Lake Superior Fishing Charters

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Lake Superior Fishing Charters

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Lake Superior: 29 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(242 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Superior
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(154 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Sault Ste. Marie
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(70 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Bayfield
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Bayfield
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Bayfield
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600
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4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $575

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 $597, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $880 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Lake Superior?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Superior are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $481
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $584
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $969
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,300

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 27959 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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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
Book with northern Lights Adventures...captain Sean ! Savannah very efficient and friendly and helpful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with northern Lights Adventures...captain Sean ! Savannah very efficient and friendly and helpful!
TOM N JO Nelson
TOM N JO Nelson Three Lakes, WI
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 was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
Jeremy  K.
Jeremy K. Fargo, ND
It's best to fish in Spring or Fall. And early morning or afternoon. We fished in the middle of the summer, and the middle of the day. We would have caught more fish if we had followed the best fishing times above.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's best to fish in Spring or Fall. And early morning or afternoon. We fished in the middle of the summer, and the middle of the day. We would have caught more fish if we had followed the best fishing times above.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Lincoln, NE
The boat and crew were great. The fishing was a bit slow. We managed to land 3 fish and had a few get away. All-in-all it was a good half day on the lake and my guests enjoyed the experience. I would use them again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The boat and crew were great. The fishing was a bit slow. We managed to land 3 fish and had a few get away. All-in-all it was a good half day on the lake and my guests enjoyed the experience. I would use them again.
Andrew  A.
Andrew A. Racine, WI
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
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
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
Follow your guides instructions, dress warm for early spring like weather, and wear sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow your guides instructions, dress warm for early spring like weather, and wear sunscreen.
Maddie  W.
Maddie W. Madison, Wisconsin
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
Bring a camera. The view should be on the cover of every fishing magazine out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a camera. The view should be on the cover of every fishing magazine out there.
Derek  A.
Derek A. Charlotte, MI
Be sure to have layers of clothing as it can be chilly in the morning and on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to have layers of clothing as it can be chilly in the morning and on the water.
Jake  R.
Jake R. Ashley, OH
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

Young Buck Fishing Charters L.L.C.
Young Buck Fishing Charters L.L.C.
Fishing charter in Sault Ste. Marie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Kyle was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He gave us a tour of the area and provided very interesting information and history. He was very helpful in explaining the fishing techniques to catch salmon and whitefish around the powerhouse. I highly recommend Kyle for a trip.
Rex  S.
Rex S.
Happy Hooker Charters –
Happy Hooker Charters – "Aluminauti"
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great experience. It was a rough day as fishing was slow but the Captain and First Mate were really great. They constantly changed things up to to try all angles and get us hooking up to some good fish. A Big Thanks for a professional and friendly crew.
Richard  B.
Richard B.
Happy Hooker Charters –
Happy Hooker Charters – "Aluminauti"
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had a fun time on the boat. Captain Jamie and first mate Carter did a great job.
Lonnie  D.
Lonnie D.
Casting Nets Guide Service
Casting Nets Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a blast, caught lots of fish and some dandy's. Captain Dave is very professional, informative, and answered all our questions. Definitely will go back for more.
SCOTT  P.
SCOTT P. Houston, Texas
Black Shadow Guide Service
Black Shadow Guide Service
Fishing charter in Munising
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
This 7 am trip with Capt. Caleb was a wonderful experience on the water, and we caught lots of trout while watching the sunrise on Lake Superior. The equipment was easy to use, Caleb was insanely kind and patient and answered all our questions along the way with his wealth of knowledge about fishing in the area. Overall highly highly recommend.
Joy  L.
Joy L. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Casting Nets Guide Service
Casting Nets Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
This was a great fishing trip. The weather was not very cooperative but Captain Dave was able to put us on fish and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Owen, WI
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
The overall experience with Captain Sean and Al was unbelievably fun. We started off the trip the early morning of September 22, 2023. These guys gave us insight of the surrounding area, islands and, of course, fishing. Captain Sean and Al worked very hard at finding fish, for us, to catch. We had a few fish slip away from us, but "reeling in" our many fish was a thrill. Great times.
LINDA  A.
LINDA A. Sun Prairie, WI
Casting Nets Guide Service
Casting Nets Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Dave made sure we were comfortable and successful! He is quite knowledgeable and has everything needed to catch fish. Caught our limit of Lake Trout! Perfect weather and experience! The Apostle Islands are beautiful and it was incredible to get out on the water.
Patty  B.
Patty B. Kasson, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 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
(242 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
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 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
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Had a blast! Beautiful, great waves, great catch and a good captain! Cant wait for next year!!
Noemi  B.
Noemi B. Hermantown, MN
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
An amazing day with Northern lights experiencing. We will be back and we will be going Agate hunting with Savana. Thank you for a great day.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Stone Lake, WI
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(242 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
Nolan's Guide Service
Nolan's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Superior
Very good
4.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Enjoyed the trip! Captain Tim tried various places to find where the fish might be!
Keith  H.
Keith H. Madelia, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 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
(58 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
(70 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
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 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
(70 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