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Lake Michigan Fishing



Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Michigan, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Alewife

  2. Alewife

    There is a 99.88% catch rate for Alewife, based on 422496 Alewife counted.

    Lake Michigan Alewife Counts Chart
    Alewife

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN ALEWIFE COUNTS CHART


  3. Lake Trout

  4. Lake Trout

    There is a 0.06% catch rate for Lake Trout, based on 252 Lake Trout counted.

    Lake Michigan Lake Trout Counts Chart
    Lake

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN LAKE TROUT COUNTS CHART


  5. Burbot

  6. Burbot

    There is a 0.03% catch rate for Burbot, based on 122 Burbot counted.

    Lake Michigan Burbot Counts Chart
    Burbot

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN BURBOT COUNTS CHART


  7. Yellow Perch

  8. Yellow Perch

    There is a 0.02% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 93 Yellow Perch counted.

    Lake Michigan Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN YELLOW PERCH COUNTS CHART


  9. Coho Salmon

  10. Coho Salmon

    There is a 0% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 10 Coho Salmon counted.

    Lake Michigan Coho Salmon Counts Chart
    Coho

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN COHO SALMON COUNTS CHART


  11. Gizzard Shad

  12. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 0% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 8 Gizzard Shad counted.

    Lake Michigan Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN GIZZARD SHAD COUNTS CHART


  13. Common Carp

  14. Common Carp

    There is a 0% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 6 Common Carp counted.

    Lake Michigan Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  15. Chinook Salmon

  16. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 0% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 3 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon Counts Chart
    Chinook

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART


  17. Black Crappie

  18. Black Crappie

    There is a 0% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 2 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Michigan Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART


  19. Brown Trout

  20. Brown Trout

    There is a 0% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 2 Brown Trout counted.

    Lake Michigan Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE LAKE MICHIGAN BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 16 species of fish and 423002 fish counted for February around Lake Michigan.

To date, there are 16 species of fish and a total of 423002 fish counted for Lake Michigan and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 8/8/1924 (100 years).

Last Update: 2/24/2024 11:32:00 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Michigan are the following:

  1. Good Structure


  2. Harrington Spot


  3. Good Structure


  4. Hump


  5. Tennie and Laura
    Tennie and Laura Scow Schooner Launched: 1876 Wrecked: 1903


  6. Big Hump


  7. wreck-8036


  8. wreck-10288


  9. wreck-10009
    Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, nondangerous chart US,US,graph,Chart 14901 latdec 43.6100833 londec -87.7158528 depth sounding_type history quasou watle


  10. Lake Michigan Deepest Spot - 925 feet


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