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Lake Michigan

Rating - Good   

Friday, Jan 27 2023
Most boat effort is done for the year, although lake trout jiggers and trollers are catching fish when the weather allows them to get out. The Port of Indiana, breakwalls at all marinas, and near rocky structure are good areas to target either trolling or jigging. Some reports of perch from people launching in Cal Park area, many are up the river into Illinois waters though, so be sure to have the correct license for where you are fishingLake Michigan (shore)Shore effort has been low, a few lake trout have been caught, along with a couple steelhead here and there. Whitefish are starting to bite, use skein, small bits of worms or shrimp, or single eggs on the bottom. Lake Michigan Tributaries (Trail Creek, Little Calumet River, Salt Creek)The salmon run is over, but steelhead are around. Action has been better in Salt Creek, but all the tributaries have fish in them. With cold water, downsize baits for lethargic fish. Flows: Trail Creek, Little Calumet River.




Friday, Jan 27 2023




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Lake Michigan


Rating - Good

Most boat effort is done for the year, although lake trout jiggers and trollers are catching fish when the weather allows them to get out. The Port of Indiana, breakwalls at all marinas, and near rocky structure are good areas to target either trolling or jigging. Some reports of perch from people launching in Cal Park area, many are up the river into Illinois waters though, so be sure to have the correct license for where you are fishingLake Michigan (shore)Shore effort has been low, a few lake trout have been caught, along with a couple steelhead here and there. Whitefish are starting to bite, use skein, small bits of worms or shrimp, or single eggs on the bottom. Lake Michigan Tributaries (Trail Creek, Little Calumet River, Salt Creek)The salmon run is over, but steelhead are around. Action has been better in Salt Creek, but all the tributaries have fish in them. With cold water, downsize baits for lethargic fish. Flows: Trail Creek, Little Calumet River.


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