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Lake Superior enjoys a reputation for some of the best freshwater fishing in the world, and hopping aboard a Duluth fishing charter is a great way to explore it. This Minnesota town is a Midwest fishing haven, and with over 80 species living in the waters around it, it’s no surprise! Visit at any time of the year, and you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave.

Duluth is a historic port sitting on the edge of the biggest freshwater lake in the world, so it’s only natural that there are so many fish species you can target here. The most popular ones anglers tend to go after are definitely Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Lake Trout. Walleye, Musky, Pike, Bass, Catfish, and Crappie are also all in the cards.

When it comes to planning your trip in Duluth’s waters, it all depends on what you’re looking for. A half day trip is a great way to get familiar with the area or take the family for some fun in the sun. If you’re looking for a serious angling adventure and want to fill your bags, opt for a full day trip. And you can also pick from one of the specialized trips on offer if you have a specific species in mind.

The best thing about fishing in Duluth is how accessible it is. You can easily find a charter to take you out wherever you go. Minnesota Point and Canal Park are great options to embark on a Lake Superior trip, while Rice’s Point has amazing access to the St. Louis Bay and River.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out with a fishing guide, all you need to do is get a Minnesota fishing license for everyone 16 and over. Book a trip with a reputable guide so you can be sure you’re following all the latest fishing regulations.

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January

Even if it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than fishing right now. Go get a healthy dose of Walleye on Lake Superior’s tributaries. Look for any river or small lake that’s frozen. 

February

The Walleye scene under the ice is what you should be exploring on a late afternoon. The St. Louis River is in solid shape. You won’t be disappointed! 

March

The streams in the Duluth are are popping open. The rivers are opening up, the weather is much warmer. If you’re itching to fish, go to the inland lakes. 

April

Kamloops Rainbow Trout (or Loopers, as they call them) and Coho Salmon might be at the river mouths. Go and explore the bite – there are plenty of opportunities! 

May

Lake Trout and Coho Salmon fishing is on fire! They are around in good numbers and are pretty active. As well as that, Steelhead fishing has begun! 

June

Fishing is hot right now! Trollers and jiggers are taking Walleye on the St. Louis River. Other anglers are trolling for Coho Salmon on Lake Superior. That’s where the larger fish are!

July

Yes, Walleye are still there and Salmon fishing is still hot. Lake Trout are the meat and potatoes around the area. Boats are returning with 20+ fish – what are you waiting for?

August

The north shore is all about lots of action and a hot bite. Trout are being caught in good numbers, Lakers and Steelhead in particular. Salmon are also around.

September

Before Trout and Salmon head shallow, take a trip or two. Only a couple of weeks are left in the Lake Superior season. If the weather cooperates, Coho can be your main target. 

October

Stream fishing is in its full force right now with fresh Steelhead patrolling the waters. The St. Louis River and Lake Superior are both producing Walleye. 

November

The north shore of Lake Superior is exactly where you need to be to land Kamloop Rainbow Trout. But if you want to catch something else, head to the St. Louis River. Walleye are caught by slow-trolling. 

December

Fish the harbor for Walleye if you are up to a challenge. The St. Louis Bay can produce some fine ice-fishing. Who knows, you might even get your Christmas dinner sorted out! 

Duluth Fishing Calendar

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July fishing trip
Frank A. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 27, 2020
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You don’t need anything. Just get on the boat and fish.
July fishing trip
Sheila J. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 12, 2020
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It was recommended to go as early in the morning as possible for best fishing, but we did catch two at 9am and 1030am! Just being on the boat and out on the lake and taking in the sights was enjoyable when the fish weren't biting!
Late Morning Trip w/ Captain Gerry
Richard J. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 3, 2020
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Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Fishing with Brad
Rod K. fished with Action Fishing Charters LLC on August 31, 2019
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We had a great time fishing. Captain Brad works hard to get you on the fish I would recommend Captain Brad.
Awesome Birthday Gift for 2 Boys
Katie P. fished with Angler Management Charters on July 27, 2019
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Go ahead and try it and remember to enjoy the scenery while you are heading out and back in! Take in the view and watch the air for float planes as well!
Comfortable Boat
Karl S. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 23, 2019
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Just remember your sweatshirt in the morning. And drinking a couple beers seemed to help the fish start biting!
Fishing with Brad
David W. fished with Action Fishing Charters LLC on July 20, 2019
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Plan to enjoy the day out on the lake, if the fish don't come it's still worth it
Half day trip with Captain Gerry Downes.
Ron H. fished with Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing on July 20, 2019
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Be prepared for weather change and some great fun pulling in large Lake Trout!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Duluth

According to customer reviews, Looper Charters Lake Superior, Angler Management Charters, and Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Duluth, Minnesota. Full list of top fishing charters in Duluth.

Looper Charters Lake Superior, Angler Management Charters, and Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Duluth.

The best way to experience fishing in Duluth is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Duluth, Minnesota.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Duluth are:

Lake Trout and Coho Salmon fishing is on fire! They are around in good numbers and are pretty active. As well as that, Steelhead fishing has begun!  Check availability for local fishing charters in Duluth.