The Impacts of a Changing Climate on North Shore Fisheries

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: Knife Lake
Knife Lake 

Minnesota's North Shore, like the rest of the planet, is facing a changing climate. There are some who dispute the cause of why this is happening, but few can argue that temperatures are warming, including water temperatures on inland lakes, streams and rivers, and in Lake Superior. These changes to the environment will impact the fish that live in these treasured waters, as well as the many anglers who pursue them. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed as the climate changes, but to provide awareness about the realities of these changes.

More information about this project, including videos produced by Matthew Baxley, can be found on the series page on the WTIP website.

This project was prepared by WTIP using Federal funds under award NA16NOS4190119 from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.

The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the MNDNR.

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Caption: Lake Superior surface water temperatures are rising in recent decades, Credit: Joe Friedrichs
Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes, including Lake Superior, are getting warmer. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minne...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 09:51
Caption: All rivers along the North Shore could feel the impacts of climate change, Credit: Joe Friedrichs
Fishing and time are two things that don’t often go hand in hand. Many anglers complain there simply isn’t enough time to go fishing, while others ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 10:20
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Caption: Ice fishing anglers might find fewer and smaller lake trout in the coming decades, Credit: Joe Friedrichs
Inland lakes near the North Shore of Lake Superior are indeed some of the clearest, coldest and deepest bodies of water in Minnesota. That being th...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Some trout lakes in Minnesota are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Credit: Joe Friedrichs
During the fall and winter of 2018-19, WTIP reported on a variety of topics related to climate change and its impact on fish, and fishing here in t...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:15