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Fishing WisconsinLake Superior Outdoor Fishing Report - September 30, 2019

In general, fishing reports will be updated every other week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.

REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters.

*Notice: The boat launch at Saxon Harbor is now open

Chequamegon Bay:
As water temps continue to cool off, anglers are catching more coho salmon and brown trout. Many anglers have been fishing near the Sioux and Onion river mouths and around Long Island in 25-35 feet of water.

Apostle Islands:
Around the Apostle Islands, Lake trout have been the most commonly harvested fish followed by brown trout and coho salmon. As a reminder, the Lake Trout season is closed on October 1 and the season will open back up December 1.

Salmon catch

Western Arm:
There was an increase in harvest in the Western Arm during the last couple of weeks. Lake trout made up the bulk of the harvest, followed by coho salmon and brown trout. Most fishermen have been pursuing cohos and browns as they are moving nearshore in front of the tributary rivers.

Last revised: Wednesday October 02 2019