Western Lake Superior Fishing Report period ending July 23rd, 2006
The report covers the area from Minnesota and Wisconsin Points north and south and east approximately 4.8 miles east with the best fishing at approximately 2.5 to 4.0 miles east. The report is based on actual fishing success. The sources for the fishing information are skilled recreational and commercial hook and line guides and they hope by proving you with this information, your catching is as good or better then their success.
The temperatures which effect the waters in this area have remained at about 70 to 75 degrees on the surface while the temperatures at 35 feet down and deeper to 45 feet have chilled to 38 and 39 degrees. The winds and breezes from the west, southwest and northwest are keeping this situation locked in place and the fishing is extremely good.
The species of fish which showed the activity were the Lean Lake Trout and a few Walleye from 8 foot down to around 35 feet. The Chinook Salmon showed little interest in hitting the baits. There were no Rainbows, Brown Trout or Coho Salmon reported.
The baits of choice were again the spoon baits for the Lean Lake Trout and Chinook Salmon and stick baits for the Waleye. The colors of yellow and green, yellow and blue, pink and purple, yellow/green and pink and yellow seemed to draw a lot of attention from the fish. Pulling those baits at 1.7 to 2.0 knots seemed to be best and at depths of 38 to 55 feet down. At 55 feet down, the temperature was 38 to 39 degrees and you would be 5 to 7 feet in very cool water with good action but deeper, the action would be slow to nothing. The best producing depths were at 42 to 50 feet with a load of action.
The tip of the week would be to pay attention as to where the breezes are blowing and to direct your attention in that direction. I believe because the winds and breezes have been pushing the surface waters to the southeast and east, conditions are created favorable to the fish by bringing in the cooler waters, plenty of food and that is where they have and are located.
Take the family fishing and enjoy!
Captain Dave Koneczny KDK Charter Service 4894 Drake Road Duluth, Minnesota 55803 218-724-1264 Local 888-724-1264 Toll Free 218-343-3851 Boat