Fishing & Hunting
Harvesting wildlife is a time-honored tradition in Wisconsin.
Superior has long been a destination for anglers and hunters. Thanks to an abundance of healthy habitat and all the services needed—before, during and after an outing.
So Many Kinds
There’s a lot of fish to chase around here.
The Douglas County Forest alone is home to over 40 lakes and 150 miles of rivers and streams. With everything from bluegills and bass to muskellunge, trout, salmon and walleye.
Serious ice fishing.
Pull a tent onto a frozen inland lake, or head to Superior Harbor in the heart of town.
Beauty of the Bois Brule
A world-renowned trout stream.
The Bois Brule River draws people from far and wide. Because the trout and salmon here like to play. There’s ample fly fishing access on the 40-mile river. And the tranquility of it all feels nourishing—whether ya catch fish or not.
Gateway to Lake Superior
The great wide open.
Want to snag a big fish on the big lake? Charter boats at Barker’s Island can help. Or put in your own boat at one of the local landings. Cruise the Superior Bay. Explore the St. Louis River Estuary. Or pass through the Superior Entry into Lake Superior.
A hunter’s paradise
More than 278,000 acres.
The Douglas County Forest is the ideal place for those who enjoy hunting and trapping. The entire forest is open to the public, with the exception of a very few areas.
The scent of autumn’s crisp fall air.
The crunch of fallen leaves underfoot. The memories of past trips. Deer season is a big deal here. And many businesses offer special events and deals as part of the tradition.
- Water trappers come for the area’s abundant beaver, otter, mink and muskrat
- Dryland trappers typically seek coyotes, red fox, raccoons, fisher and bobcat
- Contact area guides and Douglas County forestry with questions
Get the complete guide to wildlife, hunting and camping here:
- Stock up on necessities at local shops that offer insider tips on the area.
- Get the Wisconsin rules and regulations on hunting, fishing and trapping.
- Set your sights on the right lodging.
DCFGL Sports Show
March 24 – 26, 2023
Wessman Arena, 2701 Catlin Ave, Superior, WI
The Douglas County Fish and Game League (GCFGL) hosts its popular annual Sports Show for hunting, fishing and trapping. With exhibits, vendors, gear and more.