Fishing In Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is one of 5 lakes that make up the Great Lakes. These lakes were discovered by French traders 300 years ago. Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is completely within the U.S. and is the third largest. It covers a 22,400 square mile area. Lake Michigan is equivalent in size to Delaware, Massachusetts and Maryland combined!
Lake Michigan is 581 feet above sea level and 335 feet above Lake Ontario. The deepest part is 923 feet. This lake is an average of 75 miles across and approximately 300 miles long. It is the largest body of fresh water within the United States and offers excellent trout and salmon fishing!
Spring Fishing: April, May, and June
Chinook-Mania kicks into high gear when the warmer weather and spring arrives. With limit catches of Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon you can expect plenty of fast action. If you book a charter that the time of years, number-wise you experience some of the finest fishing, with a great opportunity of landing a Chinook Salmon or Trophy Lake Trout.
Summer Fishing: July and August
By the time the month of July rolls around, the summer fishing pattern, in addition to the nice weather has come to Lake Michigan. You will be able to experience great catches of various species of fish. Your cooler will start to overflow with Brown Trout, Lake Trout – Lakers, Rainbow Trout – Steelhead and Chinooks, Much larger fish are caught during the summer fishing patterns.
Fall Fishing: September and October
My absolute favorite time of the year for fishing Lake Michigan is the fall. As the summer heat beings to fade away and the fall color starts to show, those mature kings emerge to take on our fishing tackle and cause plenty of havoc. Many burned out drag and broken rods occur during the fall. Trophy Kings of up to 35 pounds can be found prowling Lake Michigan’s shoreline. It is also the time when Trophy Lake Trout fishing begins as the massive Lakers arrive from the spawning reefs.