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St Louis River, Douglas County

St Louis River, Douglas County
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7/15/19 @ 3:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

It is hot and the fishing remains hot as well. Somedays are better than others, but that is typical, especially for this time of year. We are catching most of the fish in deeper waters of 10-20 feet now. Locations are mostly channel breaks near flats. Definetly are into a morning and later afternoon pattern now as well. "some" fish are being caught during the middle of the day, but mornings and evenings are certainly better. We are on the verge of taking to the South Shore bite of Lake Superior as many fish are now enjoying the cooler waters. With that said, we never abandon the river as we can catch fish in the estruary all season long. Tactics will be changing, but being diverse is a variable that our guide service is proud of. Give us a call and lets set you up with a great river trip and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Duluth/Superior. Tight lines, Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
6/28/19 @ 9:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (20%)
Waning Crescent
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

Grinding into summer and all is well. Fishing continues to be awesome on select areas of the St Louis. We are still catching fish with a variety of presentations, but trolling spinners, cranks or drifting butterfly spoons has been the most productive. Of course if you find a condensed area of fish, nothing is more fun that fan casting stick baits and catching. Also getting some fish on 10' deep channel drops with jigs and plastics and/or live bait. Leech hatch has busted open on some bays and we are seeing lots of shiner runs as well. The bite windows are starting to mold, but make no mistake, you can still catch fish in the high noon hours of an afternoon. We still have "some" availability, but are looking to fill spots for fall season for sure. So give me a call and come up an explore the St. Louis River!

Capt Jarrid

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
6/17/19 @ 12:42 PM
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Full Moon
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

NE winds of the Lake have kept temperatures very cool. We are still putting up with 50's. It has not effected the fishing as things are still hot in that conversation. Many pods of walleyes are being found in different sections of the river. All the way from up top, to the bay and harbor areas and even getting a few out on Lake Superior now. Basic trolling of spinners and/or cranks have been the ticket. We are also catching them fan casting and drag/jigging as well. Seems the better quality fish prefer a nice sized chub and a 1/4 oz current cutter jig. We have plenty of openings still, so give me a call and lets go fishing. houstonsguideservice.com 218-393-4962.

Capt. Jarrid

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
6/4/19 @ 3:54 PM
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MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

Hey hey, we are finally climbing into the 60's consistantly as far as water temps go. We are still on a great bite catching lots of walleyes using a lot of different tactics. Funnest bite has been dead sticking ultra light rods over the side of the boat and drifting over active fish. We have scored some very nice fish with this tactic recently. We are mostly still using fatheads, but have cranked out a lot of fish jigging plastics and fan casting shad raps. Water clarity has been decent and we still have a steady flow. River/estuary continues to be high with strong NW winds of Lake Superior bringing in a giant volume of water. Give us a call as we still have plenty of awesome spring fishing going. This bite will surely bleed into summer and we would love to get you on a unique bite that I know you will enjoy. Capt. Jarrid

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
5/30/19 @ 11:05 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

Walleyes on the fly has been the story this last week. Targeting all sections of the estuary and river have been productive. Select areas are holding better year classes, but all the same we are bending rods and catching some nice fish along the way. Most are on a troll bite now, but find a concentration of fish and fly casting stick baits and drift jigging is taking some nice fish. Water temps continue to prolong typical spring attitudes for these fish. We are now seeing some shiner runs as well adding to the feeding frenzy. The typical, find bait fish, find fish is in effect. We have several openings including but not limited to: June 9, 16, 22/23 and into July. This bite is only going to get better and stick around, so give us a holler and lets fish. Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
5/23/19 @ 9:32 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

Still getting some nice quality and numbers type fish. Many tactics are working well, but best has been slow, I mean really slow retrives with the current. If trolling, we have found that anchoring and sending out trolling lines has been good enough with the current. Plenty of shiners are snagging up on baits, meaning there is a good active amount of Bass, Pike and Walleyes. Simple Jig n Minnow has been good and easy. Fiah are scattered throughout the system, so not one spot is better than another. Matter of fact seperating from people (cliche I know) you will have better odds of finding your own pack of fish. Males are still emitting milt, so we are in a pro-longed spring pattern bite which has been awesome. Further meaning we have some exciting opportunities coming up. Give us a call as we still have some openings including a tomorrow trip if anyone is interested. Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
5/20/19 @ 9:49 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

Been a crazy start to the season with up n downs. This last weekend we had snow,,,SNOW! Had 4" at my house, near town and on the river we had snow, but it didnt stick. It sure has dirtied up the water and made for some floating debris and fast currents. That is okay because we are still catching some fish with other game plans. Cranking has been best, but also getting some good fish on plastics and a few on rattling traps. We have a shiner run happening bringing in some good sized walleyes in select sections on the river. Give us a call. We have the following open: June 1, June 8/9, June 16, June 22/23 and select weeknight 1/2 day trips. Fish Onnn.. Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
5/6/19 @ 11:05 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16
Docks are in and everything is set for the opener. We have been running up and down the river and finding most walleyes (especially the big girls) are dropped down. Mostly year classes sticking to same year classes. Good surveying was held 10 days ago, and there were several trophy fish documented. So all that is a good sign and encouraging! Before opener, we have been tangling with rough fish and a few crappies. Water temps are 48-56 depending on different areas. Lots of mud in the river as well. But all in all it will be a typical opener no doubt. We still have availability for trips throughout the summer and into fall. Give me a call and lets get you on the St Louis River for a new experience! Tight lines, Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
4/22/19 @ 2:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

River is just about ice free. The WI and MN DNR will be conducting walleye surveying this week, so that will be intersting. Hopefully we get some good news and good returning crops of spawners. Docks should be going in sometime in the next 7 to 10 days. Accessing Lake Superior is open now and there is somewhat of a coho bite going on. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks and what it brings. Stay tuned, Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
4/12/19 @ 8:39 AM
Jarrid Houston
Capt. Jarrid Houston
User since 5/24/16

We are hoping to do some early pan fishing, but I think the ice is not going to go out until after the 26th..  Hopefully sooner.. My birthday is the 23rd and I am usually able to open water fish some of the inlands. Stay in touch and I will give you up to date info as it happens.  Also check our social media page "Houstons Guide Service". Thanks for the note, Capt. JH

Houston's Guide Service
(218) 393-4962
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