Joe's Lake Superior Fishing Home Page

Marquette, Michigan
Cooler By The Lake in Lower Harbor - Click Image to Enlarge

Welcome to Joe's Lake Superior Fishing Web Site. This is my 19th year of logging my Lake Superior fishing trips around Marquette, located in the north central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Each year I've recapped my fishing trips to share with you. My boat is named "Cooler By The Lake", after our frequent summer weather forecasts for areas near Lake Superior. I'm a fisherman who loves to fish Lake Superior, mostly for Lake Trout. I do not run a charter. There are no paid advertisements on my site, nor pop-ups. I usually update my reports after each trip. Thank you for following me on my Lake Superior fishing journeys. Other features on my web site are Joe's Woodshed, an area where I vent my spleen on many topics, and cover the Central UP Sport Fishing Association, Marquette American Legion Post 44 happenings, and Marquette Area Veterans Memorial events.  Please if you have questions or suggestions. Compliments are also welcomed. Joe P.S. It's kind of nice to find that Google lists me #1, sometimes #2 out of roughly 1,000,000 responses to "Lake Superior Fishing " searches. Please join me this season!

2014 Fishing Log It's been a fairly good season, albeit after a late start. Now I've wrapped it up and will post my summary shortly.
2013 Fishing Log  Great year! Thanks for following us. We started on 27 April 2013 and ended on 20 Oct . This was our last year for tagging Lakers for the study. Please check my synopsis and statistics.  
2012 Fishing Log  Earliest start ever this year - 18 March. And now it's over, a record year. It wraps up my 17th year of logging my trips. Check out my fishing summary and hooking mortality study data. 
DNR Hooking Mortality Study  This 5-year study began in 2010 and I participated tagging through 2013. Click left for the background and some highlights you might find interesting.  
Joe's Woodshed  Updated 27 February 2008. No sacred cows here! Needs updating eh? Too many topics and so little time.  
Prior Fishing Reports   
Reserved for future use  Reserved for future use. 
About Gear and Techniques Descriptions of my boat and fishing techniques. 
My Thoughts on Fishing  Comments on "Fats" and other things. Always under construction. 
List of Fishing Excuses  Excuses for not catching fish. Any I missed? Tell me. 
Weather Links  Marine, local and other weather sites. Some links not widely known. 
In Memory of Clarence  I just know he's still fishing up there somewhere. 
CUPSFA  Central UP Sport Fishing Association. Some outdated stuff but still some excellent information.  
Veterans Recognition   List of WWII Veterans honored in 2008. 
Veterans Memorial  Bricks from April 2012 through March 2013 are now installed. Pictures of the latest installed bricks and the index to their location have been updated.Click here for names, pictures, and locations of installed bricks and brick request forms. Requests for 2014 bricks accepted now through 31 March 2014. 
American Legion Post 44  I'm sorry to say but the Blood Center's computer new software (new is not necessarily improved) can no longer provide lists of our Post 44 donors. The latest summary is from August 2011. I post the latest newsletter as soon as it's received. 


Web Site Changes

Changes (I'll post changes here for a while, then later remove them)Date

2014 To be updated When I Get it

 

New and Old News

ArticleDate Posted
Historic day for me- I hit 450 blood donations today, mostly giving platelets11 Aug 14
Track ships in the great lakes or even the world17 Dec 11
Sep 2012 SSFA Fishing Derby Results 29 September 2012
See a MDNR graph of fish caught since 1988 and the catch rate. 12 April 2008
Fascinating 1873 article on Salmon-Trout in Lake Superior2007
Here's an interesting article on seiches someone sent to me. 2004
Fish Info Only through 20042004
My hazardous experience with a SeaChoice water/fuel separator2002
Launch Fee Controversy1999-2000
Google search my site, paste in URL,  goat site:www.superiorfishing.net, replacing "goat" with the search word.17 Mar 14
  
  

Cool Sites

Lake Superior Shoreline PicturesNew site just added. This is great!
Granite Island CamSuper cool site and there's a new super weather station.
DNR Fish Planting QueryPermits searching planting information by-area, type, etc. .
Don's Bluegill Fishing SiteDon and I bluegill fish together. Great pictures.
Fish Camp Charters - Copper CountryCapt. Bob Meyer - Tribal contacts for reporting ghost nets!
Mike's EyefliesUnique New Approach To Trolling Fly Construction
Daybreak Charters Capt John Tomczyk fishing site.
UP ReferencesUP events, places, snow, civic, and other information.
North America Weather SitesPass mouse over dot. Click for even more info. Don't forget tabs at top.
MI Upper HandShowcase and marketplace for Upper Peninsula-made goods.

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Weather Links

LinksCaution. When visiting the sites below, look closely at the time, date, and location. Some sites are notoriously not current.
Granite Island Weather StationSuper sophisticated weather station.
Ice Cover -Lake Superior Satellite ShotsThese shots change daily but quality depends on cloud cover. I just changed the link as old one wasn't working.
Lake Superior Marine ForecastCovers a very wide area.
Marquette Area ForecastWatch carefully to see if it's from Gwinn, old airport, Sawyer, or Marquette.
Animated Experimental SiteWind, temperature, etc. This is brand new in Feb07. It takes some getting used to but has just about everything you'll need. I use this a lot.
Buoys Mich & SuperiorClick on any of the Great Lakes weather buoys.
MQT NOAA at USCG StnThis site is near-real time but is unfortunately, located in the wind-sheltered lower harbor. Don't be misled that it represents open water winds. It's a poor location. It doesn't work all the time and data is delayed by at least half an hour. Only time it's close to accurate is with a southerly wind.
Great Lakes Environmental Research LabEverything from surface temperatures to currents to winds, and animated too if you have Java. Cams and other stuff.
Radar U. P. from NWSRadar loops. Settings can be changed.
Big Bay Weather Station
Au Train ( Munising lakeshore)Another reference for boaters but about 27 miles east of Marquette. Still, I use it periodically.

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Changes to my web site to consider for the future:

  • Complete make-over of my home page. That might happen this year.
  • My personal dictionary of terms. I've started this but have lots to do yet before publishing.
  • More pictures and of higher quality, but I think that's improved. Maybe add some movies if I figure out how to do that.
  • Have someone take newer and better pictures of my boat.
  • I thought about having a forum where visitors can exchange ideas and experiences.  Worthwhile? Not!
  • Add a Google search engine for searching my site. Done, see above
  • A site with pictures that viewers can download for their computer screens.
  • What would you like? Write to me and I'll see what I can do.

Please feel free to comment or suggest improvements! .

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