On behalf of the KDK Charter Service crew I’d like to “THANK” all the folks who used our fishing services last year and in past years. We surely enjoyed the time we spent with our fishing folks and hope you enjoyed your time with us. If you plan on another fishing charter in the coming months, we would appreciate your consideration once again. “THANK YOU”
Once again this Spring of 2016, I have donated a Half Day Fishing Charter to the Douglas County Fish and Game League Sport Show in Superior, Wisconsin. I donate this charter to the group as they use the revenues they generate to promote the outdoor fishing and hunt-ing activities in the Douglas County and northern Wisconsin regional area including the ar-ea youth. They do a wonderful job and they deserve our support. If you have an opportuni-ty to attend the sport show, it will be on April 8th, 9th and 10th. The show booths will cover many outdoor activities. You can get admission tickets from both members and at the door.
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, the Kiwanis TV Auction will be held. I have also donated two half day fishing charters to be auctioned separately this Spring. I decided to donate the two charters as there were many people bidding to get the charters with many having suggested for an additional chance to get lucky. It was not a difficult decision to make as the revenues generated from the Kiwanis TV Auction go to supporting youth activities in the area and that is a heck of a big chore in itself. Tune in to WDIO TV that evening for wonderful bidding opportunities.
Now to cover the fishing information which seems to be on many folks minds these past few nice days. Needless to say, the weather has been on the warm side for a bit over a week but, there is still a lot of the cold weath-er yet to come. The lake is at or about the lower thirties for water tempera-tures making for a pretty laid back and slow fish bite and that will be for a long time to come. The water temperature of around forty-two degrees is when the fish bite gets going. As the rivers and stream warm up to that temperature and open, Brown Trout and fall run Steelhead Rainbows will leave their winter haunts to return to Lake Superior hungry. In addition, the Spring running Steelhead Rainbow, Kamloops Rainbow and Coho Salmon will be moving around and entering the rivers, streams and har-bor entries in the Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin water area of lake Superior. In Lake Superior the fish will be in the warmer water being discharged into the lake and along the near shore waters warmed by the suns effect on the shallow beaches. Needless to say, top water trolling using the trolling boards and extremely shallow running downriggers will be the first presentations the fish will be seeing.
For baits, I will be using the ever popular Bomber A stick baits in my favorite offerings along with my favorite setups with the trolling flies. I was able to get some old timer Bomber A favorites produced from ZS Custom Lures and the stick baits are looking very good. I have added some additional colors of tube flies to my bait collection and they too were old time baits that were long out of production.
The Superior Fly Angler shop has done a very good job reproducing some of my many favorites. The plus here is that my tube flies work well on both Spring surface and deep water Summer and Fall fishing. I guess I can say I have the best of both uses in one fly. One further note, while the Rainbow Smelt populations are much reduce in numbers from years ago, they still draw the various fish near shore when they are running. They start their runs to shallow near shore waters generally around the last week or so in April and remain lingering through the months of May and early June. Need-less to say, the fish of Lake Superior like to eat them.
I feel comfortable in believing that the charter season will be starting around the first week in May and we are now booking 2016 charters. It always de-pends on when we can travel through the Superior Bay waters to the lake without endanger-ing the boat or passengers and also, the ice has to be away from the harbor entries. Most of the ice will float down stream to and through the entries. It will be blown around the entries area with a north or east breeze and out and down the lake with a west or south breeze. With the water temperatures of Lake Superior in the low to mid-thirties through out the month of May, ice is very slow to melt. Putting everything aside, now is the time to start planning your fishing charter and getting your arrangements made. Our nice summer time period goes by fast and you want to be up on your game. The fish are in Lake Superior and waiting. You can be sure of that.
We have a contact page on both our Facebook account “KDK Charters” and our Website www.kdkcharters.com. We generally check for contacts throughout the day and we will do are best to get back to the folks rather quickly. Using the form gives us the information need-ed and it works very well to communicate both ways. You can also leave your call back infor-mation on our phone service. Be sure to give us the telephone number including the area code so we can get back to you later on in the day.
Once again, I’d like to remind you to “Take the Kids Fishing”. It allows for good old fash-ioned family time and the kids do enjoy the fishing experience.
Captain Dave Koneczny
KDK Charter Service
4894 Drake Road
Duluth, Minnesota 55803
Office Phone: 218-724-1264
Boat Phone: 218-343-3851