Fishing on Lake Superior

Trout and salmon are prized catches for fishermen on the deep blue waters of Lake Superior. But the local favorite is the whitefish.

Most Lake Superior fishing captains specialize in family fishing and you should end up with a cooler full of excellent eating trout or salmon from the cool, clean waters of Lake Superior. Fishing areas include:

Shelter Bay

Fishing starts within 3-7 miles of the dock in Shelter Bay.

Stannard Rock

Built in 1883, the Stannard Rock lighthouse is on a reef 45 miles out from Shelter Bay. The reef is surrounded by deep waters, creating a natural fish hatchery. At the “Rock,” fish ranging from 20-30 pounds are often caught!

Big Reef

The Big Reef is ideal for serious fishermen. This offshore reef near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a great location to troll for trophy-sized lake trout.
The deepest waters of Superior are in this area. Limit catches ranging from 20-30 pounds are the norm!

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Munising offers an array of options for dining out, from fast-casual establishments to upscale restaurants. 

Munising offers countless lodging options to choose from, including boutique hotels, small family-owned motels, and secluded cottages and cabins. 

Whether you want to snowmobile, view some of the most beautiful fall foliage in America, or relax on a magical beach, Munising’s four seasons have something for everyone.

While its rural location is part of the charm, cell service can be an issue for some arriving in the Upper Peninsula. Fortunately, we have a range of maps and guides to help you along the way.

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