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Charter Fishing on Lake Superior

Charter Fishing on Lake Superior

World-renowned sport fishing is yours on Lake Superior. From the cozy lounge to landing the record breaking lunker, if you’ve got a hankering for big water fishing you’re going to want to head to Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais and Grand Portage. Kamloops rainbow trout, pink salmon, Chinook salmon, or steelhead trout thrive in the cold, rocky waters just off the shoreline. Lake trout begin to bite early in the spring, and good fishing continues into the fall. Coho and Chinook salmon are also caught beginning in late summer, usually by trolling within a few miles of shore.

Minnesota state record for Chinook Salmon, Pink Salmon, Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Whitefish, and Walleye were all set in Cook County MN.

Psst! The weekly, year-round MN Fishing Report has the latest on where the fish are biting. Just select the most recent issue and click “Northeast.”

Charter Fishing

Charter captains can take you out for half-day or full-day adventures on Lake Superior. Charters will take care of special equipment needs and help arrange the appropriate Minnesota fishing license if you don’t already have one.

Fly fishing in Cook County

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• What to expect: Charter fishing on Lake Superior offers spectacular scenery paired with a world-class fishing experience. Plan on either a half-day or full-day adventure typically starting early in the morning.
What to bring: Dress warm and bring layers!!! It is generally AT LEAST 15 degrees cooler out on Lake Superior at any time. Even on warm August days you may find yourself wishing for a sweater. Most guides will provide all the gear you’ll need but your camera. Check with your guide service on specifics.
Type of fish: Kamloops rainbow trout, pink salmon, Chinook salmon, or steelhead trout thrive in the cold, rocky waters just off the shoreline. Lake trout begin to bite early in the spring, and good fishing continues into the fall. Coho and Chinook salmon are also caught beginning in late summer, usually by trolling within a few miles of shore.
License type: Anyone age 16+ must have a MN Fishing License with a trout stamp. License year begins March 1 and ends the last day of February (except where otherwise noted).
Claims to fame: Some of the record fish in the state were caught right here in Cook County MN. Here are our top fish submitted to the MN DNR State Fishing Records: Chinook/King Salmon, Pink Salmon, Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Whitefish, and Walleye.

Also check out the inland fishing page.

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