Looper Charters Lake Superior

Looper Charters Lake Superior invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime on the beautiful Lake Superior out of Duluth, Minnesota. The charter is operated by Captain James Quade who has over 50 years of fishing experience and has fished this lake for over 25 years. Captain James has unmatched fishing skills and a wicked sense of humor that will turn your fishing day into a true adventure.

Captain James will take you fishing for Lake Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, or Walleye depending on the season you go out. You will have all the fishing gear provided in the form of rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, so all you have to bring is a fishing license and a good mood. Captain James works with a mate who will help you reel in your catch, so pay attention and learn from the pros.

You will fish aboard a 32-foot Marinette aluminum fishing boat, powered by two 235 HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety equipment such as life jackets and a CPR-trained crew.

The vessel boasts a toilet, a kitchen, a bed, and a comfortable seating area for when you tire of fighting the fish. There is also a GPS and a fishfinder that will help you locate the best fishing spots, as well as an icebox for your catch, and outriggers.

Looper Charters Lake Superior can take you on fishing trips that will allow you to also sightsee and take in largest of the Great Lakes of North America. In the words of Captain James: “Thrill and chill of big lake fishing!”.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This is a full day trip that lasts approximately 8 and a half hours and allows enough time to find and catch the fish. Your targeted species can include Lake Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, and Salmon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Early morning fishing at its best. you will go out on the Lake Superior in search of the seasonal fish that can include Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Early morning fishing at its best. you will go out on the Lake Superior in search of the seasonal fish that can include Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Walleye.
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About the Captain

James Quade
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
70 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain James has fished for over 50 years, dedicating 25 of those years to fishing on Lake Superior. He is a very pleasant and kind man with a great sense of humor. Captain James is a true professional who will make your trip a joy and a lasting memory. He is always in touch with other local captains with whom he shares information about the best fishing spots and where the fish have been reported to bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Marinette (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2000. Powered by 2 235HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (33)
4.74
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day with Vaptain Jim and Brody
Half Day with Capt John kept us busy all morning
Fishing with James
+30
Angler Rating
54
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Randy M.
INVER GROVE, MN
 5.00
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Half day Morning trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on August 7, 2020
Captain James and First Mate Brody make our trip great! They really knew the lake well and had a great set up for us. We caught...
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Jon D.
Hudson, WI
 5.00
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Morning trip, very hot and calm water.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on July 5, 2020
Wonderful crew! Even though weather was hot and calm, they still put us on NICE fish. Boat and crew are older, but, we consider...
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Troy F.
Saint Cloud, MN
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 4, 2020
We had a great time.  Captain Jim and mate Brody were second to none.  Caught a lots of fish and great conversationalists. ...
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Grant M.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 29, 2020
Put us on fish, fantastic customer service, awesome people both the captain and mate! I will be going again in the future
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Tony H.
Saint Paul, MN
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Great Outing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on August 12, 2020
Fishing was great. Crew was as well. Brody worked his tail off to keep the rigs out and fresh. Much appreciated
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