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AlwaysFishing23

Hey everyone, boat is all ready to go sitting in the garage just trying to get a rough idea on when the coho bite will be “good” out of Duluth. Was thinking last week of april or first week of may but with the weather we’re having I’m not sure what to think. The green gates in canal park are now open and I’ve seen a hand full of guys out on the south pier this week. Feel free to leave your guess or any reports you have. 

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fishin4sum

At least that long.  St. Louis River/harbor still iced up.  You would need to boat down from McQuade harbor to gain access to the water in front of Duluth and Park point.

 

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AlwaysFishing23

I’m about 2-3 hours from Duluth and not going to drive up just “ to try” I’m waiting to hear that the bite is good and the ice has recided. Looking at the temps in the long range forecast the last weekend in April may be a possibility. Looked like 8-10 anglers out on the south pier today. 

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DocJpa

Question for Duluth spring trollers-  I hear people say they have better luck on the south shore trolling than the north shore. When you are talking south shore are you saying you are launching out of areas like Port Wing and Bayfield or are you starting out in front of Duluth and heading along Wisconsin border?

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Jim Almquist
1 hour ago, DocJpa said:

Question for Duluth spring trollers-  I hear people say they have better luck on the south shore trolling than the north shore. When you are talking south shore are you saying you are launching out of areas like Port Wing and Bayfield or are you starting out in front of Duluth and heading along Wisconsin border?

Usually it means you would start trolling from the Wisconsin entry and head towards the Brule river. From the Wisconsin entry to the lift bridge is Park Point. Every year is different  as to where the best fishing could be located and this year looks to be no exception.

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LoonASea

Looking at the canal park web cam ,,, It appears only 4 fishermen out there this morning ,,, Once the bite picks up there will be people staged every 10-15 ft on the pier ,,, With the NoEast wind this weekend creating 10-14 ft waves  there shouldn't be any ice left along the shore 

 

Im sure when the smelt start to run there will be posts on here ,,, I just hope the landings around Duluth will be open 

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Jim Almquist

The harbor from the lift bridge going up river has opened up a lot in the past couple of days. The Coast Guard was out there in their rubber life raft motoring around this morning. Must be time to get ready for rescues.

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2thepointsetters

The really  good coho bite near Duluth usually starts two weeks after the smelt run starts. The Wisconsin shore is usually 1-3 weeks ahead of Duluth.

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AlwaysFishing23

What do y’all think a week from now? Will Duluth be fishable from the boat. A lot of ice around right now. Might have to wait yet rather stay around Duluth than drive another half hour to two harbors.

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biff

The big storm last weekend blew a lot of ice into shore around the park point area...the south pier was closed again and there is ice piled up around the pier...not good for the coho fishing off the pier and not good for the smelting off the point. At least the weather is going to be in the 50's for awhile it looks like.

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