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Lake Superior Outdoor Fishing Report – May 26, 2022

Fishing Wisconsin

Apostle Islands

Water temperatures are still cold (35-45 degrees Fahrenheit), so locating pockets of warmer water is key. Coho salmon (14-15”) action has been very good fishing near the mouth of the Sioux River, Houghton Point and Long Island. Most fish are being caught on stickbaits trolled near the surface. Brown trout and Splake action have slowed recently, but a few are being caught by anglers trolling stickbaits and scatter raps along shorelines anywhere from 15-50 feet of water. A few steelheads and Chinook Salmon are occasionally being caught as well. Only a few anglers have started to target Lake trout. A fair amount of 20-25” fish have been caught by anglers trolling spoons in 30-80 feet of water. 

Chequamegon Bay

Limited information from anglers fishing for Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. Anglers are starting to troll for Walleye in the Western end of the Bay. Anglers targeting Smallmouth Bass near the mouth of the Kakagon, and Sand Cut have reported better success on warmer days. Sturgeon anglers are fishing near the ends of the Lighthouse and catching a few Sturgeons soaking smelt on the bottom. 

Corny / Port Wing

Water temperatures remain very cold. Most anglers are targeting the darker (and warmer) water near river mouths. Fishing has been fair, with a mix of Coho Salmon, Brown Trout and Lake Trout being caught, along with an occasional Steelhead. There have been no reports yet of anglers targeting Lake Trout in deeper water. 


Anglers fishing out of Saxon have reported mixed results. A mixed bag of Coho Salmon (13-15”), Brown Trout (mid 20”), Chinook Salmon and a few Lake Trout have been reported in our creel surveys.

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.