Optimum Charters

Superior, Wisconsin may not be the most famous fishing place in the world, but don’t let that fact fool you, for the fishing is amazing in this area. The proximity of the St. Louis River with its bountiful fish as well as the grand Lake Superior make for an excellent location for charters - something Optimum Charters fully understands and combines with their fantastic service.

Climb aboard their 35’ Tiara, a solid, capable vessel built in 1986. but runs like she’s thirty years younger. She’s powered by twin Crusader engines, each delivering an impressive 350 HP each. That kind of juice gives the boat more than enough power and speed to cover any sort of distance quickly and to get you to the fishing spots in no time. She’s fully equipped for serious sportfishing, with a state-of-the-art electronic navigation and fishfinding system onboard. Additionally, outriggers and quality downriggers are present on board, to widen your grasp when trolling.

The species targeted are varied, offering a fun, new experience every time you charter with Captain Rob Hering. The famous local Walleye is one target, along with Lake Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon, and the Musky. Light tackle and trolling are the primary techniques used to catch these beauties on this charter. Special trips for up to two anglers are available, the perfect surprise for your favorite fishing partner!

Live bait is available on this charter. The crew offers cleaning your catch, as well as filleting and packaging it. There is no minimum age for children and the captain provides vests in all sizes, but customers are allowed to bring vests for their children if they want to.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Mixed Bag
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full-day trip is fantastic for customers who are looking to get some serious fishing going. Depending on the time of year, it is possible to go after nearly all of the local species such as Walleye, Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, or Musky. All required equipment is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - 2 PAX Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $625
    up to 6 persons
    A full-day trip that is perfect for the solo angler looking to relax, or the dream-team of two anglers. The species targeted on this trip will be Musky, Lake Trout, Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Walleye.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Mixed Bag
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $449
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half day trip will take you fishing on the St. Louis River or Lake Superior. The species targeted are Lake Trout, Musky, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and maybe some Walleye even. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Mixed Bag
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $449
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking to bring a group of friends fishing on Lake Superior and in the great St. Louis River, this is the trip for you. You will target Walleye, Lake Trout, Coho and Chinook Salmon, and other species you may run across. All the required equipment is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - 2 PAX Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for fishing tandems, so grab your best fishing partner and head over to the water. Single anglers are welcome as well. All necessary equipment is provided by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Walleye
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 12 May - 16 Jun
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is meant to specifically target the fantastic Walleye that are teeming in the area. You will fish the St. Louis River estuary. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - 2 PAX Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is meant for up to two anglers, so grab your best fishing buddy and get fishing! This trip includes all necessary equipment. Live bait is available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Walleye
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 12 May - 16 Jun
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you to the estuary of St. Louis River, where the Walleye is bountiful. The target of this trip is purely the Walleye species, so get ready for an exciting 5 and a half hours. All required equipment is supplied by the captain.
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About the Captain

Rob Hering
Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Rob Hering has over a decade of experience on charter boats running out of Duluth, during which he has learned where the best fishing spots around are. As a father of three, Captain Rob has an immense patience and a huge importance placed on safety. He's extremely qualified and more than happy to teach young anglers the tips and tricks of fishing the fresh waters near Lake Superior. Captain Rob is a USCG licensed captain and a licensed guide in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Tiara (Convertible) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.63
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Nick S.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Half day trip with Rob and Kyler

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
Great time fishing lake trout for the first time. They knew what they were doing, caught our limits in 4 hours. They are very...
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Ed L.
Duluth, MN
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 19, 2019
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Liya G.
Brandon, SD
 5.00
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Trips with Captain Paul and Captain Brad.

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
Both trips with Captain Paul and Captain Brad were awesome!!! Thank you very much!
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Wesley W.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Fishing with Rob

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
job well done, we’ll be back for sure.
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Eric C.
Arlington Heights, IL
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Fishing with Rob

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
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