Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing

Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing is one of your best choices for a premier charter when fishing the Great Lakes. Departing from the Port of Duluth, Minnesota, you will soon find yourself in the middle of a rod-bending action.

Explore the Lake Superior’s outstanding fishery aboard the “Blue Haven,” a 42’ Hatteras boat. It is John Hargrave’s finest work, designed with all the comforts of home in mind. The Blue Haven can easily raise a big Marlin from the depths!

Twin 235 HP Detroit diesel engines and a Westerbeke diesel generator will power you and 5 fishing buddies to the hottest fishing grounds, and all the top-notch Garmin and Furuno electronics will aid your search for the big ones. The Blue Haven is well-prepared for the current bite.

With Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing, it’s not only about catching fish. With their finest hospitality and professionalism, the crew’s aim is to make sure all their guests have a good time. They have mastered the waters and know how to put their clients on fish. When you return to the shore, you will be able to find Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chinook Salmon, and Walleye among your catch.

All trips come with all the necessary gear and tackle you will need for a productive trolling and bottom fishing experience. The crew will be pleased to clean your catch and prepare it for a ride home. You just need to purchase a license prior to the trip, bring something to eat and drink, and show up!

Join Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing and explore the beautiful waters of the Great Lakes making some unforgettable memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon + Morning Special
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Catch the afternoon bite on a half-day trip and go back to the waters the next morning to get even more catches. This package is just what the doctor ordered for any avid angler and families!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Enjoy the beauty of one of the biggest lake while relaxing in between the bites. Take your family and friends out for a fun and productive experience that you will remember for months to come. Target Salmon, Trout, and Walleye. The bite changes depending on the month, so who knows what your catch of the day will be?
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    If you need just a few more hours on the water, this package is exactly what you're looking for. Target Salmon, Walleye, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Any opportunity to fish the world's largest lake is in itself a unique experience. This trip lasts approximately 5 hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If you're not an early bird, this is your trip. Depending on the bite, you will be able to test yourself in fishing for Trout, Salmon, and Walleye.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 23
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This trip is a perfect opportunity to introduce kids to fishing! Don't let the trip's length fool you. The departure time is flexible.
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About the Captain

Gerry Downes
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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112 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2017
Captain Gerry Downes has over four decades of fishing experience. Gerry has mastered every corner of Lake Superior, fishing in wooden boats even in the severe weather conditions. The captain’s repertoire includes saltwater fishing off the Mexico’s West Coast. Gerry’s philosophy is that every guide should be a specialist in every aspect of the lake from the geology to the shipping.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Motor yacht) originally built in 1969. Powered by 2 325HP Twin Detroit 8v53 Diesels engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 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
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.40
out of 5 stars from 112 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4 day trip weather conditions were perfect the fish just did not want to cooperate Gerry &  Patricia were excellent company and some cool conversation We will definitely book again so Gerry!!! You have to keep doing this for at least another year Thank
3\/4 day trip weather conditions were perfect the fish just did not want to cooperate Gerry &  Patricia were excellent company and some cool conversation We will definitely book again so Gerry!!! You have to keep doing this for at least another year Thank
3\/4 day trip weather conditions were perfect the fish just did not want to cooperate Gerry &  Patricia were excellent company and some cool conversation We will definitely book again so Gerry!!! You have to keep doing this for at least another year Thank
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Amanda P.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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3 hour trip - great for first timers/kids

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 31, 2020
We took our 4 boys on this trip, 3 hours was perfect as our youngest is only 6 and we didn’t know how he’d do on...
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Wade S.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Great ½ day Trip with Skipper Gerry

VERIFIED   Afternoon + Morning Special on October 3, 2020
Although we were not reeling them in left and right, we had a great time with Captain Gerry and his first mate, Patricia! ...
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Kelly S. M.
Brooklyn Center, MN
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 31, 2020
Gerry and Patricia are great!  We caught some pretty nice fish.  They have all the latest equipment to measure the...
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Phillip M.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Final trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 24, 2020
It was captain Gerry’s last ever trip and even though the fish were not cooperating, we all still had a great time. ...
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Sheila J.
Duluth, MN
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 12, 2020
This condensed fishing trip was perfect for our family with two boys 9 and 6, we wanted to keep it short, but still give them...
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