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Lake Superior Fishing Reports by Superior Sportfishing

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April 23rd Report

After a cancelled trip on Sunday due to snow, I made a run after the day job today to see what the mudline had to offer. We set up about 6pm in 60 FOW outside of the mud in the semi clear water running a full array of flat lines and dipsey offerings. We found water temps at the surface of 44 degrees and 42 degrees just 10 feet down on the propwash rigger. Lake Superior gave up a quick trifecta of coho's complete with a decent brown and a laker full of spit and vinegar. Everything came on the surface with pink being dominant and wonderbread and cheap sunglasses each putting a fish in the box. In an hour and a half we were happy with our catch and called it a day with fish to put in the frying pan. Best advice, watch your graph, stay away from the hordes of fish filling the water column, better yet, stay away from the rest of the boats fighting each other for the same mudline.



The belleys were full on all of our fish, most of them spit up smelt on the deck. Run those baits fast to spark interest!

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April 29th report:

Spent some time on the water yesterday, went 5 for 5 with a seagull mixed in for good measure. Tried to dodge into the mud before he made the commitment to pick up a rapala however he decided to take one last dive at it. Sorry to say there is one less gull cruising the skies off the Superior entry. Spent most of our time off of the mud line working the transistional water. Only had one fish take a stickbait with the rest coming on DT 10's in firetiger, one on clown and a tasty little brown hitting the swine flu long run off a rigger 15 feet down.

Worked mostly in 45-55 FOW running 3.1-3.3 and that is where all of our success was had. Water temps ranged from 41-44 and were commonly 40.5-41.5 degrees ten feet down.

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Well after being down for nearly two weeks with some boat upgrades we got back out on the lake with some clients over the weekend.

May 19th & 20th report:

Saturday turned out to be a fantastic day on the lake minus the hordes of flies, left the charter dock at 6am and set up right on the line in 50 FOW. Right as the final rod was set we were greeted by a treat when a 13lb king on 4 colors of lead warmed up our drags. The Robbins group managed to pull in 17 of the 20 fish on for the day with 6 lakers, 6 cohos, 3 kings and 2 browns. We worked mostly 55-70 FOW far away from the mud and had hits mostly on boardlines, but leadcore and riggers threw a couple more in the box. 52-53 degrees was the ticket. Pink was our primary producer, but spoons have started to contribute too. All of our fish were stuffed full of fly matter.


Sunday wasn't as promising, our severe storms that rolled through overnight shut the fish down. Everything that worked on Saturday was thrown out the window and we focused a bit more on the deeper fish. We managed to go 6 for 9, with 3 coho, 1 king and two lakers. Riggers and Dipseys were the only producers and the colors changed significantly. Our best running temps turned out to be 48-49 degrees.

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A great day on Lake Superior on Saturday! My childhood fishing partner and I took a break from walleyes and headed to Two Harbors with my boat to try our hand at salmon/lakers. It took us a while to find the fish and put a pattern together, but it paid off! We caught a bunch of them, had one triple and two doubles. Today's agenda: fresh salmon on the grill!

We fished in 52-57 degree water, 45 - 60 foot depths, at 2.2 - 2.5 mph. Trolled with spoons on the downriggers and white #14 husky jerks on suffix 832 leadcore on the planer boards. The fishing is far from dead! I have a pic I would post if I knew how too:(

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Tunrevir, we caught our fish in water that was 45'-60' deep. Water temp is key, find water in the 50's and you should find fish. We ran white husky jerks 20-25' down and various spoons on riggers within 5'-10' of bottom. Good luck and be safe!

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Anything going on or did Superior Sportfishing shutdown? smile

Cute Rick, grin

Not much going with the rain that came through, the fishing got pretty tough and the "real job" took over. Leaving tomorrow for Isle Royale, motoring up the North Shore and spending 10 days on the water fishing our way around the island. Pics and a full report will follow!

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