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FALL LAKE TROUT (Burns Ditch, Indiana)

SPAWNING LAKERS (BURNS DITCH, PORTAGE INDIANA) Fishing this year out of Burns Ditch , Portage Indiana has been terrible! Although nothing has been normal this year, there still might be some hope for  some hardy anglers who remain active late into the fall! They might get in on some great lake trout fishing when the […] Read more
Category: Salmon & Trout

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

Portage (Burns Ditch)

Portage (Burns Ditch) Click to enlarge The mouth of the Little Calumet River, or Burns Waterway in Portage, is another great place to fish for skamania steelhead. Like Trail Creek, the Little Calumet also receives a large steelhead stocking every year, so returning fish seek the creek mouth each July.  The best way to fish […] Read more

Skamania Madness

Skamania Steelhead often fight so hard that by netting time they have exhausted themselves! Their overwhelming size and unmatched fighting power draw Great Lakes fisherman from near and far to sample the incredible action! For those of you that don’t know, a skamania steelhead is actually a strain of Rainbow Trout, also known as steelhead Read more

Lake Trout (Portage Indiana)

Belonging to the char group, the lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is known as togue (in the Northeast), mackinaw (in the West), and as gray trout in much of Canada. Native throughout Canada and across the northern United States, lake trout require cold, well-oxygenated waters from 43°F to 56°F. V  Bread & Butter Lake Trout Within 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

Coho Salmon (The Wild One)

Coho Salmon, The Wild One! Just after the ice is out in late Winter, and the waters of southern Lake Michigan warm up,  thousands of  Salmon fisherman swarm to the ports of Indiana to troll the shore lines for the “Wild One!, ”  too experience  more fun, excitement and confusion than a power outage at a […] Read more