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I want to plan a trip up to the north shore. I want to know when you guys think that the fall action will start. I have found many stream/rivers that I want to fish, but I am curious when all of the fish start to stage at the river mouths or come in shallow enough to fish from shore. If I am not mistaken that is when the steelhead start to get thick around the river mouths. Oh, I guess salmon to but they are no good to eat because of their deteriorating flesh from spawning, right?



P.S. I was wondering if you think a 18ft. deep V with a 115 merc would be able to handle the fall weather on superior.

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An 18ft will work has long as you watch the weather and winds. I believe your not allowed to keep a wild steelhead. A clipped one (kamloop) you can keep. I would imagine you would have better luck in the spring for them. I have heard of people catching them all year from shore. The North shore rivers don't get much of a salmon run anymore the way it sounds. It all depends on the rain when fish will come in, so hard to predict. You can try the Two Harbours break wall or troll some stick baits and little spoons in front of the river mouths and shore. hope this helps, there will be some guys along who know more about it that will help you out.

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You can find some steelies in the rivers in the fall, but I believe most of them come in to spawn in the spring. The water is usually low from lack of rain in mn, if ya want steelhead I would say that wisc. would be a better bet.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Your boat will be fine, just pick the days you head out and then watch the weather.

Targeting Steelhead in the fall on the North Shore is going to be hit or miss. Plus as OR said they have to be released, well any unclipped Rainbow anyway. If you planned your trip in late Sept you can get into Lake Trout and theres a good bet you'll get into a few fresh salmon around the river mouths.

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