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Fishing Superior Bay

Anybody got any good tips for ice fishing on Superior Bay off Park Point? I’ve tried it a couple times this year but haven’t had any luck. I talked to a couple people out there, but most everyone is tucked inside their fishing shelters and I hate to intrude. I’m wondering: what bait are they using? How are they rigging it? How deep are they fishing? Actively jigging or just setting tip-ups? Best time of day? I’ve heard of big walleye and even sturgeon, but haven’t seen anybody pull them up. What are they catching?

4 Comments

blt2lst

about 9 years ago

Fish close to the shipping lane. Actively jig with a minnow a couple of feet off the bottom close to sunset. I have caught some big walleye this way, but never seem to be able to hook a sturgeon. Jig colors, floating/sinking are all up for experimentation... Best fishing seems to be mid Feb.

TimK

about 9 years ago

Ice fishing is not about fish...or fishing. It is how men contemplate their sins.

topofthehillman

about 9 years ago

Men sin?  There must be a lot of sinners out there as were a lot of ice houses in the bay this year and they were their eary, too.

Rae

about 9 years ago

We pulled up a sturgeon a couple of years ago off the point by the soccer fields.   It was probably only about 48" or so, a baby compared to the monster we got up on the Rainy River.

We are always jigging, usually minnows/shiners, a little off the bottom.

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