Lake Superior Fish Species

Common Lake Superior Fish Species Questions

What's the biggest fish in Lake Superior?

The lake sturgeon holds the title of the largest fish in Lake Superior, with specimens reaching lengths of over seven feet and weights exceeding 200 pounds. At Waypoint Charters, we offer guided fishing expeditions where you can potentially encounter these magnificent creatures while exploring the rich waters of Lake Superior.

What time of year is best for Lake Superior fishing?

The best time for Lake Superior fishing is typically during the summer and early fall months when water temperatures are warmer, and fish are more active near the surface. At Waypoint Charters, we leverage our extensive knowledge of seasonal fish behavior and optimal fishing conditions to ensure our clients experience the ultimate fishing adventure, whether targeting salmon in the summer or lake trout in the fall.

What is the most common fish in Lake Superior?

Coho salmon and lake trout are among the most common fish species found in Lake Superior, offering exciting opportunities for anglers seeking a diverse catch. At Waypoint Charters, our experienced guides know the best spots to target these prized species, ensuring an unforgettable fishing experience on Lake Superior. Join us to reel in coho salmon and lake trout while exploring the vast beauty of the lake.

A Waypoint Charters Fishing Charter targets the top Lake Superior Fish species including Lake Trout , Steelhead Trout , Coho Salmon, King Salmon (also called Chinook Salmon). We primarily Fish the Lake Superior, Saint Louis River.