Why Advocate for the Kamloops Program?
The program provides anglers with an outstanding opportunity to catch a trophy fish and practice selective harvest.
The program provides a year round angling opportunity for shore anglers with fall, winter and spring providing unique experiences.
- The fall fishery provides an exceptional near shore angling opportunity for prime fish that are at their energy peak for both an angling experience and as table fare. An October Kamloops fights as hard and tastes as good or better than any other fish that swims in Lake Superior.
- There are no other places in the Midwest where a wintertime shore angler can catch a beautiful rainbow trout casting into open water. Mild winter days on the Lake Superior shoreline with a fishing rod are experiences that make the quality of our life in this area special.
- The spring gives anglers an opportunity to fish both the lake and tributary streams with a variety of tackle and techniques that provide a recreational resource experience for both the beginning novice and most seasoned angler. Kamloops are fun for a kid with a worm on a $10 rummage sale rod or a wealthy retiree with a #16 nymph pattern on a $1,000 fly rod/reel outfit. One can find this range of technique employed every spring day.
The program offers low income and limited resource anglers (those without access to a boat) an excellent opportunity to participate in and be rewarded by a Lake Superior fishery.
Minnesota's steelhead fishery, having been mandatory catch and release for many years has been given a much needed respite from anglers who would otherwise wish to bring a fish home. Kamloops provide the Lake Superior angler choices on where and how to fish.