My name is Alex Cuzzo and I am a licensed US Coast Guard merchant mariner captain and a licensed Minnesota fishing guide. I was born and raised in Duluth, MN and have grown up fishing the great Lake Superior and many surrounding lakes and rivers for 20+ years since I could barely walk. I have spent many years targeting trout, salmon, and walleye along the north shore of Lake Superior, inland lakes, and streams between the Twin Ports and 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. I have grown a great network I keep in touch with to provide the latest intel we may need to have a successful fishing experience. 2022 will be my 4th year as a fishing guide on this beautiful fishery.
In the off season, I stay busy with my 15 year career at FedEx. On my days off I try to stay 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 am ready to hop back in the boat for the summer, I love getting out on the rivers fishing to target the steelhead runs and smelting for a couple meals and bait for the summer.
I am honored to have the opportunity to share my experience with the world to provide a great Lake Superior fishing experience! As a Duluth native I can provide excellent recommendations for activities to fill the rest of your vacation to Duluth/North Shore region.
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 seating for 6 passengers plus captain and crew. The boat is equipped with state of the art fishing technologies such as Cannon Optimum down riggers, Lowrance depth finder, 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.
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.
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.