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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

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*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

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

Access from Wisconsin

Day Out Charters - 218 393-3742

D's Superior Fishing Charters - 715 373-2960

Apostle Islands Charter Fishing - 715 292-5622

Lake Superior Map

States with access to Lake Superior


Lake Superior Contact Information

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


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