Sport fishing and ice fishing are popular activities on the North Shore. The Lake Superior is know for excellent fishing opportunities, it being the largest freshwater lake in the world.

One of the most popular fish species that canoe caught in Grand Marais is lake trout. these fish are known for their large size and strong fight, making them a favorite among sport fishermen. Other fish species that can be caught in the area include salmon, steelhead, walleye, and northern pike.

There are several charter fishing companies that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Superior. These trips usually last for several hours and include all necessary gear, bait, and tackle.