Parks & Preserves
Tours & Charters
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.
Two boys night fishing at Lac La Belle pulled in a huge sturgeon. When they discovered what was at the end of the line they were astounded. They gently landed the ancient fish, which was released after the event was documented. This awesome fishing tale is made even more incredible considering that the area by the public docks is not generally known for big fish. There are enough frisky perch to keep any young angler busy re-baiting the hook, but larger fish species are generally found outside the inlet.
Anglers and other environmentalists have a great desire to preserve the incomparable fishery in and around Lake Superior. Large, old breeders are routinely eased back into the water, as are fish marginally considered "keepers." In any case in any season, if you are not going to eat your fish, please put them gently and immediately back in the water.
Boat and motor rentals are available in the area. The Copper Harbor public marina has excellent overnight docking facilities if you pull into town.