Finn Action Lure Catches the BIG One

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Local saw mill GM John brought his family out for a day on Lake Superior for some charter fishing for Lake Trout. We left Lac la Belle at 8 am and headed straight out into Bete Grise to the deep waters of Lake Superior to troll for the deep dwelling trout. After landing a few on rough waters, the 8 year old sweetie pie (that’s what I call the young girls) was a little green behind the gills and complained that she had enough, so we went close to shore where we were protected from the wind. The sweetie pie caught a nice little coho salmon there, but no other action, so we headed out to a spot, still nearer shore, but where there would likely be more lake trout. We picked up a few more and came in with 6 trout and one salmon.


The 2 Sweetie Pies and big brother


The Sweetie Pie with her Coho


The next day I brought out laid off secret agent gov’t worker, Mark and his 12 year old son on the “Helm-n-Buoys” for a few hours of lake trout trolling. We decided not to try for the lively coho because of a lack of time and went after the more assured lake trout in deep waters. The “BIG” one got away as dad, Mark, knocked it off at the boat, but we still came in with 6 trout after a short time out.

Allenbowl of Lakers

Allan with a bowl-full of 6 trout


Today I had Dr. Mike, wood plant manager Chris and retired school teacher (book writer and fishing guide) Andy several miles out there fishing the humps. We had a good day and came in early with their limit of trout, including a 18 lb lake trout caught by Dr. Mike. He caught it on one of my home-made Finn Action Lures – The Deadly Dan in about 142 feet of water right at the bottom.


Brian doing a filet job on the 18 lb trout



Dr. Mike and Andy with tow caught with-in the first 20 minutes. The big one is an 18 lb lake trout.


Some happy guys with their limit along with deck-hand Stanley


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About Brian Helminen

Brian is the owner and Captain of Sand Point Charters, LLC. He also owns and operates Designotype Printers, Inc. with his wife, Margaret. They have a cottage on Lac La Belle that can be rented by the week in the summertime.

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