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Lake Superior

The largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior is also the largest freshwater lake in the world, by surface area. This massive body of water covers 31,700 square miles and has 2,726 miles of shoreline. These impressive numbers create a fishing paradise so big it's hard to comprehend. Experience and knowledge are the two most important tools when fishing this lake. Your safety and potential for success are increased tremendously when you hire a guide or charter service. Trout and salmon are the big draws, but the lake also offers good fishing for bass, walleye, sauger, muskie, sunfish, pike and perch.

Fish species* residing in Lake Superior

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Sauger Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Lake trout Steelhead Fishing Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic Salmon Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Pink Salmon Muskie Northern Pike

Click the images and links above for species details.

*Species covered in this website

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, sauger, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, chinook (king) salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, muskie and northern pike in Lake Superior.

Fishing guides and charters are available out of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here are a few options.


Access from Michigan
Fishing Charter

Keweenaw Charter Fishing Co
Specializing in near shore and offshore sport fishing excursions for the best trout and salmon fishing to be found anywhere in the Great Lakes.
Houghton, MI 49931
715 869-6155

Fishing Boat Rentals

Copper Country Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
906 337-9905

Da Yak Shak
Rentals: Canoes and kayaks
906 364-8110

Michigan Sea Kayaking Adventures
Rentals: Sea kayaks
906 289-4303

Pictured Rocks Pontoon Rental
Rentals: Pontoon boats
507 279-7676

Seaberg Pontoon Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
906 387-2685

Superior Pontoon Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
906 387-3100

Other Fishing Charters

Hooked Up Charters - 906 370-4450

Keweenaw Charter Fishing - 715 869-6155

Kimars Charters - 906 892-8277

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Arvon Township Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Au Train Bay - Brownstone Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Highway 28, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lac La Belle Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Fifth Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lily Pond Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Highway 203, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Portage River Harbor Of Rescue Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Fisherman's Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Access from Minnesota

Fishing Boat Rentals

Two Harbors Kayak Rental
Rentals: Kayaks
218 393-4545

Kingfisher Charters - 218 206-6514

Lake Superior Optimum Fishing Charters - 855 700-0013

Tofte Fishing Charters - 218 663-9932

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Agate Bay Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lighthouse Point Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Grand Portage Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, northwest side, off Marina Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

McQuade Small Craft Harbor Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off N Shore Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Rices Point Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Port Terminal Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Silver Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Bayside Park Drive, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Taconite Harbor Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Voyageur Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Twin Points Protected Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Voyageur Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Knife River Marina
115 Marina Road
Knife River, MN 55609
218 834-6076

Silver Bay Marina
99 Beach Dr
Silver Bay, Minnesota 55614
218 226-3121


Access from Wisconsin

Day Out Charters - 218 393-3742

D's Superior Fishing Charters - 715 373-2960

Apostle Islands Charter Fishing - 715 292-5622

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Arrowhead Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Belknap Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Loons Foot Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off 30th Avenue E, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Mouth Of The Brule River Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Brule River Road, this is a one-lane, paved ramp with paved parking.

Prentice Avenue N Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Prentice Avenue N, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Second Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Rekydal Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

South 3rd Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off S 3rd Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Woodstock Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Billings Drive, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

Marinas

Apostle Islands Marina
107 Manypenny Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814
715 779-5661

Ashland Marina
301 N Ellis Ave
Ashland, WI 54806
715 682-7049

Barker’s Island Marina
250 Marina Drive
Superior, Wisconsin 54880
715 392-7131

Port Superior Marina
34480 Port Superior Road
Bayfield, WI 54814
715 779-5360

Port Wing Marina
9130 Beach Road
Port Wing, Wisconsin
715 774-3555

Siskiwit Bay Marina
22580 State Hwy 13
Cornucopia, WI 54827
715 742-3337

Washburn Marina
1 Marina Drive
Washburn, Wisconsin 54891
715 373-5050


Lake Superior Map

States with access to Lake Superior

Michigan
Minnesota
Wisconsin

Lake Superior Contact Information

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
2200 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
734 662-3209

 

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