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#2192933 - 02/16/10 11:04 AM
Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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I am looking at trying to put a boat in Lady Superior in the next few weeks...preferrably on a flat warm day.

Anyone have any ideas on fishing out of McQuade this time of year. I have never done it but darn, I want to get back trolling out there. Rivermouths, shallow, surface, bottom?

Depends on what we are fishing for correct? Fishing for anything with fins...


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#2192972 - 02/16/10 11:29 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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I would troll close to shore in the 15-40' of water and try for some loopers, coho and maybe a Laker in shallow. Spoons and small cranks/sticks. I really like pink and oranges. Blue/silver can also be good. I would troll slow in the 1.5-2.0 range.

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#2193001 - 02/16/10 11:49 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Thanks NL. I will give ya the report if and when we go. I was thinking trolling out around the pipeline and maybe north to the sucker.

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#2193030 - 02/16/10 11:58 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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where do you plan on getting your boat in?
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#2193058 - 02/16/10 12:19 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: andrew chadwick]
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I got into some cohos this time of year last year....... Bluebird landing should be open if there is no ice on shore.
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#2193123 - 02/16/10 01:08 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Gonna shove it out from McQuade Landing assuming there is open water off shore.

mmmmm....coho's

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#2193128 - 02/16/10 01:13 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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You might be shoving your boat across the ice at McQuade. Last time I drove past there there were a few portables set up in there. No ice on the lake though. Bluebird is probably snowed in, but not too sure about that. I haven't been up to Two Harbors. That may be open.
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#2193228 - 02/16/10 02:18 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Lorin]
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FYI - Two Harbors was wide open when I saw it last Saturday.
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#2193366 - 02/16/10 04:01 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: titelines]
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I would try in the trench on bottom for the lakers. Or if there was ice on the lake people would be fishing out in front of the condo's in Duluth so I am assuming lakers hang around there all winter also. I hope to have my boat out in 46 days from today.

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#2195169 - 02/18/10 06:31 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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Thanks guys. Two Harbors would be my first choice...I did not think it would be open though.

45 days now 2tp and counting! April 16 = "Boat Day" here. Thats when the big boat comes home...the day after tax season.

The more lines the better.
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#2196801 - 02/19/10 09:51 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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Brrrr!!!!!


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For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
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#2199885 - 02/22/10 01:14 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Two Harbors was open this weekend, but it looked like the wind had pushed a bunch of ice up to the landing and out about 100 yards.

There was a guy trolling out of the harbor in what looked to be a 16' boat on Saturday. Beautiful weekend to be out!
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#2208863 - 03/02/10 10:25 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: titelines]
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Anybody know if TH is open? Thought I would try getting my lund out there Friday and Saturday.



Edited by photo (03/02/10 10:27 AM)

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#2222698 - 03/16/10 05:27 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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[If you are logged in clicking on this thread will take you to the last post you have not seen. If not just click on the highest number on the Upper Right of this thread to get to the newest post.]
OPEN WATER FISHING IS UPON US.
I had 7 on and got 3 lakers last weekend. what a great day on the lake in my boat. I would like to find where the salmon are this time of year! I wonder how the boats out of mcquade did last weekend I will be out again soon.
( Mabey wed afternoon!)
I will post a report.
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#2222742 - 03/16/10 07:00 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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What types of rigs were you using gitch? Down riggers and dipsys or just trolling? Dont have much gear but want to try trolling the big lake with some dipsys...thanks

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#2223328 - 03/17/10 12:55 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: gritsnham]
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gitch--is the landing clear at McQuade?

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#2223384 - 03/17/10 02:27 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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Yes it is. Several boats out there the last few days.

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#2224213 - 03/20/10 04:38 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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sorry for the late reply gritsnham but this site was down for a few days. i have been getting my lakers jigging on the bottom in deep water. 150 to 270 ft.
went out today but got blown off got one nice one and lost 2 had to get off too rough. good luck to you.
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#2224214 - 03/20/10 04:39 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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all the landings from duluth to 2 harbors are wide open
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#2227473 - 03/23/10 07:35 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Any body else have any luck in their boats lately. I might going out this weekend I will post if i get out.
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#2227519 - 03/23/10 07:59 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Cohos are going good off both sides of the entry. Some guys did good this am by the airport.

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#2228099 - 03/24/10 10:49 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Also some guys getting them off the Wi. entry walls.

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#2228325 - 03/24/10 02:10 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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SOUNDS LIKE IT IS TIME TO TROLL THE POINTS YAHOO!!!
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#2228383 - 03/24/10 03:07 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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YUP!Sunday for me.

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#2228395 - 03/24/10 03:20 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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sunday for me too if the weather co-operates:) my favorite time of year out there...
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#2229832 - 03/25/10 07:11 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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i heard some cohos were caught on the point yesturday from a friend of a friend. duluth side in a boat! cant wait till saturday!
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#2229921 - 03/25/10 08:23 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Maybe if your friend keeps telling all of his friends you guys can all have a great big boat parade from one entry to the other. Sounds like a whole bunch of fun if you ask me. grin

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#2230139 - 03/26/10 06:31 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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BD110 Are u saying I should not share information on this site? Or are you serious.
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#2230203 - 03/26/10 07:44 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Its a huge lake I dont think its a problem. Besides 99% of the boats arent even ready to hit the water. If there is 25 boats out there its no problem. Plenty of room. Its funny though. There can be 25 boats out there and 23 of them will struggle 1 will pound them and 1 will catch a couple.

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#2230730 - 03/26/10 03:10 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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What area would be better to hit this weekend in a boat. Up by the Lester and other river mouths or fishing park point?

Thanks in advance

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#2231266 - 03/27/10 09:59 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Feathers Rainin]
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Depends on what you want to fish for? I think I'm going to try tomorrow and hit the front of the rivers. Noting going on, then I'll run to the entry if the waves aren't bad.

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#2231502 - 03/27/10 06:05 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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Did great on the lake today. Me,my friends and there friends too. what a day!!!
LOTS OF FISH.
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#2231561 - 03/27/10 07:35 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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We went 11 for 11 today. 10 coho and 1 laker. All but one came off the stickbaits. Speed 2.8 to 3.2 bright colors and lures far from boat worked best.


Here is Al (backcast) and Chase with a couple Of the fish


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#2231586 - 03/27/10 08:01 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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Mmmmmmmm, salmon! grin grin

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#2231725 - 03/28/10 12:15 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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lovethegitch,

It was a very simple statement followed with a grin. grin

You're welcome to share any and all information you would like. Was I serious about forming a boat parade? That's something you can try to pull off if you would like but I would check to see if you need a permit.

If you make it out I wish you nothing but luck and hope you have a great time.

As always...
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#2231789 - 03/28/10 07:11 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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you guys are killin me....i need to go fishin!
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#2232106 - 03/28/10 04:07 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Mike Stark]
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allright...lets hear it. Anybody else get beat out there this morning?? Trolled park point from one entry to the other back, and some roaming around. zilch, zero, nada. Probably 25 boats out there and we never saw a net used (and we were watching!) Somebody must have found them??
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#2232181 - 03/28/10 06:31 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: traveler]
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yeah i was out there and we got one coho. talked to 4 ppl who all didnt get a fish. I didnt see any nets out either.
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#2232249 - 03/28/10 07:45 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Fished with Northlander and my wife today about 35 miles northeast of Superior on the South Shore. Went 3 for 3 with 2 browns and a coho. Still a stickbait bite on the surface with 2.8 to 3.2 being the best speed.




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#2232352 - 03/28/10 09:12 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Nice fish guys. We did not have the same luck unfortunately. 0 for 0 smile

Satureday we fished the lester, pumphouse, line and the WI entry...yes, we ran out of gas!

Did ok the weekend before but were further north. Caught some really nice lakers.

The more lines the better.
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#2232535 - 03/29/10 07:26 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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First time ever out on the big water. Put in outta Mcquade, fished from the French aalll the way down to the Lester and back and inbetween, fished from 100 ft to 20 ft, flat line and leadcore, stick baits and spoons..nothing, nada..did hook the bottom a couple times though out in about 30/40 ft water..Trolled from 1.5 (GPS) to 2.5..Water temp 35.0 French and 35.5 Lester. Funny, fished all day, caught nothing but a GREAT time and learning experience..Think I may have found a new passion..will be back up in a couple weeks.
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#2232726 - 03/29/10 10:23 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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Pete; to put it in perspective, I've been fishing the lake for nearly 30 years and you did just as well as me yesterday:)
Sometimes it just goes that way...!
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#2232823 - 03/29/10 12:16 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: traveler]
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Guys:

I was shore fishing all day yesterday at the French. There weren't any boats there in the morning, but come afternoon into the evening, it was pretty much a solid train. I saw the nets come out lots of times and usually just north of the French. There were a lot of loopers rolling and we saw some cohos jumping. They were anywhere from 100-250 or so yards out from the shore. The boats that I saw having the success were hugging the shoreline and very close to the 100 yd no-treble hook mark by the mouth. I'm going to give it a try this week but I'm going to fish very shallow and right under the surface! Just my report.

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#2232834 - 03/29/10 12:27 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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Lakerunner. Thanks for the info, yeah I was one of them guys close in on the French on Sat afternoon/evening..saw a guy on the beach catch something but that was it...on another note, I did mark alot of I'm assuming fish out in the 70 - 100 ft stuff..couldn't get them to go though.
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#2232844 - 03/29/10 12:40 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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Riverratpete. What boat were you in? Was it you and maybe a teenage daughter? I was fishing with the crew right at the mouth. We pulled 3 and had 3 others on in the late afternoon--most were hooked right where you were trolling. What colors were you using?

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#2232916 - 03/29/10 01:47 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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no, 1750 gold/black crestliner, was using blues, greens, orange,gold pretty much threw everything at them.
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#2232931 - 03/29/10 02:02 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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Do you guys direct tie to braided lines or do you use a mono or fluro leader on your trolling rigs.
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#2233094 - 03/29/10 04:51 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: andrew chadwick]
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I put a 7 foot 17lb test mono leader off the braid when I am running spoons and sticks

May I be Half the man my Bird-Dog thinks I am
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#2233095 - 03/29/10 04:51 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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time for the yearly "trebles are OK post.
We stand in the mouth throwing spoons or raps with trebles frequently, and have been for 20 years! Single hook is for IN THE RIVER....the 100 yd thing is for 1 vs 2 lines. Period:)
check the regs.......
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#2233129 - 03/29/10 05:35 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: traveler]
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My trolling rods have 12-14# clear trilene XT or Big Game on the. Power Pro dont work well in the boards without a expensive clip addition.

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#2233944 - 03/30/10 12:31 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: traveler]
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I stand corrected.

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#2233946 - 03/30/10 12:32 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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All of my rods except for my lead core are mono. I run 20-50 yards of mono tied onto my lead core.

Patrick Orent
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Name: "This'll Dew Too"

Alumacraft 170 Trophy
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#2235485 - 04/01/10 12:00 AM
Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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I was out today with Lakerunner trolling the area near the French River for rainbows and cohos. The fishing was FANTASTIC! Gentle winds for the most part, with only a couple hours of chop around mid day. And warm temps, even on the water. Made it very easy to get the boards and long lines dialed in. Great company, great scenery, great day.

Oh yeah. Fishing was great. Catching was not. We had two releases all day. One was quite a heavy fish. I felt him/her for a few seconds and then it was good-bye. Fished a combo of a bazillion sticks and spoons in a bazillion shapes, colors, sizes and actions. Switched up often. We fished over 50 FOW and 6 FOW, with our inshore board sometimes missing the shore anglers' bobbers by 2 feet. At one point we were chatting it up so hard that we realized just in time we were too close to the shore guys, and a quick turn to starboard saved everyone a lot of cussing.

Even though we were marking fish all along, and knew they would turn on if and when they were ready to turn on, we raided the tackle boxes deeply and often. Even threw on cowbells and a squid for awhile. And we learned the Apex is a dang fine looking lure in the water. Bring on the Apex! It'll be on one of my rods most of the summer.

Oh, almost forgot. Speeds from 1.5 to 3.5 mph.

We didn't hit the water until 10 a.m., and fished until sundown. We had a charter captain within sight most of the day, and only saw one fish on (lost). We saw one small looper and one small coho landed by the shore brigade. The guy who caught the coho looked just like LoonASea, but I see from another post that Randoid was nowhere near the French today. grin grin

We proved at least one thing today. Karma banked with the trout/salmon gods on one body of water can't be cashed in on a different body of water. Each lake has its own gods, and they are jealous gods! Simply a wonderful day to be out on the big lake. Thanks, Pat! smile smile

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#2235497 - 04/01/10 04:43 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Steve Foss]
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Was out yesturday. 10 cohos, 3 lakers, and 2 browns. Lost many more. What a great day on the gitch.All fish were caught on the beach.
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#2235556 - 04/01/10 06:54 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Steve Foss]
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Steve
That was me that pulled in that coho (about 5:15ish) So that was you in the starcraft trying to catch the shore fishermans lines (btw I missed 4 other fish last nite) so the fish were there

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#2235561 - 04/01/10 07:02 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Time to clean the garage out so I can move that dang Lund around. I hope Fri/Sat are nice.

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#2235615 - 04/01/10 07:56 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Wow thats an awesome report! I am hoping for tomorrow evening too. Looks like the wind is going to switch from the east to south around noon tomorrow. There will probably still be some big rollers coming in tomorrow from the 25 mph east wind there saying will happen today.
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#2235711 - 04/01/10 09:06 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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LoonASea, yes that was us--in the Alumacraft. It looked like you a nice battle with that coho. Sorry to any of the other FM'ers (or for that matter other fisherpersons out there) for the boards getting in really close sometimes. We knew that the fish were in there tight. We kept our eyes out but like Steve said, we did have one time that we had to make some quick adjustments.

Steve--it was great to finally meet you and I too had a great day fishing with you. I just wish that I was able to get you to boat a fish or too. But you know, maybe the story would have been different if we didn't have that Siwash hook on? smile smile smile

Like Steve said, we gave the lures a good washing. One release came on a green/yellow/silver backed spoon and the other was on brass/orange. We marked fished over 10 - 50 FOW with most being less than 10' down--surface fishing. It was really nice to have a boat back in the water!

One other FYI to the FM'ers. I have a 1990 23' Mako Center Console with a '98 or '99 (I have to check) 200hp Evinrude FICHT that I will be selling shortly. The FICHT had the powerhead rebuilt eventhough it was NOT one of the years/models that they had issues with and has less than 50 hrs on the rebuild--my Dad did it preventively. It has (2) 2o' outrigger, (2) 5' Rivera manual, and (2) 4' Walker manual downriggers on it. I'm only selling it because it does not get the usage that it should. I'll asking 14K for it. Once I get it cleaned up, I will post a complete listing and pictures on the "For Sale" forum.

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#2236424 - 04/01/10 08:59 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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not looking good for us who wanted to get out and fish tomorrow...
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#2236535 - 04/02/10 05:04 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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I am going anyway I dont trust the forecast and think it will be all right when I get there. I hope I am not wasting $75 in truck gas.

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#2237118 - 04/02/10 04:58 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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I seen a red truck at the river with an FM decal on it....

Who was it, and how did ya do?

I was there most of the morning till 1:00 in the afternoon.

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#2237230 - 04/02/10 08:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hunterdown]
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hunterdown,
If the river you were at was the French the red truck you saw would have been mine. I was there from about 6:00am until 10:45am. It was a quiet morning for the most part but I did have a little luck.

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#2237294 - 04/02/10 09:31 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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Originally Posted By: 2thepointsetters
I am going anyway I dont trust the forecast and think it will be all right when I get there. I hope I am not wasting $75 in truck gas.


That maybe the dumbest thing I have done so far. ( I should have trusted the forecast) I went 16 miles fromthe landing only to find myself in some REAL bad conditions. I have been in some bad waves on Lake Michigan but this act of stupidity topped them all. I did manage to catch 2 coho and a steel head along the way.

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#2237483 - 04/03/10 09:22 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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I stuck my head out the cheesey side for about maybe a 1/2 hour yesterday and that was enough. The BIG swells in the entry were a wild ride back in!The wind looks even worse today. The trees in my area are really whipping around. Looks like my 2 days off were a bust. frown

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#2237788 - 04/03/10 08:02 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Was out yesterday and did ok ended up with 4 coho in 4 hours. lost 2 others. Wind made it fun ride back in. Off park point. Boats ready to go for opener, was glad to get some fish on my first trip out.
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#2239394 - 04/06/10 05:28 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: toddsfishin]
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Keep your eyes peeled, "Reel Nauti" has been splashed, spent the first day rigging today, should finish her up tomorrow and may be out on Thursday if all goes well. First boat in Barkers for 2010!
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#2239440 - 04/06/10 06:13 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Tom Linderholm]
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Way to go Tom up and running agian. Came down the hill this aft. and saw mud coming out the duluth entry and a couple of boats. Sure was calm.

There once was a time I thought I was wrong . But then found out I was only mistaken.
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#2239549 - 04/06/10 07:44 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: ripstick]
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I'll be out trolling the big lake thur and fri if the winds are right
maybe see you out there Tom

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#2239606 - 04/06/10 08:28 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.
Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.
Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown

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#2239657 - 04/06/10 09:11 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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I am planning on spending both S/S out there too. Hoping to get some time in on either thurs or Fri as well after work.

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#2239675 - 04/06/10 09:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Originally Posted By: Northlander
I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.
Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.
Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown


thoes are valuable lures there steve lol, cant be wasting them on the browns!
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#2240073 - 04/07/10 09:38 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Originally Posted By: hound32
Originally Posted By: Northlander
I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.
Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.
Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown


thoes are valuable lures there steve lol, cant be wasting them on the browns!


LOL. No doubt!

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#2240959 - 04/08/10 08:04 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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I'll have to poke my snout out there this weekend(maybe) after I finish the "honey do" list.


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#2241101 - 04/08/10 10:28 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Steve Foss]
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i was wondering if someone could give a little advise for a newbie.
are they still getting coho by the french? my brother-inlaw and
myself were thinking about bringing the boat up sunday. any info
and i mean any info would help!!!
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#2241135 - 04/08/10 11:05 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: CLOUDYBOY]
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Depending on the wind conditions you can launch out of Mcquade Safe Harbor 1/2 way between the Lester and the French. Was up there a couple Saturdays ago and didn't get anything but I would think the water temp s/b coming up so who knows, planning on being back up there myself the first wknd in May.
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#2241161 - 04/08/10 11:33 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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thanks for the reply. thats where thinking of putting in. please allow me to ask a dumb? can you still fish with 2 lines per person. i thought there was a restiction on that when you are so close to rivers?? again like i said we are real new to this. thanks
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#2241212 - 04/08/10 11:58 AM
Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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I had originally planned to try steelheading on the weekend of April 17th along the north shore. I understand the early runoff and lack of rain make the streams low and clear right now, and unless it begins to rain, steelheading that weekend may not be the best.

Any other fishing options I am not aware of that weekend? Other ideas on what to do on a spring weekend in the northland?

I had my mind set on Steelhead, so I need help with other option. Stream trout fishing opens that weekend also. So maybe?

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#2241266 - 04/08/10 01:05 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: CLOUDYBOY]
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On the lake you can have 2 lines ,,,its only "in" the river you have to have 1 hook and one line
Almost stuck my nose out of the entries this morning ,,,I say almost cuz I couldnt get close enough to stick my nose out at all ,,,oh well maybe tomorrow if the lake lays down a bit ,,the crowd on the pier seems to be thinning too whats up with that???

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#2241284 - 04/08/10 01:20 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Can only use one line within 100 yards of the mouth of a river as well, on shore or in the water.
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#2241288 - 04/08/10 01:21 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Ya they say a sw wind tomorrow so that will be good! That Pier bite has slowed a little, plus everyone sees they can get boats out now so....... Also it always seems after that pier bite has gone on for 4 or 5 weeks the crowds thin out.
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#2241420 - 04/08/10 03:40 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: sparetime]
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What part of the northshore are you going to? You can still cast on the big pond (wind permitting) for coho's or loopers. You can still fish the lower rivers for other trout (although they'll be small). One thing is definitely for sure...you can't catch a steelhead if your not there! Above the barriers alot of rivers have decent brook trout fishing.
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#2241530 - 04/08/10 08:51 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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Originally Posted By: Riverratpete
Depending on the wind conditions you can launch out of Mcquade Safe Harbor 1/2 way between the Lester and the French. Was up there a couple Saturdays ago and didn't get anything but I would think the water temp s/b coming up so who knows, planning on being back up there myself the first wknd in May.


Hey RiverratPete!

Check in the turkey forum for your team and update the email in your profile. wink

A bad day of fishing? I honestly don't know what you're talking about.


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#2242650 - 04/10/10 07:45 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: JBMasterAngler]
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Shore fishing for cohos or inland for stream trout.
Maybe catch the smelt run at Park Point.

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#2243396 - 04/11/10 06:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Maiden voyage of the Reel Nauti ended with 5 in the box after 3 hours. Started out running the boat out and setting the idles for trolling so that gave us a late start. After getting all the lines in and setting our course we managed to pick up 2 coho's and a Brown within 30 minutes of setting lines in 40 FOW. Pink herringbone and a blue rap were the producers for the day allowing us to pick up 2 more coho's on our way in over the same coordinates as the first few. Lot's of fish on the graph, not much for takers. Water was clear to chocolate and the traffic was a fricken zoo. Algoma esque' minus everyone staying on the same track. Best fishing for us was right outside of the chocolate in the green tinted water off the dutchman. Temps ranged from 39-44.
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#2243425 - 04/11/10 06:53 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Tom Linderholm]
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Went 8 for 10 today. That was worst/dumbest boat driving/fishing etiquette I have seen on any lake. Lucky its just short stick bait lines off the boards, because if it was full cores it would have been a mess. Tom your 100% right about that Algoma statement.

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#2243694 - 04/12/10 07:08 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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When I made a statement about having a boat parade form one entry to the other all I remember seeing was a comment about it being a big lake.

My guess is the lake didn't shrink while I was at the cabin for three days!! I for one have no idea on what the edicate should be on the big lake as I may only make it out there once or twice a season.

What are a couple of good tips for others such as myself. I'm not looking for a book worth of comments. Just a couple of good tips. What is the biggest problem most of you come across other then not having the lake to yourself. wink

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#2243747 - 04/12/10 08:12 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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well my bro-inlaw and i made it yesterday.went out of mcqaids first spot the french no luck next spot the lester no luck water temps 36-37.marked a few fish by the pump house no takers.but it was a nice first trip of the year. i hope to figure this big lake stuff out someday
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#2243861 - 04/12/10 09:38 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: CLOUDYBOY]
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wow, water temps haven't really moved much up there..was there couple wks ago and temps were like 35..need to get some more warm up I guess..yeah, I'm with you though trying to figure it out. Good luck!
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#2244006 - 04/12/10 11:51 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Riverratpete]
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i think i know the game pretty well on lake mi. but it sure is diffrent on superior.it's a very humbling experience. i'm hoping to take in all the info i can from you guys.
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#2244076 - 04/12/10 12:49 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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The biggest issue is when everyone is going every which way. I'm used to combat fishing but usually there is a line/circle route that everyone follows and in the same direction. Saturday when I was out, everyone was going everywhere with no rhyme or reason. People get cut-off, pinched in, etc. But that is just part of fishing when the fish are grouped in tight as they were on Saturday. You just learn to deal with it and keep your eyes open.

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#2244086 - 04/12/10 12:57 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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Went 2 for 5 on Saturday. Motored right up to the "cheezy entry" and fished the mud. The water temps in the mud ranged from 41 to 43.5 degrees. As soon (and I mean as soon) as you left the mud it dropped to 39.

Most of my action was on spoons. The Blue/Yellow "oil slick" did really well as well as anything that I had that was blue/yellow; yellow/green; green/silver. I did pick up one fish on a blue/silver Hot-n-Tot. I was running 1oz snaps on my board lines and 3 colors of core. The core did better than the boards as it seemed to me that the fish were "short-hitting" the baits. I had lots of "bumps" on the core and the longline but nothing there; wait a couple of seconds and they hit it again. The boards would release on the bump. The 3-color was running about 15' down and the snaps were probably just above it.

The fish were 15-20 down over 20 to 50 FOW. They were right on top of the clouds of smelt.

Did I hear some one right, they picked up a brown? Was that on the MN side or further down the WI coast.

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#2244138 - 04/12/10 01:49 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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The brown came out in the clear water as I was making a round about in 50 FOW on the East side of the Dutchman.
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#2244269 - 04/12/10 05:20 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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Originally Posted By: lakerunner
Went 2 for 5 on Saturday. Motored right up to the "cheezy entry" and fished the mud. The water temps in the mud ranged from 41 to 43.5 degrees. As soon (and I mean as soon) as you left the mud it dropped to 39.

Most of my action was on spoons. The Blue/Yellow "oil slick" did really well as well as anything that I had that was blue/yellow; yellow/green; green/silver. I did pick up one fish on a blue/silver Hot-n-Tot. I was running 1oz snaps on my board lines and 3 colors of core. The core did better than the boards as it seemed to me that the fish were "short-hitting" the baits. I had lots of "bumps" on the core and the longline but nothing there; wait a couple of seconds and they hit it again. The boards would release on the bump. The 3-color was running about 15' down and the snaps were probably just above it.

The fish were 15-20 down over 20 to 50 FOW. They were right on top of the clouds of smelt.

Did I hear some one right, they picked up a brown? Was that on the MN side or further down the WI coast.


I have caught 3 browns out there so far this year. All in the mud and smelt.

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#2244622 - 04/13/10 06:23 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Hit the big lake for the first time this year on friday with 2 rookies. Just took a right from the lift bridge and trolled down the beach. Went 4 for 9 on cohos. Speed was 2.4-3 mph, temp senser down and out so I was fishing blind there, but 16-20' were the best. I pulled sticks, spoons but only caught 1 coho on a blue/silver cleo off a board. The hot rod was an orange dipsey set on 3 dropped until just out of sight with an orange dodger and a fly I call "Hanna Montana" (purple & blue with aqua beads and a red treble hook, named by my niece). That rig hit 3 of the coho and lost 2 more.
Tried a blue/aqua fly and had 2 come unbuttoned on that rig too, silver dodge for that one.
Sticks didn't work today, had 2 on, but nothing to net.

As for the rod, I managed to "catch" a daiwa rod and Okuma Magda reel. If anybody can name the bait and line type that were on the rig I will return it.
I did take the reel apart and greased it up, so it's in good shape.
Oh and I put that rod down and caught one of the coho on the "free" rod.


Edited by Barbelboy (04/13/10 06:25 AM)

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#2245202 - 04/13/10 05:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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Originally Posted By: BD110
When I made a statement about having a boat parade form one entry to the other all I remember seeing was a comment about it being a big lake.

My guess is the lake didn't shrink while I was at the cabin for three days!! I for one have no idea on what the edicate should be on the big lake as I may only make it out there once or twice a season.

What are a couple of good tips for others such as myself. I'm not looking for a book worth of comments. Just a couple of good tips. What is the biggest problem most of you come across other then not having the lake to yorself. wink


Here are a couple things I saw.

1. Try to avoid fishing a pattern that is 90 degrees opposite the other boats. It makes a big mess trying to avoid the one boat out of sync and it pushes everybody towards each other. Most boats with planer lines out are over 200 feet wide and canít turn fast.

2. If you see somebody with a fighting a fish, give them room to make boat corrections. Granted it is not hard to bring a coho up the shoot, but a bigger fish is a different story. Last weekend if people saw a fish on they came towards you. A swinging net is not a signal to come towards them.

3. It is not a war. If somebody pushes you off your line for reason just make a correction and keep fishing. Some people think itís a game to push the other onto the beach.

4. DONT RUN BOARDS ACROSS THE HARBOR. There were 2 boats side by side last Sunday blocking the Superior entry with boards out. If you do run down the harbor with boards, please donít give dirty looks as boats are cruising past your gear.

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#2245481 - 04/14/10 12:50 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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yes stay away from the mouth of harbor, or choose to fish in another mans wake!!
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#2248589 - 04/18/10 04:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: walleyehunter80]
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The fish moved a long way from where they were last weekend. Nothing near the Superior entry, we trolled about 9 miles up the shore before we found the coho's. We ended the trip with 6 all off the board lines. Color didn't matter but the port side of the boat caught most of the fish, which ever way we were headed. The boats were nice and spread out this weekend. Water temps from 36.1 to 43.4. Fished for about 6 hours but caught all the fish with in an hour once we found them.

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#2248604 - 04/18/10 04:58 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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yeah i didnt find anything by the superior entry either the water was very clear compared to thursday. There was mud all the way out to 65 feet and today there was none, but i found some just past dutchmans. Point--- do you mean 9 miles down the wisconsin shoreline, or up the n shore?
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#2248616 - 04/18/10 05:31 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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From what I have been hearing there just isnt 1 pod of fish out there . Of course. wink

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#2248617 - 04/18/10 05:31 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Down the south shore towards the Amnicon.

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#2248621 - 04/18/10 05:41 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: End of the Line]
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Oh i know that. There was a little school of em just past dutch today, i got into em and another boat next to me picked off a few too. They would only hit the shiny silver sticks this morning at least the only thing i could get em on.
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#2248629 - 04/18/10 05:48 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Oh i know that. There was a little school of em just past dutch today, i got into em and another boat next to me picked off a few too. They would only hit the shiny silver sticks this morning at least the only thing i could get em on.


I was up that way. I read my post again and see that I didn't say which shore I went up. The coho I found sure were in a tight pocket, once you were out the fish were gone. I was in deeper water than I normally would be this time of year. I was never under 40 f.o.w.

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#2248635 - 04/18/10 05:55 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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yeah, thats the way i was earlier this week and last week, deep water. but today i got my fish in less than 15 feet.
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#2248667 - 04/18/10 07:03 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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yeah, thats the way i was earlier this week and last week, deep water. but today i got my fish in less than 15 feet.


How many did you get? You must have been in the real dark mud.

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#2248930 - 04/19/10 07:57 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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yeah was in the real muddy water. four. there was quite a bit of garbage floating around too.
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#2249128 - 04/19/10 12:24 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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Does anyone here use sticks or cranks for lakers on the Big Pond well into summer or is it just spoon and meat time and just spring is for the sticks?

I use just spoons and some meat behind dipseys and riggers in July and August but I stole some bigger sized original rapalas that just need new hooks and I would like to give them a shot behind a ball or dipsey on L Superior


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#2249170 - 04/19/10 01:14 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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I like bomber long A's and Brads stick baits behind the balls on the riggers. Also gets me lots a walleyes too. wink

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#2249315 - 04/19/10 04:10 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Wow another nice day spent on the big lake ,,,,decent temps,, mild winds and the fish cooperated went 5 for 8 today all in shallow and muddy and silver picked up the most fish for me today JimA fished with me and he might have to head back out tomorrow with the current forecast
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#2249316 - 04/19/10 04:15 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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I catch them darn thing with sticks all the time when I swing towards deeper water making turns with my planer boards ,,,so they will hit sticks ,,,like NL I use bombers and Brads stick baits

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#2249523 - 04/19/10 08:10 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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yeah that silver was hot for me too in the mud. ill be out brght and early also.
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#2251172 - 04/21/10 05:06 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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so whats the deal with fishin big lake so far as "seasons" go? i have been told by a 'Sconi that ya can fish walleye and pike year round on Superior, that true? if so is there a designated area or line that a fella must be beyond? and lastly.... if so where is it?

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#2251227 - 04/21/10 06:17 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: S.S. Fiasco]
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Any good GPS will have the state borders marked,,, the line is only for state lic and limit ,,,but walleye and pike are open year round on both the mn and wi waters
Watch the weather and winds and pick your days accordingly,,, nothing will replace time on the water out there,,, but get as much info at the launchs as you can and check out others rigs there too

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#2251252 - 04/21/10 06:40 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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As long as your past the river mouths you can fish for walleye/pike in superior.
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#2251298 - 04/21/10 07:30 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: biff]
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I just checked the MN regs and walleye season on Lake Superior and its tributaries is May 15 2010 to March 1 2011 with a 2 fish possession limit and 15" minimum size.



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#2251362 - 04/21/10 08:45 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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2thepointsetters are you sure? The rules you mention have always applied to the St. Louis river. From what I've understood Lake Superior is open year round, not sure on the length/possesion limits.
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#2251422 - 04/21/10 09:53 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jack Stasney]
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Looks like you are right, just read the regs. Maybe it's in Wisconsin water... I'll have to check that out later.
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#2251423 - 04/21/10 09:57 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jack Stasney]
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Im pretty sure its just the cheesey side of the pond thats open year round for walleye and pike.

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#2251504 - 04/22/10 06:10 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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My bad !!! I dont target walleye or pike on the Mn side ,,,I should stick to what I know

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#2251579 - 04/22/10 07:22 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: biff]
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not true in MN.
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#2251618 - 04/22/10 07:59 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Steve Foss]
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WI Walleye are continuous on Superior. 5 fish limit, must be 15"+ with only one over 20". Northern are also continuous. 2 fish limit, must be 26"+.
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#2252937 - 04/23/10 06:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Lorin]
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isn't what's good for one side good for the other? mn and wi that is. aint that why we can use 2 poles on the river? hmmm? perhaps i should consult the "Snake Guards"

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#2253191 - 04/24/10 05:53 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: S.S. Fiasco]
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The weather looked so good for friday that I had to get out and enjoy it before it got windy for the weekend. Fished the south shore from Dutchmans up to the Poplar river and back. Picked up 4 Coho's with a couple of missed fish and only 1 other that hit my lure right before I pulled it out of the water when I was going to change plugs. My speeds were between 2.4 to 2.8 and the plugs of choice were a silver and a 57 chev. I seemed to have my best luck in and around the 14' to 18' range and the bite was a lot better once the wind put a ripple on the lake. The temps ranged from 46 to 49 degrees and all the fish came out of murky water.

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#2253755 - 04/25/10 08:04 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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I also went out Friday for a few hours after work, got the lines in about 4:30pm. Started by Dutchmans and ended just short of the Amnicon. Ended up with 1 coho. Was fishing between 15' and 20' with the lone coho being caught in about 20. Stayed out until sunset when the waves really picked up. Interesting ride in with a 16 footer. Tried to keep the speeds between 2.5 and 3.
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#2255236 - 04/27/10 05:46 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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We caught some nice lakers in March in 100-150 FOW up the shore...we have not seen a laker yet in the Duluth area yet.

Any idea as to why this is? Lake temps are cold and I am assuming they are a bit dormant but they cant be any warmer up the shore could they? Does anyone have an idea of the lake trout pattern?

Also, please give coordinates of where I can catch a lot of big kings...just kidding.

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#2255242 - 04/27/10 06:08 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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58į41'24"N 156į39'38"W
;-)

I don't know where the Lake Trout are... sorry


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#2255252 - 04/27/10 06:25 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jack Stasney]
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yeah i remember last year this time there were a few over 20 pounds that had been caught. Lakers are pretty slow so far.
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#2255800 - 04/27/10 06:23 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: hound32]
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Find the warmer water and fish it. Experiment with depths and keep it slow for lakers.

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#2255844 - 04/27/10 07:24 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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I think warmer water is pretty much the key to cold water fishing...

Would you guys think that there is always warmer water in the area and that the fish are there or do you think that fish will move out of the area as the wind shifts things around. I have caught tagged fish and wow, do those trout get around.

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#2255956 - 04/27/10 09:53 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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This time of year when your fishing on top the wind sure can move the warm water around. Find that warm water and it sure makes things easier this time of year.

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#2256674 - 04/28/10 05:40 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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I know in years past when it has been normal. A couple of guys would go out of knife and jig sucker minnows in a 100' of water out by the island.

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#2257801 - 04/29/10 09:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Brad F]
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Me and one of my friends went out last friday and had another great day. we got 11 cohos and 2 lakers lost many more lost count. we have been doing great on cohos this spring! it is the year of the coho! also i went out alone tuesday evening and lost 3 cohos and got a 10 lb king what a awesome fish
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#2258865 - 05/01/10 10:57 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Gitch, what did the king go on? Were you in the dirt?

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#2258888 - 05/01/10 12:36 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: fishgutz77]
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Due to my failure to complete the "honey do" list in a timely fashion, Mrs. Tacklejunkie has forbiddened me from even thinking about getting my boat wet so I have to experience Lake Superior fishing vicariously through you guys this spring.

Good to hear of fish being caught.

Well, with MN opener just a couple of weeks away, the "honey do' list is being completed post-haste


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#2259042 - 05/01/10 07:08 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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fishgutz. I got the king on top with a white bomber. 1/2 mile out in front of the sup entry at 8:30 pm. I just getting ready to pull the plug when he hit.
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#2259415 - 05/02/10 03:11 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Hit the big pond this morning ,,,bounced around in the waves ,,,heard LTG on the radio ,,,and even netted some fish ,,,boy that water can sure make a guy pucker his sphinxter at times ,,,,I hope I can [PoorWordUsage] by friday


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#2259552 - 05/02/10 07:43 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Sounds like you had a good time Randy!! I didn't have the ringer turned on my phone and missed your call. I just wanted to make sure you found the items I had left for you and it sounds like you did.

Talk to you soon!!

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#2259654 - 05/02/10 10:14 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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Ya I woke up, saw the wind and went back to bed. Maybe tomorrow afternoon for me.

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#2259691 - 05/03/10 12:46 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: ripstick]
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Anyone been out in this wind?
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#2260274 - 05/03/10 04:03 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Me and BD110 had a nice day on the big pond with a bonus fish to go with his limit of Coho. She was 29 1/2" with a monster girth. My best guess was that it would run around 11 pounds. She is still out there swimming today.






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#2260351 - 05/03/10 06:21 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Nice fish Tom!!!!
I heard you had the "hot side" of the boat ,,,some days that just happens ,,,Im speaking from experience LOL ,,,I wish I was out there with you guys but that 4 letter word (work) gets in the way

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#2260358 - 05/03/10 06:27 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shogun]
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Yes went out yesterday and today in the morning. Waves weren't too bad because of of the South and West winds, though it was blowing hard. Yesterday there was an occasional trio of 4 footers if you went out a couple of miles. Today stayed in close and wasn't much but a ripple. Ran into a few Coho's to boot.
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#2260427 - 05/03/10 07:54 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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I got out just as BD110 and Jim got there fish cleaned at Loonsfoot. I had the same type of luck. Got my limit of candy and a couple bonus eyes. Sure is early for them eyes to be out of the river and into the lake. I can already see its going to be a odd opener on the river. Might be fishing Barkers Island area. wink

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#2260455 - 05/03/10 08:18 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Thanks again for the great day on the water. To date Jim has taken the photo of my largest Lake Trout and now my largest Walleye. I guess I'll be spending more time fishing with Jim's guide service!!! grin

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#2260506 - 05/03/10 09:13 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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Great fish Tom!!!

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#2260552 - 05/03/10 09:58 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Originally Posted By: LoonASea
I catch them darn thing with sticks all the time when I swing towards deeper water making turns with my planer boards ,,,so they will hit sticks ,,,like NL I use bombers and Brads stick baits

LAS


You catch lakers close to the surface over deeper water?
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#2260557 - 05/03/10 10:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shogun]
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By deep I think he means 35' plus while fishing for eyes. I also catch a lot of "shore trout" while fishing for eyes. A few kings, coho and browns as well.

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#2260601 - 05/04/10 04:11 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: bmc]
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Now we just have to get you to change that avatar wink grin

Great time on the water but most all the fish coming from one side of the boat really has me puzzled or is it just luck. All the fish that Tom caught were on plugs that I had on my side of the boat as well except for 1 and that one plug did not catch a fish and on my side of the boat the only fish I caught was on the odd ball plug. More thing to learn so I guess I will just have to fish more grin

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#2260912 - 05/04/10 11:31 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Off topic,

Is it possible to mount those mast systems on the bow that has an electric trolling motor on it?


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#2260951 - 05/04/10 11:59 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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I have the same mast on my boat. Anywhere the base plate fits you probably mount it but I would find a way to re enforce the area or use a guide wire.

I put a 12x12 support made out of 1/4" aluminum plate under mine that was also through a 3/4" deck. I pull the big cannon boards and all that constant pull in rough water can take it;s toll.

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#2260952 - 05/04/10 11:59 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Yes thats where I have mine mounted.
Fishing was tougher today. Went 2 for 5 on Coho and also had 2 more bonus eyes today. Both large females spawned out. Talked to a few guys at the landing and they also had a tough time with the candy but saw some eyes. All eyes were big females. Mighty early for them girls to be out the entry already.
Looks like it wil be a long trolling year. grin

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#2260991 - 05/04/10 12:36 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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It seems that the mast base would crowded out the bow mounted electric


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#2261015 - 05/04/10 12:57 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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I have a dumb question for the experts of the big pond. I am going to be vacationing up the north shore later this summer, and was wondering if it is a complete waste of time to fish the Lake from shore?

I have fished several of the rivers a few years back and have an ok handle on what to expect there, but the family will probaly spend a lot of time walking on the rocks and beaches on the shore of Superior and i hate being near a lake without having a line in the water. So, from shore, not near a river, is there ANY chance on hooking into a few fish casting spoons or cranks?

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#2261195 - 05/04/10 05:17 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Absolutely no problem with that. At least not the way I have mine mounted.

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#2261412 - 05/05/10 03:47 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Dylan33]
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One thing I can tell you for sure is, "you have zero chance of catching anything if you don't have a line in the water!!!" Sure it seems like a needle in a haystack type of deal. But yes, fish can be caught. Me and my dad have caught our fair share of lakers, coho's, and kings right from the shoreline wink He prefers castmasters, I prefer krocodile spoons. Don't rule out #4 bluefox spinners either.
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#2261573 - 05/05/10 08:53 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Originally Posted By: Northlander
Absolutely no problem with that. At least not the way I have mine mounted.


Do you have a pic? I have a mast in my garage just waiting to be mounted but no matter were I think I can place it it seems to want to push on the trolling motor when the trolling motor is up


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#2261594 - 05/05/10 09:08 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lakerunner]
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When you say plugs, are you referring to J-Plugs? I have used them in Mighigan but have not had much luck in the Duluth area...maybe because I have not used them much...

The more lines the better.
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#2261753 - 05/05/10 12:23 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Originally Posted By: Northlander
Absolutely no problem with that. At least not the way I have mine mounted.


Do you have a pic? I have a mast in my garage just waiting to be mounted but no matter were I think I can place it it seems to want to push on the trolling motor when the trolling motor is up


Then you may have to change some things around. My trolling motor is mounted so when up the hole shaft and head run just along the side gunnel. The Big Jon mounting plate is square center and back as far as it will go towards the front seat. I also have my X-15 mounted up there.
Ill try to get a pic done in the next day or 2.

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#2262465 - 05/06/10 10:20 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Dylan33]
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So, from shore, not near a river, is there ANY chance on hooking into a few fish casting spoons or cranks?


Not a waste of time....The later in the summer the better... the lakers will start to come up on the shallow reefs... Ive caught my fair shair of trout and salmon from the shore casting....also... if you want you can just toss out a smelt...did I say that... minnow...with a slip sinker...maybe a floater in the smelt and let it sit on the bottom...
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#2262481 - 05/06/10 10:33 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northdrifter08]
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That's great to hear...I'll be up there in mid August and will definitely have my gear with me now. Forgive my ignorance here, but can you explain the minnow fishing technique? Are you talking about using a standard bobber and minnow set up? what kind of minnows would work best? thanks

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#2262501 - 05/06/10 10:45 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Dylan33]
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Dylan I believe the rig he is describing is a slip sinker above a barrel swivel, then tie a leader onto the swivel and a floating jig with a minnow/smelt on it. This will keep it just off of the bottom depending on how long of a leader you use.
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#2262560 - 05/06/10 11:26 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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Good afternoon gentlemen. I am from the twin cities and last year I learned how much I like big water fishing. I did a couple of trips to Lake Michigan and caught some really nice salmon. I would like to do more of that, but it is just to far to do on a normal weekend. I would really like to learn Superior and possibly get up there in the next couple of week in search of Cohos. Could anyone give me some pointer on how/where to fish for them? I have most of the tackle and a boat that can handle it when she is not too rough, but I really don't have a starting point. Thanks for any advice anyone is willing to offer.
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#2262602 - 05/06/10 11:56 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Sherpa]
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Originally Posted By: Sherpa
Dylan I believe the rig he is describing is a slip sinker above a barrel swivel, then tie a leader onto the swivel and a floating jig with a minnow/smelt on it. This will keep it just off of the bottom depending on how long of a leader you use.



I will be giving that a try...thanks

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#2262631 - 05/06/10 12:16 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shotgun55025]
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Read the Lake Superior reports. Cohos and walleyes are being caught out the Superior entry right now.

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#2262694 - 05/06/10 01:06 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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#2263153 - 05/07/10 04:21 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Dylan33]
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You can use 2 lines, so you can plop out a bait and let it sit while casting a spoon...however it could turn into a tangled mess if you hook into a nice fish eek
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#2263274 - 05/07/10 07:50 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: JBMasterAngler]
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you can use two lines if you are more than 100' from an incoming river or tributary. sounds like good advice here, if conditions permit; use a bobber rod and cast the other.
many fish get caught casting from shore all summer.
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#2263822 - 05/07/10 04:24 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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"To date Jim has taken the photo of my largest Lake Trout and now my largest Walleye".
I'd stick with the formula that work's! Hey Jim, I'll pitch in for gas any time bud grin Nice work fella's. Tom, congrat's on the eye. She's an absolute beaut!! BC
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#2264128 - 05/08/10 05:23 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Big Country]
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Mark you are more then welcome to hop in the boat and show this rookie Lake Superior fisherman a few of your tricks. I am having a good time learning the lake but it never hurts to have the learning curve sped up a little bit grin

I should add that I was out Thursday and even though the weather was nice I found the fishing to be pretty slow. I found smelt but they were close to the bottom. The couple of hits and the 2 fish I caught were on firetiger but I never had a hit on my smelt pattern or the 57 chev. Water temp was right around 45 degrees and there was no mud line and most of the water was murky from shore out to 50 feet.

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#2264301 - 05/08/10 11:15 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Ya Jim the best bait I had in that murky water was a hot steel husky jerk. The chromes didnt work as good as they had been.
Ill be out in the morning tomorrow and hopefully I can get some eater sized eyes out there.

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#2264494 - 05/08/10 08:30 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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we fished thursday am and found 8 coho's. water temp 42...

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#2264643 - 05/09/10 07:27 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: photo]
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we fished thursday am and found 8 coho's. water temp 42...



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#2264893 - 05/09/10 04:24 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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Fished the Superior entry on my cousins boat "GO DEEP" and went 6 for 10. Mixed bag of kings and coho. Kings came off the riggers in 60 f.o.w. about half down on spoons and most coho came off the surface. Most fish came out of the clear water with speeds of about 2.8. It is nice to start getting some fish off the riggers.

Here is Cam with the 1st fish of the day

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#2264897 - 05/09/10 04:28 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: tacklejunkie]
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What a sweet day to be on the big pond. You could not have ordered better weather then we had all day today. Loonasea and me hit the lake right around 6:15 and trolled the day a way. We ended up with 3 Coho,1 brown and a nice Steelhead and missed a bunch of bites. There was no real pattern and the bright plugs did good on the Coho and Smelt pattern worked on the Brown and the Steeelhead.

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#2264960 - 05/09/10 06:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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I fished until about 11am and wound up with 3 coho. Couldnt find anything consistant either. Everything on top nothing hit more than 8' down. In and out of cleaner water and it seemd like the temp was key more than water color. When I found a patch of 44.5 degree water I got into fish.

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#2265067 - 05/09/10 08:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Awesome weather today on the gitch we got 14 cohos with a few small kings mixed in lost 6 more all in cheezy waters It is definately the year of the coho!
no lakers or browns for us but we were not complaining.
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#2265084 - 05/09/10 08:35 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Spent Mother's day at home this morning with the wife and kids, then off to church. After a quick bite to eat, I managed to take the boys with me on my kitchen pass and head down to the water for a few hours. We had a blast. Hit the water around 12:30 or so and fished until the big wind pushed out of the east around 5:00pm so went in. Carver caught a Coho and Ethan got a Laker although he wouldn't pick it up for a picture so we improvised. Great weather!








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#2265156 - 05/09/10 10:14 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: End of the Line]
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now thats one busy boat!!!! quick grab rod #74 it just fired smile
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#2265297 - 05/10/10 07:35 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Northlander]
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Wow, you guys are really tight lipped. I was hoping someone would throw me a couple of crumbs. Fishing must be really good up there.

Thanks for the advice Northlander.


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#2265342 - 05/10/10 08:20 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shotgun55025]
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navigate the website and find lots of posts regarding the lake superior bite. fishing lake superior can be alot easier than many think. the lake is notorious for kicking out a variety of fish depending on the conditions and time of year. you can head out on the south bay a short distance and catch lake trout, steelhead, browns, walleyes, cohos, loopers, etc... fishing the great lakes (particularly superior) can be tough at times...hehe; but just keep trying by fishing the same types of baits you use over on michigan. spoons, plugs, howie flies, flashers, etc... pick an area and start by setting out baits at different heights in the water column. example - set up in 100 feet of water with baits down 20 - 35 - 50 - 75 - 90. the key is to try and find your species of fish and duplicate the presentation until it shows you some consistency. challenge on superior is you can catch fish 20 feet down one minute and the same species might come 150 feet down a short time later. doesn't need to be overwhelming. just get out there with your equipment in good order and start working through the plugs, spoons and flies, etc... you will catch 'em with a little effort and preparation.
i like reading historic posts for the lake i am fishing if i need assistance.
good luck and let me know if you need a phone conversation to make this clearer and more precise. have fun fishing.
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#2265372 - 05/10/10 08:58 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: jim carpenter]
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Reading the Lake Superior fishing reports will give you a good idea on colors,depth and temps. This is my first year on the lake and have had some excellent fishing and all we are doing is pulling shallow running plugs off of planer boards from 100' to 130' behind the release.The color of the water will change and running in and out of the different colors can be a good spot to target fish. Yesterday when we went from green to murky is when we picked up a Brown and a Steelhead. Most all the Coho's were caught in murky to chocolate water. As far as depths we worked from 16' to 50' but watched the temps and water color more then depth. That kind of stuff will change daily because of the wind and it is a matter of trial and error till you find were the fish are biting. Most of the time we are hitting the Wisconsin side but have caught Coho's on the Minnesota side. The plugs we like to use are the smelt pattern ( mostly a silver pattern)and my favorite has a orange belly. When people talk about a 57 chev this is the plug they are talking about and the other is a reverse 57. These work but there are a lot of colors that will work it just depends on the day. Soon it will be spoons and other methods and I will have to learn what works but that is all part of the fun.

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#2265991 - 05/10/10 07:04 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Steve Foss]
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#2265993 - 05/10/10 07:07 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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Ok guys I will try to do a monthy Lake Superior post.

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#2270003 - 05/15/10 05:39 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: walleyehunter80]
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My boys and I decided to head out on Superior again today so we didnt have to deal with the crowds on the walleye opener. We took my good friend Alan with us as well and had a blast! The weather was perfect and the fishing was pretty good too. I saw alot of nets swinging out there today and everyone seem to have some fish at the Loon's Foot Landing when we came in today. Board lines were the best with some fish coming off the dipseys as well. An old watermelon Thunderstick was the best bait on the boards and the smaller Teddy bear spoon behind the dipsey were the two best baits of the day. Ended the morning with 8 Cohos and 3 Lakers. Here's a few pics....










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#2270403 - 05/16/10 05:08 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: End of the Line]
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Hit the water around 6:15 this morning on my cousins boat the "GO DEEP". We found coho on the surface right away about 2 miles out of the entry. The 57 chev,clown and little guppy stick baits were hot. After the bite slowed on the surface we turned to the riggers about half down and off the botttom with spoons. Gold with orange dots took a nice laker on a full copper and few other came from riggers. We ended up 15 for 20 or so by 1:00 in the afternoon. We kept the speed close to 3 mph even while fishing the lower water coulumn for lakers. No kings this weekend. The 5 color lead was the only dead rod. Surface temp up to 47 degrees all ready. Also got a DNR check while trolling. We even managed to lose a fish for them while they were checking our gear.





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#2270548 - 05/16/10 08:57 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: 2thepointsetters]
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Great job 2 the point! Me and my friend were out there also today. we got 8 salmon (3 of them small kings)and 6 lakers. Only a few on riggers the rest on top. weather was the best dont get many days like that on the gitch. lots of boats out. I talked to a few other boats that did well also. I cant believe there are so many cohos. The year of the coho!!! some day i will take the time to post pics.
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#2273504 - 05/20/10 08:24 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: lovethegitch]
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Gotta love the coho's. Nice work 2tp. We got our first laketrout yesterday...the smoker is happy to be back in business! Also caught 2 coho's. Fished from 6-8 pm.

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#2274470 - 05/21/10 08:45 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: End of the Line]
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Sweet Pic's
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#2274681 - 05/21/10 01:20 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Thanks for your advice guys!! I am heading up to Duluth tonight. I am planning on launching at the superior wi launch at about 6am and working the MN side. Quick question, do you guys use flashers in front of the your plugs? Is there a better/hotter fishing launch I should be using?
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#2274719 - 05/21/10 02:21 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: DuluthGuy]
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Hey, Butch where have you been hiding????? Give me a shout some time when you want to get out.

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#2274743 - 05/21/10 02:54 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shotgun55025]
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You will find that there is a mud line on the Minnesota side that extends out in the lake that you could work for Coho's or head to the green water and try for Lakers. I like using the Loonsfoot access but I am also fishing the Wisconsin side so it makes it much faster to get to the waters that I want to fish. In your case you will want to veer left when you get outside of the entry to get into Minnesota waters and watch your graph for smelt. If you start to see nice groups it might just be a good spot to start. Last 2 times I was out my smelt pattern got all the hits.

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#2274860 - 05/21/10 06:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: End of the Line]
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Originally Posted By: End of the Line
Hey, Butch where have you been hiding????? Give me a shout some time when you want to get out.


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#2274924 - 05/21/10 08:58 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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Loons foot landing is my favorite spot to launch. Close to the big lake and a well taken care of facility with restrooms, fish cleaning station and parking. It does cost 5$ to launch though, or else you can buy a season pass for 20$ ( I think that's what i paid). On a weekend you can expect lots of boats coming in and out.

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#2275269 - 05/22/10 04:22 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: DuluthGuy]
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Got out on the lake this morning ,,,went 9 for 12 with 3 kings 2 coho & 4 lakers ,,,I can only imagine how big the waves got this afternnon as we got off as it was building ,,,good luck to those who go out fishing tomorrow

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#2275294 - 05/22/10 05:20 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: LoonASea]
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Sounds like you had a good day Randy!! I'll be on park point on Monday but that's about as close as I'll be getting to the water. We are having a Smelt fry with some friends.

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#2276303 - 05/24/10 11:14 AM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jarrid Houston]
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Well we gave it a shot on Saturday. We launched out of loon's foot and fished from 6-11 am. We worked the mudline directly out from the brake wall entrance on the MN side. We picked up 1 8lb king in 60 FOW about 40 feet down on a dispy with a chartreuse crank bait. no luck with the coho's though. We came in at 11 to see how other people were doing and see what we were doing wrong, but the people we talked to were also having trouble finding the cohos. We were constantly marking fish. We went to grab lunch and when we returned to the landing everyone was coming in. within that hour, the seas went from less than 1 foot to 2-4 foot with stronger wind coming. This was a surprise to me. When I checked NOAA Friday, it called for less then 1 foot for the whole weekend. I am still glad we drove up and gave it a shot. We learned a lot and I will defiantly go back! couple of questions though. We saw a bunch of boats on the Wisconsin side and only a few on the MN side. Is this because we launched in Superior Wi, or is their a reason people were fishing over there?

Thanks again for everyone help, it was a great time!

Mike
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#2276459 - 05/24/10 02:15 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: shotgun55025]
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Originally Posted By: shotgun55025
We went to grab lunch and when we returned to the landing everyone was coming in. within that hour, the seas went from less than 1 foot to 2-4 foot with stronger wind coming. This was a surprise to me. When I checked NOAA Friday, it called for less then 1 foot for the whole weekend. Thanks again for everyone help, it was a great time!

Mike


The lake likes to play nasty little tricks like that grin

I always check the marine forecast in the morning but the lake can still turn on you and it can happen pretty quick. I was out about 5 miles on Thursday and it was suppose to be 2' or less all day and the wind started picking up out of the north and before i could get started back to shore the waves were well over 2' and almost 4 before I got back to the entry. Thank goodness I threw in the rain suit but sure wished I would have worn my boots instead of tennis shoes grin


I was out on Saturday by myself and went 2 for 3 and got off the water when the wind started to pick up. The forecast did say that it would pick up in the afternoon so it was not total unexpected.

I am not sure if the fishing is better on the Wisconsin side or if there is just more Coho's but it dose seem like there are always more boats. It could be that there is a bigger flat area from shore that makes it easier to catch the fish in the 30' to 60' range.

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#2276529 - 05/24/10 03:34 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jarrid Houston]
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Originally Posted By: Jarrid
Loons foot landing is my favorite spot to launch. Close to the big lake and a well taken care of facility with restrooms, fish cleaning station and parking. It does cost 5$ to launch though, or else you can buy a season pass for 20$ ( I think that's what i paid). On a weekend you can expect lots of boats coming in and out.


I looked on my reciept for mine and they are $25 for Superior resident and $30 for non residents. Seniors are $5 off I believe.

The big lake is to be respected. Especially now that more small boats are getting brave and sticking their heads out there. Keep a eye on the sky and if you feel a wind switch and it gets cool its time to head out now. Not in 1/2 hour its time now. Better safe than sorry. It can change very quick and if your out 5-12 miles it can be a lot of pucker factor on the way back.
I also like Loonsfoot but Barkers is also a nice landing but takes a while to get out due to the no wake zone.

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#2278211 - 05/26/10 01:58 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: BD110]
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Can anyone tell me where the mudline is? Heading out tomorrow from the Sup entry and would like to find some lighter water. Is there still a line that runs up the N shore?

The more lines the better.
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#2279049 - 05/27/10 04:57 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports
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Loonasea and I met up with walleyehunter80 (Josh) for a day of fishing on Superior. Our plan was to meet at the marina in Cornucopia at around 4:00 and get in a good morning fish. We ended up going 11 for 15 with 1 King and 8 Coho's along with 2 Brown trout. When we got the King it was the fish that made it a true triple in the boat along with the 2 Coho's that Loonasea and I were all ready fighting. What a madhouse in the boat but what a blast. We also has a couple of double's for a very memorable day. We were taking a look at all the cool rock formations and spotted a deer that must have ran off the edge and swam back to shore but needs to move down the shore a bit in order to get back in the woods but it still has not got that part figured out yet.

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#2279063 - 05/27/10 05:18 PM
Re: Lake Superior Fishing Reports [Re: Jim Almquist]
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You could have at least thrown her a flotation device. ;-) Also nice trip!
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