North Shore Steelhead Walk & Wade

April-May is prime time for North Shore wild steelhead. We guide over a dozen rivers from Duluth to Canada. Trip destinations are tentatively scheduled but we prefer to be nimble and able to choose rivers that are hot on any given day. Wild steelhead are entirely catch-and-release on the North Shore so our fish are able to grow to impressive sizes.  All North Shore steelhead trips are walk-wade.

Brule River Migratory Fish Walk & Wade

The Bois Brule is a storied and famous river located in northern Wisconsin, roughly 45 minutes from Duluth, MN. Spring and fall trips are available.  Wild steelhead fill the river in spring, offering our earliest trips, from April through early May.  Migratory brown trout, salmon and steelhead offer great fishing from September through mid November.  Our migratory trips explore the lower river from US Hwy 2 north to Lake Superior.  All Bois Brule migratory trips are walk-wade.

North Shore Trout Walk & Wade

Fly fishing for wild brook trout beneath towering waterfalls and through deep canyons is a unique way to experience the North Shore. Resident brook trout are an excellent option for those learning to fly fish, looking to explore the wilderness, kids, or those wanting to fine-tune technique. Easy access and more challenging trips are available.  We offer these trips from the end of May through the the end of September.  All North Shore trout trips are walk-wade.

Smallmouth Bass River Float Trip

We run the rapids of northern Minnesota rivers via custom drift boat or guiding canoe. Smallmouth bass, northern pike and the occasional muskie or walleye are the quarry. Using larger rods to cast topwater flies and streamers, this is a great way to hit the water in the heat of summer. This is a warm-weather trip option and we guide rivers such as the St. Louis and Cloquet from June through September. Limited to 2 people.

Upper Bois Brule River Float

Explore the upper spring creek waters of the Brule via guided canoe. During the summer, we float the river as it’s been guided for the past 140 years to target wild brook, brown and rainbow trout. From streamer fishing to epic dry fly hatches, the upper Bois Brule is a river of many opportunities, best experienced from our custom Canadian fly fishing canoe. Limited to 2 people.

Fly Casting Lessons

Want to learn to fly cast or fine-tune your casting technique? Spend some time outside working on everything from basic overhead casting, roll casting or even advanced double hauling for that trip to the Bahamas. $40/hour/person.