Fishing / Ice Fishing

Fishing / Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is popular in the winter and starts as soon as the ice cover is stable.
Please visit our Winter/Snow Info! page for conditions.

If you’re looking for solitude on the stream, the challenge of sport fishing, opportunities for family fishing or just fishing fun, you’ll find it here.

Our fishery in these pristine waters is second to none. As recently as the summer of 1998, there was evidence of the amazing variety, quality and longevity of species that inhabit Lake Superior and our inland lakes and streams.

Lake trout, brown trout, coasters and splake are in Copper Harbor spring and fall. Summer brings excellent fishing for lake trout, brown trout, splake, white fish, coho and Chinook salmon.

Area streams offer steelhead fishing spring and fall as well as brook trout in summer and fall. Inland lakes offer walleye, small mouth bass, pike, perch and some tiger muskies in late spring, summer and fall. The area is considered to be one of the premiere fishing spots in the Midwest for walleye and small mouth bass and, if you’re hoping to catch a trophy fish of any variety, the area affords this opportunity.

Boat and motor rentals are available in the area. The Copper Harbor public marina has excellent overnight docking facilities if you pull into town.