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mantis270
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:50 AM 08/05/08 (CST)
I just read trout's post and have been thinking about heading up to Superior for some time.

First off, we have a 14' Lund with a 30hp motor...is putting her on Superior (weather permitting) even a good idea? Of course I'm not talking about taking a cruise over to Canada, just wanna find some fish.

After that...how do you go after lake trout and salmon? Do you have to go far from shore, find an inlet, structure...I'm not asking for directions to someone's honey-hole, just some basics to get my son and I on our way to finding our own.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:52 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
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trout
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:55 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
a fourteen footer early am or late afternoons on the right day is perfect......you can handline for lakers right now in 100 plus feet of water......salmon stay within 1/4 mile of shore.....troll along the shore at 1.8 - to no more than two miles per hour.....you need to get down to about thirty feet.......dipsys work the best with diving plugs or very flashy 6 inch long bright colored spoons....

my gps has a noaa radio and do not go on the big pond without a compass.......(fog)

last night i got two hits and missed em both....at 153 ft...

late night fishing make sure you have some sort of running light to be legal....ore boats and coast guard can get a bit excited....good luck ...tw justnorth.com
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:59 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
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there arent any honey holes..for salmon...its a light and water temp.......the long flat bottoms are what your looking for for lakers......off the pumpin station.....mcquade rd safe harbor......sucker bay.......stoney point....agate bay.....watch the other boats -the loops they troll....everybody's boats are tightly packed over the flats.......or just bring a vex..tw.justnorth.com
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:00 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
The first thing to look into is boating regulations on Superior. I believe that there are some special requirements on what you need to have. It might depend on size of boat however.

You will also likely want to consider down riggers and a GPS if you don't already have them.

I would say a 30hp motor on a 14 foot boat might be a little undersized for my comfort but if you find a calm day you might be alright.

And by the way, welcome to the site.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:24 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
14 footers on lake superior.......get some pixy dust as far as regs go......if you hand line you dont need the expense of down riggers....just go get three ounce jigs.......power bait tipped......
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 01:28 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
Just remember that Superior is a very Dangerous lake,
I'll agree that 14ft is a little small, we get waves
that are that big, stay close to the lanch site in case weather
changes, which does happen fast, there are fish everywhere
in the big lake, they have been doing real well out of
Grand Marais Harbor, both with flat lines and down riggers,
Good luck, stay safe.
mantis270
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:27 PM 08/05/08 (CST)
Safety is my main concern...I'm not itchin to fish the big lake enough to risk anything going wrong. Sounds like my boat may be pushing the lower limit at best and that's the information I was looking for.

What about charters...what does a day on the lake run?
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 05:13 AM 08/06/08 (CST)
4-6 guys......6hrs.......450.00

try googling the western lake superior trolling assocation for links..
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 07:59 AM 08/06/08 (CST)
Western Lake Superior Trolling Association




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