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anyone fishing from shore still around the river mouths? Wondering if it's still possible to catch a few. I never was able to make it up there for the looper run. My shore rod has only been used once for a bout two hours since I bought it brand new last year...it's feeling neglected. On top of that I bought my first fly rod this week. So I may have to make a trip up that way tomorrow. Should I just fish the little ones in the streams...or do I stand a chance chucking hardware on the big pond?

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Check the dnr north shore report:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/lakesuperior/report.html

If you want to get your fly rod out, it sounds like some people have been catching them on flys in out in front of the river mouths if you go far enough up the shore. Check out the report from last monday too, just below the most recent report from yesterday (friday).

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The report mentioned loopers on dry flies...what patterns would work. I'm a novice and have only fished for stream trout..and up until now, I only have used spincasting outfits. From what I've read I thought most people used salmon egg immitators for steelhead. I'm a newbee..very newbee.

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I really don't know what dry flies to use. When I have caught loopers on flies, they are wet flies - streamers that imitate baitfish, and this is earlier in the spring. I have never fished them this late in May before. I would suggest asking around any local fly shops, only one I can think of right now is superior fly angler. They have a fly called superior x-legs that seems to be popular for loopers. I wouldn't know what other dry flys to use though.

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