Latest Trolling Outing on Lake Superior

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The boating and fishing season is winding down :-(, but I am still fishing for lake trout, coho and kigs for another month or so. On Monday, we left Lac La Belle in the fog, but Lake Superior was as clear and as pretty as could be as we made our way out near Bear Bluff and the mouth of the Montreal River. With 3 generations on board for a birthday celebration (A grandma Diane, Grandpa Pat, son Derek and his sons, Dave and Dan) we spent the morning trolling and came in with 7 lakers, one Coho and one Whitefish. The funniest thing was the whitefish… it came out of the mouth of a 6 lb lake trout and had just been consumed, so it wasn’t digested at all. We weighed the laker after the whitefish came out, so we really could have added another pound to the fish, since the whitefish was about 1 lb by itself.

Last Friday, I took a 1985 MTU Engineering graduate and his son, also attending MTU now, out for a short spell in my Harbercraft and landed 5 lake trout. I sent them to the Harbor Haus to have the cook there cook up their fish, which is a great way to enjoy your fresh catch.

I’m hoping for good weather Saturday, as we are planning a trip to Stannard Rock to jig for lake trout and perhaps even try a fly rod at the Montreal for some Coho’s.




This 6 lb laker had a 1 lb whitefish in him. What a fight!

DaveCohjo DerekCurranTotal Dianelaker


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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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