Perch are available in many of the lakes in the area. They are usually secondary and many anglers will catch them while targeting walleye.
Dog Lake is a large lake with over 500 miles of shoreline. There are plenty of bays, islands and reefs to fish here for a variety of fish. The fishing is good for northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye and perch. Whitefish are here too, but they prefer very deep water. It’s a good lake for action and quality fish are possible as well.
Lake Superior provides some great fishing, however, if you don’t have the right size boat, you’re going to need to look at hiring a fishing charter. There are several charters here that target salmon and trout on the bay. In addition to salmon and trout, northern pike, smallmouth bass and walleye are here too. It’s a popular summer destination, however, lots of people that don’t have a boat get to enjoy fishing the bay area in the winter when the ice is thick enough.
Northern Light Lake is a good sized lake with plenty of depth and lots of room to fish. There are some accommodations on this lake and there are a variety of fish here. Anglers target walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout, northern pike, perch and whitefish.
Sandstone Lake is a deep, clear lake with good fishing opportunities for those that know how to fish clear water. Walleye, smallmouth bass, perch and whitefish are here. Many anglers report tough fishing due to the clear water, but there are plenty of fish here to catch. Just fish during low light conditions and use lighter line with fluorocarbon leaders if you want to catch fish here.
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