Captain James Hall

My journey to becoming a Charter Captain all started while attending UMD to pursue degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.  While not studying for school, I would spend my time fishing area lakes and rivers learning different techniques and developing a taste for successful fishing outings.  At one point, a friend introduced me to Lake Superior fishing.  On the first day out, I hooked up with a 5 lb Rainbow Trout known as a “Looper”.  From that point on, I became obsessed with “Big Lake” fishing, and I devoted most of my fishing time to pursuing trout and salmon.  I learned how to use Dipsey Divers and Planer Boards and what tackle was appropriate for the varying seasons.  Suddenly I found myself catching a lot of fish on every excursion, and it got me thinking about buying a bigger boat (naturally) so that I could eventually take people out professionally.

It has been an incredible ride to get to this point, and I am very proud of how far I’ve come over the years.  I have a lot of great friends and mentors, and fellow Captains who have aided me in my success, and I am grateful for all the tips, advice, and wisdom they provide.  The best part about this business is that I get to continue my education every day I get out!  Lake Superior has become my new school, and I love the knowledge that comes with it.  I am never going to stop learning.  That’s what keeps life FRESH.

I love to learn, but I also love to teach.  It is my pleasure to be able to not only introduce people to Lake Superior fishing, but to also be able to disseminate my knowledge to my clients.  Some folks like the basics, some are trying to outfit their own rigs, and some just want to talk shop and boat maintenance (most of which I do myself and I love to do).  In any case, it is fun being able to chat about my passion with each person that comes aboard.  I hope you decide to book a trip with me, so we can have our own quality conversation.

Captain Parker Bambenek

I (Captain Parker) have been fishing Lake Superior since before I could walk and have never stopped fishing it.  I grew up in the port city of Duluth, Minnesota, but moved away for college to attend Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.
While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, I spent as much time out on the lake and in the woods as possible. This was the chance to fish and explore Lake Superior from a new perspective!
On an ice fishing trip a few months before I was set to graduate (2012), I had a nearly fatal run in with a snowmobile: I was left stranded on the ice with two broken legs. Since that accident, I have taken a new meaning to life. I have decided to follow my passions, and fishing is one of them.  
Before purchasing my own vessel I worked as a guide and captain for another Duluth based charter company and realized it was my calling.  Superior Pursuits is my opportunity to share my love of fishing and an appreciation for the great natural resources we have within the Great Lakes. 
I want Superior Pursuits to not only to be a first-class fishing guide service, but an account of my adventures as I explore the best places to fish and hunt in the USA. Whether you just use some tips and tricks from my blog or you book an unforgettable trip aboard the Superior Pursuit, I can’t wait to share what I know with you .
Superior Pursuits has up-to-date information about fishing tactics for the Great Lakes, Midwest and surrounding area.  As a Captain, I am always doing research and testing out new ways to target lake trout, salmon, steelhead, brown-trout, walleye, and muskie.  I’m always looking to add to my knowledge, but also to find new ways to enjoy the great fishery the Great Lakes offer.  I have fished 3 of the 5 Great Lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron), and intend to fish all 5.
I love fishing and want to share this passion with you; climb aboard The Superior Pursuit with Captain Parker and his first mate Remi (the fish dog), this summer in Duluth, MN.
In addition I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and Minnesota Licensed Guide.

Captain Jordan Korzenowski

Captain Kent Paulsen

Captains Jordan and Kent of Fish North MN. Welcome to where our goal is to make your northern Minnesota fishing trip of a lifetime a reality! We strive to provide you with the information and resources necessary to have a successful day on the water. Whether you’re planning a DIY trip, or interested in going out with one of our experienced captains or guides you’ve arrived at the right place. We will make your Duluth charter fishing trip one to remember!

Captain Cory Sundeen

My name is Cory Sundeen and I have lived in Duluth, Minnesota my whole life. I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain (OUPV License) and Licensed Minnesota fishing guide. I have spent most of my life on a boat and wouldn’t have it any other way. I have grown up fishing Lake Superior and many surrounding lakes for 20+ years.

I enjoy outdoor adventures and fishing is on the top of that list. Meeting new folks is one of my favorite parts of being a charter captain.

As your Captain, safety is my main concern. You can be assured that all safety equipment is up to date and exceeds Coast Guard Standards.

Captain Alex Cuzzo

My name is Alex Cuzzo and I am a licensed US Coast Guard merchant mariner captain and a licensed Minnesota fishing guide.  I was born and raised in Duluth, MN and have grown up fishing the great Lake Superior and many surrounding lakes and rivers for 20+ years. Since I could barely walk, I have spent many years targeting trout, salmon, and walleye along the north shore of Lake Superior, inland lakes, and streams between the Twin Ports and the Canadian border. Being born and raised in the Duluth area, I have been fortunate to meet many other people with the same passions that I have.  I have grown a great network I keep in touch with to provide the latest intel we may need to have a successful fishing experience.
In the off season, I stay busy with my 15 year career at FedEx. On my days off I try to stay outdoors as much as I can! During the fall I am an avid hunter for elk, whitetail deer, grouse, pheasant, and water fowl. During the winter time you will find me snowmobiling and ice fishing all over the Minnesota and Wisconsin region. Spring time right before I am ready to hop back in the boat for the summer, I love getting out on the rivers fishing to target the steelhead runs and smelting for a couple meals and bait for the summer.
I am honored to have the opportunity to share my experience with the world to provide a great Lake Superior fishing experience! As a Duluth native I can provide excellent recommendations for activities to fill the rest of your vacation to Duluth/North Shore region.

Captain Brad LeBlanc

On beautiful Lake Superior there is a plethora of fish from Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, and Walleye. Our boat, “GET THE NET” is a 3600 Tiara sport fishing boat that has an overall length of 39’ with a large fishing deck. There is plenty of space to reel in the big ones without knocking elbows with your buddies! Captain Brad has been fishing these waters with his father since he was a child. He knows these waters like the back of his hand. On this boat we love to catch trophy fish and we will do everything in our power so you can too. The boat is fully equipped with state of the art fishing gear. All you need to do is show up!