Pastrick Marina (Jerose Park)

 

Pastricks East Chicago Marina

 

Seems to be the best all-around location in the south end. The first 30 boats to launch each morning are free. Then, it’s $15 to launch. Located off Cline Avenue near Inland Steel.

West: West is best. You will be protected by the shoreline and have calm waters.

South: South will push from Buffington to the Inland Wall. Usually fishable.

North: The Inland Wall will protect it’s nearby waters.

East: Blowing straight in. Make other plans.

The Salmon fishing around here is tops. Many anglers set lines as soon as they leave the marina. The Inland Wall holds many fish. Watch for the “First Light”, “Second Light”, and then “the Hole in the Wall”. These are all prime areas. Around the corner to the west is the Shoals. It can get bumpy out there. West of the Shoals is the Shipping Canal which is great spring time fishing. To the east is Buffington Harbor. It’s well protected. Further east, you’ll go past Dean Mitchell, US Steel, and finally Gary Light. These are all great Salmon areas. The 50 foot deep water outside Gary Light holds lots of monster Perch in spring and fall.

Here again, this port warms up early just after ice out!   The Salmon fishing around here is tops. Many trollers  set their lines as soon as they leave the marina. The Inland Wall holds many fish. Watch for the “First Light”, “Second Light”, and then “the Hole in the Wall”. These are all prime areas. Around the corner to the west is the Shoals. It can get bumpy out there. West of the Shoals is the Shipping Canal which is great spring time fishing. To the east is Buffington Harbor. It’s well protected. Further east, you’ll go past Dean Mitchell, US Steel, and finally Gary Light. These are all great Salmon areas.  This port can be fished all season, with many trophy sized salmon and trout taken every year. This port gets to be kinda busy, but the launches and ramps are in good shape, and well worth the wait….Just outside the ramp is the famous Wall!  This is were flat lines and planer boards are super effective, and you can expect action on most fishable days. In early Spring, a two man limit is often achieved before noon. Expect a mixed bag of 2-3 pound Coho, 7-13 pound Steelhead and some nice sized Brown trout. This port and the Hammond port are  my best shots in the spring, as they are within a half hour drive from my home.  This is perhaps the best place to fish just after ice out on Lake Michigan  when the water warms up…..Limits of Coho and Steelhead are common.