-Valid MN Fishing License With Trout Stamp
You may purchase a single day fishing license from most Holiday Gas Stations, outdoor stores, or Marine General or you may buy your fishing license online HERE through the MN DNR website. The 24 hour fishing license includes the trout stamp needed to fish on Lake Superior and does not need to be added to your purchase. If you already have a valid MN fishing license, you need to be sure to purchase the additional trout stamp.
-Warm Clothes And Rain Gear
We always hope for sunshine and warm days but always come prepared for cold and wet weather! There is plenty of space to store a bag full of extra clothes and gear on the boat. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
-Snacks, Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages
Fishing trips last up to 5 - 8 hours. Bring plenty of snacks and drinks to get you thru the day. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation, please keep your cool!
- Sun Screen (Lotion only), Sun Glasses, Hats
Enjoy the beautiful sunshine but please bring the necessary things to protect yourself from the prolonged sun exposure. The water will amplify the suns effects even if under the cover of the boat. Spray on sun screen may damage equipment on the boat, so please stick to lotion based sun screen.
Please limit yourself to bringing 1 cooler with ice on the boat for snacks and drinks to save room on the boat. Make sure you have room or an extra cooler left in your vehicle to transport your catch home after the trip!
-PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
Lake Superior can offer some great fishing opportunities, but sometimes the fish don't always cooperate. I assure you that I do everything I can to put you on the fish with my knowledge of the area, top of the line equipment, tackle, bait, and a network of other guides and friends in constant communication. Having a PMA is always a good way to send good vibes to those hungry fish and remember that a bad day of fishing is a better day than working!
1000 Minnesota Ave, Slip 61
Duluth, MN 55802
Go through Canal Park on Lake Ave, over the Ariel Lift Bridge (allow extra time incase a big ship comes into port!), take a right on 10th Street, drive straight into the marina parking lot, keep the Fairfield Inn hotel on your left side and the water/boats/docks on your right side and park next to the water. Please try to limit your group to 1 vehicle and please park responsibly as spaces are tight!
Dangerous cargo- The banana superstition dates all the way back to the 1700s, when many lost or ill-fated ships were noted to have been carrying bananas to their destination. It is perhaps because of this occurrence that bananas became known as omens of danger and misfortune for ships.
Too fast for fish- Another big, and perhaps more plausible, theory is that bananas led to a lack of catches for fishermen on boats hauling bananas. Because these boats were moving at high speeds in order to reach their destination before the bananas spoiled, they didn’t offer fishermen enough time to land the catch they were waiting for.
Spoiled fruits - Bananas were a source of bad luck for ships carrying other types of fruits as well. Bananas give off ethylene gas, which can cause other fruits to ripen and, thus, spoil more quickly than they would otherwise. This unintended result might be a source of concern for ships looking to turn a profit on fresh fruits. (Incidentally, you can see the science behind this theory in action—just put a fruit that needs to be ripened into a paper bag with a banana. It will speed up the process so you can enjoy the fruit faster!)
Unwanted stowaways - Many boaters—both those of yesteryear and today’s modern times—would fear unwanted stowaways like venomous spiders, snakes and other critters who could be lurking in their bananas. Those who had heard tales of boaters being bitten by these venomous creatures would naturally be a bit hesitant to bring a bunch of bananas on board, even if the incidents were not widespread.
Slippery peels - Boaters might have feared potential accidents that could occur when their crew slipped on old banana peels left on board. If this were to happen, it makes sense that overly cautious boaters would avoid bringing bananas on board.
Fish repellant - Due to their sweet scent and the stickiness they would leave on one’s hands, bananas may have been blacklisted from boats by fishermen who were scared that these traits would scare off fish from being caught.
Please leave those bananas at home!