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Lake Michigan Fishing

Third largest of the Great Lakes, by surface area, Lake Michigan is a phenomenal fishery. Fishing guides, fishing charters, fishing tournaments and individual anglers all enjoy great success for a wide variety of fish species. With over 22,000 square miles of surface area, and 1,640 miles of shoreline, one can always find their own piece of paradise to wet a line. Trout, salmon, steelhead, bass and walleye draw anglers from across the globe to enjoy this spectacular fish factory.

Fish species* residing in Lake Michigan

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Sauger Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Lake trout Steelhead Fishing Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic Salmon Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Pink Salmon Muskie Northern Pike

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*Species covered in this website

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, sauger, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, chinook (king) salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, muskie and northern pike in Lake Michigan.

Big-water boating experience is necessary if you wish to spend time on Lake Michigan. Fishing guides and charter services have the equipment and know-how to improve the safety of boating on this massive water. Additionally, these guides and charters know where the best schools of fish hang out, and where they move throughout the season. These are just a few options to consider.

Great Lakes Fishing Adventures
Lake Michigan’s premier fishing charter service, fishing include coho, kings, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout.
Washington Park Marina
200 Heisman Harbor Drive
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
219 898-8282


Access from Illinois

Captain Slayer Fishing Charters - 773 501-5559

Full Circle Charters - 630 215-8801

Storm Warning Chicage Fishing Charters - 630 332-0706

Access from Indiana

Brother Nature Charter Fishing - 877 725-6665

Cloud Nine Fishing Charter - 219 879-7852

M&M Charters - 219 395-4049

Access from Michigan

Action Salmon Charters - 231 329-2117

RodMaster Fishing Charters - 517 712-8709

Watta Bite Charter Fishing - 231 409-0963

Access from Wisconsin

Nicky Boy Charter Fishing - 877 896-5500

Silver King Charters - 414 460-1467

Willie Bee Charters - 920 973-9452

Lake Michigan Map

States with access to Lake Michigan

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Contact Information

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
2200 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
734 662-3209

 

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