Tag Archives: coho

Early Ice Out Salmon Bonanza

Southern Lake Michigan is the capital of the Coho Salmon fishery. Indiana’s shoreline begins  attracting crowds of boats as soon as the ice leaves, usually in March.  If it warms up and we get lots of warm rain towards the end of February, no doubt it could be early March. Let’s hope so! Small boat […] Read more


“It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this.”  – W.C. Prime, 1888 Here is an article I found written some time back….. I feel the same way about this goofy activity! “Every October, a strange and gruesome spectacle takes place Read more

Lake Michigan Top Ports

Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes and the sixth largest lake in the world. Bordered by Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin it is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies completely within the borders of the  United States. There are dozens of tributary creeks, streams and rivers that provide […] Read more

Great Lakes Salmon (King & Queen)

Chinook (The King of the Great Lakes) The power, strength, speed, endurance and awesome fighting capabilities of an adult Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING.” Fighting a 30 pounder provides enough excitement to rank as the ultimate trolling thrill! There is no doubt, Chinook Salmon claim the title as the Great Lakes […] Read more

Lake Michigan Fishing

1965….A Year Which Will Live in Infamy! It all started back in 1965 when they stocked Lake Michigan with salmon and trout! There is no doubt, salmon claim the title as the Great Lakes most popular game fish. They are highly respected for their powerful long, line-stripping runs and hook bending strikes, as well as their […] Read more

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: […] Read more

Water Temperature

Water temperature is always important, no matter what you are trolling for on the Great Lakes ; yet many  fisherman never even think to consider it. Because fish are cold blooded, they take on the temperature of their environment. That doesn’t mean they like it though. Every Great Lakes game fish has its own prefered […] Read more

Indiana Ports

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife has been stocking salmon and trout along northwest Indiana’s shoreline since the late 1960’s. The area stocked extends from Michigan City to Whiting, Indiana and includes sites along the St. Joseph River, Trail Creek and the East Branch of the Little Read more