Fishing near Horseshoe Harbor, Copper Harbor

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This past Wednesday was too windy to fish in Bete Grise and most of the lakers have moved out, so we went around the point to fish the north shore instead. The ride out started in Lac La Belle as very calm… it was like glass and we were the only ones disturbing the surface. Surface water was only 58.
The first mile, around the sunken ship, Langham, was flat, but after that things changed.
When we got beyond South Point, there were 4 foot rolllers coming from the south from the previous day. On top of that was a 1 to 2 foot chop with some whitecaps coming out of the south to south west.
“It’s a good thing we are fishing on the north side of the peninsula,” I commented.
As it was, we dropped some lines at the tip of the point and trolled for a while before heading in the direction of Copper Harbor. We fished a few places along the way and picked up 2 lakers, one brown trout and 2 pinks… not a bad day considering the wind. It was hard to fish effectively, even though we were somewhat protected from the south wind. With the boat getting pushed in a sideways direction, it limited our number of lines, and caused a few tangles.
My camera died, so I don’t have any picts of my own and will have to get them from Walt to post later.
Sunday afternoon is the next scheduled trip which is a sightseeing trip to Manitou Island to see Gull Rock Light, Manitou Light and the mouth of the Montreal River. Perhaps we will go into Lac La Belle from there and also see the Mendota light.

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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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