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Trout and Salmon out of Two Harbors


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Hello. My family is making a trip to the North Shore starting on 8/20. I have had success running leadcore and snap weights out of Burlington Bay in the past, but it has been earlier in the season. I am ready to outfit my fishing rig with a downrigger, if it means a better chance at scoring some lakers for the grill. Any advice would be appreciated!

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We have been getting lakers and coho up by silver bay with dipsy divers. Even caught one coho on a deep diving rapala with no weight or diver on it. most reports I am hearing are the fish are from 60 feet to the surface.

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We have been getting lakers and coho up by silver bay with dipsy divers. Even caught one coho on a deep diving rapala with no weight or diver on it. most reports I am hearing are the fish are from 60 feet to the surface.

Same here. Except I use spoons on my dipseys. You heard right on the depth. Even over 300-400 feet of water. Kings also have been caught by us

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Hi,

My wife and I are taking a trip to the Duluth/ North Shore area this weekend. I would really like to do some salmon or Lake trout fishing as I have never done so and I don’t have any in my area.

If anyone has 2 open seats for my wife and I,( I am a serious fisherman), she would fish if they are biting, I would love to tag a long and catch a few fish and make a new friend or two.

I would be willing to trade out a fishing trip in eastern/north eastern south Dakota in exchange, Open water or ice fishing. We have incredible walleye and Jumbo perch fishing and some huge smallmouth as well. A late season duck hunt may be a possibility as well.

If that doesn’t interest you I am the South Dakota state champion fish taxidermist and would be willing to work out a partial credit trade on a fish mount or anything for that matter.

I may book a charter if this doesn’t work out, does anyone have any recommendations for a good charter boat. What part of the lake would be most productive to launch out of, we will be from Duluth all the way up the shore at different parts of the trip.

What is considered a good day of fishing this time of year as far as numbers, and how big do the fish run on average, Just so I know what to expect.

Also would be interested in doing some musky fishing if anyone has a good spot to hook up with some big active fish. I will have a musky rod and a few lures with but I do not own any deep water gear.

Sorry I have Lots of questions but also wondering how the fly fishing is and if anyone has any spots I should check out with a fly rod and waders, or just general area lakes that may be good shore fishing or from a canoe (for any species)

Sunday Monday and Tuesday (august 12-14) would probably work out best to do some fishing on the big lake, we will be in the silver bay area then, but some of the other days later in the week may work as well.

Thanks for any information you are willing to share with me, I would prefer an email , call, or text, to keep information off the web, My contact info is as follows,

Thanks,

Tyler Erickson

605-691-1145

[email protected]

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Seems this year the further north you go the better the fishing has been. If you are going to pay for a charter might as well do it out of grand marais. Fishing on superior near duluth has been sloooow but is starting to pick up a little.

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