Stannard Rock and other Lake Superior Fishing

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I’m a little behind on posts, since it’s been so busy with various things, mostly fun!
Spent last weekend with the boys at Schlatters Lake in the remote, “out of cell range Keweenaw Peninsula”, so anyone who tried to call me did not get an answer until I got back on Sunday. Actually came back to Lac La Belle to launch the “Fishin Mission”, my 30 footer and give it a test run. Had a little trouble with the shifter lever, but fortunately I had brother Mitch along and he knew the fix. They only potential problem was we had to get it out of the water and on the trailer with my 2 wheel drive van… 13,000 lbs of weight up the launch. With a little burning rubber we got the boat out, fixed and tested. Now it was ready for a fishing charter on Monday.

After departing at 6 am from the dock, we set lines near the irons, with the surface water at 49. Although there were fish on the sonar, none were biting.
We then moved to a couple other places until we found them in deeper water and came in lots of lakers. Had a party of 3 guys and here are some photos: forgot to get an “after” photo, but caught 13 lake trout total.
Had some water in the gas causing a little problem, so Stannard Rock on Tuesday was doubtful,but after switching to the other tank and installing a new fuel water separating filter, the problem was minimized and we departed for the “Rock” at 4 am.
Bobbing was somewhat un-productive, so we went to trolling with downriggers and deep diver dypsies with steel line. Trolled at 1.8 to 2.1 mph with a variety of tackle. The most productive seemed to be white glows, even though we were only fishing down to 130 feet.
We departed Stannard Rock with 9 fish in the cooler, after releasing 6 lake trout. The largest for the day was 14 lbs which came in on a dypsy diver with a white glow spoon.
Today, Wednesday, is an off day for me and will be fishing in Bete Grise tomorrow.

For more photos, see my Gallery Page.

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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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