Winter just doesn't want to give up this year. Everybody is getting anxious to get in the boat and do some fishing, but it will be a little while up here yet. Things can change in a hurry on the big lake, so don't give up hope just yet. In the meantime, there's lots of fishing to be had right now.
On the lake, the fishing pressure has been light out on the Bay, but anglers are reporting good catches of Perch, Smelt, Splake and a few nice Pike. Fishing around the rivermouths has been productive too with some nice Steelhead staging up and a few big browns hanging out as well.
The Lake Superior Tributaries are open and although it's a little early for good fishing in many of them, the Brule is consistent with overwinter fish being caught. Low and slow is the key this time of year over there. Can't beat an egg pattern and small stonefly combo under an indicator. We've got a great selection of locally tied X-Legs that will do the job.
In the meantime, it's a great time of year to go through your gear and make sure everything is in shape for when that ice lets go!