Superior Shoals Lake Trout Fishing

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Ada with a Lake Trout

Ada with a Lake Trout

Interested in a fishing trip of a lifetime? Join me for a unique, rare, fun-filled day in Canadian waters at the Superior Shoals! Imagine fishing where the fish have never seen man-made baits, where they are hungry and strike at anything you show them! You already know how much fun fishing is aboard the “Fishin’ Mission” so join me again for this most exciting trip!
“Where is Superior Shoals?” you might ask. It’s in the middle of Lake Superior. If you know where Copper Harbor is (as far north as you can get in Michigan’s U.P.), Superior Shoals is NE from there about 50 miles over the open Lake Superior waters (just across the border, in Canadian waters.) Here’s a link to show the location and a little explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_Shoal.
“When is this trip?” I have set aside the last weekend of June, Friday the 29th or Saturday the 30th.
You may have fished at Stannard Rock with me and thought that’s as remote as it gets, but Superior Shoals tops Stannard Rock in the remote category. I don’t have any stats on visitor-ship, but you can bet there are not very many people that can say they have fished there. I only know a handful of my fishing buddies that have experienced it.
Here’s the plan with some details: Pushing off from Lac La Belle at 4 am, we will be navigating under the stars (by radar) for over an hour. We will round Keweenaw Point and pass High Rock Bay, Gull Rock Lighthouse and Manitou Island as the sun rises over the horizon on our starboard bow side while we cruise on a compass course of 30 degrees. If the lake is fairly flat, we should be arriving at our destination within an hour after the sunrise.
If the wind and waves allow it (and we will only go if the forecast is good), we will do a combination of cast and retrieve, and vertical jigging with light tackle. If the conditions don’t allow that, we will troll, both deep (50 to 150 feet) and shallow (under 50 feet) depending on where we find the fish. At that time of the summer, I will expect to find some nice fish in the shallower waters.
After fishing at various humps and drop-offs for 6 to 9 hours we will head back to port – and if we have fairly calm waters – arrive back at my dock between 4 and 7 pm – a total of 12 to 15 hours on the water.
I’m scheduling two days (Friday and Saturday) so that we have a better chance of a calm lake. I’ll make a decision on the best weather day (by the NOAA forecast) on Thursday and we’ll fish near shore on Lake Superior on the other day. So, our excitement includes a full day at Superior Shoals and 4 hours near shore. (If you can’t make this time frame work for you, we may work out another trip that fits your schedule, just let me know!)
More details:
1. Everyone needs a Canadian fishing license.
2. For our near shore fishing, we’ll fish in Bete Gris on a 4 hour outing as we troll for trout and salmon. We may opt for some jigging if the wind/waves allow it. Details for departure time to be worked out later.
I have very limited room on this trip, so if you are interested in joining me, contact me soon, so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. As you can imagine, this isn’t for everyone, just for the hardy fishermen. If you are interested, let’s talk. If you can’t make it, tell some of your hardy fishermen buddies and you can join me next time.
captain brian on dock4inchHappy Charter Fishing, Captain Brian
P.S. Contact me soon if you have questions or to put your name in.

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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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