This is not a part time job or a hobby for our team. We take great pride in our boats and our work, and will strive to exceed your expectations. Safety is always our first concern — and a main reason for investing in the high-end Sport-fishing boats that we use — but if the forecast calls for wind or rain, we don’t mind the extra work to get you fishing. We know you are investing time and money in your trip, and the best time to go fishing is when you’re here. We will always attempt to make it your best day here. Whether it is a couple, family group, fishing buddies, or a corporate outing you will be fishing on a boat that is made for fishing, equipped to fish and not some cruiser imposter, we have real charter boats., and our boats are large enough to accommodate the clients, we are not sacrificing safety and comfort to operate a boat not suited for charter fishing. Lake Superior Fishing with Optimum Charters has been the leader in Duluth Charter fishing since 1982, there is a reason!

Our Lake Superior charter captains are in high demand as fishing guides in the Duluth and Superior area. We fish both Minnesota and Wisconsin waters. “Fish the Gitch” with us and see why we are the leaders in Duluth Fishing Charters and Lake Superior Fishing Charter Fishing.

Since 1982, we have cheerfully guided our guests in all aspects of Lake Superior fishing. Interested in personally rigging the tackle and landing the fish? Unlike some other charters, we will get you into the action, even if you have no experience. Or, if you prefer to sit back and relax with your family, friends or co-workers while we run the lines, we are glad to accommodate that, too. Either way, we’ll create great memories together.

Meet Our Captain

We deliver the greatest opportunity for a safe, enjoyable and successful day on the water.

Captain Paul Mazzuco is a US coast guard licensed captain and a licensed guide in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has been fishing his whole life and for over a decade has guided exclusively on lake superior 7 days a week during the open water season. He has the experience and knowledge to make your fishing trip a safe, fun, and successful outing.

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Our Charter Boat

Opti II


Opti II is a customized Tiara open. It is 33 feet long and 12.5 feet wide which makes it a safe and stable charter boat with spacious fishing room. Fully equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, electronics, safety gear that exceeds all coast guard requirements, and an enclosed cabin area with a marine toilet. Captain Paul takes great pride in his boat and you as a customer will see why this custom Tiara is a predominant fish catcher on Lake Superior.

Now booking reservations for the season

Rates starting at less than $100/person. Reserve your spot today!

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