A beginners guide to fishing in Duluth Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota, is located on the shores of western Lake Superior, south of Superior National Forest, on the border of northern Wisconsin. This area is also known for its smaller waterways, with Spirit Lake, Pokegama Bay, and St Louis Bay just south of the city. Duluth is accessible by driving I-35, or flying into Duluth International Airport.

For those who enjoy fishing, Duluth is an ideal destination, and has a number of charter fishing companies in the area. Most are open 7 days a week during the fishing season from May to September. The visitor can call the company for schedules, reservations, and rates. Prices per boat start at $350 for a half day up to $650 for a full day. There are also charters available for fishing on the St. Louis River, which is popular for Muskie, Northerns, and Walleye.

Lake Superior has a surface area of 31,000 square miles and depths of up to 1,332 feet. Weather is subject to change and strong winds can create rough waves, making a trip unsafe. An experienced captain can give more information on the best boating conditions. Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon are some of the fish that inhabit the lake’s cold environment. The excitement of fishing on this vast body of fresh water attracts travelers from all over the world.

Visitors should be prepared with supplies and weather gear, such as waterproof jackets and layered clothing, food and water, hat, and sunscreen. A fishing license for Minnesota or Wisconsin is necessary, and can be purchased at many of Duluth’s grocery and convenience stores.

Duluth accommodations include bed and breakfasts, hotels/motels, resorts on Lake Superior, cabins, and seasonal campgrounds and RV parks. Many of the grounds also have access to boating marinas. Superior, Wisconsin is close to Duluth and also offers a variety of lodging for visitors.