Destination: Lake Michigan

People who live in Southeastern Wisconsin and like to fish are extremely lucky to live so close to a major fishing destination. That’s right, Lake Michigan is a top fishing destination, and rightfully so for many reasons.

Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin have direct access to this magnificent body of water. Each state also boasts many ports along the coastline and hosts dozens of tournaments throughout the year. With Lake Michigan’s total surface area of over 22,000 square miles and the second largest volume of water of all the Great Lakes, you are sure to have some great fishing days!

The Milwaukee & Racine marinas on Lake Michigan offer visitors the opportunity to catch various species, such as salmon and trout. This is in part due to the stocking of these species in the 1960’s. Today, there are many popular species anglers flock to Lake Michigan for, such as walleye, perch, steelhead, and many more.

Remember that when you are fishing in this vast lake, there are some endangered species you may hook, such as sturgeon. It is important that you release these fish back into the wild to help repopulate their dwindling numbers. This is just one reason it is always a good idea to book a charter; they can help to identify endangered species, so everyone knows the difference between which species are important to catch and release, and which are fine to keep.

It is also important to know what seasons are the most popular for catching certain species of fish. Early April is best for brown trout, while steelhead and lake trout prefer the warmer waters as the season progresses. Coho Salmon are the most abundant at the end of the season, before the water begins to cool down again.

Winter is a great time for ice fishing. During the winter season, it is still best to hire a fishing guide to lead you to areas where fishing is best for salmon, trout, pike, perch, walleye, etc. Having a guide will also ensure that you have the proper equipment to stay warm as well as catch the fish that you want.

Whether you are looking for a great family trip or a bountiful day of serious fishing, we have a charter for you. Call us today to book your next charter, or to begin booking for our 2022 season in Milwaukee or Racine!