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  • Fishing Lakes
    Northern Houghton & Keweenaw Counties have many inland lakes well-known for their good fishing, from Emily Lake in the Twin Lakes area to Lake Fanny Hooe near Copper Harbor. (For a complete list of area lakes, see the Attractions Page) Walleye, perch, crappies, bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, rainbow, brook and brown trout, northern pike, tiger muskie.........come on up and try your luck. Most of our inland lakes have boat launch sites and many have lodging facilities located on the lake, some with boat rentals available.
  • Fishing Streams
    The following streams are noted for steelhead runs: Salmon Trout River,  Graveraet River, Big Traverse River, Traprock River & the Little Elm River in Houghton County; the Tobacco River and Gratiot River in Keweenaw County. The following are known brook trout streams: Otter River, Traprock River, Elm River, Misery River in Houghton County; Gratiot River amd Tobacco River in Keweenaw County. Most streams in the Keweenaw have fair smelt runs. The mouth of the Little Gratiot River near Lac La Belle is a good place to start in Keweenaw County. Coles Creek west of Houghton is a good place to start in Houghton County.
  • Fish On II Inland & Great Lakes Charters
    Fish the inland lakes and Bete Grise waters of Lake Superior with Capt. Larry Smith aboard the "Fish On II", a Lund 1800 Pro V, fully equipped for all types of fishing. Capt. Larry provides all rods, reels, tackle and fresh live bait. Your catch will be cleaned and bagged.  Safety inspected, fully insured, USCG licensed, member of MI Charter Boat Assoc. & NPAA #859. Scenic Keweenaw Shoreline Cruises also available.  Season runs from May through October with flexible scheduling to suit your needs. 5710 Gay Lac La Belle RoadLac La Belle, MI 49950(906) 289-4481, (904)
  • Hooked UP Charter Fishing
    A LAKE SUPERIOR CHARTER fishing trip in the Keweenaw Peninsula with Captain Steve Erbisch of Hooked UP Charter Fishing is a great way to spend a day on the water. Hooked UP Charter Fishing is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula on beautiful Lac La Belle. We fish Bete Grise for lake trout and salmon aboard the "Reel Spoiled", a 25 foot Chris Craft 1/2 day and full day charters are available for up to six people. Captain Steve is Coast Guard Licensed and fully insured. He has a lifetime of experience fishing the waters of the Keweenaw and would love to share his knowledge during a fun day on the water. (906)
  • Sand Point Charters
    Enjoy sport fishing for Lake Trout, Coho Salmon and Steel Head on Lake Superior.  How about catching some Pike, Small Mouth Bass and Pan Fish while spin casting on Lac La Belle with Captain Brian.  Relax while jigging or trolling at Stannard Rock, Bete Grise, or fishing our inland lake Lac La Belle.  Charter a lighthouse cruise or scenic tour, enjoy the big lake, catch a trophy fish, explore the rugged shoreline, or soak up the sun aboard the "Fishin Mission." Fishing and sightseeing charters are available on 2 boats: The “Fishin’ Mission” is a comfortable 30' Yacht with a large cockpit and plenty of room for up to 6 and comforts including a private head (bathroom). She’ll get you out and back quickly and safely with the power of twin engines. The “Helm-n-Buoys” is a 19 foot heavy welded aluminum craft with 3 separate modes of propulsion. Both boats are equipped with all of the fishing equipment and safety gear. Your Captain is a family man and experienced fisherman. He is happy to share his love of the lake through history, fish tales, and fishing tips with his “crew.” Brian grew up fishing and boating on Lac La Belle and Lake Superior, and has lived in the Keweenaw most of his life. Your Catch from Lake Superior is excellent tasting and healthy to eat. Lively Coho, King Salmon, and Steel Head are possible, but Lake Trout is the predominant catch. We’ll fillet and bag your catch at the end of the day. At Stannard Rock Lighthouse: Native Lake Trout is the catch of the day, 35 miles off shore. We’ll troll for the big ones, and you’ll hear “fish on,” so be ready. It’s a blast! This trip is for the adventurous and is a 3-hour round trip boat ride, plus up to 7 hours to fish. Half day Fishing: Bete Gris. Bete Gris is a cold, crystal clear bay in Lake Superior just out of the channel from Lac La Belle. This is the Captain’s favorite get-away. Fishing/Sightseeing Combination: Near the Lac La Belle Channel is the privately owned Mendota Lighthouse. Down the scenic rocky shore of Lake Superior you can see Smith Fishery, the Montreal River where it empties into the Big Lake, and Bare Bluff, a sheer Keweenaw cliff. At the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, we’ll pass the lonely Gull Rock Lighthouse, on a rock in the middle of the passage. This trip will include up to 3 hours of excellent fishing time. 2-1/2 Hour Sightseeing Cruise: 3 Lighthouses- The working Manitou Light will appear on the east end of the Island as we follow the above tour, and in addition, we’ll cruise the perimeter of the Island. Full day charters include a deli lunch, soda and a snack. Find me on twitter at Half Day Charters and Touring over 3 hours include a light snack. No alcohol on board, please. Early spring to late fall. Lac La Belle, Keweenaw County, Upper Peninsula, Michigan (906) 370-2257, (906) 482-2424
  • Northwoods Guide Service
    41890 S Hamar StreetChassell, MI 49916(906) 231-2885

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