Hello! My name is Alex Cuzzo and I am a licensed US Coast Guard merchant mariner captain and a licensed Minnesota and Wisconsin fishing guide. I was born and raised in Duluth, MN and have grown up fishing Lake Superior and many surrounding lakes and tributaries. One of my earliest memories is my father carrying me in a backpack fishing the rivers for steelhead! Since then, I have spent many years targeting trout, salmon, panfish, pike and walleye along the north shore of Lake Superior, inland lakes, and streams around the twin ports, south shore, the Canadian border. Being born and raised in the Duluth area, I have been fortunate to meet many other people with the same passions that I have to help grow a great network I keep in touch with to provide the latest intel we may need to have a successful fishing experience.
In the off season, I stay busy with my 15 year career at FedEx, commercial driving and equipment operating. On my days off I spend time fulfilling my passion for the outdoors as much as I can! During the fall I am an avid hunter for elk, whitetail deer, grouse, pheasant, and water fowl. During the winter time you will find me snowmobiling and ice fishing all over the Minnesota and Wisconsin region. Spring time right before I start working on the boat to get ready to take YOU fishing, I love getting out on the rivers fishing to target the steelhead runs, turkey hunting, hiking, and smelting for a couple meals and bait for the summer.
Whether you are taking the family fishing for the first time, getting together with old or new friends, or celebrating an event, I will provide a Lake Superior experience for everyone to remember. I am honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge, recipes, and stories with the you to provide a great Lake Superior fishing experience! As a Duluth native I can provide excellent recommendations for additional activities, lodging, and destinations to fill the rest of your vacation to Duluth/North Shore region. Book your Lake Superior fishing experience with me today!
-Captain Alex Cuzzo
Angler Management is a pristine 31' Tiara Pursuit powered by twin 350 Crusader motors with 540 HP. Inside you will find a fully furnished galley including a private restroom, couch, table, and bed to escape the elements. The back deck is equipped with plenty of comfortable seating for 6 passengers plus captain and crew. The tuna tower offers a high vantage point for videos, pictures, and great views. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle are provided for every trip. The boat is equipped with state of the art fishing technologies such as 4 Cannon Optimum down riggers, 2 Lowrance depth finders, Lowrance radar, Ray Marine auto pilot, marine radio, and Fish Hawk Technologies.
Safety is my #1 concern on every trip out on the lake. I am CPR/First Aid certified and I provide safety equipment that exceeds the US Coast Guard minimum requirements including life vests for children and adults, flares, life ring, and locating beacons.
Sometimes beautiful Lake Superior isn't so beautiful. We may be limited to fishing the great waters of the St. Louis River for walleyes and musky due to lake conditions. When bad weather hits, your trip may be subject to cancellation/re-schedule. Refunds are always issued 100% due to a weather related cancellation made by the captain.
Lake trout are native to the Great Lakes and were historically the top predator in the Lake Superior fish community. They are well adapted to these cold, clear, infertile waters. Once represented by many strains, lake trout have been reduced to two major strains in Minnesota water: Lean Lake Trout, and Siscowets. The size can range from 2 lbs. average all the way to a 40 lbs. trophy. Lake Trout is the most common catch in our area and are targeted year round.
The largest salmon is the Chinook Salmon, also called King salmon, which grows to over 10 pounds in Lake Superior, though most catches are around 3 to 4 pounds. These fish are identified by the black in the gums of their mouth. Once they reach full maturity they make their way up the river they were born in to spawn and then die naturally. This species is targeted mostly during the spring and summer months. These great tasting fish are always a BIG bonus to hook into and when you do, BUCKLE UP because they are known to put up a wild fight!
Coho salmon are also known as "Lake Superior Candy" as they are smaller, averaging about 1.5 to 3 pounds. Cohos are normally present in our area from winter time (December) to early summer (June). These fish are identified by the white in the gums of their mouth. Once they reach full maturity they make their way up the river they were born in to spawn and then die naturally.
Mostly present in the St. Louis River system, the walleye spawn up river in the spring and then work their way down river and follow the bait fish out into Lake Superior. Out in the lake the size will range from 14" up to 30"+. When the water temperatures are right, the walleye are a fun treat to catch mixed with the other species. Ask about Wisconsin south shore walleye targeted trips.
The rainbow trout are also known as Steelhead or Kamloops and are exotic to the Great Lakes area. They were originally planted into our water systems. These beautiful fish roam all over the lake and cannot be kept unless the adipose fin is clipped. These fish are mostly targeted in the river systems when they get ready to spawn. Unlike salmon, they can spawn multiple times and do not die unless from natural causes. Rainbow trout size ranges from 3 lbs. to 15 lbs.
Brown trout are exotic to the Great Lakes area and were originally planted into our water systems. These beautiful patterned fish are concentrated on the south shores of Lake Superior but do make their way into our waters. Brown trout size ranges from 3 lbs. to 20 lbs.