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River flow is a vitally important factor for understanding fish movement in the grand scheme of steelhead fishing. Flow is arguably the single-most important variable when taken in the context of fish movement, just as temperatures dictate when fish begin to run, when they spawn, where they locate within a stream, and when they are the most vulnerable to bait or fly presentations.

To understand the River flow charts and data, it is helpful to understand a few of the terms that are used on any chart you might encounter.  Visit the link below for a full break down on river flow, then click the river image for daily flow data.
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This clinic is aimed to teach anglers the fundamentals of shore fishing the breaks, beaches and shore of Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline.

This clinic provides women who are interested in steelheading but may have limited experience, an opportunity to gain the perspective and knowledge needed to begin their own steelhead quest.

A cooperative research project that utilizes trained volunteer anglers to aid with scale sample collections. The SGP provides critical information to advance rehabilitation efforts for Steelhead in the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior. 

A cooperative research project to determine the genetic contribution from hatchery strains of coaster Brook Trout and Splake (Brook Trout X Lake Trout hatchery hybrid) in Minnesota's coaster Brook Trout populations.

Helping anglers understand the correlation between fish migration, water flow, temperature, and catch rate.

Seminars & gatherings:

April 26th - 28th ~ 2019
Registration open!

"Fishing North Shore Tributaries"
Winter 2022 Summit Brewing Co. Tap Room

We developed this annual clinic in 2011 as way to teach new-to-the-sport anglers the fundamentals of fishing our North Shore streams and rivers, with a focus on steelhead and salmon.

Buoy Station 45027  - McQuade harbor
Weather Station SLVM5 -  Silver Bay
Buoy Station 45028 - Western Lake Superior
Weather Station GDMM5 Grand Marais

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Some great North Shore Steelhead Apparel now available!

Several Styles & Colors.
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Volunteer Oportunites:

Fishing Guide to Lake Superior and North Shore Trout Streams

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A weekend getaway package hosted by Lutsen that includes an evening of North Shore fishing basics followed by a morning of on the water skills and fishing.

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River Clean-up