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.

A highly touted Duluth Charter Captain for Optimum Charters. Prior to coming aboard as one of our primary captains in 2011 Captains Paul fished many tournaments throughout the Midwest and in Canada and spent countless hours fishing lake trout and salmon on the Great Lakes. Since 2011, Captain Paul has compiled record numbers of trips and earned the respect of many repeat clients. Captain Paul has dedicated most of his life to learning the art of fishing and is excited to share his knowledge with you. Captain Paul Mazzuco is a U.S.Coast Guard Licensed Captain and is licensed as a guide in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Paul Mazzuco

*All Captains and first mates utilized by Elite Fishing Charters, llc, d/b/a Lake Superior Fishing, Action Sportifishing Charters, Optimum Charters are independent contractors and no representation within this website or any form of advertisement should be construed that these contractors are employees of the previous listed business’.

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Our Charter Boat

Opti II


Opti II is the most customized Lake Superior charter boat, Opti II with Capt. Paul at the helm is the most utilized charter boat on Lake Superior since 2011. Capt. Paul took on a complete customization process in the fall of 2017/winter of 2018, born a  Tiara flybridge boat in Holland, Michigan, Capt. Paul removed the bridge, redesigned the cockpit, and made this boat into a fishing machine. Opti II being a sister boat of Opti I has that great length and width for safety and stability. Now with the enlarged cockpit area, and the same cabin and Marine head/toilet there is not much one would change when designing a charter boat for Lake Superior Fishing. Our boat comes with a full complement of fishing tackle with Rod and reels from Okuma, electronics for fishing finding and safety for Furuno and Sitex, Canon Downriggers, and lures and baits form such names as Rapala, Bomber, Phantom, and many great other partners. Capt. Paul takes great pride and you as the customer will see and feel why this customized Tiara is the predominant fish catcher on Lake Superior and the Duluth charter fishing industry.

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