Lake Michigan Fishing
Lake Michigan is the No. 1 most frequently visited water in Northern Illinois and it’s easy to see why. Whether by boat or on shore, a fishing pole will bring you some of the state’s best and most diverse fishing, not to mention picturesque views. And with more than 15 million fish stocked annually to keep populations healthy – there’s a good chance there will be a bite on your line.
The surrounding waters off Winthrop Harbor offer the best salmon and trout fishing available on Lake Michigan for you to enjoy an unsurpassed charter fishing experience all season long, right in Chicago’s own back yard. Due to Winthrop Harbor’s close proximity to many near-shore and off-shore structures as well as its geographic latitude, it’s not too far north and not too far south. Therefore, superb and consistent salmon and trout fishing is available from Spring thru Fall.
Learn more about the Great Lakes fish species present in Lake Michigan, and how we catch them.