Frequently Asked Questions

When do the smelt run on Lake Superior?

Please see the smelt page for more information.


Where can I fish for trout in the Duluth area?

Check out our Trout Angling Opportunities in Northeast Minnesota guide.


Where are the upstream posted boundaries on Lake Superior's Tributaries?

Please see Lake Superior's web page for the upstream posted boundaries.


Where can I take my kids fishing in Duluth?

Check out duluth streams for a suggested listing of places to fish.


There are a lot of weeds growing near our lakeshore. What can I do to gain access to open water?

Most aquatic plant removal requires a permit. Please check the following websites and/or call 218/525-0853 x202 for more information:

Shoreland Management

Do I need a permit?


What can I do to help keep our lake clean?

Please see the following websites for more information on keeping your lake clean:

The Water's Edge