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macgruber

We’re heading up to Lutsen area for the first week of April and I was looking for fishing ideas with kids.  Options I was considering: guided ice fishing if the ice is still decent, panfish on smaller lakes or walleye on Sag or shore fishing on superior.  I go up steelhead fishing every spring but that’s typically early for upper shore- maybe casting around river mouths?  I also haven’t done any shore fishing off break walls so I wouldn’t know where to start- if that time of year is worth it or would hold kids attention, depths to try, etc.  They do love climbing around rocks and beaches on shore and exploring.  Any ideas (even stuff I haven’t thought of) or advice would be most welcome!  Thanks in advance.

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SkunkedAgain

Depending on the age of the kids, I would stick with panfish for fun and rock climbing. You could always fish while they climb rocks, and then call them over for the fight once you've got one on the line.

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JBMasterAngler

Panfish won’t be an option...one, no lakes up there have much if any panfish. Also, ice will be too unsafe to fish, or not melted enough to shore fish. Same situation with sag (which is usually last lake in the state to ice out). Superior is basically your only option. Will be a little early yet for steelhead, but ya never know. I would definitely put sightseeing as a higher priority than fishing.

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macgruber

Ya, ice is definitely toast, had talked to a guide about Sag, which I didn’t realize would still be open for walleye, but with conditions, gonna likely stick to river mouths and hikes.  Thanks, JB

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