Bayfield Charter Fishing

What to look for in a Bayfield Charter Fishing company?

What to look for in a Bayfield Charter Fishing boat

Welcome to Superior Sport Fishing. I want to take a moment to share what you should look for in a Lake Superior Charter fishing experience. As one of Bayfield’s premiere charter fishing outfits we do not always have the availability to meet our client’s demands so here is a few tips to help you find your next experience.

We know that Bayfield Charter Fishing guides vary, there are a lot of boats to choose from. So making sure you get on the right boat for you is important and we are happy to help guide you to a memorable experience. Be wary of 3rd party companies who advertise multiple companies with online booking, these 3rd party websites are only there to capitalize on a companies hard work and take a hefty commission from the captain. We recommend calling your captain direct.

Our Boats

First of all let’s touch on the subject of size, there are few boats in our area that boast the size of our 40 foot Silverton Convertible. When looking for a boat for 4 or more, try to find one that is going to comfortably accommodate your group. There are several boats in the Bayfield Charter Fishing fleet that are great, quick boats, but they lack the room for groups over 4 and with the typical weather experience on Lake Superior they get a little rocky.

My personal recommendation would be to find one over 30 feet in length. This will not only give you more room, but typically with larger boats, they boast a bigger beam. What is beam? Beam is the width of the vessel, our boat the Y’oar Nauti boasts a 14 foot beam which makes her stable on Lake Superior.

Next thing outside of the size would be the rigging, Lake Superior has many faces when it comes to styles of fishing. We have a deep lake that has quite a bit of personality when it comes to where the fish are going to be found on a weekly basis. We boast a wide array of gear including planer and downrigger rods, dipsey divers, wire, lead core and copper are a must. Also, make sure they have a good set of electronics.

We run top of the line Garmin with everything to find the fish and keep your group safe with live weather tracking to give us a heads up when those summer storms pop up. You can find a full listing of our gear here!

Experience Matters, for us, and for you!

Without a solid Captain, your Bayfield Charter Fishing boat is just that, a boat. Make sure you are getting on board an operation with experience. Captain Tom & Jim I have been fishing on Lake Superior for a combined 40 years, with 12 of those being licensed guides. In that time I have worn a few hats outside of a charter captain.

My experience is more than just fishing, in addition to, I have spent time as a tour operator and guide and also have been involved in port safety and security. Additionally, with a background in Hotels & Hospitality I know how show my guests a good time.

We realize that you are making a commitment to spending a day of vacation with us, its our pleasure to be a part of that. Just check some of our online reviews on google or Tripadvisor. You will see that we are a 5 star operation!

With all of this being said, even if you do not book with Superior Sport Fishing, give me a call or submit a contact us inquiry. We will go out of our way to get you paired with the proper Bayfield Charter fishing boat and captain, that will be sure to show you a good time and catch some fish while you are out.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Finally, Superior Sport Fishing is the only full time outfit holding a commercial use authorization from the National Park Service. We have been vetted thoroughly to ensure that we can comply with the national parks requirements to provide services in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This allows for us to get up close and personal as well as fish within a quarter mile of some of the most picturesque sights in the Apostle Islands.

Take a Trout boating with Superior Sport Fishing!

Captain Tom Linderholm