When Lake Michigan Charter Boat Fishing Is Best

"Anytime is a great time to go fishing!"

APRIL -  The Ludington Charter boat fishing season kicks off in April. Fishing Lake Michigan close to shore in shallow water or around the Ludington harbor mouth is where we catch beautiful Brown Trout. These Brown Trout are real fighters, but when we land them in the charter boat, you can look forward to a very tasty catch!

MAY - The charter boat fishing season comes alive in May. First the Steelhead, then Lake Trout, and next the Spring Kings (Salmon). Pound for pound, these are some of the hardest fighting fish we catch all year. Fishing can get a little crazy. Often large, "mixed bag" catches are taken giving you a greatly varied charter fishing experience.

JUNE - The month of June continues with more mixed bag catches. Charter fishing trips typically produce catches of King salmon, Steelhead, and a lot more Lake Trout. Some of these Lake Trout are real monsters. How about some fresh Lake Trout for dinner? Here's a great idea -- take your dad charter boat fishing on Father's Day!

JULY - The action moves off shore to the deeper waters of Lake Michigan during July. We will be fishing temperature breaks that hold the bait fish for the Salmon and Steelhead. The boat ride to the prime charter fishing grounds may be a bit longer, but it's well worth it. There is a lot of top water action! The Steelhead are very acrobatic and fun to watch. Fish on!

AUGUST - The big King Salmon run comes to Ludington in August! These four year old monsters are staging in front of the river mouths, getting ready to spawn. The 25 pound heavy weight of the King Salmon can test even the most seasoned anglers. Coho Salmon also show up on the charter fishing scene. These smaller Salmon have the power of a King and the speed of a Steelhead. This fish can be difficult to catch, but with Lie-A-Lot's Captain Mike, you have the best chance of coming back to the Ludington harbor with a boat full. Coho Salmon is an excellent fish for dinner. Limit catches may come very quickly in August.

SEPTEMBER - Some of the big King Salmon are still around during September. As the Lake Michigan water temperature begins to fall, nice three year old silver King Salmon and Steelhead begin to move back in to shallow water. Large numbers of fish can still be caught on September charter boat fishing trips.

OCTOBER - The month of October is a spectacular time to enjoy a glorious day on Lake Michigan. Calm seas, the warm glow of an autumn sun, beautiful fall colors, less tourism traffic, and lots of exciting Steelhead make for great charter boat fishing! This month presents a perfect opportunity to fill your freezer with pink, firm, tasty Steelhead as the charter fishing season winds down before winter, so don't miss this last chance of the year to enjoy a Lake Michigan charter boat fishing trip aboard the Lie-A-Lot!