Feeling like summer!

Mid summer is a great time of year to do some sight fishing in the shallows.  

Laura with a nice sight-fished smallie out off the beach.

Laura with a nice sight-fished smallie out off the beach.

This warmer weather has been great, and it's been a beautiful week on Lake Superior.  This is a great time of year to be fishing up here.  Drift boat trips on the rivers have been productive for smallmouth and a little musky action, which is a nice change of pace.  Out on the big water, the smallmouth are all over the place right now.  Shallow, deep, near shore, offshore; they can be found in a lot of different places and make for some of the funnest fishing of the year and present many unique fishing opportunities.  The usual summer holes are holding fish, (the break wall, rock pile, etc...), but they really can be found just about anywhere as long as the water is warm.  

Good reports of walleye fishing are coming in from the short bridge area as well as brush point.

Trolling for trout and salmon has still been good offshore and out into the islands, but there has been a good number of brown trout in the bay proper as well.  The fish are shallow, or higher in the water column early, and move deeper as the day progresses.