What is the Winter Shore fishing clinic?
Due to unpredictable weather, the clinic will be conducted indoors. We will cover everything you will need to know to get started on your next adventure. All participants are encouraged to bring their fishing gear. If weather permits, anglers can put their new skills to the test after the clinic. The lake will only be a snowball throw away.
What will you learn?
Our main angling approach at this clinic will focus on the use of spinning rods, reels, and terminal tackle. We will teach you the various set-ups that work for us, demonstrate how to line them and what terminal tackle you will need. We will cover several different types of lures and when and how to fish them, the types of live bait, and how best to fish in a variety of conditions. We cover cold weather gear basics, added fishing accessories, and some safety tips to keep your day dry and productive.
We also teach you how to best select likely productive fishing locations. We cover what key things to look for and what areas to stay away from. Minnesota has approximately 150 miles of Lake Superior shoreline for anglers. Much, but not all is accessible to anglers, we will hone in on the good stuff.
IMPORTANT: Safety first if planning to fish
What will you need to bring?
We recommend the following if you plan to fish after the clinic. First and foremost, bring a positive attitude. You will also need to supply yourself with your own fishing equipment (rod, reel, line, lures, bait, etc.). We also strongly suggest ice cleats, a net, polarized glasses and a camera. See below for a general list of suggested equipment.
Who can attend?
Our program instructors strongly encourage women and Parent/child pairs to participate in the clinic. Children must register and attend with an adult to participate. What you will learn here can easily be applied to comfortable spring, summer and fall fishing as well.
What does this cost?
Our volunteer staff is donating their time and talents to teach and guide during this wonderful clinic.
All donations received for our events and clinics go right back to help fund future educational programs, community events and habitat projects, and further our conservation mission. This clinic continues on because of your generosity.
please note our clinics are limited and registration fills up fast.
Please note registration is limited. Please only register if you are 100% committed to attend. If you register after the limit has been met, you will be placed on the waiting list.
Support Minnesota's North Shore fishery. Donate to Minnesota Steelheader today!
Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Minnesota Steelheader • PO Box 10848 • St. Paul, MN 55110 • All rights Reserved
Long Handle Net:
Below are some suggested items to get you started in winter shore fishing along Lake Superior's North Shore. We will discuss these items as well as other lures & flies, live bait, rigging options and alternate gear.
A spinning rod with 5-6lb mono, a few light marabou jigs, a couple weighted bobbers, and some butterworms or waxies will have set to fish!
What makes shore fishing easy, is most anglers have much of what is used. Again, these are suggested items. You can fish with a shorter rod, heavier monofilament, other jigs, lures and live bait. Our clinic will go into details why we recommend what we do. This is a great opportunity for beginning anglers or those interested in open water winter fishing.
2021 update. Currently all in person clinics are postponed due to pandemic reated issues. We are exploring other options to provide educational services. Thank you for sticking with us. We look forward to connecting in person with you again soon.