I’d Rather Be Fishing Charters

Capt. Nathan Fodness Duluth, MN Incorporated Licensed Insured

Ready to get out on the big lake, Gitche Gumee (aka Lake Superior), the largest of the Great Lakes of North America? I’d Rather Be Fishing Charters is ready! Not only will you enjoy incredible views of Duluth, the north shore, and miles of crystal-clear blue water… your group will have the opportunity to catch some of the biggest freshwater fish in the country! Climb aboard the “Rendezvous II” and experience the best outdoor adventure in Minnesota!

We’ve all said it… “I’d rather be fishing.” When you book with Captain Nathan Fodness and Crew, you won’t need to worry about SAYING it, because you’ll be FISHING! I’d Rather Be Fishing Charters is a fun, family-loving, professional fishing charter for your Lake Superior fishing trip. Book today to experience the thrill of fishing the largest Great Lake!

Captain Nathan is at the helm of a beautiful 32’ Trojan with 12.5’ Beam. You can visit the fly bridge to enjoy the view, or hang out in the enclosed cabin to rest while we travel to the fishing grounds. There’s a private bathroom with shower, as well as a bedroom and kitchen. “Rendezvous II” is powered by twin 318 Chrylser engines and equipped with the latest fishing gear perfect for fishing Lake Superior.

Your Captain has over 25 years of experience guiding customers on their private fishing charters and has spent the past decade fishing Lake Superior. As a licensed Minnesota and Wisconsin Guide, he has the wisdom and experience to provide exactly the trip that you’re looking for. If you have any questions about techniques used or species targeted during your trip, please don’t hesitate to ask.

I’d Rather Be Fishing Charters specializes in trolling with light tackle for Trout, Walleye, Salmon and Steelhead. Trolling is a fun technique where we drive the vessel and pull the bait behind us, waiting for the tug of the line. Once a fish is on, we’ll start reeling in to land your keeper. Captain and Crew are happy to help in any step of the process, it’s truly a team effort at times bringing the fish to the boat!

Captain Nathan provides all your essentials for the trip, including gear, tackle, and bait. Everyone in your party should bring a valid Minnesota fishing license with Great Lakes Trout Stamp. A 24-hour license is available onboard, just check with Captain Nathan beforehand. Bring any food or beverages for the day (beer is okay, but no glass please), along with your camera. We also recommend warm cloths, sunglasses, and sunscreen for a great day on the lake.

No more wishing about fishing… book today with I’d Rather Be Fishing Charters and let’s start bending some rods! Book today.

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

320 South Lake Avenue, Duluth

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Trips start at $475

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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1982 32' Sport Fisherman

225 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

AM 1/2

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 5:45am to 10:45am (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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private

PM 1/2

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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private

FULL DAY

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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Fish Species

Atlantic Salmon
Brown Trout
Coho Salmon
King Salmon
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout
Steelhead
Walleye

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Refrigerator

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • All ages

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Nathan Fodness

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

32

Year Built

1982

Engine Manufacturer

Chrysler

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

225 HP