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4.8 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Duluth

According to customer reviews, I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters, Looper Charters Lake Superior, and Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976 are some of the most popular fishing charters in Duluth, Minnesota. Full list of top fishing charters in Duluth.

The average price for a private 4 hour Duluth fishing trip is $608, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $934 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters, Looper Charters Lake Superior, and Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976 all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Duluth.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Lake Trout, and Chinook Salmon. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Light Tackle, and Heavy Tackle. Lake fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.

Duluth
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4.3 / 5
Based on 27735 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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! 

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This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Larry  L.  J.
Larry L. J. Stacy, MN
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Tamarack, MN
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
ASHLEY  M.
ASHLEY M. Saint Paul, MN
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Trina  H.
Trina H. Marshall, MN
This is a great family trip for fishing. Book through Brody at Looper Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great family trip for fishing. Book through Brody at Looper Charters!
ANGIE  B.  B.
ANGIE B. B. North River, ND
Bring appropriate winter clothing for a trip on Lake Superior, even in July
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring appropriate winter clothing for a trip on Lake Superior, even in July
ANDREW  L.
ANDREW L. Earlysville, VA
Fun experience! Great way to get out in the water and just enjoy being in the lake during summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun experience! Great way to get out in the water and just enjoy being in the lake during summer.
Austin  F.
Austin F. McCordsville, IN
Weather was wonderful plus the views are breathtaking! Plus we caught some nice fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was wonderful plus the views are breathtaking! Plus we caught some nice fish.
Edward  K.
Edward K. Mankato, MN
It could not have been much better. We had a great weather day and caught a lot of fish. Brody and staff were all pro with us. Even if we did not catch much it would have be great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It could not have been much better. We had a great weather day and caught a lot of fish. Brody and staff were all pro with us. Even if we did not catch much it would have be great.
Scott  K.
Scott K. Saint Charles, MN
Bring appropriate clothing for early morning fishing, temperature can drop significantly out on the lake…bring versatile jacket (rain, lined), as it can get windy and rain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring appropriate clothing for early morning fishing, temperature can drop significantly out on the lake…bring versatile jacket (rain, lined), as it can get windy and rain
Robert  C.
Robert C. Bloomington, Minnesota
Find an experienced Captain with boats suitable for the weather and lake conditions. Wear layers of clothing because you can always take more off but you can't put more on.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find an experienced Captain with boats suitable for the weather and lake conditions. Wear layers of clothing because you can always take more off but you can't put more on.
Kevin  N.
Kevin N. Thiensville, WI
This was a great first experience for our group and we'll definitely be back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great first experience for our group and we'll definitely be back.
Kami  R.
Kami R. Maple Grove, MN
Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Jonathan  A.
Jonathan A. Granby, Connecticut
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!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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!
Sheila  J.
Sheila J. Duluth, MN
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Richard  J.
Richard J. Eden Prairie, MN
We had a great time fishing. Captain Brad works hard to get you on the fish I would recommend Captain Brad.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing. Captain Brad works hard to get you on the fish I would recommend Captain Brad.
Rod  K.
Rod K. Duluth, Minnesota
Just remember your sweatshirt in the morning. And drinking a couple beers seemed to help the fish start biting!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Just remember your sweatshirt in the morning. And drinking a couple beers seemed to help the fish start biting!
Karl  S.
Karl S. Minneapolis, MN
Plan to enjoy the day out on the lake, if the fish don't come it's still worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan to enjoy the day out on the lake, if the fish don't come it's still worth it
David  W.
David W. Minneapolis, MN
Be prepared for weather change and some great fun pulling in large Lake Trout!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for weather change and some great fun pulling in large Lake Trout!
Ron  H.
Ron H. Cloquet, MN
The warm water had the fish scattered but we still caught and lost some. The Captain suggested some other times of the year to target certain fish. Would definitely going again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The warm water had the fish scattered but we still caught and lost some. The Captain suggested some other times of the year to target certain fish. Would definitely going again.
Brian  S.
Brian S. MINETONKA MLS, MN

Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
This was a remarkable experience, guided with skill and shared sense of excitement. We caught nice lakers, and will definitely book again!
David  D.
David D. Delaware, OH
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Brody! If you want to have a great time you need to book with Looper Charter Lake Superior. We can't wait to book for next time. Had a great time catching a lot of fish!
Wendy  W.
Wendy W. Birchwood, WI
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
Had a blast! Beautiful, great waves, great catch and a good captain! Cant wait for next year!!
Noemi  B.
Noemi B. Hermantown, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Capt. Jake is very knowledgeable and polite. We just had a really great experience! Brent and Mary
BRENT  G.
BRENT G. Traverse City, MI
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Brody is fantastic, my family of 4 including a 6 and 10 year old had a blast. He got us on the fish quickly and we had a ton of fun. Great conversation and knowledge of fishing! Would definitely book again!
John  S.
John S. Minneapolis, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
We had a great time with Cptn Joe and 1st mate Dyson. They were professional and made sure to put us on fish. We caught 9 fish including a King salmon. This was our first time with Happy Hooker and I would book them again.
Phil  N.
Phil N. Willmar, Minnesota
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
My son and I had an excellent outing! I would recommend Joe to anyone who is looking to book a charter in the future! 🙂👍👍
Ron  P.
Ron P. Maple Grove, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Wonderful trip aboard the Rendezvous. We got out and on the lake trout almost immediately. Captain and first mate were great.Highly recommend the captain and boat.
Shilo  K.
Shilo K. Grand Rapids, Minnesota
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Nathan put the boat on fish. Caught a Coho just 3/8 inch short of state record. First mate was first rate. Boated 18 fish. Lost a few. Fantastic for half day of fishing. Will fish again with him.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Tamarack, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
Started out on fire catching shortly after we started. A few slower times but we hit our limit early and had so much fun. Will definitely be back.
Cory  B.
Cory B. Chisago City, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain Nate and first mate Jake know where to find where the fish are! I was able to catch my limit of Lake Trout in a short time.
Troy  V.
Troy V. Albuquerque, NM
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had a perfect day, caught several lake trout, the weather was perfect. Our guide did a fantastic job making it a great memory.
Robert  S.
Robert S.
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
1st charter for me and my 3 boys (10, 12 & 14). We all caught lake trout and a great time.
Joe  H.
Joe H. Denver, Colorado
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
12 yo daughter and 13 yo son. We had a wonderful time and caught our limit. The kids said hours felt like minutes. We certainly want to do this again. The Captain and 1st mate taught us some of what we were doing and why. It was exciting, educational, and memorable. I give the strongest recommendation for this experience.
Christopher  L.
Christopher L. Madison, WI
Happy Hooker Charters –
Happy Hooker Charters – "Aluminauti"
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Capt Jamie and his deckhand Carter were amazing! My 11 yo son had a blast and caught 14 trout, 2 king salmon and a 26" walleye. It was an absolute blast and worth every penny!!
Tracy  P.
Tracy P. Maple Grove, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
These guys were great. If you’re looking for fish superior, look no further. Will book again!
Cody  K.
Cody K. Bloomington, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had a blast on the boat with Captain Nathan. Boat was clean and well equipped. Weather and water was perfect. We were able to listen to our favorite radio station. The fishing was good for coho salmon and lake trout. We plan to make this annual event & hope to see him in lake of the woods at one of his ice houses
ASHLEY  M.
ASHLEY M. Saint Paul, MN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Booked this trip for my son and myself. Our first charter fishing trip and what a great experience. Brody and his first mate were quick to get all the lines in the water, quick to spot when the fish hit and very knowledgeable of the water and their equipment. We caught our limit of Lake Trout and a few Salmon. I would recommend Looper Charters for anyone looking to fish Lake Superior.
Evan  H.
Evan H. Athens, WI
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(151 reviews)
We had an amazing time on this trip. Joe and Dyson were great and we had a lot of laughs. This was our first charter fishing trip and it did not disappoint! We caught our limit on lake trout and a few salmon along with a walleye! Overall a great experience and highly recommend. Thank you for making this enjoyable and so glad we caught fish!
Trina  H.
Trina H. Marshall, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Good trip 6 Lakers, 2 Kings, and a 6 lb. Coho. Gear and lures were all good. Guys swapped spoons out to find possible patterns that worked. They answered my questions patiently and my wife and I had great time. Highly recommend.
John  K.
John K. Excelsior, Minnesota

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