Fishing summary out of Copper Harbor for lake trout and coho salmon

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Wednesday morning I was supposed to have a charter in Bete Grise, but the weather was not good, so we re-scheduled it for Thursday morning. Since I had several charters to do out of Copper Harbor later that day and Friday, I offered to bring them around the point and fish along the way.

Fishing has been slow lately for everyone, because of the 3 day high winds of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 

On our way out, we stopped at a laker spot and caught a couple of small lakers, not even strong enough to trip the releases. We threw one back and kept the other for a small meal. There was no activity near  the point where Calvin and I had caught a Coho the day before,so we motored around Keweenaw Point and dropped some lines just a few miles east of Copper Harbor. Pretty quiet there too, but I noticed a thermocline at about 150 feet below the surface. Below the thermo, at 165 feet we caught a 13 lb lake trout. The water depth was over 300 feet and surprisingly the water temp was even 65 degrees 100 feet below the surface! Surface water was 69 degrees. 

In the next 6 hours, I took out 3 groups of insurance sales people and their spouses for Northern Mutual Insurance for 1-1/2 hour fishing spurts and caought 2 more lakers and one Coho. 

Fridays sightseeing tours were “winded out” with small craft advisories and thunder storms. 

See picts on the gallery page also.

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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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