Anglers are reporting success in the near shore areas targeting Brown Trout and Coho.
May 5, 2018, marks the opening season for catch and release smallmouth bass in the lake and walleye and northern pike in the connected tributaries and sloughs.
Lake trout make up the bulk of anglers' catch in Lake Superior and a recent increase in the population is leading to high angler success.
Although the ice may still be limiting open water access, the walleye and northern pike opener should allow for opportunities from the shoreline or one of the boat ramps that is ice free.As the ice slowly declines this spring the nearshore fisheries will pick up and targeting brown trout and coho salmon should allow for a successful fishing trip.The Bois Brule River Steelhead fishing continues to offer catch-and-release and harvest opportunities.The minimum length limit for steelhead is 26 inches, as it is for all tributaries."Fishing opening day is a great tradition, and the warmer weather last week and predicted for this week should set the stage for some good fishing.
I'm hoping to catch some walleye and crappie this weekend." More lakes in northern Wisconsin are thawing in time for the May 5 inland fishing season opener.Small shallow lakes may be open, but larger lakes could have ice that's not quite safe to walk on, and too socked in to launch a boat.When ice-out does occur, walleye will be the most sought after species.The river has fished well this spring, although recent runoff has caused the river's flow to increase and clarity to decrease.- Paul Piszczek, fisheries biologist based in Superior Northern Wisconsin As of April 29, lakes north of Highway 8 still have very solid ice.Louis River: The river is nearly ice-free throughout its length from Fond du Lac to Lake Superior.