Duluth's Lake Fishing Tours

Duluth has been called "the San Francisco of the Midwest," as it sits on a hill and leads down to a bustling waterfront, much like the Californian city. Because it is home to the world's largest lake, Lake Superior, fishing tours must definitely be in any visitor's list of Duluth things to do. Take a trip to the shoreline from your charming Duluth bed and breakfast and spend a day in the water in these lake fishing tours.

Duluth Charter Fishing
Lakehead Boat Basin
1000 Minnesota Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 348-2628
www.duluthcharterfishing.com

Fish for coho, Chinook salmon, lake trout and walleye with Duluth Charter Fishing's US Coast Guard licensed Captain Adam Bohlmann. His boat, Advantage, is a 32.5-foot Marinette Sport Fish powered by twin V8 inboard engines. It has a spacious 4-person fly bridge, V berth, plenty of inboard seating, a stand up private restroom with shower and sink, fridge, microwave and more. It is also equipped with the latest fishing equipment and electronics including, but not limited to, Raymarine ST5000 AutoPilot, 2 Global Positioning Systems, 3 fish and depth finders, 2 marine radios, Diawa line counter reels, 2 Lee's 22' outriggers, 5 Cannon Mag 15 electric downriggers and top quality baits. Rates range from $380 to $580 for 1 to 2 persons; $400 to $600 for 3 to 4 persons; $440 to $650 for 5; and $480 to $700 for 6. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a ½-day tour; $200 for a full day. Check them out while in Duluth. Your things to do list will have one item checked off by the end of the day.

Barry's White Water Charter
Water Front Plaza Marina
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 940-3892
www.whitewatercharter.com

Enjoy a charter fishing tour with Captain Barry LeBlanc, a US Coast Guard 100 ton Master Seaman with more than 25 years of Lake Superior experience. He will be your guide as you try your hand at catching trophy walleye, lake and rainbow trout, coho and Chinook salmon from the waters of Duluth. Things to do on board Barry's White Water, 30-foot Trojan Sport Fisher with twin 318 Chrysler inboard engines won't be limited. You'll find a table for four, a couch, a private bathroom, hot and cold water, a refrigerator and coffee service. No need to buy fishing equipment as the boat is equipped with 2 Global Positioning Systems, radar, compass, auto pilot, 2 fish finders, 2 VHF marine radios, electronic downriggers, out rigger poles and boards. Rates range from $350 to $600 for 1 to 4 persons with a deposit of $100 required for advance reservations.

Cat's Paw Charters
Lakehead Boat Basin
1000 Minnesota Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 727-2360
www.lakesuperiorhatterasfishing.com

Sharing their passion for Lake Superior fishing and friendly hospitality, Cat's Paw Charters offers the 41-foot Hatteras as the flagship of their fleet. The boat is operated by Captain Gerry Downes who was licensed by the US Coast Guard years before Minnesota started the state's guide license process. Powered by twin General Motors 8V53 diesels, it features a 14-foot beam enough for 6 fishermen and comfortable interior bound to be as cozy as your Duluth inn. On board the Hatteras, you can fish for lake trout, the most abundant Lake Superior catch, Chinook salmon and walleyes during the summer months and Kamloops rainbow trout late in the fall. Rates range from $400 for 4 persons to $660 for 6 persons with a $100 deposit required to secure your preferred time slot. They also offer discounted rates on groups less than 4.