The French use a term, “terroir,” to define how a region’s terrain, soil and sunlight influence the favor of a wine or cheese. Read more


Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic 2014

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic 2014: Photos

Eight chefs, two kinds of Lake Superior fish, a host of exhibitors and more than 300 people came together on Wednesday in Duluth for the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic. Read more

Sep 26, 2014 10:06 AM Superior Notes

Recipe Box: Adventures in Celebrity Judging

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Featuring the winning recipe from the 2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic: Chef Seth VanderLaan‘s Seared Whitefish with Sweet Corn Chow Chow & Poached Herring Butter. Read more


A Journey North of Already Up North

Jonathan Schechter

We were bound for Errington’s Wilderness Island Resort on Lake Wabatongushi, a couple hundred miles north of Sault Ste. Marie. I’d recently discovered paddleboarding and wanted to use it on a fishing excursion Up North. Read more


Shipwrecks Alive!

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

What’s it like to scuba dive at a shipwreck? How does a Lake Superior wreck differ from one in the South Pacific? You’ll find the answers at Great Lakes Aquarium. “Shipwrecks Alive!” is a new exhibit that opened July 3. Read more


Lake Superior Fish Classic

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: Fish Classic, a Shutdown and a Shipwreck

Last Friday, chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin converged in Duluth for a culinary battle that showcased the bounty of the Big Lake. Plus, the effects of the U.S. government shutdown, the winners of the Highway 61 Film Festival and more news. Read more

Oct 11, 2013 4:28 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Winning the War

Scientists map the genome of the sea lamprey, which should help in the battle against that invasive species; the shipping season on the Lake begins; Minnesota researchers reveal the early results of their moose study; and notable weekend events. Read more

Mar 22, 2013 4:50 PM Superior Notes


James Smedley

True, there’s the cold and the barrier of ice between you and the fish. But fair-weather anglers harbour a sneaking suspicion that we might actually be having fun on the ice and catching fish they’re missing. The next step is to join us. Here's how. Read more


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Chris J. Benson

Around the Circle This Week: Local-motion

The "third wave" rolls into Duluth; Ishpeming High's football team receives a grant for the school and travels to New York City; regional chefs win awards; Paul Sundberg's photo of the week; and a look at the week ahead. Read more

Dec 7, 2012 4:11 PM Superior Notes


Minnesota Historical Society Press

In this colorful children’s book, Deborah Jo Larson reveals some of the true fun of ice fishing. Just like ice fishing, this book will be the most fun as a “read to” rather than a “read alone” activity. Read more

Books & Video

Bill Duckwall loves taking people out onto Lake Superior and running his boat along the coastline near Marquette. In fact, he would run strictly a tour business if he could, but many people want something to do during the cruise. Read more


Lake Superior Journal: Heading into a Good Wind

There is a 3- to 5-foot sea out here today. The northeast wind is holding steady, for now. But I don’t want to be out here in another hour or two. The seas will probably be over 6-foot by then. Read more

Mar 24, 2012 5:55 PM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Fish makes a great meal, no bones about it. Read more


After years of amassing recipes, Marty Kovarik discovered that what he had was a cookbook … and more specifically the makings of an outstanding fish cookbook. Read more

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Tim Winker

Influenced by family traditions and personal preference, it seems every cook has his or her own favorite ingredients and signature method of making mojakka. Read more

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On Lake Superior in a leaky 14-foot boat with one of the U.P.’s big men in fishing … can it get any better? Read more



Minnesota Sea Grant

The sculpin are perhaps the most bizarre fish that occur in Lake Superior. The Lake is home to four species of sculpin. Read more

Natural World

The parasitic sea lamprey, one of the first exotic species introduced into the Great Lakes, created a problem that was recognized early on by people in the fisheries business. Still, the sea lamprey has had disastrous effects on the commercial fishing industry. Read more

Natural World

  • Identifying Invasives

    Identifying Invasives hosts a primer to help identify various Asian Carp species vs. native fish.

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