Fishing The Great Lakes

Coho Salmon is the best tasting Great Lakes fish! I have fished for Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon (Kings), and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout) and yet the smallest and best eating of these is the Coho Salmon.

I like to fish the Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior, porting at Washburn WI and working North toward the Apostle Islands. I will go as far as the Sioux or Onion Rivers and then turn around. I use double jointed baits that dive 3-5 feet deep, plainer boards to get the baits away from the boat. I will also mark my line with a permanent marker at 125 feet so my lines are behind the boat a ways and allows you to use normal pan-fish reels and not have to buy reels with counters.

The time of the year I fish (Spring) is as soon as you can break ice in the port and get into the Lake. It’s cold, but I have caught my limit many times before reaching the Sioux River. Even though I like this time of the year it’s good all Spring, picking up again in the Fall.

Lake Superior Lake Trout

If you like to catch good eating size Lake Trout (17 inches to 24 inches) focus between the Islands Madeline & Long.

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