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I am looking at trying to put a boat in Lady Superior in the next few weeks...preferrably on a flat warm day.

Anyone have any ideas on fishing out of McQuade this time of year. I have never done it but darn, I want to get back trolling out there. Rivermouths, shallow, surface, bottom?

Depends on what we are fishing for correct? Fishing for anything with fins...

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I would troll close to shore in the 15-40' of water and try for some loopers, coho and maybe a Laker in shallow. Spoons and small cranks/sticks. I really like pink and oranges. Blue/silver can also be good. I would troll slow in the 1.5-2.0 range.

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Thanks NL. I will give ya the report if and when we go. I was thinking trolling out around the pipeline and maybe north to the sucker.

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I got into some cohos this time of year last year....... Bluebird landing should be open if there is no ice on shore.

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You might be shoving your boat across the ice at McQuade. Last time I drove past there there were a few portables set up in there. No ice on the lake though. Bluebird is probably snowed in, but not too sure about that. I haven't been up to Two Harbors. That may be open.

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I would try in the trench on bottom for the lakers. Or if there was ice on the lake people would be fishing out in front of the condo's in Duluth so I am assuming lakers hang around there all winter also. I hope to have my boat out in 46 days from today.

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Thanks guys. Two Harbors would be my first choice...I did not think it would be open though.

45 days now 2tp and counting! April 16 = "Boat Day" here. Thats when the big boat comes home...the day after tax season.

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Two Harbors was open this weekend, but it looked like the wind had pushed a bunch of ice up to the landing and out about 100 yards.

There was a guy trolling out of the harbor in what looked to be a 16' boat on Saturday. Beautiful weekend to be out!

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Anybody know if TH is open? Thought I would try getting my lund out there Friday and Saturday.

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lovethegitch

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OPEN WATER FISHING IS UPON US.

I had 7 on and got 3 lakers last weekend. what a great day on the lake in my boat. I would like to find where the salmon are this time of year! I wonder how the boats out of mcquade did last weekend I will be out again soon.

( Mabey wed afternoon!)

I will post a report.

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gritsnham

What types of rigs were you using gitch? Down riggers and dipsys or just trolling? Dont have much gear but want to try trolling the big lake with some dipsys...thanks

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lovethegitch

sorry for the late reply gritsnham but this site was down for a few days. i have been getting my lakers jigging on the bottom in deep water. 150 to 270 ft.

went out today but got blown off got one nice one and lost 2 had to get off too rough. good luck to you.

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lovethegitch

Any body else have any luck in their boats lately. I might going out this weekend I will post if i get out.

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Northlander

Cohos are going good off both sides of the entry. Some guys did good this am by the airport.

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sunday for me too if the weather co-operates:) my favorite time of year out there...

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lovethegitch

i heard some cohos were caught on the point yesturday from a friend of a friend. duluth side in a boat! cant wait till saturday!

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Maybe if your friend keeps telling all of his friends you guys can all have a great big boat parade from one entry to the other. Sounds like a whole bunch of fun if you ask me. grin

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Northlander

Its a huge lake I dont think its a problem. Besides 99% of the boats arent even ready to hit the water. If there is 25 boats out there its no problem. Plenty of room. Its funny though. There can be 25 boats out there and 23 of them will struggle 1 will pound them and 1 will catch a couple.

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Feathers Rainin

What area would be better to hit this weekend in a boat. Up by the Lester and other river mouths or fishing park point?

Thanks in advance

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