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Fishing WisconsinLake Superior Outdoor Fishing Report – February 11, 2020

*As of December 1st, lake trout season is open. For information on the Lake Superior lake trout harvest in Wisconsin waters go to our Lake Superior trout harvest page.

Fishing reports will be updated 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.

In the last few weeks, the highest concentration of fishermen was found at the Washburn coal dock and Red Cliff access points. Overall, most fisherman reported an unaggressive bite however, some Brown Trout, Lake Whitefish, and Cisco were caught near the Sioux River, the Onion River, and Red Cliff. Additionally, Lake Trout were starting to be caught near Red Cliff.

Fisherman reported thick ice from Bono Creek (Washburn area) to the Onion River, but near the Onion River some pack ice was present. Ice conditions are less favorable towards Bayfield and Red Cliff access. The ice road access point on the North side of Bayfield was open water. Ice conditions can vary daily around along the Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Superior so always proceed with caution when going out on the lake to fish this time of year.

Last revised: Tuesday February 11 2020