It was 5:15 a.m. on a June day, and Jon Dahl was commuting to his family business in downtown Duluth. Read more

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Bob Elliott / Lake Superior Provincial Park

Good salmon fishing revs up most years around the third week of September in rivers on the eastern shores of Lake Superior. Read more


Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

To stock Lake Superior, Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery outside Bayfield, Wisconsin, produces about 150,000 brown trout, 90,000 splake and 90,000 lake trout each year. It also attracts a lot of visitors – 5,000 to 7,000 annually. Read more


Farm (& Fishing Boat) to Table

Goh Iromoto / Tourism Thunder Bay

Can farm-to-table partnerships between local producers and restaurants fare well in the chilly Big Lake region with its short growing season? Apparently it’s working even better than you might imagine. Read more


Lake Superior Journal: A Moose in the Rearview Mirror

Diane Larson

We had traveled a little more than a quarter mile from the intersection when I happened to look in my rearview mirror. A large dark animal stood in the middle of the road a good distance behind us. I let out a squeal and hit the brakes. Read more

Natural World

Casting a Line with a U.P. Legend

Courtesy John Voelker Papers Collection at NMU

John D. Voelker was, and still is, something of a legend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The author recounts the story of a memorable encounter with the novelist and fisherman. 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


Lake Trout Festival

Courtesy Lake Trout Festival

The Baraga County Lake Trout Festival in L’Anse, Michigan, is popular with anglers, but it also has a bike race, a marathon and many other events for families. Read more



Glenn Lind Collection

Lake Superior Journal: Building Skiffs, Crafting a Life

Glenn Lind grew up in the fishing village of Castle Danger, Minnesota. At the tender age of 6, he fell in love for the first time – with boats. For him and his dad, Glenn writes, boat building became a labor of love. Read more

Jul 15, 2013 9:00 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Around the Circle This Week: Biking Mecca

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds his previously postponed Governor's Fishing Opener and announces a walleye initiative; could Duluth become a mountain biking mecca?; registration for Grandma's Marathon is extended; and National Trails Day is June 1. Read more

May 31, 2013 5:14 PM Superior Notes

The One That Got Away

Wisconsin’s annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will go on without the governor. The snowstorm that pummeled northern Wisconsin this week – and the forecasts calling for more snow and freezing rain – forced Gov. Scott Walker to postpone his trip. Read more

May 3, 2013 12:19 PM Superior Notes

The Old Man and the Inland Sea

Brian Barber

The heroism of Helmer Aakvik in trying to save a fellow fisherman has become a Lake Superior legend. Read more


Herring Chokers

Gustafson Family Collection

Lake trout, whitefish and herring were the most important species sought by those who worked the waters from early spring to late December. But the herring run, which generally started in early to mid-November, was the make-or-break of the season. Read more


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