On the 16Th I'm heading out to try for some Lake trout on Superior. I've fished on Michigan several times in my 19ft boat, but for some reason I'm a little more nervous about Superior. I was telling my brother-in-law that I was nervous about the trip a little. I just said because of the water temp in Superior is so much colder than Michigan and if something went bad you wouldn't last long. His response" don't get wet".
I know you have to always respect water, but I just have a little more respect for the really big lakes.
I was told that this time of year you can fish with planner boards and I won't need my down riggers. Is this correct? I will bring my down rigger regardless. We are launching in Duluth or Superior (where ever there is less wind).
Does anybody have any fishing advice as to what to use and/or what depth to target?
Any help I can get from you all is greatly appreciated!!!!!
I have not fished it for years but early in the season a lot of people troll shallow with boards you are right. There were always people out deep that would catch fish too so I think it is kind of what ever you want to do...I know not much help but like I said I haven't done it for years or even that many times.
Fishing continues to be excellent! All parts of the lake ice free as of earlier this week. Trophy walleyes still being produced from both the Rainy River and the lake. 5-12 feet over sand and rubble...