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JBMasterAngler

Isle Royale Fishing

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JBMasterAngler

Has anyone done any fishing off of isle royale? I'm going there in august for an overnighter...will only have a couple hours in the evening to paddle a canoe along the island (weather permitting of course). Would it be worth it to buy a temporary MI license and try for some lakers or will they not be nearshore at all that time of year? I've never been to the island before and am basically using this little excursion out there to help me plan for a longer stay next year. If anyone has fished out there I'd love to hear how it is. Thanks.

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fishinfey8

in summer we only have used riggers...don't think you could jig for them in august, i've only been there twice so i'm not an expert or anything. Man the lakers were great though and they were BIG!!!

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lotalota

I'll assume you are riding over on one of the ferry boats from Grand Portage. Where will you be based from, Rock or Windigo? You'll have a long paddle to get to lakers from the Park Service dock at Windigo. Rock is a more likely bet if you've only a couple hours.

Tell us where you'll be and what kind of gear you'll have available. That'll help with ideas on what to try.

Lota Lota...

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JBMasterAngler

I'll be staying at rock harbor. I'm not gonna be decked out, I'll probably just bring a few spoons, maybe some jointed rapalas. I fish along the shore in a canoe outside of grand marais in june and do pretty well. But I suppose things are alot different out on the island later in the summer like that. Is it pretty much just lakers out there? What about salmon or coaster brookies?

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buzbunni

Here's a couple of threads that may be helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to bring your gear along. Thanks to the generous advice from the guy's on this forum, I had a great time fishing.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=855534&page=47&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=868503&page=42&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

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