Captain
Gerry Downes

Member since June 2017 Duluth, United States
Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain Gerry Downes

Duluth, United States
Background
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.

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Lake Superior Hatteras Fishing

4.5 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (134)
Duluth
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Dan S.
Cottage Grove, MN
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on September 12, 2021
Gerry and Patricia were very accommodating. Gerry answered all of our questions and responded timely prior to the trip. They...
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Andy D.
Freeport, Minnesota
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip on October 4, 2021
Patricia and Gerry were great ! Fishing was tough but if there were any to be caught we would have caught them with Gerry at...
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Dan D.
Dellwood, MN
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Fishing with Gerry

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 28, 2021
Delicious donuts and coffee.  Captain is well seasoned and knows the lake. We, unfortunately didn’t find fish, but not for...
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Jessi R.
Florence, MN
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3 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 25, 2021
Great experience!!! Captain Gerry was great!! After another fishing company cancelled 2 days prior to scheduled trip Gerry...
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Nick S.
Minneapolis, MN
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Half day trip with captain Gerry

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on July 26, 2021
We caught two fish in three hours during the heat of summer following easterly winds. Those were tough conditions but I could...
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