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Get Outdoors: Shoreline Fishing Tips

Warmer weather means more recreation on our area’s lakes. But to avoid the busy boat launch, it’s a great time to go back to the basics. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch talks with a local fishing guide about shore fishing.
Most anglers started with a hook and a bobber as kids. Today, Fishing Guide Jarrid Houston and I are going back to the basics. Shore fishing.

Jarrid Houston, Fishing guide with Houston’s Guide Service, said “Everybody grew up cutting their teeth on shorelines. I mean when we were kids we didn’t have the opportunities to use boats and stuff so what’s wrong with getting back to being a little kid kind of and not to mention the kind of opportunities we have in the Twin Ports.”

My favorite thing about your short fishing is the simplicity of it. A bobber, a hook, and a worm. That’s really all you need.
And there are plenty of places you can go to see if you can get a bit.
Houston said, “Today we’re were fishing the reservoir is north of Duluth and One reason why is because we used to come up here years ago. You know before the hustle and bustle of boat life. And it’s kind of fun getting back to where we were from and what we used to do.”
And it didn’t take long for us to find some fish, even if we had to hunch down under a bridge.
“Whoa whoa whoa, we got something good. Just a little guy. They get bigger, I promise.” said Houston.
As temperatures warm, the biting habits of the fish change. So, fishing from shore during the right time of the day helps too.
“We’re getting into a bite window. Mornings and evenings are good times to fish whereas in the spring you can fish all day.” said Houston.
And the season is just getting going. All species are now open to fish.
Houston says, “Everything is open now, you have an opportunity to fish on Lake Superior for lake trout, brown trout, salmons, walleyes, it’s kind of pick your poison right now. Crappies are in the shallows, panfish are in the shallows. There’s a lot of opportunities.”

Meteorologist Adam Lorch

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