Fishing in Lake Superior

The gorgeous fish in the last post was mistakenly identified as a Lake Trout.  How were we, mere neophytes to Great Lakes fishing, to know that we had caught a magnificent Chinook Salmon.  It all became clear when to my amazement another hard-fighting fish bit on the Rapala lure, this time in Loon Harbor, 53 miles ENE of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Again, there was 6-pound test line on the rod and the fight began.  He ran.  He dove.  I brought him slowly in and he ran again.  Over and over.  When he tired, I increased the drag.  When he regained strength, I eased up.  Bob held the dinghy in place and kept the net at the ready.  We took photos and made note of the dark mouth and the salmon-colored meat.  It was a highly prized Coho Salmon.

25-inch long Coho Salmon, caught in Loon Harbor, Ontario.

25-inch long Coho Salmon, caught in Loon Harbor, Ontario

We are now thoroughly hooked on Lake Superior fishing!

Ann and Carl met us in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and we cruised 61 miles into Lake Superior to Isle Royale National Park.  As soon as we had our fishing licenses, we hopped in the dinghy and started trolling.  Ann landed a beautiful Lake Trout.  He was cleaned and cooked for dinner.

Ann and her scrumptious Lake Trout, caught at Washington Harbor, Isle Royale

Ann and her scrumptious Lake Trout, caught at Washington Harbor, Isle Royale

Ann's scrumptious Lake Trout, caught at Washington Harbor, Isle Royale

 Trolling in the dinghy

At McCargo Cove we hooked a Northern Pike.  In Otter Cove, Bob caught a Lake Trout and I was able to land one too.

Another Lake Trout, this one from Ontario's western Otter Cove

Lake Trout, this one from Ontario’s western Otter Cove

The prize goes to Ann for catching the most delicious fish of the week - a lovely Brook Trout!

The prize goes to Ann for catching the most delicious fish of the week – a lovely 3.5-pound Brook Trout!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Fishing in Lake Superior

  1. bridgeof7 says:

    You need you some Viennies and saltines. And a six pack. Good work getting good food!

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