Lake Superior Winter Shore Fishing Clinic

Our Lake Superior North Shore winter fishing clinic is open for registration.  We are limiting the clinic to 12 anglers.  Registration fills quickly, so sign up early.

The clinic will be held along the North Shore inside.  Fishing on your own after you learn all you need to know to get started!

Below is some of the information you will find on our website information page.  A registration link is there too.  This is a unique opportunity to fish open water in February for good tasting Kamloops rainbow trout and coho salmon.

What is the Winter Shore casting clinic?This clinic is aimed to teach anglers the fundamentals of shore casting the breaks, beaches, and shore of Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline. The clinic focuses on steelhead and Kamloops rainbow trout, but will also touch on some other available species.

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 volunteer directors will teach what we have learned over the years to effectively target steelhead and Kamloops during the winter shore casting months.  Much of what you will learn can also be applied when fishing during the spring, summer and fall seasons as well. 
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.

Who can attend? This clinic is open to all anglers looking to get an introduction to Lake Superior shore casting.  Though our clinic will only be a classroom setting, some of our volunteer instructors will likely be angling and will surely offer up conversation and answer any questions.

Our program instructors, Arron and Lisa, 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 will you need to bring? 
For the classroom, you will only need your morning beverage.  We plan to have a detailed handout for each angler so note taking can be kept at a minimum.
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. 

What does this cost?
There is no cost for this event but we have suggested minimum donations.
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.
15 and under - open donation
Students - $15.00 min. suggested donation
Adults - $25 min. suggested donation

Visit our website for more information and registration:


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