North Shore fishing provides plenty of options from Lake Superior to rivers to smaller, inland lakes. With a variety of fish species available to fish across the north shore, fisherman and fisher-ladies will have plenty to lure them to the waterways of Minnesota’s North Shore.
Fish species in Lake Superior
Lake Superior is the largest of the great lakes and is home to a variety of fish species. Species native to the lake include: banded killifish, bloater, brook trout, burbot, cisco, lake sturgeon, lake trout, lake whitefish,longnose sucker, muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, round whitefish, smallmouth bass, walleye, white sucker and yellow perch.
Among the most popular fish include lake trout, and white fish both of which are commonly found at road side stands along the north shore, smokes.
Fish species in Minnesota
Minnesota and the waterways of the North Shore provide a variety of environments to fish outside of lake superior. Among some of the most common species of fish in waterways along the north shore including rivers, streams and lakes are: walleye, bass, crappie, perch, and a variety of panfish.
Fishing in Minnesota requires a license, available at most convenience stores or sporting good stores and enforced by the Minnesota DNR.