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Anglers take advantage of late-season ice

Anglers struggled to stay warm whether they were ice fishing or just fishing from the breakwall Tuesday at McQuade Small Craft Harbor. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)

Most of the ice is gone from Lake Superior, but in a few places, there was enough left for some anglers on the North Shore to try their hand at catching a few more fish before the spring thaw was complete.

On Tuesday, April 10, at McQuade Small Craft Harbor, between Duluth and Two Harbors on Scenic Highway 61, several anglers and one pop-up ice house were out fishing for trout behind the breakwaters. Some were trying their hand at ice fishing, while others were casting lines into Lake Superior.

While their methods may have differed, everyone was hoping to get a late-season nibble before boats become the priority at the harbor in a few weeks.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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