."
Nice! What depth/structure were they at and what were you using for lures/bait? Feel free to shoot me an email.
 
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09/30/2022 08:47AM  
30 feet of water near steep drop offs on rocks. White jigs with red hooks and a leech. We were barely jigging it and the bite was very light.
 
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09/30/2022 08:47AM  
30 feet of water near steep drop offs on rocks. White jigs with red hooks and a leech. We were barely jigging it and the bite was very light.
 
GunflintTrailAngler
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10/01/2022 08:31AM  
Not that it matters, since the season is closed, but Brule Lake does not have lake trout in it.
 
10/03/2022 08:34AM  
Thanks Guys
 
10/10/2022 10:12AM  
GunflintTrailAngler: "Not that it matters, since the season is closed, but Brule Lake does not have lake trout in it."

Very true. Brule was originally a native lake trout lake, but the introduction of walleyes and smallmouth bass destroyed that fishery...
 
GunflintTrailAngler
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10/10/2022 06:53PM  
DNR tried to reestablish the lake trout population back in the 70’s, stocking it heavily every year. But not a single fish ever turned up in surveys. I think they finally gave up in ‘77 or ‘78.
 
10/11/2022 10:24AM  
We had a pretty solid week considering the massive cold/wind front and it being early October... We were pulling these in until we were too tired to keep fishing on Sunday.


 
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10/12/2022 02:48PM  
Nice fish!
 
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