This 3,866-acre, 70-foot-deep lake is part of a large chain of wilderness lakes. It is possible to go by boat from Junior Lake all the way to the village of Grand Lake Stream on West Grand Lake. Until recent years, Junior Lake had few cottages, but progress has taken its toll as lakeside lots have been sold off. However, the lake still retains its wilderness aspect in spite of the recent development. It is almost impossible to fish this semi-remote lake without a boat. Special fishing regulations permit the taking of cusk at night while ice fishing with no more than 5 lines. Junior Lake offers island campsites, and lodging is available in Lincoln.
Junior Lake is known primarily for its excellent early-season landlocked salmon fishing. May is the top month for landlocks here, and anglers take fish by trolling tandem streamer flies from 10 to 100 feet out from the rocky shorelines and off the group of islands known as the Big Islands. Any pattern that imitates a smelt will do. Key Species: landlocked salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, whitefish.
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