Lower Shore-Duluth to Two Harbors: Fishing pressure was light in the Duluth area, probably in part because of the Tall Ships Festival in Duluth. Fishing pressure was heavy at McQuade public Access and moderate at Knife River and Two Harbors. Some anglers had success catching lake trout near the bottom in 200 feet of water, while others had success fishing around 70 feet in 130 feet of water, between the Lester River and French River. Between Knife River and Two Harbors, anglers had success catching lake trout both near the bottom in 120 feet of water or deeper, and suspended at 50 to 60 feet of water. Lake trout ranged in size from 17 to 29 inches. Water temperatures were in the 40s.
Upper Shore-Twin Points to Hovland: Angler fishing pressure was moderate at Twin Points and Silver Bay, moderate to heavy at Taconite Harbor and heavy at Grand Marais. Anglers have reported fair fishing for lake trout at Twin Points and Silver Bay. Generally these anglers have been targeting larger lake trout suspended in the upper 170 feet of the water column. Good catches of smaller lake trout in the 17 to 22 inch range were caught inshore in the Taconite Harbor area near the bottom in 150 to 180 feet of water. Good numbers of lake trout from 20 to 27 inches were caught in the Grand Marais area. They were widely scattered between 100 and 200 feet, both near the bottom and suspended in the water column. A few salmon were caught at Twin Points and Silver Bay. Fishing for both Chinook and coho salmon was better at Taconite Harbor, where they were found in the top 70 feet of nearshore waters. The catch of both Chinook and coho salmon was very good in Grand Marais. Chinook salmon ranged from 20 to 29 inches and weighed 3 to 8 pounds. Cohos ranged from 20 to 24 inches, weighing 2 to 3.5 pounds. Many pink salmon were also caught in the Grand Marais area. They were from 14 to 17 inches long and weighed 1 to 1.5 pounds. All salmon were caught in the top 50 feet of water, mostly in nearshore waters. Water temperatures were between 40 and 50 degrees.
Lake Superior Fishing Report for August 5, 2010 - - -
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