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- Location: Omaha, NE
One thing to keep in mind is that Rock Harbor stretches 11 or more miles from Moskey Basin in the SW to Snug Harbor (where the lodge is) to the NE (and beyond to Scoville Point I suppose).
You should get NOAA Chart 14976 for the waters surrounding Isle Royale, including Rock Harbor. This will be less expensive than purchasing electronic gear. The chart is available in pdf format online.
Rock Harbor is deep -- over 100 feet in places. There are also several places where there are shoals. Game fish include lake trout, salmon, and pike. There are walleye, but they are in some of the interior lakes.
There are restrictions on fishing methods at Isle Royale, including no use of live bait.
You might want to have two poles. The first would be set up for deep trolling/drifting with flashers and other deep water lures for lake trout and salmon. The other would be set up for surface or shallow water jigging and surface lures for pike.