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Wondering what is happening on Lake Superior? Spring fishing is heating up, Superior Sport Fishing is having great success trolling top water and mid-level lures with catches of lake trout, brown trout, king and coho salmon along with steelhead. Join us this summer to experience what Duluth charter fishing has to offer.
Our last few trips have “netted” our customers double digit catches with lake trout averaging 8-10 pounds. Fish still have bellies full of smelt, but with the current water it hasn’t slowed the fish down one bit. Our trips as of late are running about 6 miles from the port of Duluth working in the 70-100 feet of water range. Some of our most productive colors have been orange, gold and purple and this is holding true for some of the other Duluth charter fishing boats. Trolling speeds are ranging from 2.7-3.1 mph with lots of fish coming on outside turns. One thing we have all noticed from Duluth to Ashland this past weekend is the frequency of short hits. Short hits are basically quick aggressive tugs on baits resulting in a missed fish as they are not typically there by the time you get to the rod. There are a lot of theories out there from dull hooks to speed, but personally I think it is salmon tail slapping the bait to knock it unconscious prior to circling around to eat it. Word is that they tend to play with their food prior to consuming. We have also had limited success with lead core lately, the graph has been showing a few suspended schools of fish in the 40 to 60 feet down which tend to be whitefish. At least, this is what I have been finding in the bellies of those fish caught in that area.
Other things of note, we have a great surface mud line setting up with the east winds we have experienced and the large amounts of rain over the past week. What does that mean? It means the fish will be centralized or near the edge of this transition water as this tends to hold bait fish due to the darker water heating up and creating a thermal break. These breaks will hold separating currents along with all the little things bugs like to eat, what eats bugs? Forage minnows, white fish and herring which in turn tends to feed the predator fish such as the trout, salmon and walleye that we are after. Word has it that there are a few walleye starting to move out of the St. Louis River estuary. Several reports of spawned females have surfaced right out of the Superior Entry. While we typically do not target walleye unless requested, they prove to be a great bonus fish to get on board the boat.
If you are curious if your dates correspond with our openings, just check out our online calendar to see if we have what you are looking for. If we don’t have that date open, feel free to still give us a call so we can recommend you to another quality outfit. Also, if you are in need of more than one boat, Superior Sport Fishing has access to multiple nearby Duluth charter fishing boats. Just give us a call at (218) 349-2728 and we can work out the details.