Fishing Trips in North Shore, Minnesota

Fishing Trips in North Shore, Minnesota
The scenic North Shore of Minnesota runs from Duluth to Thunder Bay, Ontario, along the Lake Superior coastline. The area is dotted with picturesque waterfront towns and leafy parks. Stop in Two Harbors to browse lakeside cafes, and visit smoked fish houses and arts and crafts shops. Hike the trails at Wolf Ridge and Gooseberry Falls State Park. Kayaking and fishing on Lake Superior are also top pursuits and the nutrient-rich waters of the Great Lake are popular with anglers who go after trophy-size lake trout, walleye and salmon. Visitors will find a variety of outfitters and charter fishing companies along the North Shore.

Tofte Charters

Captains Darren Peck and Kelly Shepard run Lake Superior charter fishing trips aboard their 21-foot Bayliner Trophy boats, beginning in May and running until early October, as of March 2010. The company offers half-day and full-day trips out of Tofte on the North Shore, targeting lake trout, king salmon and steelhead. In late July and early August, fishing trips focus on catching coho salmon that migrate through the Tofte area at the time. The company practices "catch, photograph and release" (CPR) of all large lake trout, but you're welcome to keep the smaller ones. Rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided and they offer free fish cleaning at the end of the trip.

Tofte Charters
P.O. Box 2182
Tofte, MN 55615

Lake Superior Fishing

This fishing charter company, out of Duluth on the Minnesota North Shore, has been operating since 1982. Captain Steve Johnson has more than 25 years experience as a guide and is a charter member of the North Shore Charter Captains Association. Anglers board a 31-foot Sport Fisherman and troll Lake Superior for walleye, trout, steelhead, king, coho and Atlantic salmon. Five-and-half-hour, half-day trips run from 6 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., as of March 2010. Full-day trips last nine hours, from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. The company provides all equipment and offers free fish cleaning.

Lake Superior Fishing
P.O. Box 161503
Duluth, MN 55806

Sport Trolling, Inc.

This Lake Superior charter fishing company, operating out of the Knife River Marina between Duluth and Two Harbors, promises to go where the fish are, following the salmon migration up the North Shore. It runs daily trips from May through September, as of March 2010. From May through June, anglers troll for salmon in the Knife River area. Fishing switches to the Silver Bay area in July and August, as the salmon migrate up the shore. Fall fishing charters are back at Knife River in September. Five-hour, half-day and nine-hour, full-day charters are available. All equipment and bait is provided, along with free fish cleaning.

Sport Trolling, Inc.
Capt. James C. Latvala
P.O. Box 81
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Article Written By Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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