Lake Superior

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Legacy Angling

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550

Northern Lights Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Bayfield
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trips from $700

Looper Charters Lake Superior

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(194 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600

I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(38 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550

Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550

Happy Hooker Charters "Aluminauti"

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(10 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600

Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Bayfield

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Bayfield
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trips from $485

Team Crush Outdoors

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $575

Black Shadow Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Munising
trips from $450

Young Buck Fishing Charters L.L.C.

Sault Ste. Marie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Superior

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Superior are: Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Superior

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Superior fishing trip is $604, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $920 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake Superior that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake Superior are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Lake Superior are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Lake Superior are:

Many fishing charters in Lake Superior provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake Superior are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Superior are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $597
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $505
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $584
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $825
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,006

The largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, this body of water is truly a force to be reckoned with. Hop aboard one of the many Lake Superior fishing charters and find out what makes this stunning lake so special. There’s water everywhere you look, so there’s a lot to explore. And the angling opportunities on offer are, well, superior!

When it comes to Lake Superior fish, there are over 80 different species that call these waters home. Among the most popular ones are varieties of Salmon and Trout, as well as Pike, Walleye, Perch, Bass, Whitefish, and Splake. It’s a year-round fishery including ice fishing, and the only tricky part is knowing where to go.

Depending on your ambitions, there’s a whole host of fishing trips on offer in the area. If you’re looking for an introduction to the fishery, opt for a half day trip. But if you want to really see as much as you can and fill the bags, a full day trip is your best bet. There are many charters offering specialized trips as well, if you’re looking to go after a specific species.

With such a vast area, there are many places you can start your Lake Superior fishing adventure from. Some of the most popular spots are Duluth and Superior, as well as Copper Harbor, Munising, and Sault Ste. Marie. Wherever you choose to head out of, you’re bound to have fun!

Rules & Regulations

Lake Superior borders the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, as well as Canada. This means that, depending on where you head out of, you’ll need to get the appropriate fishing license. The best thing to do is book a trip with a reputable guide who’ll make sure you’re fishing within the law.

Lake Superior
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

At the start of the year, most of the angling on Lake Superior involves ice fishing for Splake and Brown Trout. Toward the end of the month, anglers in WI start “bobbing” for Lakers.

February

You’ll find anglers bobbing for Lake Trout near the Apostle Islands and other islands on Lake Superior. Fishing for Herring and Whitefish can also be productive at this time of year.

March

The ice is starting to melt, and anglers fishing in shallow water can target Salmon, Trout, Herring, and Whitefish. Perch and Walleye fishing are heating up off the coast of WI.

April

In most years, the ice will be gone by the end of April. This signals the start of the season for many charter boats in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario.

May

In May, you can expect lots of trolling for Chinook and Coho Salmon. Anglers in WI can enjoy excellent shore fishing for Walleye, Pike, and Bass.

June

Lake Superior’s Salmon season continues, but Trout are still swimming too deep to be caught in most places. For more variety, cast your line in Chequamegon Bay for Bass, Perch, and much more.

July

Trout are moving closer to the lake’s surface to feed, which means you can expect to catch much more of these fish in July. Fishing for Pike and Walleye is still excellent.

August

In August, downriggers are essential when trolling for Trout and Salmon in the deep waters of Lake Superior. Some anglers are trolling along the south shore for Walleye, as well.

September

Water temperatures are starting to cool, which sends many Salmon and Trout to the river mouths. Many Lake Superior charter boats will shut down at the end of the month.

October

Steelhead fishing in the rivers on Lake Superior’s northern shore starts heating up in October. Ask a local guide to take you through some of Ontario's most secluded shoreline and make the most of it!

November

In Wisconsin, some anglers are jigging for Splake before the ice sets in. Salmon are scarce, but you can have success fishing for most species if you know where to look.

December

It’s the start of ice fishing season on Lake Superior. Anglers are setting up camp and dropping lines below the ice to catch Brown Trout, Perch, Walleye, and more.

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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
I sure would. I plan on booking another trip the end of September. It should be a good time going after the salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I sure would. I plan on booking another trip the end of September. It should be a good time going after the salmon.
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. Cumberland, WI
Remember to get your daily fishing liscence before you start your vacation or set the to complete.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember to get your daily fishing liscence before you start your vacation or set the to complete.
Brenda  Q.
Brenda Q. Chicago, IL
Its absolutely gorgeous!! Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water, and a camera!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its absolutely gorgeous!! Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water, and a camera!!
Pamela  M.
Pamela M. Grand Rapids, Michigan
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
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
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
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
Try a charter service. My first trip with Captain Mike of Happy Hookers was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try a charter service. My first trip with Captain Mike of Happy Hookers was amazing!
Loren  M.
Loren M. Memphis, Tennessee
Great environment for children and everyone. We Stayed in Superior and had great meals at a number of local restaurants. Fun place to visit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great environment for children and everyone. We Stayed in Superior and had great meals at a number of local restaurants. Fun place to visit.
Don  R.
Don R. Sioux Falls, SD
As with all fishing experiences, patience is a must. You probably are not going to catch your limit, but you most definately will catch fish. Sit back and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As with all fishing experiences, patience is a must. You probably are not going to catch your limit, but you most definately will catch fish. Sit back and enjoy the experience.
Jon  O.
Jon O. Duluth, Minnesota
Go with the Happy Hooker group. They know how to catch fish & have fun. Very friendly, make it fun for all ages, & they know where to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the Happy Hooker group. They know how to catch fish & have fun. Very friendly, make it fun for all ages, & they know where to go.
Starr  F.
Starr F. Minneapolis, MN
Keep in mind that the fishing is just as good in the Bay as it is way out on Lake Superior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in mind that the fishing is just as good in the Bay as it is way out on Lake Superior.
Lisa  W.
Lisa W. Lake Linden, MI
Watch the rain ahead of time. It may wash silt into the Lake and make the fishing more difficult but, the trip is worth it if just to see Duluth from the water!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Watch the rain ahead of time. It may wash silt into the Lake and make the fishing more difficult but, the trip is worth it if just to see Duluth from the water!
Jordan  G.
Jordan G. Minneapolis, MN
Come for more than a single day. By the time we were done fishing we just skimmed the surface of a great town!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Come for more than a single day. By the time we were done fishing we just skimmed the surface of a great town!
Sean  F.
Sean F. United States
Depending on the season, dress appropriately for the weather. Charter a fishing boat if you want to have an awesome experience fishing on Lake Superior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on the season, dress appropriately for the weather. Charter a fishing boat if you want to have an awesome experience fishing on Lake Superior.
Marie  G.
Marie G. Mankato, Minnesota
Gerry at Hatteras. He is very accommodating and enthusiastic. He wants you to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gerry at Hatteras. He is very accommodating and enthusiastic. He wants you to catch fish!
Rich  S.
Rich S. Saint Paul, Minnesota

MQT Adventures and Guide Service
MQT Adventures and Guide Service
Fishing charter in Marquette
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a great time and had some great bites. The captain was very helpful and informative. Would 100% recommend.
Kessler  G.
Kessler G. Indianapolis, IN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
We had A very nice time. Caught our limit. Would love to go with him again if I get back this way.
Eric  H.
Eric H. Minneota, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Great time fishing! Limited out with trout plus a bonus salmon. Appreciated the experienced and helpful crew. Thanks Joe and Mel!! We’ll be back!
Carmen  W.
Carmen W. Hopkins, Minnesota
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great trip and a fun crew. Nice limit plus a walleye. Highly recommend this trip with Nathan and Jake.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Wykoff, MN
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great trip, all four of us caught our limit. These guys know thier stuff. I would highly recommend them.
Ted  Y.
Ted Y. Carlton, MN
Black Shadow Guide Service
Black Shadow Guide Service
Fishing charter in Munising
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Down to earth, respectful, and worked with us to get the trip in around the weather. Knowledgeable and helpful we appreciate the time and enjoyed it even though started at slow worth every penny especially not being able to fish the past 2 yrs from our boat broken down at home.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Ontario, OH
Northwind Fishing Charters
Northwind Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sault Ste. Marie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Very great trip Joe is a very excellent and very great trip booking again next year..
Jw  D.  C.
Jw D. C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Half day trip was fantastic, could not ask for anything more We are very satisfied we with the whole experience
Cesar  R.
Cesar R. Hugo, MN
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Bayfield
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Bayfield
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Absolutely an awesome experience! Super laid back and fun! I have never been fishing before and this was certainly an experience for the books! He also cleaned and bagged the fish for us! Very entertaining gentleman and we caught some awesome fish! Will be back for sure!
Paige  F.
Paige F. Minocqua, WI
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Had a great time on the water with Captain Brody and Xander. They were veey knowledgeable about the area and did a great job communicating with us along the way. My mother and I had so much fun and enjoyed their stories and insight! Will definitely do it again!
Celsie  P.
Celsie P. Springfield, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We had so much fun Joe and Pete were very accommodating and entertaining! Can’t wait to go out wit them again!
Susan  K.
Susan K. Lindstrom, MN
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had a great time fishing lake trout. Unfortunately the salmon were not back yet, so we struck out there, but not for the lack of trying. We fished them hard, but didn’t score.
Lee  Z.
Lee Z. Menomonie, WI
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Awesome experience with Nathan. His boat is very nice and he has top notch equipment. Captain Nathan and Jake are both very knowledgeable and friendly. Hope to book another outing in the future.
Blane  S.
Blane S. Saint Paul, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Joe and Wally were top notch. Fishing was slow but they put us on fish. Definitely would do this again!!
Heidi  B.
Heidi B. RL FALLS, MN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
What a great day on the water! While off to a slow start fishing wise, Captain Brody and his first mate continued to change lure depths, spoon colors and even trolling patterns until we boated both Lake Trout and a nice King. Clearly knowledgeable guides and tons of no-stress fun!
John  M.
John M. Osseo, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a great afternoon trip with Captain Joe. The fishing wasn’t easy, but we did catch some. It was a good time, and I’d do it again with Legacy.
Brad  J.
Brad J. Minneapolis, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Definitely going again , super fun trip and crew. Caught our limit of lake trout.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Mentor, MN
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Bayfield
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Bayfield
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Even though the fish weren't biting, Bryan was wonderful! We had a great time, he is very knowledgeable, accommodating, and pretty funny!
VANESSA  A.
VANESSA A. Cambridge, MN
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had lightning and bad storms that came through in the morning, and so we all agreed to come back at noon to try going back out and we did. The ride out was rough with high waves and white caps, but we ended up going closer to shore and then we caught our limit of lake trout. Unfortunately the weather never stopped raining, but we really did have a nice time. Thanks you Captain Sean and his 1st mate Al for being patient, and making great memories for us on our 39th Wedding Anniversary !!
Tom  R.
Tom R. Antigo, WI
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Picture perfect day with professionals at the helm. Brody and Xander were extremely knowledgeable and capable. Thanks to Brody's observations we caught our trout limit with a couple of very nice salmon to boot. Can't wait to see them again next year.
PAUL  S.
PAUL S. Saint Paul, MN