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Get outdoors: catching big browns on Lake Superior

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Last week I was able to head out fishing with local fishing guide Cory Wehrman. We're hoping for some luck while fishing in the Chequamegon Bay.

"This season, it's been weird this season. It's been hit and miss, one day you might go out and get 10, 12, 14, 20 fish and then the next, nothing." said Cory Wehrman, of Wehrman Fishing Adventures.

Wehrman said we have a chance of catching many different species here from coho salmon to herring, but we are mostly targeting one fish.

Wehrman explained, "Some really big fish caught, some really big browns through the ice this year. Quite a few over 30 or at 30 inches. Which is way above average for Lake superior."

And it didn't take long to hook our first brown trout, although this was no 30-incher.

"A little brown. Nice. Lake Superior brown, And this one's a native. It still has its adipose fin intact. We're gonna let this guy go. And there we go." said Wehrman as he released the fish.

I explain, "The reason why I find this place so interesting is because even a year where we have really warm weather and Lake Superior is pretty much all open water, this is the one place you can still come out and fish."

Wehrman also has warnings to all those that hope to head out onto the bay to find some fish. The ice is always changing.

Wehrman said, "There's always current out here. Things are changing hourly, minutely, you just got a kind of pay attention to what the weathers doing and watch the wave action."

After a couple hours out there, we finally were able to hook into another a fish.

"There we go..." As I set the hook.

And I could tell this one was bigger!

"Holy... High five! Yeah! That's a beautiful fish!" I exclaim!

You can contact Cory to book a trip with Cory right HERE

Meteorologist Adam Lorch

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