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Fisheries Opportunities in the Wilderness

Recreational Fishing Area

The Superior National Forest has 695 square miles of surface water and more that 2250 linear miles of streams that offer a wide range of fishing opportunities in all seasons. Coldwater game species include brook, brown, rainbow and lake trout, splake, and whitefish. Warmwater game species include walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, pike, musky, and panfish. The Superior National Forest maintain various types of fishing access that range from barrier free fishing to backcountry fishing in the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Some lakes and streams within the Superior National forest have special regulations, so always check the Minnesota DNR fishing regulations when you plan your trip.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet are allowed in the BWCAW please remember that dogs impact wildlife and barking intrudes on the experience of others. Dispose of fecal matter 150 feet from water sources, campsites, and portages, or deposit it in a latrine. Pets must be under control at all times.