Fishing Lac La Belle for Crappy – Too rough on Lake Superior

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Yesterday afternoon, we spent a couple hours fishing on Lac La Belle with 2 grandparents and grandson because it was too windy to fish effectively on Lake Superior. We tried near shore in Bete Grise for a short time, but the water temperatures have not cooled enough yet.
I had watched the data buoys west of Lac La Belle all day before our scheduled 2 pm departure and saw the wind was dying, but my party from Seattle did not have the time to wait it out… had to get back to their home base in Ontonagon after fishing. They were about to cancel, when I reviewed their options with them: 1. Fish near shore on Lake Superior in Bete Grise where it is sheltered from the strong west wind and 2. If it does not produce after a while, fish in Lac La Belle for smaller fish. I also said I just love to fish and that if they don’t have a good time, then they owe me nothing.
We tried the “Big Lake” for a while to no avail since we couldn’t get out to the good “holes” that were too far off shore. Afer pulling our lines, we went in to the sheltered end of Lac La Belle.
We dropped anchor at a few different spots that had been good fishing, even as recently as 2 days ago (with my boys), but the fish were not biting much. We did manage to land 3 nice crappies and 1 rock bass though.
Boy, I sure wish they had an extra day to default to this morning, because I had have it off and the wind and weather is beautiful. At least they had a good time!
I have another charter this afternoon with a party from Canada and one tomorrow with a party from Minnesota. I’m looking forward to calm water and much better fishing!!

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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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